Burnside High School 60th Birthday

1960-2020: Video Project

Kia ora, I am Phil Holstein, Principal of Waimairi-iri BHS since 2015.

To recognise Burnside High School’s 60th birthday in 2020, the Head Prefect Team of E Wen Wong, Sam Turner, Emma Hollingworth, and Noah Hartley compiled short video clips of our alumni: former BHS students from the first 60 years, including two foundation students: Mary Travers and Brian Hitchon.

It was a big challenge for the Head Prefect Team to find and approach previous students. So, they called on the services of Mr Brian Hays, a long-serving, former staff member and a loyal friend of BHS. My Hays’ fantastic memory and contacts proved invaluable.

What you are about to see is the culmination of eight months of work, during which the team identified, approached, recorded, and compiled video clips. The former students share their favourite memories from their school days; and explain what they have been doing since leaving BHS.

Thank you to the 2020 Head Prefects, to Mr Brian Hays, to each contributor; and to student Nic Ryan who assisted with post-production and editing.

BHS is a great school, with personal excellence and care for others at the centre of our culture. We embrace and value respect, pride, and striving to excel. Watching these stories, provides both a wonderful sense of history and confirms what our school stands for.

I am so proud that I am part of this school community, and that I can contribute to the legacy of Te Kura of Waimairi-iri, Burnside High School.

Please enjoy this collection of special stories.

Ngā mihi nui

Phil Holstein, Principal

Burnside High School Principal

Phil Holstein

We are Burnside High School Alumni

Listen to our former students share their favourite memories from their school days; and explain what they have been doing since leaving BHS.

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1967

Bob Lineham

1968

Sandra Sidaway

1969

Arthur Klap

1969

Neil Wilson

1970

Alan Clarke

1971

Graeme Barber

1973

Barry Thomas

1974

Phillipa Chirnside

1975

Steve Bateman

1976

Philip Pigou

1977

Dave Malcolm

1978

Rob Fyfe

1979

John Key

1982

Grant Mangin

1983

Bill Timms

1984

Sue Cutforth

1986

Julia Holyoake

1987

Fiona Hollingworth

1988

Nikitis Koulabrakis

1989

Andrew Cochrane

1990

Karen Alexander

1994

Jorgen Anderson

1996

Catherine Hays

1997

Tim Randle

1998

Daniel Mattingley

2001

Andy Ellis

2002

Musicians – location

2002

Musicians – things they are doing

2005

Art Green

2006

Tom Taylor

2007

Emma Summers

2008

Hamish Upton

2009

Vincent Hardaker

2010

Matthew Klomp

2011

Matt Hutchinson

2012

Georgia Scott

2013

Han Sol Jeong

2014

Daniel Coats

2015

Robert Petch

2016

Rachel Malden

2017

Justine Lee

2018

Gray Ryburn

2019

Amelia MacDonald