We are delighted to welcome you all to Burnside's Transition Portal, which aims to provide all the information students and parents need when moving from primary school to joining our community.
Welcome to Burnside College
We would like to begin by welcoming you to Burnside College. We're so glad that you have chosen to be with us next year!
We look forward to working with you, helping you settle into this school, and guiding you through the next year. Your Progress Leader's role is devoted to making your time at our wonderful school safe, enjoyable, successful, and most importantly, happy.
Starting Burnside is your chance to make a fresh start and carry on your successes from primary school. Our aim is that you and your family share our high expectations of attendance, behaviour, willingness to try new subjects, participation in extra-curricular activities, and having resilience when you find something tricky.
You will have lots of different teachers during the day and will be learning many interesting new subjects. This will be one of the biggest differences between Burnside College and your primary school. We hope that you can be brave and not be afraid of trying new things, learning new topics, making new friends, and getting involved in the many clubs that run at the school.
In short we expect the following:
Pride - be proud of who you are, the work you produce, the way you behave and that at the end of each day you can go home and carry that pride with you.
Respect - you are going to meet a lot of new people both students from other schools and staff; show them all respect and treat people how you would like to be treated throughout your time at Burnside.
Achievement - you will be given so many opportunities at Burnside to succeed and I expect you to take these fully, with a can do attitude, never giving up and becoming part of our wonderful school community.