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.
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
Bellevue School - Primary – Published 21/05/2009
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.
Tauhara School - Primary – Published 02/04/2009
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.
Three Kings School - Primary – Published 17/12/2008
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.
Westmere School - Primary – Published 07/12/2008
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.
Parklands School Junior Syndicate - Primary – Published 21/09/2008
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.