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Term 4 Newsletter 2022


Farewell Mr Holstein

by Andrea Griffin

As you will have heard Mr Holstein is moving on to new adventures

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Principal's report

by Phil Holstein

Tēnā koutou e te whānau

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NZ Performer of the Year

by Talia Ellis

In the first week of term 4 one of our Dance Academy teams took on the most prestigious Performing Arts competition in NZ.

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CSS Senior Volleyball Champions 2022 - BHS Boys Senior A Volleyball

Term 4 Sports Update

by Sports Office

The 2022 school year might be coming to a close but that hasn't stopped our teams and athletes from performing strongly across a range of sports and events. Volleyball, Athletics, Taekwondo and Life Saving have all been on the agenda for our students with some fantastic results.

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Special Award Winners

Music Awards 2022

by Charlotte Ensor

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

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Student activities and successes in the Science Faculty for 2022

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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Paris Chin - Zonta Award Winner 2022

Zonta Awards

by Sports Office

Burnside High School had four Zonta finalists in 2022.

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2022 Year 10 Technology Fair

by Samuel O'Sullivan

For the third year the Digital Technology Department has held its annual Technology Fair

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Year 13 Geography Queenstown Field trip

by Burnside High School

The eagerly anticipated 5-day field trip to Queenstown enabled a ‘real-world’ opportunity for students to develop and extend their geographical thinking and collaboration skills. This experience also provided fantastic opportunities for social interaction beyond the classroom.

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PTA Newsletter December 2022

by PTA contact

It has been another busy year for The Burnside High School PTA. There have been four meetings throughout the year. We were very lucky to be joined by some fantastic speakers, including Simi Desor, Registered Psychologist and Dame Sue Bagshaw. Please join us for all meetings, it’s a great way to meet other parents and staff members and to learn more about how the PTA operates. All students and whanau welcome.

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland - Drama Club

by Francie Liebert

It’s not every day that the students of Burnside High School unite to form an angry screaming mob!

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Engineering Science Competition 2022

Engineering Science Competition

by John Watson

What’s the largest payload that could be launched into orbit by slingshot?

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Hamish Cleary - Boccia 2022


by Sports Office

Hamish Cleary 12WRDS has successfully represented Burnside High School this year in Boccia.

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Experience Waimairi-iri Day (copy)

by Nadene Brouwer

Global languages, Science experiments, Team sports, Literature, Social Science, Choreography, Art skills, colourful maths, Pacifika kai, creating businesses and digital game design were only a part of what was on offer by Burnside High School to our talented and passionate Year 5-7 students within the Waimairi-iri Kāhui Ako.

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by Burnside High School

This year had some key events for German! The annual competitions and scholarships available for Deutsch students began to slowly come back after COVID-19 hit, and the junior classes had numerous fun activities involving food and movies.

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Student Librarians

Library Life 2022

by Sally Stanley-Boden

Looking back over 2022, 1st February seems to have just happened and yet, also feels way back in the distant past. Have a look at what's been happening in the Library this year.

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Chicks from Corea - ARA Jazz Quest

Music Department in 2022

by Helen Renaud

This was a very successful year, despite the slow start due to Covid.

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A big thank you to our 2022 Burnside Leaders

by Jon Land

Three hundred and twenty students took a leadership role in Years 9 to 11 and made a wonderful contribution to the school.

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Debating 2022

Debate; a yearly reflection

by Rachel Heta

Burnside High Debating has had a successful 2022 despite numerous setbacks.

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