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by Bernadette Shaw - Monday, 28 September 2015, 8:45 AM

At the start of Term 4, 12th October students will be required to be in full Summer Uniform.

Please click the link below for uniform requirements.

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by Carl Johnston - Friday, 25 September 2015, 2:30 PM

Fashion Show

Burnside High School Fashion and Textiles students have their eyes set on the Fashion and glamour of THE BIG APPLE in 2016. The team of students and parents have been busy planning fundraising for the trip and decided that a fashion show to showcase the talents of our young ladies would be fitting. As their ideas developed and interest grew, the girls made contact with many exciting brands and boutiques here in Christchurch. The plan now is to showcase students work alongside established brands in an evening of style & celebration in the Aurora Centre on ...

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Technology and Science Fair 2015
by John Creighton - Friday, 25 September 2015, 9:38 AM
Burnside entered three students into the Canterbury-Westland Technology and Science Fair.

Sophie Smythe Year 13 , Nathan James Year 12 and Felix Backhouse Year 9.

They were very successful!

Sophie Smythe Year 13
  • SAANAZ special prize for sociology
  • 2nd place Most innovative exhibit with commercial potential
  • 1st  Y11-13 Technology
  • 1st place BEST IN FAIR.
Nathan James Year 12
  • College of Education, Health and Human Development, University of Canterbury: Best Application of a Scientific Method: 
  • Best in Senior Technology (Y11-13) 
  • Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury: For excellent use of electrotechnical principles in the exhibit 
  • Year 11-13 Technology: Second Prize 
​Felix Backhouse​ Year 9
  • 1rst Prize IET Technology Senior 
  • Tait Communications prize for Electronics
  • 1st Year 9-10 Technology​
Science Fair
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by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 11:56 AM

At the recent School Sports Canterbury Awards ceremony for winter sports the following teams/competitor came first in their respective sports this season.

Boys A team in Table Tennis
Boys A team in Badminton
Winner of Snow boarding - Emmanuel Nicklin

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Get ready to see your teachers shaking their booty!!
by John Creighton - Monday, 21 September 2015, 4:11 PM

Get ready to see your teachers shaking their booty!! 

North Division Presents the 5th annual Dancing With The Staff! 

With three special guest celebrity judges, you're in for the shows best year yet.

Hosted by Jack Ansett, with appearances from such staff as Mr Hurley, Madame Boyle and many more!

Get your tickets outside the library on Thursday morning tea. Get in quick as seats are limited!

Get ready to see your teachers shaking their booty!!

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by John Creighton - Monday, 21 September 2015, 3:04 PM
The Senior Boys Basketball team has finished the 2015 season undefeated in the CBA U20 grade, for the second year running. This is the fourth year in a row that the team has made this final, and the 3rd time they have won it. Well done to Toby Gillooly for being named MVP of the final, and to Captain Kyle Louis for playing in all four U20 finals. 
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Parent to Parent - Focus Group, Monday 21 September
by Marinda van Vuuren - Friday, 18 September 2015, 4:52 PM

Parent to parent

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by Marinda van Vuuren - Friday, 18 September 2015, 9:59 AM


Come to COWLES STADIUM this weekend and support our U17, Senior Boys and Senior Girls Basketball Teams as they compete for their respective Canterbury Basketball Association Championship Titles.  

The Senior Girls take on Rangi Ruru in the U20 Grade (Court 1) and the U17 Boys take on Rangiora High School (Court 2) at 10.45 am.

The Senior Boys take on University of Canterbury in the U20 Grade (Court 1) at 2.15 pm.

Let's get behind our teams and help them bring these titles home!

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Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme Group Commencing Thursday 15 October
by Marinda van Vuuren - Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 3:07 PM

A free, five session, parenting course held over eight weeks is being held at the Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre, Dovedale Avenue, commencing Thursday 15 October from 7.00 - 9.00 pm.

This course aims to equip parents of teens with strategies they can implement straight away, with a focus on positive engagement and a solution focus.

For further information and booking details, please see the flyer attached.  Limited to 16 parents.

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by Bernadette Shaw - Monday, 14 September 2015, 11:38 AM

Congratulations to Malestrom who won The Young Singers in Harmony National Boys' Barbershop Chorus Competition held in Hamilton at Founders Theatre last Thursday. Following regional competitions the top 14 ranked choruses competed for the title which dates back to 2000.  Malestrom became the first chorus from the South Island to win this prestigious competition.

Please click on the link below to see the gala performance at the Parade of Champions.