Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Orini ki Ngati Awa

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1 He Kupu Arataki

Kua mahi ngātahi Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, ngā whānau, ngā kaiārahi, me ngā hapori ki te whakatakoto i ngā tirohanga aromātai e whai wāhi nui ai ki te hāpai i ngā whakapaitanga, ki te tautuhi i te ahu whakamua, ā, ki te whakapakari ake hoki i te āheinga ki te aromātai.

2 Te Horopaki

E whakarato ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ōrini ki Ngāti Awa i te mātauranga rumaki reo Māori mō ngā ākonga o ngā tau 1 ki te 13. E tū ana te kura ki Whakatāne. E ahu mai ana tana marautanga i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua, i Te Hāhi Ringatū, ā, i te iwi hoki o tēnei takiwā, o Ngāti Awa. He tumuaki whakaako te tumuaki.

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te ako me te rongo i te angitu?

E whiwhi ana ngā ākonga i te tautoko i whakahāngaitia ai ki ngā akoranga, kia rongo ai hoki rātou i te angitu.

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Ngā whakaakoranga me ngā akoranga, puta noa i te kura

Ko ngā matea ake o ia ākonga me ngā wawata hoki o te whānau mō ngā akoranga a ngā ākonga, e āta whakamaheretia ana. E whakahono ana ngā kaiārahi me ngā kaiako o te kura i te marau ā-kura hou ki ngā whakapono, ngā tikanga, me ngā mātāpono o te Hāhi Ringatū, o te Ngāti Awatanga, o Te Marautanga o Aotearoa hoki. Ka whakamaheretia e ngā kaiako te tangongitanga o ngā whai wāhitanga e hāpai ana i te ako a ngā ākonga. Ka whakarato rātou i ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te ako mā ngā taumahi takitahi, mā ngā taumahi hoki a te tuakana me te teina. Ko ngā ākonga hei āta hāpai ake ki te ako, ka tautokona i roto, i waho hoki i te akomanga i ngā wā e tika ana. Ka tāutu ngā kaimahi i ngā āhuatanga o ngā matea ako mā ngā huarahi ōkawa, huarahi ōpaki hoki o te aromatawai. Ka whakaemihia, ka tātarihia, ā, ka aroturukitia hoki aua mōhiohio i ia te wā, kia whai wāhi atu ai ki te āhua tonu o ngā mahere. Ka whakamōhiotia ngā mātua me te poari mō te ahu whakamua me ngā whakatutukitanga o ngā ākonga, ā, nā aua whakamōhiotanga he whai wāhitanga anō hoki mō rātou ki te whai wāhi mai, ki te wawao mai rānei. E whakawhanakehia ana te ngākau titikaha ō ngā tamariki ki ō rātou pūmanawa hei ākonga.

Te Ārahitanga

E mahi ngātahi ana te whānau mō te whakawhanaketanga o te kura. Ka whakatōpū ngā kaiako, ngā kaimahi, te whānau, me te poari i ō rātou ake pūkenga, i tō rātou ake tautōhito, me ō rātou mātauranga Māori ki te whakatutuki i ngā whāinga i tautuhia ai hei whakawhanake, puta noa i te kura. I whakaritea e te tumuaki tētahi tauira ārahitanga e tohatoha ana i ngā kawenga, ā, e aro nui ana hoki ki ngā pūmanawa o tēnā me tēnā, heoi, he kaha ake tēnei tauira ki te whakamahi me te whakahāngai hoki i ngā mōhiotanga, te tautōhito, me ngā āheinga o ngā kaimahi. Ko ngā tūhonohono mahi ki waenga i te poari me te hapori e whakanui ake ana i ngā whai wāhitanga mō te tautoko i roto i te kura, me ngā huarahi whakawhanaketanga nō waho i te kura. Ka rongo ngā ākonga i te ahurea papai o te tautoko me te whakapaitanga ake.

Te Aromātai o roto

Ka tautoko mātātoa te whānau i ngā mahi kāwana me ngā kawenga mahi i te kura. Ka taetae atu rātou ki ngā wānanga e hāpai atu ana i tō rātou māramatanga ki te kaupapa o te kura, me ngā tūmomo huarahi ka taea e rātou te whai hei tautoko i te kura. Hui ai rātou i ia te wā ki te whakawhiti kōrero mō ngā taumahi i te kura me te whakatau i ngā whakaritenga e whakatairanga ake ai i ngā mahere o te pae tawhiti me te pae tata, me ngā akoranga a ngā ākonga. Ka whakatakoto taunaki rātou ki te poari hei hāpai i te ahu whakamua ki te whakatutuki i ngā whāinga rautaki. Hui ai te tumuaki me te heamana o te poari i ia te wā ki te whakawhiti kōrero e pā ana ki ngā kaupapa rautaki matua me ētahi āhuatanga o te aromātai o roto. E whai hua ana ngā ākonga nā te tautoko o te whānau i ngā kaupapa matua i te kura.

Ngā kaimahi

E whakapakari ana ngā kaiārahi o te kura i te ahurea o te whakapaitanga ngaio. Ko tētahi kaupapa rautaki matua, ko te whakapakari ake i te āheinga ngaio o ngā kaimahi. Kua whakapā atu ki ngā mātanga o waho ki te whakawhanake i te āheinga o te kura whānui ki te whakawhanake i tana marau. Ko ngā whāinga whakawhanaketanga ngaio mō te tumuaki me ngā kaimahi, e hono pū ana ki ngā tukanga arohaehae. E arotahi ana ngā kaimahi ki te whakatutuki i ngā matea ako o ngā ākonga.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake

I tautuhia e te whānau, e ngā kaiako, e te tumuaki, e te heamana o te poari, ngā whakaritenga matua e whai ake nei, kia ahu whakamua ai te whakatutukitanga o te whāinga o te kura mō te reo Māori, ā, ki te whakatairanga hoki i ngā akoranga a ngā ākonga, arā, kia:

  • whakawhanake tonu i te marau ā-kura, mā te tuitui anō hoki ki te marau, ko te Maramataka Māori, ko te Hāhi Ringatū, ko te Ngāti Awatanga, me te reo Māori
  • whakapakari i ngā whakaritenga kāwanatanga, mā te whakatakoto haere i ngā tūmanako kia tutuki ai i te poari ā rātou kawenga mahi, ā, mā te whakahou ake hoki i te katoa o ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga.

5 Te Whakatau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I mua atu i te whakahaerenga o te arotake i whakatutukihia e te whānau me te tumuaki he Tauāki Kupu Tūturu a te Whānau mā Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, me tētahi Rārangi Arowhai Tātari Whaiaro. I roto i ēnei tuhinga i oati rātou i whāia e rātou ngā huarahi whai take hei whakatutuki i ā rātou herenga ā-ture e pā ana ki:

  • ngā whakahaere a te poari;
  • te marautanga;
  • ngā whakahaere mō te hauora, te haumaru, me te oranga tinana;
  • ngā whakahaere o ngā kaimahi;
  • ngā whakahaere o te pūtea;
  • ngā whakahaere o ngā rawa me ngā taonga.

I te wā o te aromātai, i whakamātauhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei, i te mea he nui te pānga o ēnei ki ngā paetae o ngā ākonga:

  • te haumaru aronganui o ngā ākonga (tāpiri atu ki te ārai i ngā mahi whakawetiweti me ngā mahi whakaaito);
  • te haumaru ā-tinana o ngā ākonga;
  • te rēhitatanga o ngā kaiako;
  • ngā tukanga ki te whakatū kaimahi;
  • te whakaunu, te aukati, te pana me te whakarerenga; me
  • te tae ā-tinana atu a ngā ākonga ki te kura.

6 Ngā Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te poari kaitiaki o te kura te taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • kōkiri whakamua tonu te poari, te whānau, te tumuaki, me ngā kaiako i ngā whakawhanaketanga i te kura i tautuhia ai ki te mahere rautaki. 

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

26 Hōngongoi, 2021 

7 Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura

Te tūwāhi

Kei Whakatane

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

719

Te tūmomo kura

He kura whakahiato (Tau 1-13)

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

73

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro    34

Tama     39

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

73

Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

Te Aho Matua, te Hāhi Ringatū

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

26 Hōngongoi 2021

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

2018

2013

2007

1 Introduction

The Education Review Office, whānau, leaders and communities have collaborated to provide evaluation insights that foster improvement, identify progress and build evaluation capability.

2 Context

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Orini ki Ngāti Awa provides Māori language immersion education for students from Years 1 to 13. The kura is located in Whakatane. Its curriculum is based on the Te Aho Matua philosophy, Te Haahi Ringatū and the local iwi of Ngāti Awa. The tumuaki is a teaching principal.

3 Evaluation Focus

To what extent do students have opportunities to learn and experience success?

Students receive focused support for learning and to experience success.

4 Findings

School wide teaching and learning

The individual needs of students and the aspirations of whānau for student learning are well planned for. Kura leaders and kaiako are linking the new kura curriculum to the beliefs, tikanga and principles of Te Haahi Ringatū, Ngāti Awatanga and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Kaiako plan a wide variety of opportunities to support students’ learning. They provide opportunities for students to learn through individual or tuakana teina activities. Students needing extra learning are provided in and out of class support as required. Kaimahi identify areas of learning need using formal and informal forms of assessment. This information is collated, analysed and regularly monitored to inform planning. Parents and the board are kept well informed about student progress and achievement, providing opportunity for their involvement or informed intervention. Students develop confidence in themselves as learners.

Leadership

The kura whānau are working cohesively for kura development. Kaiako, kaimahi, whānau and board combine their respective skills, experiences and mātauranga Māori to achieve identified objectives for development across the kura. The tumuaki established a strength-based, distributive model of leadership that better utilises and focuses staff knowledge, experience and capability. Collegial networks between the board and community provide extended opportunity for support within the kura and pathways for development outside. Students experience a positive culture of support and improvement.

Internal Evaluation

Whānau actively support governance and kura responsibilities. They attend wananga that helps increase their understanding of the kaupapa of the kura and how they can provide support. They meet regularly to discuss kura activities and make decisions to enhance long and short-term planning and students’ learning. They make recommendations to the board to support progress toward achieving the strategic goals. The tumuaki and board chairperson meet regularly to discuss strategic priorities and aspects of internal evaluation. Students benefit from whānau support for the kura priorities.

Personnel

Kura leaders are building a culture of professional improvement. A key strategic priority is to build staff professional capability. External expertise has been accessed to develop kura-wide capability for development of its marau. Professional development goals for the tumuaki and staff are directly linked to appraisal processes. Staff are focused on meeting the learning needs of students.

Key Next Steps

The whānau, kaiako, tumuaki and board chair identified the following key next steps toward meeting the kura goal for te reo Māori and to enhance students’ learning:

  • continue to develop the kura curriculum, by integrating the Maramataka Māori, Te Haahi Ringatū, Ngāti Awatanga and te reo Māori
  • strengthen governance practices, by establishing expectations for the board to fulfil their responsibilities and to update all policies and procedures.

5 Assurance on Legal Requirement

Actions for Compliance

Before the evaluation, the whānau and Tumuaki completed the ERO Whānau Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklists. In these documents they attested that they had taken all reasonable steps to meet their legislative obligations related to:

  • board administration
  • curriculum
  • management of health, safety and welfare
  • personnel management
  • financial management
  • asset management.

During the evaluation, ERO checked the following items because they have a potentially high impact on student achievement:

  • emotional safety of students (including prevention of bullying and sexual harassment)
  • physical safety of students
  • teacher registration
  • processes for appointing staff
  • stand-downs, suspensions, expulsions and exclusions
  • attendance.

6 Recommendation

 ERO and the kura board developed the following recommendation:

  • the board, whānau, tumuaki and kaiako continue to progress kura development as identified in the strategic plan.

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

26 July 2021

7 Information about the Kura

Location

Whakatane

Ministry of Education profile number

719

Kura type

Composite (Years 1-13)

Kura roll

73

Gender composition

Girls       34

Boys      39

Ethnic composition

Māori

73

Special features

Te Aho Matua, Haahi Ringatū

Date of this report

26 July 2021

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Education Review

2018

2013

2007

Ngā Whakaaturanga

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ōrini ki Ngāti Awa ki Whakatāne. E whakawhanake ana ngā ākonga i ngā pūkenga ki te tū pakari me te tū rangatira hei raukura mō tō rātou iwi. He pakari te nuinga o ngā ākonga ki te whakawhiti kōrero mā te reo Māori. E arotahi ana te whānau ki te whakapai ake i te kounga o ngā hōtaka akoranga, hei painga mō ngā ākonga katoa. E noho ngākau nui ana rātou ki te whakawhanake tonu i ia te wā i ā rātou whāinga rautaki, hei āta whakatau i te whakatutukitanga o ngā putanga ako mā ngā ākonga.

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ōrini ki Ngāti Awa i roto i te kotahi ki te rua o ngā tau, arā, ko Te Pupuketanga.

1 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ōrini ki Ngāti Awa, ki te tāone o Whakatāne. Mai i te tau 2017, kua pā mai ngā rerekētanga nui ki te whānau. Ko ētahi o aua tūāhuatanga, ko te hūnuku ki tētahi wāhi hou, ko te tū tuatahi o tētahi tumuaki whakaako, ko tētahi poari kaitiaki hou, me te whakatūnga o ngā kaiako tiwhikete tōmua tokotoru. E ako tonu ana ngā mema o te poari i ō rātou tūranga me ā rātou kawenga mahi hei kāwana i te kura. Kei te whakarato te kura i te mātauranga o Te Aho Matua mō ngā ākonga o ngā tau 1 ki te 8 (kura tēina) me ngā tau 9 ki te 12 (wharekura). Kei raro te wharekura i te maru o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Whakarewa i Te Reo ki Tūwharetoa.

Ko ngā wawata o te whānau me ngā kaimahi ngā mātāpono taketake o te kura, e kīa nei, ko Ngā Pou e Whā. Ko aua pou e whā, ko te Hāhi Ringatū, ko te Whānau, ko Te Aho Matua, ko Ngāti Awa.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

He pēhea rawa te tū pakari, te tū rangatira o ngā ākonga hei raukura mō tō rātou iwi?

E whakawhanake ana ngā ākonga i ngā pūkenga me ngā mōhiotanga e hāpai ana i a rātou ki te tū pakari me te tū rangatira hei raukura mō tō rātou iwi.

Te Ira Tangata

Kei te harikoa, kei te tūmāia hoki te āhua o ngā ākonga i te taiao ako o tō rātou kura. I te tino nuinga o te wā kei te whakaute tētahi i tētahi, ā, ka whakatau anō hoki rātou i ngā manuhiri ka taetae mai ki te kura. Ko te hōtaka ārahi whanonga o te kura whānui e hāpaitia ana e PB4L rāua ko Te Tohu o Te Ora o Ngāti Awa. Ko te takune a te kura katoa, ko te poipoi i te ako o ngā karakia Ringatū, me te ū pūmau o ngā ākonga ki ō rātou tūranga me ā rātou kawenga hei kaitiaki.

Te Reo

Ka kōrero te nuinga o ngā ākonga i te reo Māori, ā, i tō rātou reo ā-iwi o Mātaatua. Kei te kounga kairangi te reo e whakatauirahia ana e ngā kaimahi, te whānau, me ngā kaumātua, ā, ko ngā hanganga reo ōkawa, ōpaki anō hoki o Ngāti Awa ake tēnā e whakapuakihia ana. E whakarato ana ngā kaiako i tētahi hōtaka e akiaki ana i ngā ākonga ki te whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mā te reo Māori. E noho pūmau ana rātou ki te whakarato i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo tāera o te reo Māori, hei whakahōhonu ake, hei whakawhānui ake hoki i ngā mōhiotanga me ngā pūmanawa o ngā ākonga. Ka tāutuhia ngā ākonga e mau ana i te iti noa o te reo, ā, ka whakahāngai i te tautoko ka riro i a rātou, mai i ngā kaiāwhina me ngā tuākana.

Ko ngā ākonga kei te matatau ake ki te reo Māori, ka āta whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mā te reo Māori, i roto i te whānuitanga anō o ngā tūmomo horopaki. Ka aro pū ki te whakawhanake i te reo ake e pā ana ki te taiao, te pāngarau, me te pūtaiao. E whakapuaki ana ngā mōteatea o te hapori nei me ngā karakia Ringatū i te reo me ngā hītori o Mātaatua mā ngā ākonga. E whanake ana te mātau o ngā ākonga ki te kōrero i te reo o Mātaatua.

Āhuatanga Ako

E hāpaitia ana te ako a ngā ākonga. Ka aro pū ki te whakapakari ake i te whanonga pai a ngā ākonga. Kei te mārama ngā kaiako ki te whai pānga o tēnei ki ngā paetae ākonga me tā rātou eke angitu. He aronga ā-kura ki te whakatairanga i te ako e whai hua ana, mā ngā horopaki tūturu. Kua whakawhānui ake te taiao ako ki tua atu kē o te akomanga. Ka whakanui, ka whakatairanga hoki te whānau i te eke angitu i roto i ngā hākinakina, ā, i roto hoki i ngā mahi ahurea pērā i te kapa haka, hei whakahihiko i te angitu tonu o ngā ākonga ki ētahi atu wāhanga ako. Ka whakawhānui ake rātou i ngā wheako ako a ngā ākonga mā ngā huarahi ako, ā, mā te toro atu ki ngā tūmomo ratonga umanga o Ngāti Awa. Ka kitea Ngā Pou e Whā ki ngā mahere me ngā whakaritenga. Ka whakapuaki ngā kaiako i ngā mātauranga ā-iwi hei whakatinana ake i te hōtaka akoranga. Ka āta whakatakatū ngā ākonga mō te whakawhiti atu i te Tau 8 ki te Tau 9. Ka riro i ngā kaiako ngā whai wāhitanga ki te whakawhānui ake i ō rātou pūkenga, hei whakatairanga ake i te kounga o tā rātou whakapuaki i te marau e pā ana ki te hangarau matihiko, ki te reo matatini, ki te pāngarau. E whanake ana ngā ākonga i te whakahihikotanga, ā, kei te mārama rātou ki te angitu.

Wharekura

E hāpaitia ana te whakawhanaketanga o ngā ākonga wharekura i ngā pūkenga mō ngā huarahi kei mua tonu i a rātou. E ū pūmau ana te whānau ki te whakarato i te mātauranga wharekura ki ngā ākonga, ki tō rātou kura tonu. Ka ārahi te tumuaki i te wharekura mā te tautoko hoki o tō rātou kura tuakana. Ka whakaratohia ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te uru atu ki ngā hōtaka e pā ana ki ngā huarahi umanga, mā te ārahitanga anō hoki o te Kura Tuakana. Ka whakaemihia ngā hōtuku aromatawai e pā ana ki ngā paetae ākonga. Ka pūrongotia aua hōtuku ki te whānau mā ngā pūrongo ā-tau o te kura.

Ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te kura hei whakawhanake ake

Kāhore ngā putanga ako o ngā ākonga e āta tāutuhia ana. Kua tāutuhia e te tumuaki e tika ana kia whakapaitia ngā mahi aromatawai puta noa i te kura. Ko tētahi āhuatanga matua o te whakawhanaketanga, ko te whakapiki ake i te mōhiotanga me te māramatanga o ngā kaiako ki te ahu whakamua a ngā ākonga, me ngā whakaritenga e pā ana ki te aromatawai. He whāiti noa tō rātou māramatanga ki ngā mahi e tātari ai i ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ngā putanga ako. Kāhore e taea e rātou te tāutu tika ngā matea ako ake o ngā ākonga, heoi, kāhore e taea rānei te hōtaka akoranga te panoni haere hei whakatutuki i aua tūāhuatanga.

Kāhore i te tino tau te ritenga o te wharekura ki te whakapuaki i te hōtaka e tika ana mō ngā Taumata 1 ki te 3 o Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea. Kāhore anō rātou kia whakariterite mō te rāngai tuatahi o te Tau 13 ka tīmata ā te tau 2019. Kotahi te kaiako i te wharekura, ā, e tika ana kia whai tautoko ake i roto i ngā whakaakoranga. E noho pūmau ana te whānau ki te whakawhanake i ngā tukanga ka whakapai ake i te āhua o ā rātou mahi e aru ana, e pūrongo ana hoki i te ahu whakamua me ngā whakatutukitanga. E whakamōreatia ana ngā matea ako ake o te ākonga.

3 Te Arotake Whaiaro me te Ārahitanga

Te Ārahitanga

He aronga ngātahi tā te whānau ki te whakapuaki i te kounga o ngā hōtaka akoranga mā te reo Māori. Ka mahi ngātahi ki te hāpai i te whakawhanaketanga o te marautanga. E mōhio ana rātou, e tika ana kia wawe te hāngai pū o te titiro ki te whakapakari ake i te āheinga o ngā kaiako, ā, ki te rapu hoki i te tautoko ngaio mō te tumuaki.

Hei whakatutuki i te whāinga, me haere tonu ngā mahi whakamahere, te ārahitanga, me te tautoko hei āta whakatau i te:

  • tautoko tika mō ngā kaiako tiwhikete tōmua kia riro i a rātou te tiwhiketetanga tūturu
  • whakapikitanga ake o te mōhiotanga me te māramatanga o ngā kaiako, hei whakapai ake i te kounga o te ako a ngā ākonga
  • whakamahinga o ngā hōtuku ākonga ki te whakatinana i ngā mahere ki ngā akomanga me ngā taumata ako ā-kura
  • whakawhanaketanga o ngā rautaki ka kōkiri ake i te ahu whakamua o ngā ākonga i roto i ngā wāhanga e tika ana
  • tāutu o ngā kaupapa matua ā-tau, hei hāpai i te whakamaheretanga mō meāke nei
  • whakatinanatanga i ia te wā o te aromātai o roto e whai hua ai.

He mea nui kia whakaratohia e te poari te tautoko tonutanga ki te tumuaki, hei hāpai i te noho riterite o tōna tūranga ārahi e hāpai ana i te whakapuakitanga o ngā kaiako i te kounga o mātauranga ki ngā ākonga, me tana whakahaeretanga anō hoki i ngā herenga ā-ture ki te kura. Kua tāutu hoki te tumuaki, e tika ana kia wawe te whakawhanaketanga ngaio kia pakari ai, kia mātau ai hoki tōna tupu tonu i roto i tōna tūranga ārahi ngaio.

E whakaae ana te kura ki te toro atu ki te tautoko o Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, hei whakapiki ake i tō rātou mōhiotanga me tō rātou māramatanga ki ngā kawenga kāwana. E mōhio ana rātou, e tika ana kia haere tonu te aromātai o roto i ia te wā, puta noa i te katoa o ngā wāhanga whakahaere.

4 Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I mua atu i te whakahaerenga o te arotake i whakatutukihia e te poari me te tumuaki he Tauāki Kupu Tūturu a te Whānau mā Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, me tētahi Rārangi Arowhai Tātari Whaiaro. I roto i ēnei tuhinga i oati rātou i whāia e rātou ngā huarahi whai take hei whakatutuki i ā rātou herenga ā-ture e pā ana ki:

  • ngā whakahaere a te poari
  • te marautanga
  • ngā whakahaere mō te hauora, te haumaru, me te oranga tinana
  • ngā whakahaere o ngā kaimahi
  • ngā whakahaere o te pūtea
  • ngā whakahaere o ngā rawa me ngā taonga.

I te wā o te arotake, i whakamātauhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei, i te mea he nui te pānga o ēnei ki ngā paetae o ngā ākonga:

  • te haumaru aronganui o ngā ākonga (tāpiri atu ki te ārai i ngā mahi whakawetiweti me ngā mahi whakaaito)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana o ngā ākonga
  • te rēhitatanga o ngā kaiako
  • ngā tukanga ki te whakatū kaimahi
  • te whakaunu, te aukati, te pana me te whakarerenga
  • te tae ā-tinana atu a ngā ākonga ki te kura.

Kia tutuki i te whānau ngā herenga ā-ture, me tahuri rātou ki te:

  • whakarite i tētahi hōtaka arotake whaiaro e haere tonu ana i ia te wā, puta noa i ngā wāhanga katoa o ngā whakahaeretanga
    [Ngā Aratohu Whakahaere Mātauranga ā-Motu 2(b), Ture Mātauranga 1989]
  • arohaehae i te tumuaki i ia tau, i ia tau, mā ngā taumata ngaio katoa e pā ana ki ngā tumuaki
    [s77c Te Ture Kaimahi Kāwanatanga 1988, Te Kahiti o Aotearoa me ngā Kirimini ā-tōpū mō te Whiwhi Mahi e whai pānga ana]
  • whakatinana i tētahi pūnaha ka arohaehae i ia te wā, ā, i ngā whakaratonga hoki e pā ana ki te whakawhanake ngaio.
    [s77c Te Ture Kaimahi Kāwanatanga 1988, Te Kahiti o Aotearoa me ngā Kirimini ā-tōpū mō te Whiwhi Mahi e whai pānga ana]

5 Ngā Taunakitanga

E taunaki ana te Tari Arotake Mātauranga kia tahuri te whānau ki te:

  • whai wāhi atu ki ngā kaupapa whakangungu me te tautoko ngaio anō hoki o Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, hei āta whakatau i ngā putanga e whai hua ai ki ngā ākonga
  • toro atu ki te tautoko me te ārahitanga e tika ana, hei hāpai i ngā kaiako tiwhikete tōmua ki te ahu whakamua tonu ki te whakatutuki i ā rātou tiwhikete tūturu
  • āta whakariterite ki te whakapuaki i ngā whakaakoranga ki ngā reanga katoa o te wharekura
  • whakapakari ake i ngā whakaritenga me ngā pūrongo e pā ana ki te aromātai o roto – inarā, ki ngā paetae ākonga.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ōrini ki Ngāti Awa ki Whakatāne. E whakawhanake ana ngā ākonga i ngā pūkenga ki te tū pakari me te tū rangatira hei raukura mō tō rātou iwi. He pakari te nuinga o ngā ākonga ki te whakawhiti kōrero mā te reo Māori. E arotahi ana te whānau ki te whakapai ake i te kounga o ngā hōtaka akoranga, hei painga mō ngā ākonga katoa. E noho ngākau nui ana rātou ki te whakawhanake tonu i ia te wā i ā rātou whāinga rautaki, hei āta whakatau i te whakatutukitanga o ngā putanga ako mā ngā ākonga.

Hei ā hea Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga arotake anō ai i te kura?

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ōrini ki Ngāti Awa i roto i te kotahi ki te rua o ngā tau, arā, ko Te Pupuketanga.

Charles Rolleston Toka ā-nuku

19 Hakihea, 2018

Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura

Te tūwāhi

Kei Whakatāne

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

719

Te tūmomo kura

He kura tuatahi (Tau 1 – 8)

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

30

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 17

Tama tāne 13

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

Te Aho Matua

Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotake

22 Whiringa-ā-nuku 2018

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

19 Hakihea, 2018

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Whakareri

Arotake Whakatū

Arotake Whakatū

2013

2007

2002

Findings

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Te Ōrini is in Whakatāne. Students are developing skills to exemplify the hopes and aspirations of their people. Most students communicate confidently in te reo Māori. The whānau are focussed on improving quality learning programmes for all students. They are committed to ongoing development of their strategic goals to ensure that learning outcomes for students are achieved.

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ōrini ki Ngāti Awa will be over the course of one-to-two years - Te Pupuketanga – Development Evaluation. 

1 Context

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ōrini ki Ngāti Awa is based in Whakatāne. The whānau has experienced significant changes since 2017. These include relocation to a new site, a first-time teaching principal, a new board of trustees and the appointment of three provisionally-certificated teachers. Members of the board of trustees are still learning their governance roles and responsibilities. The kura provides Te Aho Matua education for students in Years 1 to 8 (kura teina) and in Years 9 to 12 (wharekura). The wharekura is a satellite under Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Whakarewa i Te Reo ki Tūwharetoa.

The kura is founded on the aspirations of the whānau and kaumātua which are referred to as Ngā Pou e Whā. These four pou represent Te Hāhi Ringatū, Te Whānau, Te Aho Matua and Ngāti Awa.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

To what extent do students exemplify the hopes and aspirations of their people?

Students are developing skills and knowledge to support them to exemplify the hopes and aspirations of their people.

Te Ira Tangata

Students appear happy and confident in their kura learning environment. They, by and large, respect each other and welcome visitors into the kura. The school-wide student behaviour guidance programme is supported by PB4L and Ngāti Awa Health support. There is a kura-wide intention to foster learners of karakia Ringatū and to uphold their roles and responsibilities as kaitiaki.

Te Reo

Most students speak te reo Māori using the local dialect of Mātaatua. Staff, whānau and kaumātua are high quality role models for both formal and informal language structure and style of Ngāti Awa. Kaiako provide a programme that encourages students to communicate in te reo Māori. They are committed to providing students with a wide range of te reo Māori genre to extend and broaden student knowledge and capability. Students with limited language are identified and targeted support is provided by kaiāwhina and tuākana.

The more able students communicate confidently in te reo Maori in a range of contexts. There is a deliberate approach to developing language specific to te taiao, pāngarau and pūtaiao. Local mōteatea and Ringatū karakia provide students with the language and history of Mātaatua. Students are developing competence as speakers of the Mātaatua dialect.

Āhuatanga Ako

Students learn in a supportive environment. There is an emphasis on building positive behaviour in students. Kaiako understand how this links to student achievement and success. There is a kura-wide focus on promoting positive learning in authentic contexts. The learning environment goes beyond the classroom. Whānau acknowledge and promote sporting and cultural success in kapa haka to motivate student success in other areas. They extend learning experiences for students through learning pathways and utilising Ngāti Awa agency groups. Ngā Pou e Whā are evident in planning and practice. Kaiako utilise iwi knowledge to inform the learning programme. Students are purposefully prepared for transition from Year 8 to Year 9. Teachers are provided with opportunities to grow their skills to raise the quality of curriculum delivery in hangarau matihiko, te reo matatini and pāngarau. Students are developing motivation and understanding of success.

Wharekura

Wharekura students are supported to develop skills for their future. The whānau are committed to providing wharekura education for students on their site. The tumuaki leads the wharekura with the support from their kura tuakana. Students are provided opportunities to participate in Vocational Pathways programmes also under the guidance of the kura tuakana. Assessment data is collected on student achievement. These are reported to whānau through annual school reports.

Kura-identified areas of development

Student learning outcomes are not clearly defined. The tumuaki has identified the need to improve assessment practices kura-wide. A key area for development is increasing the knowledge and understanding of kaiako in student progress and assessment practices. They have limited understanding of how to analyse learning outcome information. They are not able to accurately identify students’ additional learning needs and modify the learning programme in response.

The wharekura is not positioned well to deliver an appropriate programme for NCEA Levels 1 to 3. They have not prepared for the first intake of Year 13 in 2019. The sole wharekura kaiako requires additional teaching support. The whānau are committed to developing processes to improve the way they track and report progress and achievement. Student individual learning needs are compromised.

3 Self Review and leadership

The whānau has a collective focus on delivering quality learning programmes in te reo Māori. There is a collaborative approach to support curriculum development. They are aware of the need and priority to build kaiako capability and seek professional support for the tumuaki.

To achieve the goal, further planning guidance and support is needed to ensure:

  • provisionally-certificated kaiako are appropriately supported to gain full registration
  • increasing kaiako knowledge and understanding to improve quality of student learning
  • student data is used to inform classroom planning and school-wide learning targets
  • strategies are developed to accelerate student progress where needed
  • annual priorities are identified to support forward planning
  • effective and regular internal evaluation is implemented.

It is imperative that the board of trustees provides ongoing support for the tumuaki to balance his leadership role in supporting his staff to delivering quality education for students and managing the administration of compliance in the kura. The tumuaki has also identified that urgent professional development is required to support him to grow confidently and competently in his professional leadership role.

The whānau and board agree to seek support from Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa to increase their knowledge and understanding of the governance role. They acknowledge the need for ongoing internal evaluation across all areas of operation.

4 Whānau assurance on legal requirements

Before the review, the board of trustees and principal completed the ERO Whānau Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklists. In these documents they attested that they had taken all reasonable steps to meet their legislative obligations related to:

  • board administration
  • curriculum
  • management of health, safety and welfare
  • personnel management
  • financial management
  • asset management.

During the review, ERO checked the following items because they have a potentially high impact on student achievement:

  • emotional safety of students (including prevention of bullying and sexual harassment)
  • physical safety of students
  • teacher registration
  • processes for appointing staff
  • stand-downs, suspensions, expulsions and exclusions
  • attendance.

In order for the whānau to meet compliance requirements, they must:

  • establish an ongoing programme of self-review across all areas of operations
    [National Administration Guideline 2(b) 1989 Education Act]
  • annually assess the principal against all professional standards for principals
    [s77c State Sector Act 1988 New Zealand Gazette and relevant Employment Agreement]
  • implement a system of regular appraisal and provision for professional development.
    [s77c State Sector Act 1988 New Zealand Gazette and relevant Employment Agreement]

5 Recommendations

ERO recommends that the whānau:

  • engage in training and support from Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa to ensure positive outcomes for students
  • seek appropriate support and guidance for PRT’s towards their registration
  • ensure readiness for delivery to all levels in the wharekura
  • strengthen internal evaluation practices and reporting – particularly in the area of student achievement.

Conclusion

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Te Ōrini is in Whakatāne. Students are developing skills to exemplify the hopes and aspirations of their people. Most students communicate confidently in te reo Māori. The whānau are focussed on improving quality learning programmes for all students. They are committed to ongoing development of their strategic goals to ensure that learning outcomes for students are achieved.

When is ERO likely to review the kura again?

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ōrini ki Ngāti Awa will be over the course of one-to-two years - Te Pupuketanga – Development Evaluation.

Charles Rolleston Toka ā-nuku

19 December 2018

Information about the Kura

Location

Whakatāne

Ministry of Education profile number

719

Kura type

Full Primary (Year 1 to 8)

Kura roll

30

Gender composition

Girls 17

Boys 13

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Special features

Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

22 October 2018

Date of this report

19 December 2018

Most recent ERO report(s)

Establishment Review

Establishment Review

Readiness Review

2002

2007

2013