Parent information subject sessions that are to be held this coming Tuesday night the 4th of August .

Year 10 Parents session is from 7 - 8pm and the Year 11 parents session is from 8 - 9pm.

Please click on the images below to access the 2016 course book options. 

You will need to use the filter options at the top to narrow down your selections. 

Year 11Year 12  Year 13

     Year 11             Year 12                 Year 13     

Please also refer to the 2016 Course selection information 

(click the image below)

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    Sports and Cultural Photographs
    by Richard Barnett - Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 5:43 PM

    Sports and Cultural photographs

    Sports and Cultural photographs are being taken in the Aurora Centre on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 August. Please make sure that you know when your photograph is being taken, arrive early and in correct uniform. Click on the links below for a full schedule of the times.

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    Library Selfie Competition
    by Marinda van Vuuren - Monday, 3 August 2015, 11:09 AM

    Library Selfie

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    Parents Evening Course Information
    by John Creighton - Saturday, 1 August 2015, 9:23 AM
    parent info 

    Parent information subject sessions that are to be held this coming Tuesday night the 4th of August.

    Year 10 Parents session is from 7 - 8pm and the Year 11 parents session is from 8 - 9pm.

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    Senior Production of Joseph
    by John Creighton - Friday, 31 July 2015, 5:03 PM


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    Inter-secondary Chess Championships
    by Carl Johnston - Friday, 31 July 2015, 2:56 PM

    Last night the Inter-secondary Chess Championships were held at Cashmere High School. The Burnside A-Team proved to be the best team in Christchurch. Having beaten Christs College, Boys High, and St. Andrews among others they finally went down 1.5-2.5 to Ashburton College in the final, so gaining second place in the A-Grade competition. Well done to Iain Thirring, Samuel Li, Gagjan Thillaikkannan, and James Calder-Knight.


    Meanwhile the B-Team won their final against Riccarton 3-1 to win the B-Grade competition. This means that Burnside will have two teams in the A-Grade next year. Well done to Andrew Cai, Christopher Henry, Elias Mohammad, and Josh Costa-Mitchell.

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    Ronald McDonald House Charities
    by Marinda van Vuuren - Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:38 PM

    Eight students from Year 12 Hospitality and Food & Nutrition have been given the opportunity to cook for families at Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday 12 August. 

    The students would also appreciate support from the school and are accepting donations of non-perishable food items (as listed below) or a gold coin donation which can be dropped off to N12 up until Monday 10 August.


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    by Bernadette Shaw - Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:56 PM

    Enrolment Year 9

    Friday   31 July 2015                     Closing date for all Year 9 applications

    Thursday 6 August 2015                Ballot for Year 9 out-of-zone applicants

    Friday 7 August 2015                     Letters of acceptance/decline sent

    NOTE: Dates above also apply to in-zone applicants at all other levels


    Enrolment Year 10-13 Out-Of-Zone

    Friday   7 August 2015                    Closing date for Yr 10-13 out-of-zone applications

    Friday   14  August 2015                  Letters of acceptance/decline sent

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    Classical Studies
    by Bernadette Shaw - Monday, 27 July 2015, 12:48 PM

    Our Year 13 Classics students did us proud at the Secondary schools Classics Quiz, held at Canterbury University on Thursday, 11th June. We entered two teams, both of which were in the top 5. Our winning team ( Christos Merentitis, James Smythe, Brie Rate and Nina Weir) competed with schools from Canterbury, West Coast and Marlborough answering a variety of questions based on the classical world. Other events during the day included: a) a visit to the Logie room where some of our students (see photo of Amos) got very close to ancient Greek vases, dating back to the 6th and 5th century BCE. b) some of our boys tried lifting a replica of a Macedonian sarissa, a very long spear that revolutionised warfare in the 4th century BCE. c) lectures on themes ranging from "Greek hero culture from antiquity to Aotearoa" to "Socrates - the intellectual gadfly or just a pain in Athens". A big thank you to the Classics department of Canterbury university for organising another enjoyable educational day.

    (Edited by Marinda van Vuuren - original submission Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:20 AM)

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    by Bernadette Shaw - Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:37 AM
    Last night Malestrom (60 boys) and Malemen (a quartet) performed at the Regional Young Singers in Harmony Competition.

    They placed 1st and 2nd respectively.

    Thanks to Gavin Hurley and Ravil Atlas for all the time they have put in here.

    Below is the link to the performance by Malestrom. 

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    Tommy Emmanuel Performing at Aurora Centre on Saturday 22 August
    by Marinda van Vuuren - Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 3:26 PM

    One of the World’s finest guitarists and performers, Tommy Emmanuel, returns to New Zealand and will be playing at Christchurch's Aurora Theatre on Saturday 22 August.  Performing all his classics which feature a sense of jazz and a mix of blues, country, rock and Spanish music - this is one concert not to be missed.

    Tickets available from Ticketek, Phone 0800 842538 or