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 11 - 20 of 67 stories
  • Discovering Matamata

    Matamata Intermediate School - Intermediate – Published 10/12/2014

    Matamata, well known for its horse racing and dairying industries, has been made famous recently by the Lord of the Rings movies. Students in Room 5 share more of the district’s history and heritage.

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  • School milk

    Lyall Bay School - Primary – Published 14/11/2014

    Lyall Bay School is now part of the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme. A group of students research the story of milk in New Zealand schools,

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  • Turangawaewae - Our place

    Paremata School - Primary – Published 25/09/2014

    Paremata School students went on a bus ride to explore their area and discover the history of Porirua. Take a look at what they discovered.

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  • H One-ninety-nine

    Featherston School - Primary – Published 25/09/2014

    Featherston students visit the Fell Locomotive Museum next door to their school and begin a train journey over the Rimutaka Incline with the 'Fells'.

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  • A College of many cultures

    Waitakere College - Secondary – Published 19/06/2014

    Waitakere College students have investigated some of the things that make their College special. They researched their school history and its cultures as well as the migration stories from many of their peers.

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  • Growing healthy kai

    St. Mary MacKillop Catholic School - Primary – Published 12/06/2014

    Inspired by their whanau, year one and two students learn about their cultural identity and food through growing taro in their school garden.

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  • Moerewa stories

    Moerewa - Primary – Published 23/04/2014

    Take a look at the history of Moerewa through stories and pictures by students at Moerewa School. Enjoy reading their Living Heritage story.

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  • Behind the books

    Holy Cross School - Primary – Published 16/04/2014

    Year 5 and 6 students investigate the question 'How does the school library reflect the history of Holy Cross School?' See what they discover.

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  • Investigators and storytellers

    Waterloo School - Primary – Published 05/02/2014

    To begin their story, the investigators and storytellers at Waterloo School worked together to explore their own backgrounds and identifying their iwi. Then they looked at sharing the school's 75th Jubilee celebration.

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  • Discovering Edgecumbe

    Edgecumbe Primary School - Primary – Published 19/12/2013

    Room 7 children and their teacher had fun learning about how special their little rural town of Edgecumbe is with the help of their families. They share stories of their 'corner of the world'.

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