International students and their families are very welcome at our school. We have a large number of ethnicities at our school and welcome students from all over the world. Our school grounds are large and participation in school activities is encouraged. We have many opportunities for children to get involved in - choir, music lessons, sport and Kapa Haka.
International students receive extra English classes and support to settle into life in New Zealand and enjoy their stay at our school.
Burnside Primary is unique in what it offers to children, to their growth and to their learning. Our 280 children (from Years 1 to 6 and who are 5 to 11 years old) individually bring a cultural richness with them, from 40 Nations. Our school values celebrate this diversity. We provide an exciting, safe and welcoming environment for all, and our values of Excellence, Respect, Tolerance, Integrity and Compassion are evident in the ways we work together.