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by Bernadette Shaw - Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 10:32 AM

Our newest National Champions qualified to compete in the National Teams Final after winning the Canterbury Secondary Schools' title in March this year. Nationals were held at Nelson Golf Club in very windy conditions.  We had the best team stroke play score and Juliana won the Individual score as well. Congratulations!

Left to right: Juliana Hung, Amelia Garvey, Hiroki Miya, Hayato Miya

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by Bernadette Shaw - Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 10:22 AM

The Burnside Fencing Club competed in the Mid South Secondary Schools Fencing Tournament.  This event included all three weapons - Sabre, Epee and Foil.

Liam James won the Sabre.  Liam along with, Charlotte James and Brittany Wyatt competed in the individual mixed epee competition, with Liam placing first overall and first boy. Charlotte was second girl and 7th overall.  Brittany came 9th overall.  Matt Robb competed in the Epee team event with Liam and Charlotte and they placed 1st.

In the foil competition Liam placed 1st, Matt Robb 2nd,   Charlotte came 2nd in the girls’ competition.

A teams event was also held with 3 teams from Burnside, 1 each from Cashmere and Waimate and 1 composite team.  Burnside A won the team event with Burnside C coming third.

Liam was also presented with the Master of Arms trophy. This was because he won all three weapons disciplines for this competition.

This was an awesome event with the majority of the Burnside team competing in their first competition.  A great time was had and all Burnside competitors had great sporting attitudes.  


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by Bernadette Shaw - Thursday, 25 August 2016, 8:51 AM

A great night for Burnside Maths! We have won both the Year 9 and Year 10 competitions for 2016
Our teams were:
Year 9
E Wen Wong, Nina Ose, Jordan Peters and Jonathan Voon
Year 10
Andrew Cai, Andrew Chen, Felix Backhouse and Rickie Li

Also a special mention to the Year 13s who have been helping Mrs Risbridger to run Year 9 training sessions at lunchtimes all year: Hamish Gunasekara, Paddy Cheah, Zach Withers and Jess Dunn. Thank you and congratulations to both our teams.

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Burnside High School International Languages Week: 22-26 August 2016
by Bernadette Shaw - Monday, 22 August 2016, 8:55 AM


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Evolocity 2016
by John Creighton - Sunday, 21 August 2016, 11:40 AM

This Sunday Burnside High School hosted the Evolocity 2016 Build Day in the Technology Block. 10 schools from the South Island appeared on Sunday to start putting their projects together with help from the Burnside staff and our facilities. 

The Evolocity Challenge is to build an electric powered vehicle to compete against other schools on November 27 at the A&P Showgrounds, and to promote the concept of Electric Vehicles. This challange involves Physics, Engineering, Electronics, Technology and Design!

If you are interested in competing in this day, email and we will put you into a team with a vehicle that you will need to fix up for race day!

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Game Design and Electronics clubs
by John Creighton - Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 9:08 AM

This is a reminder about the mid term clubs that are new to Burnside. Learn to design and make games or build advanced Electronic/Arduino Tech projects. Please read the notices for more information. No experience or age restrictions required other than enthusiasm.

Game Design and Electronics Clubs

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SI Canoe Polo Champs in Oamaru
by Carl Johnston - Friday, 12 August 2016, 10:40 AM

2016 SI Canoe Polo

Burnside High School sent 2 teams (11 students) to Oamaru to represent the school in canoe polo against 18 other teams from around the South Island.

Over the weekend all players showed development and two players; Matt Patient and Georgia Van de Loo, were named for the tournament team which recognises the most impressive players at the tournament.

A huge thank you to Miss Symons (coach) who trained our teams, Miss Robison for her work in organising the teams, and Mr Smythe & Mr Johnston for taking players to Oamaru.

Schools canoe polo is starting back up in Term 4. If you are keen to be apart of this exciting sport get in touch with Mr Johnston ( or Miss Robison (

Also NZ is doing really well in canoe polo, check out the clip of teams going to Italy!

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by Bernadette Shaw - Thursday, 11 August 2016, 9:55 AM

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by John Creighton - Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 3:09 PM
Congratulations to Year 13 Student Toby Gillooly on his selection in the Junior Tall Blacks Team. A huge achievement, and we wish Toby luck for his upcoming games.
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by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 11:36 AM

Congratulations to everyone involved in this years school production Alice in Wonderland.  A great success!

Click on the link below to view photos from this colourful production.