Issue 20: February 2008

Kia ora and welcome to the first 2008 issue of the Living Heritage newsletter.

New Projects on Living Heritage

Congratulations to all schools that have recently finished their websites!

Check out what’s new…

The Devil’s Bridge Wetlands

Students from new entrant to year 2 classes at Ardgowan School learnt about the Devil’s Bridge wetlands as part of a school-wide inquiry learning focus on sustainability. Take a look at their website and find out how they helped look after their local environment.

Discover Tasman

This whole school project was centred around the Labour Weekend Jubilee celebrations. The students wanted to understand the history of their school and to contribute some artwork that could be permanently displayed in the buildings as a way of commemorating the occasion.

Our Place –Blockhouse Bay Primary

With the construction of a new Performing Arts Centre early in 2007, the year 6 Gifted and Talented, term one, afternoon topic group decided it was a good time to take a closer look at their school environment. Explore their website and find out what they learnt.

The Corner, the Church, the Hall and the School

The senior students from Five Forks School near Oamaru, have created a website containing information about their local area. This includes the church, the hall and the school.

Projects currently being developed

A big thank you to those schools who have recently completed their projects and sent them in to us over the Christmas period.

As we received a large number of projects around the summer holidays we are taking a little longer than usual to get them live on the Living Heritage website. We are currently developing projects from Maheno School, Omarama School, Upper Moutere School and Mapua School’s junior and senior syndicates.

Thank you for all your hard work. We look forward to getting your projects live on the web as soon as possible.

Welcome to all the new registrations

Welcome to all of you who have recently registered new projects with Living Heritage. We're always looking for exciting additions to the site, and it would be great to showcase your projects. Please get in contact if you have any ideas or queries – we'd love to hear from you!


When including images for your project could you please resize them before adding them to your sites – preferably no larger than 400x300 pixels.

Research Process, Curriculum Links, and Credits

It is important that when you are doing your projects, or at the conclusion, you complete these pages of your sites also. Guidelines are given in the supporting material as to what to include here.

Copyright and Privacy Release form

When your project is finished you need to fill in, sign, and send us the form which tells us that all permissions needed have been acquired and are being held at the school. We cannot publish your site until we have this assurance.

Please don’t send us the permissions that you have acquired. Store them at your schools.


Remember support is only an email, telephone call, or videoconference away. If you've forgotten any of your details, email us or give us a call and we'll send them to you.

Best wishes

The Living Heritage team.
Megan O’Donovan
Erris Thomson
Living Heritage
Project Managers

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