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Ōtautahi teachers 'gatebreak' digital tech success – Education Gazette 17/05/2024

Congratulations to the Burnside High School Technology Department who recently won the ITP Gerard MacManus Excellence in (IT) Education Award, and to John Creighton, Head of Faculty Technology, who was awarded a life membership to the Digital Technology Teachers' Association for his services to the subject association.

Their work is highlighted in the latest Education Gazette.


Ōtautahi teachers 'gatebreak' digital tech success – Education Gazette Burnside High School teachers are casting a wide net with Techquity, an innovative online resource aiming to equip educators across Aotearoa New Zealand with the tools they need to teach digital technologies effectively.

Photos from Burnside High School's post 15/05/2024

The Year 11 Geography students enjoyed an engaging day investigating the nuances behind the fluctuation of residential property values in Christchurch. The day commenced with an informative lecture at the University of Canterbury, followed by fieldwork in Addington and Fendalton. Additionally, we conducted a transect profile analysis, contrasting the inner-city areas of Chester Street East and West.

Christchurch fencer could break 20-year Olympic drought 25/04/2024

Congratulations Tamsyn! It's great to see another member of the Burnside High School alumni experiencing success on the world stage!

Christchurch fencer could break 20-year Olympic drought Joking around in high school art class and stabbing her friend with a ruler sparked a journey that’s taken Tamsyn Campbell around the world.

Photos from Burnside High School's post 28/03/2024

Congratulations to all our teams and athletes who competed in various locations throughout New Zealand as part of the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Summer Tournament week (Mon 18 March - Fri 22 March).

A huge well done to Ben Lough who placed 3rd in the U14 Boys grade at the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Triathlon Championships in Mount Maunganui.

Congratulations also to the Senior Girls Touch team who placed 3rd at the South Island Secondary Schools Touch Championships, and the Senior A Boys Volleyball team who placed 1st in Division 2 of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Volleyball championships.

Keep an eye out for the Term 1 newsletter for a full wrap up of Summer Tournament Week and all our teams' successes.

Year 9 and 10 Parent Teacher Conferences 22/03/2024

Year 9 and 10 Parent Teacher Conferences Whānau of our Junior students are invited to meet and discuss their learning with each of their subject teachers at this years Parent-Teacher Conferences.


The Halberg Foundation and ParaFed Canterbury are pleased to

host the Burnside High School “Disability Sports

Extravaganza”. This event is for young people aged 5-21 with a

physical disability including visual and hearing impairments. This is

a fantastic opportunity to try some new sports or perhaps to

master your existing one! Bring your family down at a time that

suits to try a specific sport or come along for them all.

They can also register through this link.

Specialist Music Programme 2025 16/03/2024

Specialist Music Programme 2025 The Specialist Music Programme at Burnside High School caters for students with considerable musical experience and talent. Successful applicants gain entry to Burnside High School whether living in-zone or not. Applications are now open to talented musicians in the following specialist areas:

Gillette Cup BHS 1st XI vs CBHS 14/03/2024

Gillette Cup BHS 1st XI vs CBHS This is the first time in over a decade or more that we have reached this stage of the competition. We are very proud to have a team of talented young men, who have all contributed in various ways throughout this competition.


CANTERBURY POLYFEST Tālofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, Noa’ia, Mauri, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and warm Tagata o le Moana greetings.

International Gaming Expo 06/03/2024

International Gaming Expo On the 23rd of February the University of Canterbury hosted their 'International Gaming Expo' which also had a wide array of esports competitions as a part of it

12 Geography Aoraki/Mt. Cook 2024 04/03/2024

12 Geography Aoraki/Mt. Cook 2024 The Year 12 Geography classes embarked on an enriching three-day field trip to Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park, nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of the Southern Alps on New Zealand's South Island.

Boys 1st XI Gillette Cup Update 28/02/2024

Boys 1st XI Gillette Cup Update Thanks to a solid win against Rangiora High School on Tuesday 27 February, the Boys 1st XI Cricket team are through to the quarterfinals of the Gillette Cricket Cup.

Outstanding Sporting Achievements 27/02/2024

Outstanding Sporting Achievements 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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Videos (show all)

Pink Shirt Day at Burnside High School on Friday. Organised by our lovely Y13s at lunchtime.
Y9 Food Technology’s assessment today was judged by two eager teachers. We all appreciated your efforts. 😂And the winner...
12HFT - NCEA Level 2 Food Technology and Innovation with Hospitality. Students made some fantastic, wholesome salads for...
David from #bubblingwithenergy visited today for our annual International student event. 60 minutes of madness sorted th...
Gaining lots of confidence in the pool. Some drills followed by total carnage. Injury free fun! Outdoor Pursuits at Burn...
Moving away from the school pool into deeper water. Building confidence and practising recently learned skills. Outdoor ...
Day One of Sports’ Day at BHS. It was a long hot day. One more to come tomorrow.
The final day of the November Programme.  It was surely more fun than doing NCEA end of year exams, right?
Hannah from #bobalab came to school and educated us in the art of ‘Bubble Tea’. The Non NCEA students had a good time, a...
Burnside High School’s International Students out for a fun day at Sumner Beach with @surfcoachnz . In the days to come ...
Celebrating the diverse cultures within our large student population
Alex Dubery breaking the National Deadlift record in the Youth U69kg category with 173kg.





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