Burnside High School


Burnside High School
Greers Road

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Phone number

+64 3 358 8383


International agents, parents and students will know Burnside High School for our numerous achievements and our high-profile alumni who often stand out in the areas of: academia, Creative and Performing Arts, the Specialist Music Programme, Sport and the International Rugby Programme.

Because of our large size we are able to provide an extensive list of subjects. For those interested in Art - we offer the following separate senior classes: Art Design, Art History, Art Painting, Art Photography, Art Printmaking & Art Sculpture. For those interested in Digital Technologies - we offer: Digital Technology Infrastructure, Digital Technology Programming Computer Science & Databases, Digital Technology Digital Media, Digital Technology Project Based Learning. Our Maths Department is equally as diverse and challenging, offering Cambridge Maths for our most talented mathematicians. In Music, there are five different music classes at senior level. The degree of specialisation going as far as offering Music Conducting as a Year 13 subject. In the Languages Faculty there are six different second languages on offer - Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Te Reo Maori.

Our geographical location is also key to our success. We are only 4 km from the Christchurch International Airport, 2km from Russley Golf Club, 2km from the University of Canterbury and 400m from Jellie Park (a city owned fitness and aquatic centre)

With the above opportunities and facilities, and the well-staffed and dedicated team in the International Office, Burnside High School is able to offer everything an international student could wish for to succeed. Should further information be required, please click on the button below.

Key information

  • Male and Female

    Male and Female

  • 2564

    Total number of students

  • 172

    International students

  • Canterbury Region

    Canterbury Region

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