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Term 4 Newsletter 2019


Principal's Report

by Phil Holstein

Another successful year for Burnside High School

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Anika de la Mare and Amelia MacDonald

Poroporoaki and Māori awards celebrate student achievements and our Year 13 Māori leavers

by Matt White

On December 3, our Te Kura o Waimairi-iri whānau came together to share kai, kōrero and acknowledge the achievements of our students.

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Volleyball Junior Tournaments

by Theresa Smith

We had 86 junior players compete in three tournaments during Term 4.

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PTA Newsletter December 2019

by PTA contact

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Junior Speech Competition 2019

by Teresa Burgess

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Sofia Tuliau-Walker

Fia Fia Night

by Julie Kleinpaste

We held our annual Burnside High School Fia Fia Night on Thursday November 28.

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Robotics and Virtual Reality

by Katana Dunn

On Monday, 2 December, a group of BHS students visited the Digital Innovation Center, Christchurch Airport, to experience the new digital technologies they are introducing there. These students were part of the Robotics group in the cross-curricular week. The purpose of this outing was to introduce the students to the exciting applications for robotics and virtual reality the airport is involved with, in collaboration with the University of Canterbury's Center for Entrepreneurship. This is an account of one of the students' experience:

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BHS Yr9 Activity Day

by Bern Christeller

Another fantastic day was enjoyed by all students who participated in the Year 9 Activity Day which we ran with Sport Canterbury.

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BHS students meet royalty

by Thea-Rose Willcocks

A couple weeks ago, the Prince Charles of Wales and the Duchess Camilla of Cornwall visited New Zealand together for the first time in four years.

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BHS wins the UC Amazing Race!

by Anne-Marie Hampton

Recently two teams from Burnside participated in the annual UC Amazing Race, one team emerging as winners!

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Music Department News from Term 4

by Charlotte Ensor

A wonderful end-of-year with final showcases and awards

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Felix Backhouse

Musician of the year

by Burnside High School

The winner of the Peter Rowe Cup for Musicianship is Felix Backhouse Felix is an outstanding all-round musician who has contributed at the highest level to every facet of the music department in his five years at Burnside High School.

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Ki O Rahi Tournament

Ki O Rahi Tournament

by Maisie Gladwell-Hunt

Bright and early on Wednesday 24th of September, we assembled at school to set up for the Ki o Rahi tournament which the Year 12 and Year 13 Sports Leadership and Performance organise for the Year 8 Cobham Intermediate students.

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Burnside Powerlifters

by Ruth Knights

Burnside students achieve great results at local regional powerlifting championships.

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Ameya Raut 9SOSC and Lucia Guo 9SHTR with their medals from the World Scholars Cup Tournament of Champions.

World Scholars Cup Tournament of Champions

by Sandra Pooch

Burnside is very proud of the three year 9 students who qualified for and competed in the World Scholars Cup Tournament of Champions at Yale University .

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Top Achievers

2019 Dux & Proixme Accessit

by Alan Robertson

PETER BRYANT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to the Dux of the school Ethan Ng

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