Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Awa Kairangi

Education institution number:
64056
Service type:
Te Kōhanga Reo
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
26
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Address:

1041 High Street, Avalon, Lower Hutt

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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 Te Awa Kairangi ki ngā papa o te kura takawaenga o Avalon, ki Te Awakairangi. Whai muri i te arotake o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ki te kōhanga reo i te tau 2018, kua whakapai ake te whānau i te whakawhitiwhiti o roto, o waho hoki mā te whakatū i tētahi kūaha ka whakatuwhera atu ki tētahi mahau hou ki waho, ā, kua whakatūngia hoki tētahi taiapa hou.

Kua pā ki te whānau ētahi āhuatanga uaua nā ngā ture mō te wero kano ārai mate KOWHEORI-19, tae atu hoki ki te rīhainatanga o ētahi kaimahi. Ko te kaiako matua te kuia o te kōhanga reo, ā, nā tōna kaha hāpai i te whakaritenga o ngā mahi whakahaere, o te hōtaka, o ngā tikanga, me te reo Māori, ka ū pūmau aua tūāhuatanga i ngā wā kāhore ia i reira. He nui te hiahia o te hunga ki te uru mai ki tēnei kōhanga reo, ā, he roa te rārangi tatari.  

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te whakapuaki mai o ngā mokopuna i ō rātou ngākau titikaha ki te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori?

He ngākau titikaha ō ngā mokopuna ki te whakapuaki i te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori.  

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga – Mana Whakahaere

He tākare te whai wāhi atu a ngā mokopuna ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo wheako ako reo e whakapakari ana i tō rātou ngākau titikaha i roto i te reo Māori. Ka hāngai ētahi o ngā rautaki ki te whakatauiratanga a ngā kaimahi i te reo Māori mā te tāruarua, te patapatai, te hīraurau hopanga, me te whāngai kupu. Ka whakatairanga tonuhia te whakawhanaketanga reo o ngā mokopuna mā te riterite o ngā mahinga e āta mōhiotia ana, mā te whakaaro nui ki te whakapuakitanga o te hōtaka, mā te noho mōhio ki ngā tūmanako o ngā kaimahi, me ngā wā whāriki hoki e akiaki ana i te whai wāhi atu a ngā mokopuna ki ngā tikanga Māori.

E hāpaitia ana te reo Māori me ngā tikanga ki ngā kāinga, mā te whai rauemi reo me te kaha hoki o ngā whakawhitinga kōrero auau me ngā hononga ki waenga i te kōhanga reo me te whānau. E hāpaitia ana te whakapiki ake o ngā mokopuna i tō rātou māramatanga ki ngā wāhi me ngā kōrero tuku iho, mā ngā kaupapa i āta whakataungia ai, pērā i te taki pepeha, i te whai hononga ki waenga i te taiao me ngā atua, me te whakawhanake haere i te ako a ngā mokopuna i roto i te roanga o te wā. Ka whakatinana ngā mokopuna i ngā tikanga me ngā kawa i a rātou e ārahi ana i ngā karakia, me ngā tūnga mana tāne, mana wahine hoki i ngā wā ōkawa, pērā i te karanga me te whaikōrero. He whai wāhitanga mō ngā mokopuna ki te tūhura haere ki tua atu i te kōhanga reo, me te taunekeneke, te whakawhanaunga atu hoki ki ētahi atu i te hapori whānui. Ka tautāwhitia ngā mokopuna whaikaha e te whānau, ā, ka whakarato te whānau i ngā rautaki i whakahāngaitia ai kia eke angitu. He ngākau titikaha ō ngā mokopuna hei ākonga.  

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake 

Kua tautuhia e te whānau, e tika ana kia whakapakarihia te mahere rautaki. Kua whakakōroiroi te ahu whakamua nā ngā tūāhuatanga o waho, pērā i te urutā, me te kore āhei o ētahi mema matua o te whānau ki te āta whai wāhi mai. E mōhio ana rātou, me whakatakoto haere i ngā wā aroturuki, hei arowhai haere i tā rātou ahu whakamua o ngā whāinga o te paetawhiti. Kei te pūkeke te whānau, ā, he tautōhito ō rātou e hāpai ai i tā rātou ahunga rautaki. Kua whakaritea ngā mahere tauatanga, hei hāpai i te rōnakitanga o te kōhanga reo, ā, he whakaritenga anō hoki ki te whakapiki ake i ngā tohu mātauranga o ngā kaiako. Kei te āta whakahaerehia te huarahi paetawhiti o te kōhanga reo kia whai hua ai.  

5 Te Whakatau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te aromātai, 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

E taunaki ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo, kia whanake tonuhia te whakamahere, te aroturuki, me te pūrongo i ngā mahi rautaki.  

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

20 Paengawhāwhā, 2022

7 Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te Kōhanga Reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Te Awakairangi

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

64056

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

09A023

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

30, kia tokowhitu ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

27, tokowhā kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 27

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Hui-tanguru 2022

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

20 Paengawhāwhā 2022

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mana Whakahaere, Hui-tanguru 2022; Arotake Mātauranga, Paenga-whāwhā 2018; Arotake Mātauranga, Hakihea 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 Te Awa Kairangi is located on the grounds of Avalon Intermediate School in Lower Hutt. Since ERO’s last onsite review in 2018, whānau have improved the indoor outdoor flow by installing a door that opens on to a new exterior deck a new fence has also been erected.

Whānau have experienced challenges due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, including the resignation of some kaimahi. The main kaiako/kuia supported the establishment of operational practices, the programme and tikanga and te reo Māori to the point where these are sustained in her absence. Demand for enrolments is high with a substantial waiting list.

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do mokopuna express confidence in te reo Māori and tikanga Māori?

Mokopuna confidently express te reo Māori and tikanga Māori.

4 Findings - Mana Mokopuna

Mokopuna enthusiastically engage in a variety of language learning experiences that build their confidence in te reo Māori. These include kaimahi  modelling te reo Māori through repetition, questioning, problem solving and prompting. Mokopuna language development is further promoted through consistent and well-known routines, considered programme delivery, familiarity with kaimahi expectations and whāriki time that encourages mokopuna participation in tikanga Māori.

Te Reo Māori and tikanga Māori are supported at home through language resourcing, and regular communication and relationships between the kōhanga reo and whānau. Mokopuna are supported to increase their understanding of ancestral places and stories through deliberate activities such as reciting pepeha, making connections between the taiao and atua and building on mokopuna learning over time. Mokopuna practise tikanga and kawa when leading karakia and through mana tāne and mana wahine roles during formal processes such as karanga and whaikōrero. Mokopuna experience opportunities to explore beyond the kōhanga reo and to interact and build relationships with others in the wider community. Whānau embrace mokopuna with special abilities and provide tailored strategies that increase success. Mokopuna are confident learners. 

Key Next Steps

Whānau have identified the need to strengthen the strategic plan. Progress has been hindered by external factors including the pandemic and the absence of key whānau. They recognise the need to set monitoring points over time to check their progress against long term goals. Whānau are determined and have internal expertise to support their strategic direction. Succession planning to support the sustainability of the kōhanga reo is in place as well as plans to increase kaiako qualifications. The long term future of the kōhanga reo is well managed and deliberate.

5 Assurance on Legal Requirement

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.

Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau recommends to continue to further develop strategic planning, monitoring and reporting.

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

20 April 2022

7 Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Lower Hutt

Ministry of Education profile number

64056

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

09A023

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

30 children, including up to 7 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

27 children, including 4 aged under 2

Ethnic composition

Māori 27 

Review team on site

February 2022

Date of this report

20 April 2022

Most recent ERO report(s) 

Arotake Mana Whakahaere, February 2022; Arotake Mātauranga, April 2018; Arotake Mātauranga, December 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 Te Awa Kairangi ki Te Awakairangi, ki te rohe o Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Kei te kura takawaenga o Avalon te kōhanga reo, e poipoi ana i ngā mokopuna nō te hapori o Te Awakairangi whānui, ā, kua 30 tau e whakahaerehia ana.  

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te whakapuaki mai o ngā mokopuna i ō rātou ngākau titikaha ki te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori? 

E tino tautokona ana ngā mokopuna e te whānau, kia whakapiki ake ō rātou ngākau titikaha ki te whakamahi i te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori.

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga – Mana Whakahaere

Ko te hāpai i te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori e whakahihiko ana i te whānau i roto i ngā mahi whakahaere o te kōhanga reo. Tū ai ngā hui i ia te wā, he kaha hoki te taetae atu, ā, e whakapakari ana aua hui i ngā wheako a ngā mokopuna me te whānau mā ngā whakawhitinga kōrero me ngā whakawhitinga whakaaro. E tautuhi ana te tūtohinga i ngā tukanga, ā, ka whakatakoto hoki i te aronga nahanaha me te huarahi whakamua mō te whānau. Ka noho mātua rā ko te reo Māori, hei pūtake e kōkiri ana, ā, e pou here ana i ngā whakaritenga katoa o te kōhanga reo, otirā, “Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori.”  Arotakengia ai, whakamanahia ai hoki te tūtohinga i ia tau, ā, ka whai wāhi hoki ki taua tuhinga, ko te hītori o te kōhanga reo me ngā mātāpono o Te Korowai. E tino tautokona ana ngā mokopuna i roto i te whakawhanaketanga o te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori.

Kua whakahoungia ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga ki te wā, ā, ka hāngai hoki ki ngā herenga ā-ture me ngā aratohu o tēnei wā. E āta arotahi ana aua tuhinga ki te waiora me te hauora o ngā mokopuna. E whai wāhi atu ana ki aua kaupapa here, ko te hauora me te haumaru mō te moe, ko ngā akoako hōneatanga, me te whakatutukitanga, te tuhi haere hoki i ngā arowhai i ia te wā mō ngā āhuatanga mōrearea. Kua pā tōraro ki ngā hui ā-whānau, ko te Kowheori-19, me ētahi atu māuiui horapa. Ka ū i ngā wā katoa ki ngā tikanga me ngā kawa, mā ngā karakia me ngā mihi ki ngā hui katoa. Kua whakatakotohia tētahi kaupapa here e pā ana ki te mate urutā, hei hāpai i ngā wero ka pā ki te hauora tangata. Kua werohia ngā kaimahi katoa ki te rongoā ārai mate, ā, he tukanga hoki mō ngā whānau kāhore e werohia ana. Pūrongotia ai, kōrerohia ai hoki ngā whakahaeretanga katoa e te whānau ki ngā hui ā-whānau e tū auau ana. Ko te waiora o ngā mokopuna tētahi o ngā aronga matua ki te kōhanga reo.

He pai te whakahaeretanga o ngā take kaimahi. Ka whakamihia, ka whakamaiohatia hoki ngā pūkenga me ngā mōhiotanga o ngā kaimahi e whakapuakihia ana ki ngā mahi whakahaere. Kua tutuki ngā arohaehae kaimahi. Whai muri i ngā arohaehae, ka whakatutukihia te whakawhanaketanga ngaio o ngā kaimahi, ā, ka whakawhiti kōrero, ka whakawhanake, ka whakatinana hoki i ngā whāinga āhua mahi i whakataungia ai. Ka arohaehaengia ngā kaimahi hou hei te whakatutukitanga o tō rātou tau tuatahi ki te kōhanga reo. Ko te kaha o te ngākau nuitanga me te tautoko o ngā kaimahi ki te tupu ngaio me te wānanga, tētahi pūmanawa o te kōhanga reo i tautuhia ai e te kaiwhakahaere ā-rohe o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo. E manaakitia ana, e tino tautokona ana hoki ngā mokopuna e ngā kaimahi ngaio e noho ngākau nui ana.

Kua whakaritea ngā mahere, te aromatawai, me te aromātai. Kua āta whai hanganga ngā mahere, ā, ka whai wāhi hoki ki ēnei ko ngā taumahi me ngā rauemi e hāpai ai i ngā akoranga. Whakaemihia ai e ngā kaimahi ngā tauira mahi a ngā mokopuna i ia te wā, ā, ka tuhi hoki i ngā wheako ako. Ka whakamōhiotia ngā whānau ki ngā akoranga a ā rātou tamariki. Whakatutukihia ai te aromātai hōtaka o ia wiki, ā, ka whai wāhi atu ki te whakapaitanga ake o te hōtaka e tuhia ai e ngā kaimahi. Ka whakaaro nuitia ngā matea o ngā mokopuna.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake 

Kua tīmatahia e te whānau te tukanga mō te whakamahere rautaki, ā, e mōhio ana rātou he kaupapa tēnei hei whakaoti. Ka ahu whakamua anō te kaupapa i te wā e wātea ana tō rātou kuia ki te hoki mai anō ki te ārahi i a rātou i roto i taua mahi. Ko te whakaritenga matua ka whai ake, ko te aroturuki i te ahu whakamua me te whakatutukitanga o ngā whāinga o te whānau, me te pūrongo i aua tūāhuatanga ki te whānau.

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:

  • whakaoti, kia whakatinana, kia aroturuki, kia pūrongo hoki i ngā whāinga rautaki a te whānau, tae atu hoki ki ngā putanga.  

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

17 Huitanguru, 2022

7 Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te Kōhanga Reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Te Awakairangi

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

64056

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

KO9A023

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

30, kia tokoono ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

29, tokoono kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 29

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Hakihea 2021

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

17 Huitanguru, 2022

Ngā pūrongo o mua a
Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga, Hakihea 2018;

Arotake Mātauranga, Paenga-whāwhā 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. This report reflects their systems, operations and management practices. ERO reports provide important information for hapū and iwi.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Awa Kairangi is in Lower Hutt in the Wellington region. The kōhanga reo is situated at Avalon Intermediate and services mokopuna from the wider Hutt Valley area, they have been operating for 30 years.

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do mokopuna express confidence in te reo Māori and tikanga Māori?

Mokopuna are well supported by whānau to increase their confidence and use of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori.

4 Findings - Mana Whakahaere

Support for te reo Maori and tikanga Māori are a motivation for whānau in the management of kōhanga reo operations. Regular and well attended meetings strengthen mokopuna and whānau experience through discussion and sharing. The charter defines processes and sets out a planned approach and direction for whānau.  It prioritises te reo Māori as the driving force that underpins all practices in the kōhanga reo “Ko Te Reo Te Mauri o Te Mana Māori”. The charter is reviewed and ratified annually and also includes the history of the kōhanga reo and the principles and of Te Korowai. Mokopuna are well supported in the development of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori.

Policies and procedures are up-to-date and reflect current legislation and guidelines. These are well focused on the wellbeing and health of mokopuna. These policies include health and safety around sleep, emergency drills and regular hazard checks which are all carried out and recorded. Hui whānau have been impacted by Covid-19 and other sicknesses. Tikanga and kawa are always observed through karakia and mihi at all hui. A pandemic policy is in place to deal with health challenges. All kaimahi are vaccinated and procedures for unvaccinated whānau are in place. All operations are reported on and discussed by whānau at regular whānau hui. Mokopuna wellbeing is a priority in the kōhanga reo.

Personnel matters are well managed. Kaimahi skill and knowledge are acknowledged and appreciated in managment practices. Kaimahi appraisals are completed. Kaimahi professional development is subsequently undertaken, discussions and further agreed performance goals are developed and implemented. New Kaimahi will be appraised after their first year of work in the kōhanga reo. Strong interest and support by staff for professional growth and wananga is a strength of the kōhanga identified by the district manager of Te Kōhanga Reo Trust. Mokopuna are cared for and well supported by passionate and professional staff.

Planning assessment and evaluation is in place. Well-structured planning includes activities and resources to support learning. Kaimahi regularly collect samples of mokopuna work and document learning experiences. Whānau are informed of their children's learning. Weekly programme evaluation is carried out and leads to programme improvement which is documented by kaimahi. Mokopuna needs are considered.

Key Next Steps

Whānau have begun a process of strategic planning and they are aware that it requires completion. This process will be progressed when their guiding kuia is able to re-join and provided guidance in this area. This key next step will include monitoring and reporting to whānau against the progress and achievement of whānau goals.

5 Assurance on Legal Requirement

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.

Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau, puna reo, whare kōhungahunga/kura board) developed the following recommendation:

  • complete, implement, monitor and report on whānau strategic goals and outcomes.

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

17 February 2022

7 Information about the Kōhanga Reo

   

Name of Institution

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Awa Kairangi

Ministry of Education profile number

64056

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

09A023

Location Lower Hutt

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

30 children, including up to 6 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

29 children, including up to 6 aged under 2

Ethnic composition

Māori 29 

Review team pre on-site

December 2021

Date of this report

17 February 2022

Most recent ERO report(s) 

Education Review, December 2018;
Education Review, April 2014