I've heard he's really scary but I really like him. Makes class funny while making sure everyone is learning and understanding the work. Very good teacher!
Mr Burney is absolutely amazing! We learn far more from him than we do any other subject. It's a pity he is gone for the term, hoping he will be coming back soon... His spot in Latin is irreplaceable!
He is scary and mean to juniors
Amazing and inspirational teacher. True passion for what the subjects he teaches and education in general.
It has been nearly 15 years since I mattended CGHS and without a doubt, Brent Burney has remained in my memory as the best teacher I ever had both throughout school and university. Whilst various teachers during my time at CGHS considered me to be a 'difficult' student, Mr Burney treated me as an individual that was worth investing time into - subsequently I achieved 97% in School Cert Latin and early entrance into university. I am looking forward to visiting Rome next month!
Best Latin and Classics teacher ever, he is without a doubt the best teacher I've ever had and will ever have.
Brent Burney is undoubtedly one of the biggest assets CGHS has. I've been out of school for ages now but I still remember him with great fondness, he really inspires a passion for learning, and in me a lifelong love of Latin and Classics. I still remember tiny details of what he taught us, and he encouraged students to really engage. He's a tough teacher, he has not time for slackers, but that's what makes him so brilliant.
Fantastic teacher! I wish he taught me for all of my subjects! If you are a slacker then you will not do well but if you have come to school to actually learn then wow! So funny and so amazing, have learnt more in Latin than in any other subject ever
A good teacher but did not like the scare tactics he used. He used to shout at me for not putting my hand up when I did not understand bacause I was not sure about a question and "simply sitting there being stupid" possibly better methods for quiet students rather than putting them on the spot could be used? I used to dread latin
I had Mr Burney teach me the first year he was at CGHS ( 1998?- a long time ago anyway...) I can relate to the comments on him being mean sometimes- HOWEVER much of what I learnt at University later traing as an archaeologist I already knew!! His passion for classics awoke the Hellenist in me, and although he was tough I still remember he could be incredibly funny too . Visions of him pretending to electrocute himself rather than listen to stupid people talking in class still crack me up...
One of the best teachers I have had. Has very clear expectations and limits, but if you are willing to learn he is an enthusiastic teacher and encourages everyone to strive to be the best they can.
Absolutely beyond doubt the best teacher I've ever had. If even half of all teachers were a fraction as brilliant as B-Dawg, no student would ever fail their classes.
Best teacher ever!!! I probably learn the most in that class =)
B-Dawg was the best teacher I ever had. He's funny, smart as hell about any subject you could think of and really helpful with all types of homework.Brilliant and strict, unique and amazing-Go Burney!
really great if you actually care about getting good grades in Latin. if your a slacker then he doesnt put in the effort for yu.
My first ever class at the start of Year 9 was Latin. Thanks to Mr. Burney, I will never forget it! Great teacher, Latin's easily my favourite subject.
Easiness and popularity aren't important. Hard teachers get results - best teacher I ever had!
all hail King Burney!!!, he's great, just so long as you do your homework. Excellence is dissappointing in the quest for perfection
Brilliant teacher - high expectations, massively supportive of students who put the effort in. Not so keen on girls who always have an excuse - fair enough!
Hands down the best teacher that Girls High has ever seen. :D
Good teacher, has a totally unique teaching style and has very high expectations of his students.
Great teacher - if all my classes were like the ones he takes, i might actually learn something at school
Pretty much the best teacher I've ever had. He hates me, but I still like him 'cause he's so dang brilliant.
REALLY scary, but a teacher of understated quality, an amazingly witty and oh so intellectual man.
Best teacher ever had. Witty, learned and a gifted communicator. Above all, he gave us jaffas. Cheers, Mr B!
Way too mean, too strict, no one can learn anything with him pestering us everytime we make mistakes! people make mistakes! have a reality check
MR B is the most amazing fantastic teacher EVER! he constantly has the class in stiches! I wish all teachers were as brilliant as him! Anyone can pass with excellence if they listen to him! Mr B rox!
He's a fantastic teacher. If you do what you're told you learn really well. You just need to listen.
Wow. What do I say about such a teacher? He is a brilliant teacher, always prepares his lessons thoroughly and has the class in stiches constantly. He is super strict but thats why he's great. MrB rox
He had a class favorite and he would let her talk incessantly in class, then taught word for word from the study manual. complete hypocrite. He actually kicked me out of class for being shy.
REAL funny cracked us up once till we laughed so hard sum of us cried BEST teacher in CGHS lets us giv our opinions n speak out, makes u understand stuff easily yea he was born2teach n made latin FUN!
Passionate, inspiring and a hero of the teaching world. Magister Burney is the most memorable teacher I ever had
Mr Burney was an amazing teacher, almost all my 7th form classics class got scholarship in bursary. He was really helpful, even with other sujects, like english and maths homework! Thanks Mr B
Mr burney is the best teacher girls high has! he may be mean at times, but hes funny. He has respect for the students and NONE of the other teachers have that for us.
Mr. B is brilliant, even timeout was funny with him!
Officially the greatest teacher girls high has ever seen!!!!!! He treats his students like people. He has a great sence of humor. a brilliant guy, one of a kind. would have him teach me all day!!!
Although a good teacher and the work was always learnt, didnt like his scare tactics used and the way he would yell till the extent of student tears.
Mr B is a really goo teacher. He is harsh but fair. Funny but strict, and an all round nice guy.
Scarry!!!!!! Hilarious!!!!!!! Brilliant!!!!!!! A real one of a kind, still cracks me up. Thanks for the great leaving reference boyo.
Excellent teach who shows passion and enthusiasm for his subject, I love my latin class where I laugh and actually learn something! One of the best at Girls High!
By far the best and funniest teacher Ive had at Girls HIgh, I wish all the other teachers had as much passion and enthusiasm as he does. Great teaching style, good balance of humour and seriousness!
He made his subject interesting and rememoriable. A unique and very interesting guy. My trip to Europe recently was in search of Athenian Vases and Roman Ruins!
Loved his teaching. He appeals to you to the extent where you want to do well for him. Dissapointing Mr Burney isn't an option! He's a hilarious person with a great structure to his learning! :-)
Mr Burney was a hilarious teacher and everyone loves his classes! go the burnmeista!!
Mr Burney was one of the most fantastically quirky teachers that i have ever had...many memorable moments with Mr Burney. Great teacher.
mr. burney is the most entertaining and the most engaging teacher at christchurch girls' high school