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    Geography Field trip
    by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 2:17 PM

    The Year 12 Geography classes had a great time experiencing physical and human geography in the field at the Mackenzie Basin and Aoraki Mt. Cook. 

    As part of the large natural environment topic - students learn about glacial,climatic,tectonic and vegetation processes and consequently, the landforms. Furthermore, geographers factor in the change caused by humans. Students consider the impacts of activities such as farming, tourism, recreation, settlement and hydro-electricity production in the region.

    Highlights of the trip included walking the full Hooker Valley track and the 'Glacier Explorers' boat excursion.

    Thanks to the accompanying staff and students for making this such a fun and rewarding experience! Huge thanks also to all of the experts that helped us in the field.

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    by Bernadette Shaw - Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 11:20 AM


    Ticket bookings will open on the 20th APRIL 2018.


    Ticket bookings will open on the 20th APRIL 2018.

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    Pacific Culture celebrated in Christchurch
    by Bernadette Shaw - Monday, 19 March 2018, 10:48 AM
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    PTA Uniform Shop
    by Angela Holmes - Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:33 PM

    The Burnside High School PTA Uniform Shop stocks the full school uniform, both new and second-hand. The pricing is very competitive and profits made are returned to the school for the benefit of the students. The shop is staffed by one part time manager and parent volunteers.


    Opening Hours

    Monday lunchtime:  1.00pm – 2.00pm

    Tuesday after school:  2.45pm – 4.00pm


    We will open extra hours on the following days to allow for the purchase of winter uniforms.

    Wednesday 28 March:  2.30pm – 4.00pm

    Wednesday 4 April:  2.30pm – 4.00pm


    Please Note:

    We are closed on public holidays and on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 April for Easter break.



    The Uniform Shop is always looking for volunteers during opening times. We would like to hear from you if you are able to help.  Please email:  pta@burnside.school.nz and someone will contact you.

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    Adobe Creative Cloud 2018
    by John Creighton - Saturday, 10 March 2018, 4:30 PM

    This offer is still available to ALL students and homes, BUT half of the licences available are now sold. 

    If you are wishing to purchase please read this and check the student notices.

    Burnside High School is able to offer students the Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 at significantly reduced prices. 


    To purchase outside of the school agreement will cost Australian Dollars $16.99/month excl GST.

    Any questions please email cz@burnside.school.nz

    The applications available and the way to purchase are listed below:

    Students who wish to purchase:

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    MARDI GRAS: Languages cultural festival 2018!
    by Bernadette Shaw - Thursday, 8 March 2018, 2:23 PM

    Bonjour, Ni hao, Konnichi wa, Guten Tag, Hola!

    Come to K-block Friday lunchtime  9th March to experience the 5 foreign languages at Burnside: French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.

    Music and food stalls. 

    Crepes, sushi, Lebkuchen, Bratwurst, guacamole, empanadas, churos!

    CASH sales only and preferably small change. No EFTPOS.​

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    Chinese icebreaker Xue Long
    by John Creighton - Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 11:28 AM

    Last week a group of BHS Y10 Digital Technologies students were fortunate to visit the Xue Long. The tour of the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long was very educational and inspiring. Displacing around 20 000 tons and with a deadweight of 10 000 tons, the ship carried 2 helicopters for a variety of research uses.

    The tour was very educational. The officers and the staff aboard the ship were very friendly and even though some of them couldn’t speak English well, they still tried to explain the multiple functions of the rooms to us. 


    BHS students with the Mayor of Christchurch - Lianne Dalziel

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    Rowing Success
    by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 8:24 AM

    A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported Burnside High School over the weekend and witnessed our most successful South Island Secondary Schools Rowing in recent years!!

    Two massive days of racing were only managed thanks to all our parents supporting, feeding and organising the rowers! After a huge programme of heats we came away with 10 A finals and 2 B finals!

    A breakdown of the results

     3rd GU16 1x Sharni Ross

    4th B Novice 8+ Sam Thompson, Hamish Trenchard, Jackson McKenzie, Thad Goeysinsup, Noah James, Riley Goad, Jaedyn Ellenbroek, ...

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