Te Whāriki

Te Whāriki is the Ministry of Education's early childhood curriculum policy statement.

It is a framework for providing tamariki (children's) early learning and development within a sociocultural context.

It emphasises the learning partnership between kaiako (teachers), parents, and whānau/families. Kaiako (teachers) weave an holistic curriculum in response to tamariki (children's) learning and development in the early childhood setting and the wider context of the child's world.

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Part B: He Kōrero Whakataki

He purapura i ruia mai i Rangātea
E kore e ngaro.

I roto i ngā mahi whakatipu tamariki-mokopuna he nui ngā mōhio kei tēnā, kei tēnā o tātou. Kei runga i tēnei tauira, te tauira whāriki ka whakamanahia aua mōhio e tautokohia ana e te whānau o tēnā, o tēnā kōhanga reo.

Ka taea e te whāriki te kawe ngā mahi katoa ka mahia i ngā kōhanga reo. Ka taea te tā moko ngā moemoeā e whāia ana hei painga mō te mokopuna; ka taea te whakairo ngā huarahi huhua ki te toi o ngā mātauranga hei painga mō ngā mokopuna; ka taea te whakauru mai ngā kara o Rangi rāua ko Papa, me ā rāua tamariki hei whakahihiko i te tipu o te tinana, te hinengaro, te wairua, me te whatumanawa o te mokopuna. Kei runga i tēnei tauira ka taea e tātou te raranga ngā tūmomo whāriki katoa hei whakamana, hei whakakaha i te tipu o te mokopuna mō tōna ao. Ko te pūtake o Te Whāriki ko te mokopuna. Ko te mokopuna hoki te whāriki.

Ko tēnei marautanga e pā ana ki te katoa o ngā kōhanga reo kei raro i te maru o te Poari Matua o Te Kōhanga Reo. E eke pai ana ngā kaupapa whakahaere, ngā muka, ngā taumata whakahirahira me ngā whāinga ki ngā tūmanako mō ngā mokopuna i raro i ngā tikanga o Te Kōhanga Reo:

  • kia whāngaitia te reo Māori ki ngā mokopuna;
  • kia kōrerohia te reo Māori i ngā wā katoa;
  • kia whakamanahia te mana āhua ake o ia mokopuna;
  • kia whakamanahia te mana whakahaere o Te Kōhanga Reo whānau;
  • kia ū pai te oranga nui o te mokopuna, ā-tinana, ā-hinengaro, ā-wairua, ā-whatumanawa.