ERO Report

Our ERO Report - 2012
Te Kura o Matapihi 03/07/2012

1. Context
What are the important features of this school that have an impact on student learning?
Te Kura o Matapihi is a small semi-rural school catering for students in Years 1 to 8. All students identify as being of Māori descent and many students identify with Ngāti Tapu, Ngāi Tukairangi and Ngati Kuku. The school is set in an attractive, well-maintained and generously resourced environment that includes a new administration block. The school is using Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Ngā Whanaketanga as the basis for developing and implementing teaching and learning programmes for students. The curriculum is delivered through total immersion te reo Māori. In addition, a transition to English programme is provided for students in Years 5 to 8.
Since the previous ERO review in 2009 there has been a strong emphasis on professional learning and development for teachers in order to strengthen learning programmes for students. Leadership and staffing continue to be stable and there has been a significant increase in the school roll resulting in two new classrooms.
Recognising and valuing the contribution and involvement of whānau is central to the life of the school. In the past two years the board of trustees, in consultation with its school community, has consolidated and reaffirmed its vision for developing students who are confident in ‘Te Ao Māori me Te Ao Whānui