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If you need a uniform then the PTA uniform sale is the place to come. This year we have a wide variety of second hand and some new uniform items available at very reasonable prices. The sales are being held in the Cross Gymnasium (behind the swimming pool):
- 11-1 pm on Saturday 13th December 2014 and
- 3-5 pm on Thursday 22nd January 2015.
We hope to see you there.
(Edited by Bernadette Shaw - original submission Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 8:55 AM)
(Edited by Bernadette Shaw - original submission Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 10:46 AM)
The Year 9 Prize Giving will be held in the Aurora Centre at 8.30 am on Wednesday 10 December. All students are expected to attend and should report to their form room at 8.15 am. Year 9 students will be released for holidays at 10.00 am.
The Year 10 Prize Giving will held in the Aurora Centre at 10.30 am on Wednesday 10 December. All students are expected to attend and should report to their form room at 10.15 am. Year 10 students will be released for holidays at 12.00 pm.
Parents who are attending prize givings should be seated in the Aurora Centre ten minutes before the start time. Thank you.
School reports are being sent to parents' email addresses and will be available on the Parent Portal on Moodle.
(Edited by John Creighton - original submission Monday, 8 December 2014, 5:04 PM)
A team ten students attended the National Secondary Schools
Athletics Championships in Whanganui over the
The photo is of our winning Road Race team
Angus Bailey in his first year as a senior led the 3 man road race team to a gold medal. The team of Angus, Daniel Coats and Nick Findlay won gold comfortably from a large field in the 6km Road Race.
Angus then went in to finish creditably in the final of the 1500m on the track while Nick went on to finish well in the Steeplechase.
Congratulations to the Burnside Teams that took part in the Electric Car competition run last week at Ruapuna. The students developed a very competitive vehicle and placed well over all. Michael Perry, Josh Lowe and Jonathan McKay all drove on the day, through a series of obstacle courses, speed trials and endurance races.
Michael Perry did well and placed 5th and the Josh Lowe, Jonathan McKay entry placed 9th respectively out of a field of 16. We would have done better but had a major gear failure which took us out of one event.
The movie entry of Tony Lee and Armand LeRoux was enough to give us a first place in the movie section.
It was an enjoyable day and a different way to learn about
mechanics physics and engineering. Pictured are the students with
Eva Håkansson the fastest woman on wheels
(242mph on machine she built herself!)
The 2014 Codeworx challange for 2014 has come to a conclusion.
This National premiere programming competition for students from
9-13 was entered by a large number of students.
SECOND PLACE (INDIVIDUAL) Nathan James from Burnside High School
THIRD PLACE (INDIVIDUAL) Tom Wright from Burnside High School
SECOND PLACE (TEAM ENTRY) Niko Tainui, Jacob Woods, Cameron Giddens and William Withers from Burnside High School
What they had to do...
- Solve a real world problem
- Be useful in someone's everyday life
- User-friendly design
- Process-driven computer programming
Nathan James from Burnside High School is one of sixteen students have been selected to attend the Genesis Energy Realise the Dream event organised by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
During the week the participants will be hosted by the Liggins Institute and the Photon Factory at the University of Auckland and also Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.
Genesis Energy will be hosting the students at the Huntly power station and the students will also be hosted by DairyNZ in Hamilton.
In Wellington they will visit NIWA, Acme Engineering and will be given a special tour of Matiu Somes Island.
The week culminates with an award ceremony at Government House where there will be some special awards presented which include international travel to science events and education scholarships.
For more about the students selected and their project summaries, visit www.realisethedream.org.nz/participant-projects.htm
On Monday 3 December ten of our Year 12 French Exchange students left Christchurch to spend six weeks in Paris as part of an exchange between Burnside High School and La Source . Tash Wilson, Emily Hughes, Tanu Srivastav, Ayaka Archer, Brooke Rakowitz, Petra Garratt, Megan Goodrich, Hannah Miles, Kate Garner, and Rosa Elliott all hosted their French exchange students in July and are returning to live with them in Paris. They will spend Christmas and New Year there with 2 weeks of holidays and 4 weeks at school.
We wish them bonnes vacances and look forward to their many stories when they return.