Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakaahurangi

Education institution number:
52717
Service type:
Te Kōhanga Reo
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
6
Telephone:
Address:

Celia Street, Stratford

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1 He Kupu Arataki

Kua mahi ngātahi Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, ngā whānau, ngā kaiārahi, ngā kaimahi me ngā hapori ki te whakawhanake i ngā tirohanga aromātai e whai wāhi nui ai ki te hāpai i te kawenga takohanga me te whakapaitanga, ki te tautuhi i te ahu whakamua, ā, ki te whakapakari ake hoki i te āheinga ki te aromātai. Ka whakarato ngā pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i ngā mōhiohio mātuatua mā ngā hapū me ngā iwi.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakaahurangi ki te marae o Whakaahurangi, ki Taranaki. E whakapūmau ana te kaiako matua i te katoa o ngā tikanga, ngā kawa, me te reo e noho motuhake ana ki a Ngāti Ruanui. E arotahi ana te kōhanga reo ki te whakapai tonutanga, me te ū ki tā rātou kaupapa.

I kitea ki te aromātai Mana Whakahaere a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te Hui-tanguru o te tau 2022, ko ngā uara o te whanaungatanga e whai pānga nui ana, e āta whakatinanahia ana hoki ki te āhua tonu o ngā mahi whakahaere a te whānau i te kōhanga reo. Ko te pakari o ngā tukanga kāwana e hāpai ana i te hauora, te waiora, te ako, me te aronga toi whenuatanga hoki o ngā mokopuna.

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te whakapuaki mai o ngā mokopuna i tō rātou māramatanga ki ō rātou tuakiri, ki ō rātou tūrangawaewae hoki?

Ka kitea ki ngā mokopuna te kaha o tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga me ō rātou tuakiri, mā ā rātou wheako ako papai.

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga – Mana Whakahaere

Ka whai wāhi atu ngā mokopuna ki ngā akoranga e poipoi ana i tō rātou tuakiri. Ka hāpai ngā kaimahi i ngā mokopuna ki te whakahono atu ki ngā pōhiri, ngā whakatau, me ngā kaupapa hoki i tō rātou marae. Ka rongo ngā mokopuna i ngā tauira o te reo tūturu, i a rātou e whakarongo ana ki ngā whaikōrero, ā, e mātakitaki ana hoki i te whakatinanatanga o ngā tikanga me ngā kawa. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i te tangongitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki e hāpai ana i te whakawhanaketanga reo o ngā mokopuna. Ko ētahi o aua rautaki, ko te tāruarua, te whāngai kupu, te waiata, me te whakatauira hoki i ngā hanganga reo e tika ana, hei hāpai i te ako a ngā mokopuna. Ka ākina, ka hāpaitia hoki te whai wāhi atu a ngā pēpi. Ka noho mātua rā te whanaungatanga ki ngā whakaritenga a ngā kaimahi me te whānau. Ko te hōtaka o ia rā me ngā mahinga i āta whakatakotohia ai, e poipoi ana i te tautāwhi me te mauritau. Ka whakatauira ngā kaimahi i ngā uara o te tiaki, te aroha, me te manaaki. Ka rongo ngā mokopuna i te manaakitanga o te whai hononga, me ngā taunekeneke e whai pūtake ana, ki te taha o ngā pakeke me ērā atu o ngā mokopuna. Whakamihi ai ngā kaimahi i ngā whakamātau me ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā mokopuna i ngā wā maha. Ka whai wāhi nui te taiao o te marae ki ngā akoranga a ngā mokopuna. Ka whakanui, ka tautoko hoki ngā kaimahi i ngā mokopuna ki te tūhura i ngā papa o te marae. Ka akiaki tēnei i ngā mokopuna ki te hono atu ki te whenua, ki te taiao, ki tō rātou tūrangawaewae hoki. E ako ana ngā mokopuna i ō rātou tuakiri, me tō rātou tūrangawaewae.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake 

Kia whakatairanga tonu te whānau i ngā whakaritenga ka whakanui ake ai i ngā putanga pai mō ngā mokopuna.  

5 Te Whakatau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te aromatai, i tirohia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā pūnaha ki te whakahaere i ngā wāhanga e whai ake nei, arā, ki:

  • te haumaru ā-whatumanawa, tae atu ki te ārahi mauritau me te ārai tamariki

  • te haumaru ā-tinana, tae atu ki te mātakitaki tamariki, ngā whakaritenga whakamoe, ngā aituā, te whāngai rongoā; me ngā kaupapa here, ngā tukanga hoki mō ngā haerenga whakawaho

  • te tū tika o ngā kaimahi, tae atu ki te tika o ngā tohu mātauranga, ngā mahi arowhai a ngā pirihimana, me te tatauranga ki waenga i te kaiako me te tamaiti 

  • ngā whakaritenga ohotata me ngā tikanga ohotata e pā ana ki te rū whenua, te ahi, te waipuke, te tai āniwhaniwha, me te mate urutā.

​​​​​​6 Te Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo te taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • whakatairanga tonu i te pakari ngātahi o te whānau, hei whakapiki ake anō i te kounga o ngā akoranga me ngā putanga ki ngā mokopuna.  

Darcy Te Hau
Toka ā Nuku

Te Uepū-a-Motu – Māori Services

14 Paengawhāwhā, 2022

7 Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te Kōhanga Reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Whakaahurangi, ki Taranaki

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

52717

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

07B028

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

40, kia tekau ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

12, tokowhā kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 12

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Poutū-te-rangi 2022

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

14 Paengawhāwhā 2022

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Matauranga - Mana Whakahaere, Hui-tanguru 2022; Arotake Mātauranga, Kohi-tātea 2018; Arotake Mātauranga, Whiringa-ā-rangi 2014

1 Introduction

The Education Review Office (ERO) in collaboration with whānau, leaders, kaimahi and their communities develop evaluation insights that foster accountability and improvement, identify progress and build evaluation capability. ERO’s reports provides important information for hapū and iwi.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakaahurangi is located on Whakaahurangi Marae in Stratford, Taranaki. The kaiako matua reinforces all tikanga, kawa and dialect that is unique to Ngati Ruanui. The kōhanga reo is focused on continual improvement and a commitment to their kaupapa.

The ERO February 2022 evaluation of Mana Whakahaere practices found the values of whanaungatanga supported and reflected how the whānau managed the operations of the kōhanga. Sound governance processes supported mokopuna health, wellbeing, learning and a sense of belonging.

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do mokopuna demonstrate knowledge of who they are and where they belong?

Mokopuna demonstrate a strong sense of belonging and identity through their positive learning experiences.

4 Findings - Mana Whakahaere

Mokopuna participate in learning that nurtures their identity. Kaimahi support mokopuna to join in pōhiri, whakatau and kaupapa on their marae. Mokopuna are exposed to authentic language models as they listen to whaikōrero and observe tikanga and kawa practices. Kaimahi use a range of strategies to support mokopuna language development. These include repetition, prompting, waiata and modelling correct language structure to support mokopuna learning. Pēpi are encouraged and supported to participate.  Whanaungatanga is integral to kaimahi and whānau practices. The daily programme and established routines foster comfort and calm. Kaimahi model values of tiaki, aroha and manaaki. Mokopuna experience caring relationships and meaningful interactions with adults and other mokopuna. Kaimahi often praise mokopuna efforts and achievements. The marae environment is a natural part of mokopuna learning.  Kaimahi promote and support mokopuna to explore the marae grounds. This encourages mokopuna to connect with the land, te taiao and their tūrangawaewae. Mokopuna are learning about who they are and where they belong. 

Key Next Steps

Whānau continue to enhance practices to further increase positive outcomes for mokopuna.

5 Assurance on Legal Requirements

During the evaluation, ERO looked at systems for managing the following areas:

  • emotional safety including positive guidance and child protection

  • physical safety including supervision, sleep procedures, accidents, medication, excursion policy and procedures

  • suitable staffing including appropriate qualifications, police vetting, ratios

  • emergency procedures and practices for earthquakes, fire, flood, tsunami and pandemic.

6 Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • continue to enhance the collective strength of the whānau to further increase the quality of learning and outcomes for mokopuna.

Darcy Te Hau
Toka-ā-Nuku – Director
Te Uepū ā-Motu – Māori Review Services

14 April 2022

7 Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Stratford, Taranaki

Ministry of Education profile number

52717

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

07B028

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

40 children, including up to 10 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

12 children, including up to 4 aged under 2

Ethnic composition

Māori 12

Review team on site

March 2022

Date of this report

14 April 2022

Most recent ERO report(s) 

Education Review – Mana Whakahaere, February 2022; Education Review, January 2018; Education Review, November 2014

 

1 He Kupu Arataki

Kua mahi ngātahi Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, ngā whānau, ngā kaiārahi, ngā kaimahi me ngā hapori ki te whakawhanake i ngā tirohanga aromātai e whai wāhi nui ai ki te hāpai i te kawenga takohanga me te whakapaitanga, ki te tautuhi i te ahu whakamua, ā, ki te whakapakari ake hoki i te āheinga ki te aromātai. E hāngai ana tēnei pūrongo ki ā rātou pūnaha, ki ā rātou whakaritenga, me ā rātou mahi whakahaere. Ka whakarato ngā pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i ngā mōhiohio mātuatua mā ngā hapū me ngā iwi. 

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakaahurangi ki te marae o Whakaahurangi, ki Taranaki. Mai i te arotake o mua, kua pā ngā wero ki te whakahaere tonutanga o te kōhanga reo. Nā te manawanui o te whānau o tēnei wā, e whakahaerehia ana te kōhanga reo, ā, e arotahi ana ki te whakapai tonu me te whakapūmau tonu i te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo. 

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te whakapuaki mai o ngā mokopuna i tō rātou māramatanga ki a rātou anō, ki ō rātou tūrangawaewae hoki?

E whakarato ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakaahurangi i tētahi taiao e poipoi ana i te tuakiri o ngā mokopuna, ā, i tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga hoki.  

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga – Mana Whakahaere

E hāpai ana, e whakatinana ana hoki ngā uara o te whanaungatanga i ngā mahi a te whānau ki te whakahaere i tō rātou kōhanga reo. E ārahi ana tētahi mahere ā-tau i ngā mahi whakahaere tari me te āhua tonu o ngā kawenga ngātahi. He pai te whai wāhi nui a te whānau ki te kōhanga reo. Tū ai ngā hui ā-whānau i ia te wā, he kaha te tae ā-tinana atu, ā, e hāpai ana aua hui i te kaha whai wāhi atu a te whānau ki te kōhanga reo. He mārama, he matawhānui hoki ngā pūrongo e whakatakotohia ana ki ngā hui o ia marama. Kua whakawhanakehia, kua whakatinanahia hoki e te whānau ngā aratohu e pā ana ki te Kowheori-19. Kua whakaritea ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga e pā ana ki te hauora me te haumaru, ā, e hāngai ana ēnei ki ngā herenga ā-ture o te wā, kia noho ai te waiora hei aronga matua. 

He tika te whakatakotoranga o te mahere rautaki i te tirohanga me ngā wawata o te whānau, ā, kua whakatinanahia hoki ki Te Ara Tūāpae. Ko ētahi o ngā kaupapa matua, ko te āta toro atu ki te tautoko e tika ana mō ngā mokopuna hei āta hāpai ake, ā, ko te whakakaha ake hoki i te whai wāhi mai o ngā mokopuna.  Ka kawe ngātahi te whānau i ngā mahi ki te whakatutuki i te katoa o ngā kaupapa matua me ngā take whakahaere. Ko te whakapai tonutanga, ko te whakatupu tonutanga te aronga ngātahi a te whānau. Ka whai hua ngā mokopuna nā ngā mōhiotanga o roto i ngā mahi ārahi a te whānau. 

He pakari ngā tikanga Māori a te whānau. Kei roto i ngā tuhinga mahi a ngā kaimahi, ko ngā tuhinga tūranga mahi me ngā kirimana i whakaratohia ai e Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo. E arotahi ana ngā mōhiohio arohaehae ki te kawenga ngātahi a ngā mahi e whakatairanga ake ai i ngā whakaritenga. He hononga tauutuutu, he hononga whakaute hoki ki waenga i te whānau, ā, he tino tauira rātou ki ngā mokopuna. 

He tukanga ā ngā kaimahi mō te whakamahere me te aromatawai, ā, ka aro ēnei ki te mana āhua ake o ia mokopuna. Ka tāutu te mahere ako i te kiko o te hōtaka, i ngā rautaki mō te whakatinanatanga o te hōtaka, ā, i ngā rauemi hoki e whai wāhi atu ai ki te taiao ako. Ka kapo atu ngā huarahi aromatawai i ngā wā ako o ngā mokopuna, me tā rātou ahu whakamua. Ka whai wāhi hoki ki tēnei, ko ngā kitenga, ngā pūkete, me ngā paki ako. Whakaaro huritao ai ngā kaimahi i ia te wā ki ā rātou whakaritenga, ā, ka panoni haere hei āta poipoi i ngā matea o ngā mokopuna. Ka whai hua ngā mokopuna nā ngā whakaritenga ngātahi i pou herea ai ki te whanaungatanga. 

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake 

Kia whakapakari tonuhia e te whānau te aromātai o roto, hei whakarahi ake tonu i ngā tino putanga ki ngā mokopuna. 

5 Te Whakatau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te arotake, i tirohia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā pūnaha ki te whakahaere i ngā wāhanga e whai ake nei, arā, ki:

  • te haumaru ā-whatumanawa, tae atu ki te ārahi mauritau me te ārai tamariki
  • te haumaru ā-tinana, tae atu ki te mātakitaki tamariki, ngā whakaritenga whakamoe, ngā aituā, te whāngai rongoā; me ngā kaupapa here, ngā tukanga hoki mō ngā haerenga whakawaho
  • te tū tika o ngā kaimahi, tae atu ki te tika o ngā tohu mātauranga, ngā mahi arowhai a ngā pirihimana, me te tatauranga ki waenga i te kaiako me te tamaiti 
  • ngā whakaritenga ohotata me ngā tikanga ohotata e pā ana ki te rū whenua, te ahi, te waipuke, te tai āniwhaniwha, me te mate urutā.

6 Te Taunakitanga

 I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo te taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • whakatairanga tonuhia te pūmanawa ngātahi o te whānau, hei whakarahi tonu i ngā tino putanga e whai hua ai ki ngā mokopuna. 

 

Darcy Te Hau
Toka ā Nuku
Te Uepū-a-Motu – Māori Services

11 Huitanguru, 2022

 

7 Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te Kōhanga Reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Whakaahurangi, ki Taranaki

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

52717

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

07B028

Te tūmomo whare

He Kōhanga Reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

40, kia tekau ki raro I te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

12, tokowhā kei raro I te rua o ngā tau

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 12

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2021

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

11 Huitanguru 2022

Ngā pūrongo o mua a
Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga, Kohi-tātea 2018; Arotake Mātauranga, Whiringa-ā-rangi 2014; Arotake Mātauranga, Mahuru 2011

1 Introduction

The Education Review Office (ERO) in collaboration with whānau, leaders, kaimahi and their communities develop evaluation insights that foster accountability and improvement, identify progress and build evaluation capability. This report reflects their systems, operations and management practices. ERO reports provide important information for hapū and iwi.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakaahurangi is located on Whakaahurangi Marae in Stratford, Taranaki. Since the previous ERO review the kōhanga reo has faced challenges continuing to operate. Through the determination of the current whānau the kōhanga reo is operational and focused on continual improvement and commitment to te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo.

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do mokopuna express their understanding of who they are and where they belong?

Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakaahurangi provides an environment that nurtures mokopuna identity and fosters a sense of belonging.

4 Findings - Mana Whakahaere

Values of whanaungatanga support and reflects how the whānau manage their kōhanga reo operations.  An annual plan guides administrative duties and shared responsibilities. There is good whānau involvement and participation in the kōhanga reo. Whānau hui are held regularly, are well attended, and provide opportunities for whānau to contribute. Reports presented at monthly hui are clear and detailed.  Whānau have developed and implemented Covid 19 guidelines. Health and safety policies and procedures are in place and align to legislation to ensure wellness is a priority. Sound governance processes ensure the mokopuna are at the center of whānau decision making.

The strategic plan appropriately includes the vision and aspirations of whānau and is informed by Te Ara Tuapae. Priorities include ensuring support for mokopuna with additional needs and increasing mokopuna participation.  Continual improvement and growth are a shared focus for whānau. Mokopuna benefit from informed whānau leadership that is focused on the strengths, needs and interests of mokopuna.  

Tikanga Māori practices are strong amongst whānau. Appraisal information is focused on collective responsibility for enhancing kaimahi practice. Employment documentation is relevant and purposeful and includes job descriptions and employment contracts provided by Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust. The whānau have a clear focus on building capability, reciprocal respectful relationships, and being positive role models for Mokopuna.

Kaimahi have processes in place for planning and assessment that respond to the individual uniqueness of each mokopuna. The mahere ako identifies programme content, strategies for programme implementation and for resourcing the learning environment. Assessment methods capture moments of mokopuna learning and progress. These include observations, portfolios and learning stories. Kaimahi regularly reflect on their practices to make changes that respond to the needs of mokopuna. Mokopuna benefit from collaborative practices underpinned by whanaungatanga.  

Key Next Steps

Whānau should continue to strengthen internal evaluation to further increase positive outcomes for mokopuna.

5 Assurance on Legal Requirements

During the evaluation, ERO looked at systems for managing the following areas:

  • emotional safety including positive guidance and child protection
  • physical safety including supervision, sleep procedures, accidents, medication, excursion policy and procedures
  • suitable staffing including appropriate qualifications, police vetting, ratios
  • emergency procedures and practices for earthquakes, fire, flood, tsunami and pandemic.

6 Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • continue to enhance the collective strength of the whānau to further increase positive outcomes for mokopuna.

 

Darcy Te Hau
Toka-ā-Nuku – Director
Te Uepū ā-Motu – Māori Review Services

11 February 2022

 

7 Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Stratford, Taranaki

Ministry of Education profile number

52717

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

07B028

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

40 children, including up to 10 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

12 children, including 4 aged under 2

Ethnic composition

Māori 12

Review team on site

October 2021

Date of this report

11 February 2022

Most recent ERO report(s) 

Education Review, January 2018; Education Review, November 2014; Education Review, September 2011