Ruahine Kindergartens

Mighty Maui

Takaro Kindergarten


In March, Takaro Kindergarten's tamariki, whānau and team, along with Whāea Josie’s junior class from Te Kura O Takaro were privileged to be entertained and participate in the ’Mighty Maui’ puppet show.

Both groups enjoyed the opportunity to strengthen the relationship between Kindergarten and Te Kura, further enhancing the seamless transition for the kindergarten tamariki.

This was a tumeke experience created by multi-lingual Toro Pikopiko Puppet Theatre. Pa Jeffrey and Whāea Whaitaima have so much aroha for what they do, with their performances telling traditional Māori legends through interactive puppets, percussive music literacy and numeracy.

All of the tamariki loved being involved in the story, playing parts such as Māui’s dolphins, brothers, forest and a giant eel called Tunaroa. They sang along to the waiata and had fun learning the Number Haka. Takaro Kindergarten’s vision for the future is to have the show on an annual basis to build upon children’s mana. They highly recommend Pa Jeffrey and Whāea Whaitaima to others.