Monday, 5 February 2018

What do the Kaupeka Teachers Treasure?

This term, is Kaupeka, each student will be presenting their treasures to their homebase and publishing a picture and blurb onto their blog & the Kaupeka blog for others to see. A bag will be sent home when it is your child’s turn. Please help your child to select items which hold meaning for them. Items could include toys, books, photos, jewellery, ticket stubs, old boarding passes, clothing, or any other items that holds meaning. If items are impractical to bring in, family pets, or expensive jewellery, a photo could be taken of these. The teachers are happy to print out any photos, please find our email addresses below.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like us to look after items of value for your child.

Miss Hansen

Treasure One - Family

My family is very close and spends a lot of time together. I am the eldest of six in my whānau and I can't imagine life without my siblings. They are my most favourite people in the world and I love hang time with them.


Treasure Two - Friends

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people. I am very fortunate to still have lots of good friends from High School that I keep in touch with, as well as good friends from University. When I am not hanging out with my family these are the people I like to spend my time with.


Treasure Three - Rugby

My winters for the last 10+ years have been spent, playing, watching and coaching rugby. Some highlights for me have been winning back to back championships with my club team, being lucky enough to play for Canterbury with my sister Jessie, playing 100 games for my club and more recently coaching the Canterbury School Girls Team to win the 2017 South Island School Girls Tournament.


Miss Parish - to come in Week 5

Mrs Cummings 

Treasure One - Family. Below are a selection of photos of my family. The first photo is of me and my husband. The second is of my parents, my husband, myself, and my sister at my Engagement Party. The third is of my dad's side of the family at his parents 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2005. Most of the cousins from that side of the family are in the photo. Both of Dad's parents were teachers and passed away while I was training to be a teacher. It was a bittersweet moment for me when I got my first full-time teaching job at my Nana's old Primary School about a year after her passing.

Treasure Two - This Heirloom has been in my mum's side of the family since the early 20th Century. The bracelet originally belonged to my Great Granddad's sister, Avarina. Since then it has been passed along to the oldest girl in the following generation on their 13th birthday. My Great Grand Aunt Avarina passed it along to my Great Aunt Maire, who was my Granddad's sister. Maire passed it along to my Aunt Christine and she gave it to me on my 13th birthday. I was very excited when I received it as I had had no idea about this tradition previously. As was asked yesterday, What if there is no girl in the next generation to pass it along to? Currently we only have one child in the next generation, my nephew Espen. My answer to this was that I have a cousin who is actually younger than my nephew by a few months. She just turned 5 last Christmas and in terms of time is a generation younger than the rest of us. If there are no girls in the next generation I would give the bracelet to her.

Treasure Three - Sport was a big thing for me growing up and I loved playing a variety of sports, but my favourite was always basketball. When I was still at High School most of my mum's side of the family took a trip over Christmas and New Year to the US. The big thing that I wanted to do was see an NBA game, which I did in New York with my Dad and Uncle. It was the Knicks v the Nets when they were still from New Jersey. For those who wanted to know yesterday I found the score, the Nets won 95 - 85. I had wanted to bring this ticket stubs but couldn't find it, so instead I brought in a basketball photo from six months earlier. A few kids said I look exactly the same as when I was 15 - I hope I have at least left some of the awkwardness behind!

And lastly, as promised, a picture of my cat Fred being a pancake to try and cope with the heat this summer.

Miss Wilson

Treasure 1 - Teddy Bear
My Grandmother's teddy bear which was gifted to her by my Grandfather during her cancer treatment. It was then passed on to me (as the youngest grandchild at the time) from my Grandfather when my Grandmother passed away.

Treasure 2 - Necklace
This was the necklace that my Grandmother wore before she passed away. It was then given to my mother (the only possession that she had left that was her mother's). My mother then gave this to me on my 21st birthday. It was my Grandmother's wish that it was to be passed on to me for this occasion. I plan to pass it on to my younger sister on her 21st birthday (who never got to meet my Grandmother) and then she will pass it back to my mother on her 60th. I will then receive it back from my mother on my 35th birthday. Every four and a half years, it will be shared on due to the necklace being such a treasured and special item to us.

Treasure 3 - My Cat
Cleo is a Ragdoll cat who will be turning six in June. She is a much loved pet and doesn't have the typical traits known to her breed. She is in fact the opposite... ask your children to tell you more if you're interested. They know a lot about my cat!

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