Baradene College of the Sacred Heart students have completed individual research associated with the project they have worked on for the Shared Histories partnership. Having published a book and held the exhibition of their posters, they focused on one aspect of the project more intensely and researched further to produce their own individual work for their NCEA qualification - Achievement Standard History 91434 v.1: Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using...
Shared Histories: New Zealand and French schools commemorating WW1 together.
- Embassy of France in New Zealand
- 21 May 2015
On Friday the 12th of June, students and teachers from five New Zealand schools will present projects created as part of the Shared Histories programme during a special event to be held at the National Library of New Zealand.
Shared Histories is a France-New Zealand school collaboration and exchange programme initiated in partnership with the New...
Le Plateau de Californie se situe sur la commune de la ville de Craonne sur le Chemin des Dames. Il constitue un lieu de mémoire de la 1ère guerre mondiale en Picardie.
Le nom "Californie" provient d'un "saloon" d'inspiration américaine nommé " La Californie" , situé à Craonne même. Avant 1914, cet endroit était un lieu de détente avec un hôtel, un zoo et des jardins exotiques. Il avait été créé par Henry Vasnier, un négociant en vins de Champagne qui commerçait avec la Californie. Il devint...
Après les chants des élèves d'EPSOM, Mrs Scott qui encadrait les élèves pendant leur séjour avec ses collègues a remis à M.Valentin, proviseur des lycées publics de CHAUNY, des cadeaux de remerciements dont le petit lion en peluche, mascotte d'EPSOM GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Encore un moment émouvant qui restera un moment de bonheur partagé entre nos deux lycées sur un thème qui nous tenait à coeur.
The concert "Mud under the sky" ended with some typical Maori songs. First the students sang their school anthem directed by their Maori teacher, Mrs Hau, followed by New Zealand's national anthem. They ended with the traditional Haka, which was very impressive for us. It was great and we were all very moved. What a beautiful way to end this experience !
Malaury Debruxelles ( 1L1 ), Gay Lussac High School
Monsieur Jean Louis Valentin, the principal of the high school named Lycée Professionnel Jean Macé, in Chauny, France. He wears the greenstone taonga that was presented to him as a gift from Ms Sandy Pasley, the principal of Baradene College of the Sacred Heart, in Auckland, New Zealand. The hospitality that Baradene College students received in Chauny was greatly appreciated.
Mr Coutts speaking at the mayoral reception which was held at the official opening of the exhibition and book launch in Chauny, France. The students then supported him with a Maori song at the end of his speech.
This evening the Mayor of Chauny held a reception in the town hall. The venue was very beautiful. There were lots of speeches from visiting dignitaries all in The French language. The photo shows the Mayor speaking. Mr Coutts spoke on our behalf (in Maori, French and English, and Mr Gallop translated the English part of the speech. The students supported Mr Coutts' speech by singing a song in Maori after his speech.
This afternoon we went on a literary tour of the Somme battlefield. We visited the village of Frise, saw where German and French soldiers had trenches and discovered stories about the war written by the author Blaise Cendrars.