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School open as normal on Tuesday

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School open as normal on Tuesday
by Richard Barnett - Monday, 14 November 2016, 4:15 PM

Burnside High School open as normal on Tuesday

School will be open as normal tomorrow, Tuesday, for all staff, students in Years 9 and 10 and senior students sitting scheduled NCEA examinations. The whole school site has been checked by structural engineers today to ensure that our buildings are safe. 

The Junior Music Showcase will be on as normal tomorrow starting at 7pm in the Aurora Centre. 

Our apologies for any disruption caused by today's (Monday) decision to close the school and best wishes to all our community.

Here is some further information from an NZQA release to schools today with regards to the Derived Grades Process, which, understandably, has caused concern for some of you today.

What is the emergency derived grade process?


The purpose of the emergency derived grade is to ensure that no student is disadvantaged in achieving to their full potential due to school, regional or national emergency. If a student is unable to take part in all or some of the national end-of-year NCEA exams, their school can use standard specific work (such as practice exams) they produced during the school year to submit a recommended grade to NZQA.


Emergency derived grades are a process to address exceptional circumstances such as Monday morning's events.


Applications for emergency derived grades are made to NZQA by schools.