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Fencing Success
by John Creighton - Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:40 AM

Wai Ling Chan recently travelled with the New Zealand team to Australia and competed in Sydney for the Australian National Cadet Championships. 
She was  placed first in the Individual Women's Epee event, beating Rachel Aistrope from South Australia with a score of 15-3. For the team event NZ placed 2nd, losing to New South Wales A.

Fencing Success

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Reminder that all students will be released at 12.45 pm on Thursday 24 July
by Marinda van Vuuren - Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 4:29 PM

A reminder that all students will be released at 12.45 pm on Thursday 24 July to enable students to attend the Years 11 to 13 Parent Teacher Conferences.

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Return of Sports, Cultural and Academic Cups and Trophies
by Marinda van Vuuren - Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 4:25 PM

It would be appreciated if all sports, cultural and academic cups and trophies could be returned to the Student Office as soon as possible. Please ensure these have been cleaned before they are returned, and if you have a brother or sister who has left school and has one from last year, please return it for them.

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by Bernadette Shaw - Friday, 18 July 2014, 3:31 PM

Tuesday 22nd July 2014 (7.00pm - 9.00pm)

Thursday 24th July 2014 (1.45pm - 3.15pm and 3.45pm - 5.15pm)

Bookings can be made at using the event code CWC26.  Bookings will close at 8.00am on the day of the conferences.

(Edited by Marinda van Vuuren - original submission Friday, 4 July 2014, 1:54 PM)

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week - 21 to 25 July
by Marinda van Vuuren - Friday, 18 July 2014, 3:31 PM


  1. Interdivisional Poi Competition, 6 - 8 girls from each Division - Making Poi and practice in G5 today - final tomorrow
  2. Interdivisional Kiorahi Competition with mixed team of 12 from each Division - Practice day Monday 



  1. Final Poi Competition on Whare Porch
  2. Interdivisional Kiorahi Competition continues - North v Senior Semifinal



  1. Staff v Senior Debaters in the Quad - Topic: “We should not train or employ teachers who cannot speak Te Reo Maori”
  2. Interdivisiona...
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2014 Youth Talent Quest Auditions Now Open
by Marinda van Vuuren - Monday, 14 July 2014, 12:12 PM

YMCA Talent Quest

Youth Talent Quest auditions are NOW OPEN - go to and...

1. Video the audition. No need to spend a lot (if any) money on the video. The panel will be able to see the talent.
2. Post the audition to YouTube. Alternatively the audition can be sent to the YMCA on DVD or Flash Drive (memory stick).
3. Email the filled out application form to Ensure the URL of the YouTube clip is on the Audition Form.
4. Save the date - 27 September 2014, 7.00pm. Note the change of venue, the live Final will be held at the Cashmere High School Auditorium. Come and be involved.

This year we are working with Papanui Youth Development Trust ( and Christchurch Educated ( to make this year's event bigger and brighter than last year.

If there are any questions please check out or email

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School Internet connection down
by godfreya admin - Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 9:38 PM

There was some work being done outside the school this afternoon that resulted in the school internet connection going down.

This will prevent any staff and students from logging in to Moodle or Google Apps (unless using a chromebook).

I apologise for this inconvenience and we hope that the technicians will have the problem fixed tomorrow morning.

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Year 12 Tourism Trip: Hanmer
by John Creighton - Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 8:44 AM
Year 12 Tourism Trip: Hanmer
The Year 12 Tourism students truly experienced Hanmer Springs as a winter alpine destination. We were treated to a picturesque "snowscape" on the day we visited. Students managed to warm up with a round of mini-golf and cycling first thing. Then we became familiar with the activities and services available to tourists in the Hanmer Springs village. The Heritage Hotel then conducted a guided tour around their complex and students found out about careers in the tourism industry. The highlight of the day was a chance to experience the Hanmer Thermal Resort. The 37 degree hot pool was much appreciated after a very chilly start to the day!! Thanks to all those involved for helping to make this such an enjoyable day out.

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by Marinda van Vuuren - Monday, 7 July 2014, 12:37 PM


This public information evening for parents being held on Wednesday 9 July in the Oaks Room at the Christchurch Netball Centre, 455 Hagley Avenue, from 7.30 to 9.00 pm, is highly recommended.  It focuses on a locally produced resource we are using at Burnside High School. For further information, please refer to the information sheet attached. Please note that entry is free, and an RSVP is appreciated.  

Michael Greenslade
Head of Guidance
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Please return Sports Cups/Trophies
by Bernadette Shaw - Friday, 4 July 2014, 10:40 AM
This year's Sports Awards are being held in the Aurora Centre on Thursday 16 October (first week back in Term 4).

Mark this date down in your diary now.


Please return your sports cup/trophy to either the Student or Sports Office, and please CLEAN them before returning them. If you have a brother or a sister who has left school and has one from last year, please return it for them.

Any queries, please email me in the Sports Office (

Thank you for getting onto this job for me.

Mrs Taylor, Sports Co-ordinator