VISION AND VALUES
Burnside High School is a successful and highly regarded school. Being one of the largest secondary schools in New Zealand affords our students a wealth of opportunities in all aspects of their learning. Burnside High School is a safe and friendly place to be, where learning, excelling and reaching potential is emphasised and celebrated. We are committed to educating the whole person. Our school culture — personal excellence and care for others — underpins our success. All learning experiences, whether inside or outside of the classroom, aim to engage, challenge and support students.
We want every Burnside High School student to:
- be a culturally-inclusive, involved citizen; and a life-long learner who is self-managing flexible and resilient
- be able to develop to their full academic, creative, sporting potential; and to give service to others
- become a caring citizen who builds positive, supportive and respectful relationships in both the school and wider community
And we feel they can achieve these by living our BHS values:
be respectful – to everyone and the environment
have pride – in yourself, our school and community
strive to excel – in learning and in life
Personal excellence and care for others. Our diversity is our strength and a source of pride. It means that we respect, understand and celebrate the things that make each of us unique. By nurturing wellbeing and relationships, we create real connections – and the result, inevitably, is personal excellence.
To provide a safe, positive inclusive learning environment where students attain the knowledge, skills and personal qualities to choose the right pathway in life.