I used to teach at St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton. The school is on, what used to be, a dairy farm on the outskirts of what was then, the edge of Hamilton. Over time the school has come to be miles from any city boundary and the old number eight wire fence, a remnant from the site’s farming days as long been replaced by a more austere brick and iron edge.Read More
We’ve been talking a lot at work recently about story telling. The general consensus in our team is that if there isn’t a story, then it just won’t went. We haven’t met the people at Like knows like but we have a funny feeling they might agree with us.Read More
Right now there are close to 32,000 kids in 1000 classrooms across New Zealand who have unwrapped their Student Volunteer Army (SVA) kits and are full steam ahead planning their class service projects. It's so very cool to think about the collective good about to be injected into communities in unexpected ways.Read More
I had a childhood of endless suburban summers in Palmerston North. For those that don’t know, Palmerston North was originally a massive swamp and this meant that it is criss-crossed with a series of drainage creeks and storm water drains.Read More
Ever wondered what happened every single second on the world wide web?Read More
objects make us smile. They are tangible things with memories. When we hold them and turn them over in our hands they generate strong emotions. There is a recent trend internationally to summarise the history of things in 100 or 50 objects.Read More
Christina Stewart: Direct Marketing Coordinator/Alumni Development at Wintec.
Lives in: Hamilton.
A Note for: Lorraine Mooney, Seventh Form History at Sacred Heart Girls College (Hamilton), 1997Read More
“..it’s about finding a part so that a historic piano can sing again.”Read More
These images are rather un-nerving to look at, but provide an interesting context for students to look at a modern day image and see history in action.Read More
Anna Connell (@annagconnell) an Online Community Manager.
Lives in: Auckland
A Note For: Margaret Hunter (Form One Teacher, 1990) – Marian Primary School, Hamilton.Read More
A 14-year-old said, “I just want it to be like a teenager world…Because you do talk about your teachers or your parents and … what they’re doing, and how it frustrates you and gets you mad and stuff.”Read More
We’ve been thinking about the essential elements, the basic principles of everything we create. We’ve had a lot of discussions about what is and what isn’t negotiable. It has lead to a manifesto of sorts and because of that we’ve been taking the time to read a broad range of teaching manifestos.Read More
Leafa / Janice Wilson: Artist and Curator of Art at the Waikato Museum of Art & History.
Lives in: Kirikiriroa, Hamilton
A Note For: James R. Wyley, Art Teacher 3rd – 7th Form at Tokoroa High School (1979 – 1983 the years I was at school although he was there much longer than that)Read More
Jacinda Ardern: Member of Parliament for the Labour Party
Lives in: AucklandRead More
Immersing yourself in fashion day in day out as a job. Let's face it, I can almost hear the swooning of many teenagers (and adults) at the thought of a career as a fashion buyer.Read More