Schools' Living Heritage Stories

Explore these stories created by New Zealand students and discover how they captured their local Living Heritage treasures. The intention of the Living Heritage facilitators is not to alter the voice of the student authors, but to provide support to ensure the work is clearly presented.

Use the filters below to search for a story by school name or level. Stories created before September 2008 are found here

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Displaying 61 - 67 of 67 stories
  • Khandallah Street names

    Cashmere Avenue School - Primary – Published 20/09/2009

    Where did our street names come from? A group of students from Cashmere Avenue School in Wellington decided to research the history of the naming of the Khandallah streets, the suburb their school is in. Read their story to find out what they learnt.

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  • What life was like

    Bellevue School - Primary – Published 22/05/2009

    Students at Bellevue Primary School, Newlands, Wellington, wondered what life was like in the olden days. So they interviewed their own grandparents to find out what life was like when they were young. Explore their site to find out what they discovered.

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  • Ashburton’s treasures

    Tinwald School - Primary – Published 20/05/2009

    The students at Tinwald School knew Ashburton was celebrating 150 years of settlement in 2009, so they researched the many treasures in their community. Explore their website and discover what they learnt.

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  • Wairakei Terraces

    Tauhara School - Primary – Published 03/04/2009

    Maia, Olivia and Rachelle, students at Tauhara Primary School, Taupo, chose to find out about the history of the Wairakei Terraces. Browse their website to find out how the original Pink and White Terraces became replaced by the man-made Wairakei Terraces.

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  • Three Kings School and the local community

    Three Kings School - Primary – Published 18/12/2008

    The year 3 and 4 students at Three Kings School, Auckland have researched and studied where the Three Kings volcanic cones have gone, the history of their school and its unique features. Take a look at their website to see what they discovered.

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  • Te Hononga O Ngā Wai

    Westmere School - Primary – Published 08/12/2008

    The students in the teina class of a Māori Bilingual Whānau - Ngā Uri O Ngā Iwi and in their classroom called Te Hononga O Ngā Wai, The Meeting of the Waters wanted to find out what the name of their class meant. They decided to research their local waterways in memory of their first kuia, Whaea Dianne, who also composed waiata for them so they would remember the Māori place names and tupuna of their local area.

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  • Motueka District Museum

    Parklands School Junior Syndicate - Primary – Published 22/09/2008

    The four Junior Syndicate classes at Parklands School, Motueka explored the building and the environment which is situated adjacent to their school. It has a very interesting history and is now the Motueka District Museum. Explore their site to find out answers to the many questions the students asked.

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