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by Sandra Sidaway - Sunday, 23 November 2014, 4:57 PM

The Year 10 Marae trip, postponed earlier because of a tangi, is now confirmed for this Wednesday 26 November.

The bus will leave school at 8.15am and return by 2.30pm. Lunch is provided.

Students need to bring a  bottle of water and a koha to thank our hosts for having us.

Please check you email for permission slips or collect from Student Office. We need numbers by the end of interval on Tuesday for booking bus and catering.

I hope to see all Maori students attend. If you have a clash with your Antarctic Trip we will arrange for you to go another day.

Nga mihi, Mrs Sidaway

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by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 2:14 PM

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You are invited to 'A Night of Comedy'
by Nigel Roberts - Thursday, 13 November 2014, 10:40 AM

The PTA are having a spring social this year and invite all of the Burnside High School Community to a night of comedy with the Scared Scriptless improvisation team from The Court Theatre. What else do you need to know?

  • The show is one night only - Wednesday 19th  November 2014 at 7:30 pm in the Aurora Centre.
  • This is a social opportunity for everyone (R13) - students, staff, parents, friends & family.
  • Scared Sciptless is Australasia’s longest-running comedy show.
  • The Court Jesters will bring their peculiar brand of comedy and skills to Burnside High School.
  • The bar will be open, so if you are fortunate enough to still look under 26, please bring ID.
  • All tickets are $15 and only available from the student office.
  • When you buy a ticket you will be asked to nominate a form class - the class that sells the most tickets will be rewarded with a pizza lunch and 200 divisional points, the runners up get class ice creams and 100 divisional points!

Get a group together (or come alone and make friends) and buy your tickets, then get ready to laugh the night away.

(Edited by Bernadette Shaw - original submission Thursday, 16 October 2014, 1:15 PM)

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by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 8:28 AM

All the very best of luck to all students who are sitting NCEA exams  through until December 2nd.

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by Bernadette Shaw - Thursday, 6 November 2014, 12:51 PM

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR CANTERBURY YOUNG PEOPLE Dec 11-12. We've a great line up of speakers including Carl Pavletich of Fab Lab, Lan Pham of Working Waters Trust, Netta Egoz of Pecha Kucha, Sharon McIver from Our Daily Waste, Emma Johnson from Project Freerange .... and more tba. Day two is all about field activities with 5 great experiences to choose from. The event is FREE - you can register for both days or just one and even stay overnight at the marae should you wish. More details

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Global Issues Problem Solving Success
by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 8:43 AM
Congratulations to Jessica Schofield 13HDC and Ethel Shen 9WJAE for their outstanding success in Auckland during the weekend at the National Finals of Global Issues Problem Solving NZ. The students were both placed first in their respective categories: Jessica in the Senior Individual and Ethel in the Middle Individual. 
The topic for the finals was Land Transportation and the students researched widely in advance to find out about possible future challenges connected with this topic. In Auckland at the finals they were presented with a "Future Scenario" and they had to respond to this scenario under strict test conditions.
Jessica is well-known in GIPSNZ as she has attended the nationals a total of seven times, since first qualifying in Year 5. In addition, she competed internationally in 2012 and was placed first. Both girls have won places at the international competition in the USA in 2015.
Thanks to Jessica for her work this year coaching the Year 9 GIPS team and individuals.  
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by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 8:34 AM

The Christchurch presentation of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award ceremony was held on Saturday 1st November at St Andrews College.  Burnside High School's very own Annabel  McGusty was presented her award by The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae.  Annabel was a Year 13 Student in 2013 and spent 4 years achieving this remarkable achievement. 

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by Bernadette Shaw - Monday, 3 November 2014, 12:24 PM

As part of our Graduation process students at Burnside are asked to maintain excellent attendance, be a sensible and hard-working member of our school community and to also undertake some act of service that benefits the school. This year we decided to ask students to keep a log of the service that they have done so that we can acknowledge their efforts at graduation. Students receive a Silver Award for completing twenty hours of service, a Gold Award for thirty five hours and a Platinum Award for more than fifty hours. We have been delighted by the work that Year ...

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2015 West Division Prefects
by Bernadette Shaw - Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:11 PM

West Division Prefects for 2015

Congratulations to the following students on being chosen for the West Division Prefect team for 2015.

Back row left to right ...

Conor Clarke, Chynae Stark, Amy Dean, Asher Richards, Matthew Howes, Lauren Sargent, Josh Saville, Joel Williams

Front row left to right ...

Liana Allan, Sam Bowler, Jessika Rowe, Sam Neill, Alvin Li, Jacob Kuek, Ali Pickering, Cameron Russell, Emma-Daisy Hunt, Josh Scott, Ella Dunbar-Wilcox, Erin Gilchrist

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International Picnic Cancelled Today
by Marinda van Vuuren - Friday, 31 October 2014, 9:26 AM

A bad weather forecast means that we have had to cancel the International Picnic that was meant to happen this afternoon.  

We are really disappointed as we were all looking forward to meeting up but we do not want you all getting wet.