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Web Rangers Programme.
by John Creighton - Saturday, 19 April 2014, 8:20 AM

Help address cyber-bullying and promote digital citizenship ...

and win a TRIP TO SYDNEY...

Register online by April 30th. Sign up at

Google has announced a new initiative in NZ for 14-17 year olds in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

NetSafe and Google NZ have teamed up to launch New Zealand’s first Web Rangers programme. This initiative offers a practical way to help address cyber-bullying and promote digital citizenship
The Web Rangers programme invites teens ...
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Year 12 Geography
by John Creighton - Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:41 PM

Year 12 Geography students have just completed three days of 'real Geography' at Aoraki Mt Cook. The trip brings to life the scale of interacting natural processes/natural features and the subsequent human impacts in this large natural environment. We wish to acknowledge all of those that helped to make this trip such a great success. This includes experts from the Department of Conservation, Mr Ross Ivey (Glentanner Station), Glacier Explorers, The Hermitage and Meridian Energy.

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Free Māori Night Classes at Burnside High School in Term 2
by Marinda van Vuuren - Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:44 AM

Regan Stokes, an English teacher at Burnside High School, will be running free night classes in Te Reo Māori next term in the Burnside High School Staff Room. Details are as follows:

Ako Tuatahi
- No prior knowledge necessary, everybody is welcome - students, parents, grandparents, friends, colleagues. 
- Classes are on Tuesday nights from 7.00 - 9.00 pm  for 5 weeks, starting on Tuesday 6 May.

Ako Tuarua
- A slightly more advanced course that follows on from the learning of Ako Tuatahi for the last four weeks of Term 2.
- Classes will be on either Monday or Tuesday night, depending on what night suits most people the best.

More information is available at or feel free to email Regan Stokes at

If you are interested in attending or would like to be on the email list, please fill out the following form:

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Burnside cellphone app development
by John Creighton - Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 8:24 AM

Burnside is currently investigating the development of a cell phone application to make information from the school easier to access.


To assist with this could you please provide some feedback on layout and features. Slect the appropriate link below.

International Students



Thank You.

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Students released at 12.45 pm on Tuesday 15 April
by Marinda van Vuuren - Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:29 PM

To enable students to attend the Year 9 and Year 10 Parent Teacher Interviews which are being held on Tuesday 15 April, all students will be released from school at lunchtime (12.45 pm) on this day.

Interviews are being held from 1.45 - 3.15 pm and again from 3.45 - 5.15 pm in I and J Blocks.  During the break classrooms being used will be cleared after a bell and buildings locked and will reopen before the commencement of the second session.

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by Marinda van Vuuren - Thursday, 10 April 2014, 11:24 AM

There will be a Mufti Day next Monday, 14 April.  Please bring a gold coin to help raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.  

Students are reminded that mufti must be suitable for school - no ripped clothes, no inappropriate slogans etc.  Year 9 and Year 10 classes who have PE or Dance on Monday must also remember to bring their PE uniform.

Year 13 Prefects will collect money from Period 1 classes on Monday.

Mrs Ussher, West Divisional Principal

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All students dismissed at 12.10 pm due to PPTA meeting - Thursday 10 April
by Marinda van Vuuren - Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 10:22 AM

A reminder to parents, caregivers and students that school will finish at 12.10 pm tomorrow, Thursday 10 April, to enable staff to attend a paid union meeting during the afternoon.

The structure of the day is as follows and please note there will be no Form Time:

Period 1  -  8.15 am - 9.05 am

Period 2  -  9.10 am - 10.00 am

Interval   -  10.00 am - 10.25 am

Period 3  -  10.25 am - 11.15 am

Period 4  -  11.20 am - 12.10 pm

Some staff will be available to supervise students after lunch if necessary.  Should this be required, please contact the Divisional Principal of the Division to which your son or daughter belongs.

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CPIT is holding a FREE EVolocity workshop
by John Creighton - Sunday, 6 April 2014, 9:49 PM
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CPIT is holding a FREE EVolocity workshop for students interested in participating in the electric vehicles competition. The workshop provides an introduction to the world of electric vehicles, and the technology and thinking behind them.

CPIT EVolocity Workshop

Sunday 13 April, 9am-3pm - CPIT Wharenui (lunch is provided)

CPIT Madras Street Campus


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Year 11 Sculpture Exhibition
by John Creighton - Sunday, 6 April 2014, 9:38 PM
Year 11 Sculpture Exhibition at The Peterborough Street Library.
The exhibition is on for the month of April. It includes a selection of some of the best sculptures from the five Year 11 Art classes.
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by John Creighton - Thursday, 3 April 2014, 3:26 PM
Shou Nisbet is leaving this weekend for Canberra as part of the New Zealand U18 Boys Basketball team, which will be training and playing in Australia for two weeks.
Shou is also a member of the new Canterbury Rams team this year - a huge feat for a schoolboy to make this premier grade team (unfortunately he will not be there for their first game this Sunday at Cowles Stadium due to his NZ commitments). Shou is the only schoolboy in the Rams team this year, and with him being only Year 12, this is even more of a big deal.
Definitely an exciting prospect to watch!