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Thursday, 22nd November 2012

St Joseph's (Temuka) visit Saint Mary...

Saint Mary MacKillop's cottage  

  • St Joseph's (Temuka) visit Saint Mary...Saint Mary MacKillop's cottage
  • St Joseph's (Temuka) visit Saint Mary...Panning in action!

Today saw the Year 7 & 8 students from St Jospeh's in Temuka visit the museum. They managed to survive the classroom with Miss Grey before visiting St Patrick's Church & Saint Mary MacKillop's cottage. Saint Mary came to NZ when she was asked by the Catholic Church to help establish schools for children. She helped to establish many schools including St Joseph's in Temuka - the same school that these students attend today!!

Students also panned for gold in the Arrow River with many being successful!! We hope you enjoyed your visit to us and look forward to hearing your comments on this blog!

Comments (1)

We had a fantastic time and learnt a great deal about school and life in the 1800's. The students really enjoyed roleplaying in the classroom - they were terrified of Miss Grey! It was great to make Mary MacKillop connections between our towns. It was a very special visit. Thank you so much Rachel.

By: Rose on Monday, 26th November 2012 @ 08:30:30