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New school website
by Andrew Godfrey - Monday, 25 May 2020, 8:26 AM
we have moved
We have launched a new site to be used by the school community as well as those who wish to join or find out more about our community.

This can be found at https://www.burnside.school.nz/

This website will be shutdown at the end of the week so please remove this site from your bookmarks and visit https://www.burnside.school.nz/ for information and updates.

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by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 2:05 PM

The school is on student break from 30 March until 14 April.

Outside of these times contact details are as follows:

All General enquiries:                  admin@burnside.school.nz

IT related enquiries:                     computerservices@burnside.school.nz

Contact details for the counsellors of the four Puna/Divisions are as follows:


Te Huinga Wai  - Senior:          Mr Greenslade                 gmm@burnside.school.nz

                                                        Miss Skidmore                 skm@burnside.school.nz...

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by Marinda van Vuuren - Thursday, 19 March 2020, 4:30 PM

Dear Parents/Caregivers

We are getting regular Ministry updates and currently the message is:

  • Our advice at this time is that children should continue to attend school.'While we are seeing large-scale school shutdowns elsewhere in the world, in New Zealand we still have no community transmission. Consequently, any decisions about school closures will be made on a case by case basis.'

Katrina Casey, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Education
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Burnside High School PTA Uniform Shop
by Angela Holmes - Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 3:04 PM

The shop is open on Monday lunchtime 1.00pm – 2.00pm and Tuesday afterschool 2.40pm - 4.00pm and the following extended hours as below for purchasing winter uniform items.

All uniform items are available new and there is a good range of second-hand uniform.


Wednesday 25 March      5.00pm – 7.00pm

Tuesday 31 March           2.40pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 1 April          5.00pm – 7.00pm

Tuesday 7 April               2.40pm – 5.00pm

Tuesday 28 April             2.40pm – 5.00pm


Payment is by cash or EFTPOS.

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by Marinda van Vuuren - Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:07 PM

As of Monday 16 March, students may wear either FULL Summer OR FULL Winter uniform. Please do not mix summer uniform items with winter uniform.

Please check the weather report before you make any decisions.

Winter uniform will be compulsory from the start of Term 2, Tuesday 28 April.

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by Marinda van Vuuren - Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 2:56 PM

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Three new confirmed cases were announced on the weekend taking the total confirmed cases for New Zealand to eight. We have been advised these cases are not connected with any schools or early learning services and they are doing well and two are self-isolating at home/hotel with one being treated in hospital.

Prime Minister Announcement
On 14 March, the Prime Minister has announced new and strong protective measures to keep individuals, families and communities safe and healthy. The measures come into effect from 1.00 am Monday, 16 ...

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Colour Your Day - Friday 13 March
by Marinda van Vuuren - Thursday, 12 March 2020, 10:19 AM

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Tomorrow we have a non-school uniform day and also remember those that lost their lives and were affected on March 15th.

We ask that the students wear bright and colourful clothes tomorrow and remember the gold coin donations. All proceeds will go to St Johns.

At 1.50 pm we will have a silent remembrance. Flowers will be laid at our memorial to Haziq Mohd Tarmizi, our student who lost his life this time last year.

Burnside High School is proud to be providing the orchestra for the National Remembrance Service on Sunday.

We have asked all of our students to show care and consideration for those of our community that were affected at this time.

Ngā mihi

Andrea Griffin

Associate Principal

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COVID-19 Update
by Bernadette Shaw - Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 8:58 AM

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Many of you will be aware that there are cases of COVID-19 confirmed in New Zealand that have had links to four school communities. I appreciate this could be unsettling for some of you so I wanted to provide you with an update.

It was very reassuring to read the information from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service that the children in these families are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19 and are doing well. The Ministry of Health is confident there is no risk for the students and staff in those schools because the ...

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