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    Parent - Teacher meetings
    by Richard Barnett - Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:32 AM
     

    Parent - Teacher meetings Thursday 5 May


    In order for Parent - Teacher meetings to take place on the afternoon of Thursday 5 May, school will finish for all students at 12.45 and there will be no Period 5 lesson that day. This information was emailed to parents on Monday.

     
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    CAREERS EXPO 2016
    by Bernadette Shaw - Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:38 PM
     


    The 2016 Careers Expo will be taking place at the Horncastle Arena from Thursday 12 May to Saturday 14 May.

     

    As part of our Careers programme we will provide the opportunity for all Year 12 students to attend on Thursday 22 May between 1pm and 2.30pm, with students being transported by bus to and from the Expo venue.  The students will be back at school by 3 pm. 

    This is an excellent chance for students to talk face to face with a wide range of employers, industries, government departments, and training providers who will provide employment and career information.  We hope that, as in past years, it will be very well supported.

    This is a community event and admission is free to all at any of the sessions. 

    The session times are:

    Thursday 12 May     9am - 3pm & 5 - 7pm

    Friday 13 May           9am - 3pm

    Saturday 14 May      10am - 3pm

     


     


     
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    CROSS COUNTRY
    by Bernadette Shaw - Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:34 AM
     

    For more information please click on the link below:

    http://learn.burnside.school.nz/course/view.php?id=13&username=guest



     
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    PARENT PORTAL PAYMENTS UPDATE
    by Marinda van Vuuren - Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 8:55 AM
     

    The technical issues we recently experienced have now been fixed and the Portal is again available to process payments.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

     
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    PARENT PORTAL PAYMENTS
    by Marinda van Vuuren - Friday, 22 April 2016, 11:52 AM
     

    Please note we are currently experiencing technical issues concerning processing of payments.  This facility will be unavailable until further notice and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Please refer to the instructions on your most recent invoice for alternative payment methods.


     
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    GEOGRAPHY YEAR 12
    by Bernadette Shaw - Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 9:18 AM
     

    Year 12 Geography students have just returned from an Alpine adventure at Aoraki Mt. Cook and surrounds. Some highlights included; walking the Hooker Valley track, visiting the Ed Hillary Centre, feeding the fish at High Country Salmon, spotting the glacial features in the Tasman Valley and visiting the waste management centre. Big thanks are extended to all of our experts in the field including the Department of Conservation, Glacier Explorers, Meridian Energy and Ross Ivey (Glentanner Station).​


     
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    CONGRATULATIONS
    by Bernadette Shaw - Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 9:03 AM
     
    The Triathlon team of Angus Bailey, Matthew Trenchard, and Harley Porter won the U19 National Secondary Schools Triathlon title held in Queenstown.  Harley came an impressive 7th in the individual competition.


     
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    Waterpolo Success
    by Bernadette Shaw - Thursday, 7 April 2016, 8:18 AM
     


    Gold for the girls and silver for the boys at the South Islands.

    Ella Dowling MVP of the tournament
    Luke Smith MVP of the tournament
    Annabelle Wilding, Flynn Marshall, Dylan Yoo all in the tournament team.

    Girls head to Nationals  in a couple of weeks.  Congratulations to all involved!


     
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    NZQA Fees
    by Marinda van Vuuren - Monday, 4 April 2016, 9:57 AM
     
    NCEA Fees
    NCEA fees now appear on school invoices and are due by Wednesday 31 August.  Please refer to the school invoice for methods of payment.

    Scholarship Fees
    Year 13 students and their parents/caregivers should be aware $30 (GST inclusive) for domestic students; and $102.20 (GST inclusive) for international students, is charged by NZQA for each Scholarship subject entry.  Year 13 students will have the opportunity to enter into Scholarship subjects later in the year.  Following entry into Scholarship, fees incurred will be charged under ...
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    Y13 Biology students field trip to Orana Park
    by Bernadette Shaw - Monday, 4 April 2016, 8:33 AM
     




    This year's field trip had the wonderful addition of Gorillas to the programme! Students spent the day learning about primate characteristics and behavourial relationships between different species. They got to explore the adaptations of primate and Hominin skull features using the extensive collection that the Orana Zoo school has on offer.