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2023 Yearbook

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CLASSICAL STUDIES EDUCATIONAL TOUR TO GREECE AND ITALY 7th-30th OF APRIL 2023

by Denver Williams

Twenty-five year 12 and 13 students embarked on the journey of a lifetime across Europe, accompanied by four very enthusiastic teachers.

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Principal’s message Yearbook 2023

by Scott Haines

Kia ora koutou and warm greetings to whānau and friends of Burnside High School.

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Year 13

Year 13 Graduation & Prizegiving

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Prize giving Year 12

Year 12 Prizegiving

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Year 11

Year 11 Prizegiving

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Click on the link below for award winners for 2023

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Student activities and successes in the Science Faculty for 2023!

by Rebecca O'Loughlin

There have been lots of great things happening across the Science Faculty this year, with students succeeding well, both in school and out of school. Some highlights are:

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Fia Fia Night Celebrations

by Sally-Ann Goodman

Tālofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and warm Tagata o le Moana greetings

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Daniel Grounds 10WDNK in winning form in the Junior Boys Pole Vault.

50th Anniversary of New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics

by Sandra Pooch

The NZ Secondary Schools Athletics Competition was held for the first time at Nga Puna Wai Otautahi Christchurch in December 2023.

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BHS Y10 Tech Fair 2023

by Steven Rodkiss

Final year projects impress the judges again in Burnside's Annual Tech Fair.

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Deutsch

by Carol Currie

Across the span of 2023, both our senior and junior Deutsch students have been involved in plenty of exciting events and competitions.

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Poroporoaki and Māori prizegiving

by Rachel Heta

On November 30 we celebrated our Māori students achievements and farewelled our Year 13 leavers.

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The Environment Group's work continues.

by Jon Land

With 217 members and devoted staff the Environment Group has made amazing progress this year.

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Gillette Cup 1st XI Prelim Tournament 2023

Cricket

by Sports Office

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Waimairi-iri Dance Group in the Aurora Centre

Young Learners get the opportunity to come to High School early!

by Sandra Pooch

Burnside High School had the opportunity to host Year 5 to 7 students from our Kahui Ako for a day in early December.

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Powerlifting

Powerlifting - NZ national squat record!

by Ruth Knights

This year the Burnside High School Powerlifting team has grown to include twenty students from Years 9 -13, including many new junior lifters.

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Volleyball - Senior Girls team to Australia, December 2022

by Tracy Taylor

After a disrupted Term 1 of Volleyball in 2022, due to Covid, the Senior Girls team set their sights on heading to the Australian Schools' Cup in the Gold Coast (the equivalent of our National Secondary Schools' Champs in Australia), in December 2022.

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Volleyball - Junior Boys & Girls - Term 4

by Tracy Taylor

In Term 4, it's the Junior teams' time to shine, and this term our teams competed in the CSS and SISS Championships, in Christchurch and Dunedin respectively.

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Multisport (Triathlon / Duathlon)

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Basketball Girls Senior A

Girls Senior A Basketball

by Paige Eder

The Senior Girls Basketball team persevered through a year full of challenges.

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Junior Ultimate Frisbee Team T4 2023

Ultimate Frisbee

by Mrs S Delaney

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Roll of Honour recipients

Dance Awards

by Charlotte Ensor

An afternoon celebrating Dance's 2023 successes!

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Drama Special Award Winners

Drama Awards

by Charlotte Ensor

The Inaugural Drama Awards happened in Term 4

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Madagascar performed by the Drama Club

Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr.

by Chantal Koning

Drama Club's production in Term 4

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Philosophy Club

Philosophy Club

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Sustainability Council

Sustainability Council

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Evolocity NZ wide Nationals

by Burnside High School

The results have come in for Evolocity NZ wide Nationals.

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Water Polo Girls Senior A

Water Polo Girls Senior A

by Burnside High School

This year the Senior Girls Water Polo team had a group of experienced players, and a few new strong juniors.

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Water Polo Boys Senior A

Water Polo Boys Senior A

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The team had a great season in Term 1, with a good mix of experience and newcomers to the team, which bodes well for the future.

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Volleyball Girls Senior A

Volleyball Girls Senior A

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The Senior A Girls Volleyball team, coached by Sam Ryburn, had a successful season in Term 1, 2023.

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Volleyball Boys Senior A

Volleyball Boys Senior A

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We kicked 2023 off with Mainland Champs (South Islands) which was the first of our three tournaments of the year.

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Touch Girls Senior A

Touch Girls Senior A

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Tennis Senior Boys and Girls

Tennis

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This has been my first year as Teacher in Charge of Tennis and the teams and I have had fantastic support from the Burnside High Sports Coordinators and Mr Andy McIntosh.

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Table Tennis Mixed A

Table Tennis Mixed A Team

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This year the Mixed A team came 1st in the Canterbury Secondary Schools' Wednesday competition, during Terms 2 and 3.

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Rowing Squad 2022-2023

Rowing 2022-2023

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Pistol Shooting

Pistol Shooting

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In the 2023 McMillan Cup (National Secondary Schools' Pistol Shooting competition), we again had some amazing results.

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Netball Student Coaches

Netball Student Coaches

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Netball Umpires

Netball Umpires

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Mountain Biking CSS Competition

Mountain Biking

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Māori Tuakana

Māori Tuakana

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Zonta Secondary Schools' Sports Awards

by Tracy Taylor

This year we had five finalists chosen over two categories for the 2023 Zonta Sports Awards.

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Jazz Combo 10 at ARA Jazz Quest

Jazz Specialist Music Programme

by Isolde Johnson

The SMP jazz program is an invitational program open to those with an interest in jazz, which students are part of in addition to their primary SMP program.

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Lawn Bowls Term 1

Lawn Bowls

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At the beginning of Term 1, we were shown all aspects of Bowls, such as how to hold the bowl, how to deliver the bowl and the basic rules of the game.

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Korfball Term 1 Competition

Korfball - Term 1 and 4 Competitions

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This year was a pivotal year for Burnside Korfball, and it was a great year overall.

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Kapa Haka

Kapa Haka

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Basketball Boys U20

Basketball Programme

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Basketball continues to prove one of the most popular sports at Burnside High School.

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Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

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The Burnside Ice Hockey team had a successful season in 2023, playing in the High School League on Saturdays at the Alpine Ice Arena.

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Hockey Girls 1st X1

Hockey Girls 1st X1

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This season our team competed in the Wednesday night SSL grade in the Canterbury Hockey Association competition. Although we had mixed results in these weekly games, our team, as a whole, consistently improved each game.

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Hockey Boys 1st XI

Hockey Boys 1st XI

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We had a great season with many ups and downs, changes and challenges, which we were able to overcome as a team.

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Gymsports

Gymsports

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Golf NZSS Teams Final

Golf NZSS Teams Final

by Burnside High School

This 3-man team qualified to attend the NZSS Teams Final event at the Pleasant Point Golf Club, after a 2nd team placing at the Canterbury Secondary Schools' Championships in March.

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Football Girls 1st XI

Football Girls 1st XI

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The Girls' 1st XI Football team kicked off an exhilarating season with a blend of fresh energy and renewed determination.

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Fencing Club

Fencing

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This year fencing at Burnside has been an amazing experience for all, opening up various opportunities for all our fencers from social bouting, to national competitions.

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Football Boys 1st XI

Football Boys 1st XI

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The Boys 1st XI Football team of 2023 embarked on a new journey, with a roster boasting 11 fresh faces out of the 16 players.

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Beach Volleyball NZSS Championships

Beach Volleyball NZSS Championships

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This is the first time any Boys pairings have travelled up to Mount Maunganui for the NZ Secondary Schools' Beach Volleyball Championships.

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Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award 2023

by Burnside High School

As an Award Leader at this school for the past 8 years, I would count 2023 as being one of the most successful years we have had over that time.

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SISS Rock Climbing 2023

SISS Rock Climbing

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Year 9 & 10 Crusaders Rugby Festival 2023

Year 9 & 10 Crusaders Rugby 7's Festival

by Sports Office

The Year Year 9 & 10 Crusaders Rugby 7's Festival took place at Hoon Hay Park on Monday 20th November.

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Senior Division Staff

Senior Division Staff

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International Department Review 2023

by Craig Rosengrave

It feels like things are returning to normal. This year student enrolments surged with applications arriving from all over the world!

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Junior Jazz Ensemble

Junior Jazz Ensemble

by Reiss Hallinan-Fatani

Junior Jazz band is a selected band of year 9 & 10 students that performs an array of tunes from jazz, to latin, to funk.

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Quintet Mélodieux

Chamber Music

by Portia Bell

Chamber music is an intensive programme involving members of the Specialist Music Programme who are arranged into purposeful groups to compete in the National Chamber Music Contest.

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Funk Band

Funk Band

by Alex Gibson

The Burnside High School Funk Band is an invitational senior ensemble that performs a wide repertoire of rock, funk, and contemporary styles.

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Junior Performance Choir

Junior Performance Choir

by Indiana Rose McKinnon

Junior Performance Choir is a junior non-audition ensemble with students from years nine and ten.

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Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

by Monika Duncan

Symphonic Band is the non-auditioned band including players at any year and any skill level. This year the band included around 88 members with Mr Petch directing.

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Senior Contemporary Band

Senior Contemporary Band

by Anjali Mahesh

Burnside High School's Senior Contemporary Band is a group of eight talented musicians showcasing their instrumental skills, specifically in guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keys, and vocals.

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Big Band

Big Band

by Isolde Johnson

The Burnside Big Band is an auditioned 21 piece band made up of a variety of talented musicians from years 9 to 13 who enjoy playing a mix of traditional jazz tunes as well as popular music arranged for Big Band.

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Junior Concert Band

Junior Concert Band

by Finn Tan

Burnside High’s Junior Concert Band is a non-auditioned group of Year 9 and 10s, ranging from the complete beginner to the advanced, who all took Music as an option subject.

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Orchestra

Orchestra

by Francie Liebert and Monika Duncan

2023 has been a success for the Burnside High School Orchestra, which has had multiple opportunities to perform throughout the year.

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Magna Voce

Magna Voce

by B. Tashakkor

Magna Voce is Burnside High School’s mixed un-auditioned choir, consisting of over 30 singers of various ages and expertise and directed by Miss Charlotte Ensor.

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Junior Strings

Junior Strings

by Janetta Pechybortseva

Junior Strings is a non-auditioned ensemble for Year 9 and 10 music students at Burnside High School which involves over 50 talented students playing the violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

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Bel Canto

Bel Canto

by Zia Veer

Bel Canto is the Burnside Senior Auditioned Choir, made up of over 40 treble voiced singers and under the expert direction of Sue Densem.

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Aurora Voices

Aurora Voices

by Shaé Robinet

Aurora Voices (AV) is the junior auditioned choir we have at school which consists of twenty five year nine and ten students directed by Sue Densem, with the help of our student conductor Elle Ilkiw, our student accompanist Kate Ramsay, and Lois Johnston who takes care of the SMP (specialist music program) voice section.

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Student Librarians

2023 in the Library

by Sally Stanley-Boden

What's been happing in the Library this year?

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Equestrian

by Kirsty Ogilvie

With a variety of interschools competitions over the year, there were many opportunities for our BHS Equestrians to shine, whatever their chosen disciplines in 2023.

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Year 13 Physical Education Climbing Trip

by Kirsty Ogilvie

Year 13PED had its first practical assessment opportunity in the middle of term one this year.

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Year 12 Physical Education Ski Trip

by Kirsty Ogilvie

Week four of term three saw the three Year 12 Physical Education classes putting their intensive Risk Management planning into practise at Mt Lyford.

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Basketball Boys Thomson Trophy

Senior Boys Thompson Trophy and CBA U20 Basketball

by Kirsty Ogilvie

This year, our team navigated the unique dynamic of integrating a blend of experienced seniors and enthusiastic rookies.

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Junior Careers Expo

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All Year nine and ten Burnside students had the opportunity for Career Pathway exploration at our school's Junior Careers Expo Wednesday 14th November held on site.

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Special Award Winners

Music Awards 2023

by Charlotte Ensor

Celebrating the achievements and dedication of our multi-talented music students

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Massed Choirs

Burnside Voices 2023

by Charlotte Ensor

A glorious showcase of our choral talent

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Burnside High School teacher John Wilkes with the John Campbell Award for Teaching Excellence

Jim Campbell Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching

by Sandra Pooch

Burnside High School Mathematics teacher is awarded the Jim Campbell Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Untold Story

by Burnside High School

In August, over 100 hundred students from schools across Ōtautahi Christchurch and one from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland came together to creatively communicate the challenges young Pacific people face growing up – demonstrated through song, dance, and an expressive narrative.

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BHS SISS Rugby 7s

SISS Rugby 7's

by Sports Office

The South Island Secondary Schools' Rugby Sevens Championships took place in Fairlie on Saturday 28 October.

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South Division Te Puna Tonga Staff

South Division Te Puna Tonga Staff

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Pasifika Leaders

Pasifika Leaders

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North Division Te Puna Raki Prefects

North Division Te Puna Raki Prefects

by Bernadette Shaw

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North Division Te Puna Raki Staff

North Division Te Puna Raki Staff

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Tech Crew

Tech Crew

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Student Council

Student Council

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Staff Support Prefects

Staff Support Prefects

by Bernadette Shaw

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Sports Council

Sports Council

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West Division Te Puna Uru Staff

West Division Te Puna Uru Staff

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West Division Pe Puna Uru Prefects

West Division Pe Puna Uru Prefects

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World Vision

World Vision

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Year 9 Student Support Prefects

Year 9 Student Support Prefects

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Year 10 Student Support Prefects

Year 10 Student Support Prefects

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Year 13 Class of 2023

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Today we said goodbye and good luck to our Year 13 Class of 2023.

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Arts Council

Arts Council

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Academic Leaders

Academic Leaders

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Year 13 Graduation & Prizegiving 2023

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Held at the Christchurch Town Hall 26th October

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Akaroa

French Department 2023

by Stacey Boyle

If we can’t go to Paris, we will go to Akaroa !

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Evolocity Success

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Evolocity is the Electric Vehicle Engineering and Electronics competition.

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Gray Dawson

Globe Theatre

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Year 13 student Gray Dawson has been chosen to be a member of the 2024 New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company.

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Y9A Team - Team of the Year

Netball Programme - 2023

by Theresa Smith

2023 has been an outstanding season for Burnside Netball especially with the depth that is coming through.

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Burnside High School Dance trip to Los Angeles

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Over two weeks in the school holidays 23 Dance students had a chance to take classes at some of the best dance studios in LA.

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2023 SPORTS AWARDS

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Big Band wins First Place at Young Jazz Band-it

Burnside High School Big Band takes out National Jazz Competition for Second Year Running

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Burnside High School Big Band has won the Essential NZ Jazz Band Competition, the top award at the Young Jazz Band-it school jazz competitions held at the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōkī, Victoria University of Wellington on Saturday, 23 September.

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Phyllis Turner

Burnside High School Music Students Gain International Recognition

by Indiana Bell

Burnside High School music students Anastasia Bell and Phyllis Turner have been accepted into intensive summer programmes held by prestigious music institutions overseas.

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BRFC / BHS Ti Kouka 2023

Rugby Team back in BHS Green!!

by Sports Office

So good to see a rugby team team back in green for the 2023 season.

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The Burnside High School World Scholars Cup Team

World Scholars Cup

by Sandra Pooch

Burnside High school had a large team compete in the Christchurch Round of the World Scholars Cup.

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The designer of the 2023 Cantamath Poster

Cantamath 2023

by Sandra Pooch

Burnside High School is very proud of the students who excel in Mathematics.

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NIWA Science and Technology Fair Success

by Samuel O'Sullivan

This weekend was the Science and Technology Fair held at Canterbury University.

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13 Geography: Queenstown Manaakitanga

by Donna Lee

He tangata takahi manuhiri, he marae puehu. (A person who mistreats their guest has a dusty Marae). Someone who disregards their visitors will soon find they have no visitors at all. This accentuates the importance of Manaakitanga, or hospitality with Maori society and culture.

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Hockey 1st XI Boys' Tournament

by John Watson

Boys had a great time at the Johnston Cup which was held in sunny Nelson this year.

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NZSS Winter Tournament Week 2023

by Sports Office

The New Zealand Secondary Schools (NZSS) Winter Tournament Week took place from Monday 28 August - Friday 01 September in various locations throughout New Zealand.

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Well Deserved Success at the 2023 NIWA Science and Technology Fair

by Samuel O'Sullivan

Twenty-One of Our Students Triumph with Eight Impressive Awards, Taking Home Prizes Worth $1,350 by Showcasing a Variety of Science and Technology Projects.

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Sports Awards

Sports Awards

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Read on for all the Sports Awards from 2023...

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Senior Theatresports Finals

Senior Theatresports

by Mary Hegarty

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National Success in Swimming for Hamish Giddens

by William Boyd

Hamish Giddens is one of ten swimmers throughout the country to be added to the 2023-2024 National Age Programme (NAP). This team consists of swimmers selected from performances at the 2023 Youth Commonwealth Games and the 2023 Apollo Projects NZ Short Course Swimming Championships. Hamish Giddens attained 4 golds at NZ Short Course Championships in the 400 800 1500 freestyle and the 200backstroke. He was also the youngest male to medal in the open category attaining (bronze) in NZ Nationals. He is invited to compete at the Queensland Championships in December and is one of three swimmers invited to attend the October Distance camp taking place in Hawke's Bay. This programme will assist Hamish in his development in distance swimming and will also help him to be one of the best distance swimmers in the country.

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Canterbury High School Game Jam

by Samuel O'Sullivan

The Canterbury Game Jam Next recently concluded with resounding success, bringing together 40 talented high school students for an immersive experience in game development.

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Burnside Video Game Design Course Game Jam

by Samuel O'Sullivan

The much-anticipated end-of-course Game Jam for our Game Design Courses has come to an exhilarating close, leaving us all in awe of the incredible talents displayed by our budding game developers.

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Bel Canto at the Big Sing Finale

The Big Sing Finale

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Bel Canto achieved great success at The Big Sing Finale in Auckland, winning a Gold award.

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New Zealand Programming Contest Success

by Steven Rodkiss

Twenty students competed on Saturday 19th of August for Burnside High School in the New Zealand Programming Contest.

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Speaking 4 the Planet Competition 2023

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Magna Voce at the Big Sing Cadenza

Big Sing South Island Cadenza

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Dance Showcase 2023

Dance News

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Dance Showcase and NZCAF Hip Hop Champs

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Squash - SISS Team Championships

by Tracy Taylor

Our Senior Boys A team won the South Island Secondary Schools' Boys Team Championships the weekend of 24-25 June 2023, held at the Burnside Squash Club, Christchurch.

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Burnside High School Students Celebrate Pasifika Culture in Canterbury Polyfest

by Indiana Bell

The representation of Pasifika traditional dance, music and customs known as Canterbury Polyfest showcases Pasifika culture in secondary schools around the South Island. It began in 2000 and is now the most recognised Pasifika festival in the South Island.

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Burnside High School students running for Canterbury at the National Secondary Cross Country in Palmerston North

Cross Country at Burnside High School

by Sandra Pooch

Term 2 is the term for Cross Country and Road Race. It is good to wait for that cooler Wintry weather.

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Year 11 Canterbury Mathematical Association Competition

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King Charles III Coronation Tree

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A Totara tree, donated by the Christchurch City Council, was planted by the Heads of School, Ameya Raut, Gabrielle Hampton and Max Wallace, at interval on Monday, 8 May, to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday, 6 May.

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NZ Scholarship Top Scholar Awards Ceremony

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Wednesday 10 May, Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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Year 9 Team

da Vinci Decathlon

by Sandra Pooch

Christ’s College has hosted New Zealand’s first da Vinci Decathlon, an academic challenge for Years 9–11 students.

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Road Race CSS Championships

Canterbury Road Race

by Sandra Pooch

We had an amazing day out at Hagley Park for the Canterbury Secondary Schools Road Race on Monday, 08 May.

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SPACPAC Pasifika Supreme Awards Night

by Rebecca O'Loughlin

Burnside High School Pasifika Students Receive Recognition at the SPACPAC Pasifika Supreme Awards Night

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Burnside High School students participate in the Model United Nations at the University of Canterbury

by Sandra Pooch

This article was written by Sam Allan 11WZHY

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Tourism Trip to Akaroa

by Ella Spyve

On Friday the 3rd of March the year 12 and 13 tourism classes got to go on a Akaroa trip.

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Rowing Maadi Cup Squad

Rowing - Maadi Cup 2023

by Max Wallace

The Maadi Cup is the largest secondary school sporting event in New Zealand, and this year Burnside High School made a splash with their impressive performance.

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Athletics SISS Championships

South Island Athletics Championships 2023

by Sandra Pooch

Burnside High School competed in the South Island Athletics Championships in Invercargill March 31 to April 2.

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'Unlocking the Landscape' - Year 12 Geography Aoraki Mt Cook 2023

by Donna Lee

A much-anticipated event on the Year 12 Geography calendar; two classes of intrepid students and three staff set off on our annual three-day alpine experience. The field research mission was to explore how this unique natural environment has evolved over time and to gain insight on how humans have interacted with the landscape - past, present and future.

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Canterbury teams at VEX VRC Nationals 2023

Canterbury Robotics uses BHS Library as their Base

by Katana Dunn

Since the start of 2022 Canterbury Robotics has used the Burnside High School library as the location for their bi-monthly gatherings.

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Canterbury Robotics Teams

Robotics Teams at Nationals

by Katana Dunn

On the 18th of February, four of our robotics teams flew to Auckland to represent our school in the VEX Robotics National Championships.

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Burnside Environment Group ready for work

by Jon Land

2023 has proved to be a challenging year

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2023 disability sports extravaganza hosted by BHS

by Nadene Brouwer

Back again after a Covid enforced hiatus, Burnside High School was able to host the second Disability Sports Extravaganza on Saturday 25th of March.

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Talented Year 9 Writers have been honing their skills in Poetry and Fiction.

by Sandra Pooch

The English Teachers have been identifying our talented Year 9 writers and encouraging them to develop their talents.

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Athletics CSS Championships

Canterbury Secondary Schools Athletics

by Sandra Pooch

After a couple of years' Covid cancellations it was great to have a large team of 70 students competing at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Athletics Championships at Nga Puna Wai.

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Swimming CSS Championships

Christchurch Secondary Schools Swimming

by William Boyd

Jellie Pool Thursday 23rd March

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BHS Swimming Sports 2023

by William Boyd

School Pool Tuesday 18th February

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Burnside vs Shirley Powerlifting Challenge.

by Ruth Knights

Burnside students competed against Shirley Boys' High School in powerlifting over the weekend.

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BHS help a neighbouring school succeed in the water

by Nadene Brouwer

Year 12 Sports Leadership class support Pītau Allenvale students to have a great time at swim sports.

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NZ High School Game Jam Winners

by Samuel O'Sullivan

Max Campbell and Josh Carson won the first New Zealand High School Game Jam. Where students had 3 weeks to build a video game from scratch with the theme "Aroha".

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Senior Achievement Results 2022

by Burnside High School

NCEA – overall pass rates

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