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Term 2 Newsletter 2021

Contents

Showquest 2021

by Charlotte Ensor

On May 18th Burnside High School competed in the annual Showquest at the Christchurch Town Hall.

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Manu Korero

by Sally-Ann Goodman

On the 18th of June, four Burnside High School students spoke at a speech competition called Manu Korero for Maori students.

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Principal's Report

by Mr Phil Holstein

Kia ora whanau. Ka mahuta a Matariki i te pae, ka mahuta ō tātou tūmanako ki te tau When Matariki rises above the horizon, our aspirations rise to the year ahead. The first sighting of the Matariki star cluster on Friday 2 July marked the official start to the Māori New Year. Ngā mihi o te tau hou – happy new year. Matariki marks the time to reflect on the past, to celebrate what we have, and set our sights on new goals.

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The World Scholars Cup team at Avonside Girls High School.

Burnside High School dominate the Christchurch Round of the World Scholars Cup.

by Sandra Pooch

54 students in 18 teams of 3 competed in the Junior and Senior Divisions of the Christchurch Round of the World Scholars Cup.

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NZ Young Physicists' Tournament

by John Watson

Senior Physics teams compete in "Physics fights", a cross between Physics investigations and debating!

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Burnside Students with coach Alexa Reid

Underwater Hockey

by Alexa Reid

After ten long years Underwater Hockey is back and competing for the first time since the earthquakes!

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Year 13 Biology Students Visit Orana Park

by Matthew Easterbrook

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Canterbury Cross Country Team 2021

Cross Country

by Sandra Pooch

As the winter weather starts to arrive the Cross Country runners are in their element. Term 2 is a big term for the Cross Country events.

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University of Canterbury Information Session - Pizza & Games Evening

by Craig Rosengrave

UC kindly paid us a visit yesterday evening, delivering enrolment information and 50 pizzas!

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Baby forests and butterflies

by Jon Land

Our native corridor continues to grow and the Burnside butterflies have a new home.

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SISS Badminton Championships - Dunedin 2021

SPORTS UPDATE #3

by Sports Office

This edition includes Gymnastics, Swimming, Table Tennis, Badminton, Powerlifting, NZSS Cross Country and the Ashburton Exchange.

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Reflections

Chamber Music Contest - Districts and Regionals

by Charlotte Ensor

Over two weeks in June, our chamber music groups competed in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Canterbury Districts and South Island Regionals

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BHS Student's Experience at Biology Olympiad Camp

by Matthew Easterbrook

Carol Khor, a Year 12 student, was one of 24 students selected to attend the New Zealand International Biology Olympiad training camp held in Dunedin. The camp is held to select four representatives for New Zealand through a three-hour practical and a three-hour theory exam that covers all the skills and material in the International Biology Olympiad syllabus. Her experience of this camp is described below.

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Saving Laptops

by Katana Dunn

Recently Burnside High School got involved with a great programme that recycles laptops made redundant by industry. Recycle a Device was established in 2020 with the idea to refurbish old laptops for whānau in need.

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Video: BeKiwi - Do Christchurch and Canterbury

Promo Video including Burnside High School 'talent'. BeKiwi.nz

by Craig Rosengrave

Our very own super star talent, Jenny Son and Adam Shen spent two days with a crew of photographers and videographers making the attached video.

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Winning Team

Mathematic Success!

by Burnside High School

On Wednesday night the Year 11 Calculator competition took place at Hagley College.

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Genetics Expert Visits Year 13 Biology Students

by Matthew Easterbrook

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South Island Secondary Schools Swimming

by William Boyd

Caroline Bay Aoraki Trust Swimming Pool, Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 June 2021

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Learning to Lead

by Jon Land

The Burnside Leaders have enjoyed two presentations this term from staff who have demonstrated significant leadership in their chosen field.

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Culture Day was a popular celebration...

by Kerrie Dillon

An Executive Council Culture Day event held at the end of last term had some of our students cooking up a storm and wearing their traditional costumes to celebrate the many cultures in our school community. We were also lucky to have performances from the BHS Pasifika students and the Takumi Japanese drumming group while lunch was selling out fast. See more photos attached below.

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PTA Meeting 5th of July 2021

by PTA contact

Burnside High School PTA was so grateful to be able to host multi award-winning teacher and researcher Ekant Veer at last week’s general meeting.

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Nicola McLachlan 9NMRC - NZSS Trampolining Championships

SPORTS UP DATE #1

by Sports Office

This edition includes NZSS Gymnastics (Artistic and Trampolining), CSS Road Race, and CSS Swimming Updates.

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CSS Cross Country - Hagley Park 2021

SPORTS UPDATE #2

by Sports Office

This edition includes NZSS Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Badminton, Underwater Hockey, and the CSS Cross Country.

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EPro8 Challenge 2021

by Lindy Choo

EPro8 is an engineering competition held across New Zealand. The teams have 2.5 hours to complete as many challenges as they can.

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Outstanding Sporting Achievements

by Burnside High School

We are in the process of archiving past/present Burnside High School students/staff members who have excelled in their sporting field.

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Radioactivity trip

by Rebecca O'Loughlin

Our Year 11 Extension and Year 12 General Science students went to the University of Canterbury as part of their study of Radioactivity and Models of the Atom.

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Music Department News - Term 2 2021

by Charlotte Ensor

Term 2 was a busy start to 2021's music competitions and performances

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Allenvale's first Cross Country

by Rachaelle Stidder

Building tuakana teina relationships with Allenvale our local special education school.

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Video: Boys Doubles Badminton South Island Championships 2021

Badminton South Island Championships - Dunedin 11-13 June 2021

by Craig Rosengrave

Four girls and four boys played in both singles and doubles matches accumulating points as they went in search of the overall Best Team.

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Student Voices Heard

by Sally-Ann Goodman

We are The GEAC (The Gender Equality and Awareness Club), and we stand for gender equality for all people.

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World Vision 2020

by Sally-Ann Goodman

It has been a challenging but rewarding term for the World Vision Committee.

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