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March meeting and AGM
by PTA Secretary - Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:42 AM

Last week we held our March meeting and also our AGM. There have been a few small changes to the PTA Executive which are noted in the minutes. We now have a larger refurbished uniform shop premises which stocks new and second hand items, so please come and visit! We also welcome volunteers to assist with the uniform shop and other PTA activities. The minutes are attached below.

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2 May PTA Funding meeting
by PTA Secretary - Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:16 AM

The minutes of the 2 May PTA funding meeting are below. We are grateful for all parent donations to the PTA which go directly towards funding projects which meet our funding criteria. The list of projects that received PTA funding on 2 May will give you an idea of how PTA funds benefit students at Burnside High. 

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting 

Date:               1 August 2016, 7:30 pm Burnside High School - Staff Room

Speaker:          Theo Feldbrugge

Topic:              Building Resilience and Optimism in Teenagers

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November meeting
by PTA Secretary - Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:15 AM

The minutes of our November meeting are available below. In this meeting the PTA approved another round of funding for school projects. We also adopted a new constitution and discussed plans to register as a charity. See the minutes for further detail. 

A merry Christmas to everyone and hope to see you at our meetings next year.

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PTA Christmas Newsletter
by Marinda van Vuuren - Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 2:49 PM

Please refer to the attached PTA Christmas Newsletter.

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Winter uniform now in stock
by PTA Secretary - Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:17 PM


New (and second hand) stock is arriving in the Burnside High Uniform Shop, all the time.  New winter kilts are in stock at $175, and we now have EFTPOS available in the shop (sorry no credit or TAP & GO).


Our price list for new items can be found here BHS Uniform Shop Price List (or at the top of this page), second hand items are individually priced.


In addition to being open every Monday lunchtime of the school term, the shop is opening at the following times, to help you purchase winter uniform.

  • Tuesday 22nd March (after school 2.45-3.45 pm)
  • Wednesday 30th March (lunchtime 12:45 – 1:45 pm)
  • Tuesday 5th April (after school 2.45-3.45 pm)
  • Tuesday 12th April (after school 2.45-3.45 pm)

(Edited by Angela Holmes - original submission Friday, 16 September 2016, 7:52 AM)

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Are you a budding administrator?
by PTA Secretary - Thursday, 17 March 2016, 11:46 AM

Our recent AGM saw a new committee take the reins, but one vital role remains vacant.  We have broken the role of secretary into 3 parts.  If you feel that you could help the school community by fulfilling one (or all) of the following roles, please contact us at pta@burnside.school.nz


  1. Minute Taker - there are only 4 meetings remaining for 2016!).
  2. Email Correspondent – managing the PTA email account.
  3. Moodle Administrator - keeping our Moodle page up to date.


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Meeting Minutes
by PTA Secretary - Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 6:46 PM

The meeting minutes from our AGM and General Meeting on 7 March 2016 are available below, together with the 2015 Statement of Financial Performance.

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Next Meeting - 2 May 2016 - 7:30 pm - Staff Room
by PTA Secretary - Monday, 14 March 2016, 2:12 PM

Our next meeting will be on Monday 2 May 2016, and we will be voting on how your 2016 PTA donations are spent.  

We aim to spend donations in the year they are made so that your students benefit from your donation as soon as possible.  Staff will present their applications for funding and we will allocate funds (where we have money) in the following way.  Priority will be given to applications that:      

  • benefit the most number of students.
  • require funding in the current school year.
  • result in resources that will be retained by the school for future use.

Remember your 2016 PTA donation is tax deductible, and it is never too late to pay.

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Next Meeting - 7th March 2016
by PTA Secretary - Sunday, 28 February 2016, 8:00 PM

Please remember our next meeting is Monday 7th March 2016 at 7:30 pm in the staff room.

The minutes from our last meeting on 2nd November 2015 are available (at the top of the PTA moodle page, filed under "Minutes") together with the minutes of our 2015 AGM.

The committee needs a new Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer for 2016 - It would be great if you would like to be involved in these (or any other) role.

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Dates for your 2016 diary
by PTA Secretary - Monday, 15 February 2016, 8:19 PM

All PTA meetings take place in the staff room (unless otherwise stated) and start at 7:30 pm and are usually over by 9 pm. Everyone (staff, parents, students and whanau) is welcome and it is a good opportunity to get to know other parents and meet staff.


The meetings this year will take place on:

·         Monday 7th March (AGM - Please come and vote and even volunteer)

·         Monday 2nd May

·         Monday 1st August

·         Monday 5th September

·         Monday 5th December