The dichotomy about Mr. Burke was a tricky one. If you got on the wrong side with him, he was a nightmare for a lot of students.
But as a Biology teacher, he was second to none and one of the greatest teachers in Newpark history..a man that could make you not only love the subject, but make you learn it in such a way that to this day I can draw life-cycles for Spyrogyra and Fasciola Hepatica with my eyes closed. He was so bloody good!
This man is iving up alot of his time tutouring students like myself its taken me a while to find out what school he is from im from offaly. he is AMAZING. so respect him!!!
just have him for (life skills). each week its a new exciting way to waste 40 minuets. but a real good biology teach
he can be an amazing teacher when he wants to be, but sometimes is a bit schitzo and rude.if you stay on his good side, hes a brilliant teacher.
Mr. Burke is one of the finest teachers I've ever had! His classes made me WANT to attend school!
Great fun. real passion for biology. tells great stories. will really miss his class, it was my fav in 6th year.
legend of a teacher, gave the finger to a guy in class today, best moment of fifth year so far in a classroom, keep it up sir :P
He only helped certain people, didn't care about the rest.
Mr Burke was such a good teacher and a very nice person, lovely to see he is still there
Without a doubt he was the best teacher I have ever had and possibly the most intelligent man I have ever met!Not the greatest fan of Junior Cycle Students thou! (who is thou in fairness)
he gives out to me for the most random things like looking at the writing on my desk and stuff, he hates me so much!!! he says " and shes off again in her own little world" when i havent done anythin but look out the window
The epitome of a great science teacher, only sorry I didn't have him for longer, has inspired people to go into science as a career. The science he taught me has stayed with me.
not a very diplomatic,fair person.infact,a bordering facist in my opinion.agressive and unprocessed.
He's absolutely wonderful!! One of the best people i have ever had the honour of knowing! He's strict but he really loved us and you could tell&we really wanted to make him proud!!
great teacher, ye hes strict on junior cycle but makes up for it once you hit senior cycle.. a great man and brilliant teacher..
tried to make us all bring in our own urine samples! great teacher, respects the students and we all had great respect for him.
good teacher. HATED me though. kept pulling me aside and insisting i dropped to pass in the leaving cert i ignored him and got a b1 in honors. mweh!
Loved him! Such a good teacher and made the effort with struggling students as well as brighter students. Learnt so much in his class and really enjoyed it.
Mr. Burke was one of the best teacher in Newpark! Do the teachers know about this? If so, Mr. Burke this is Ana Lima from Brazil! Definately miss your classes!
Such a great teacher!! once ur past junior cert he is one of de nicest people, and best teachers
What a great guy - did tranistion year with him as our year leader - fun, smart and encouraging.
"simple as an asses galop..."how many times do you gotta say it.haha.so true thou!dont ever complicate things.best advice ever!
Best teacher Newpark ever had/has.An Inspiration!.I left there in '82.Made me motivate myself!.Goodbye Mr.Chips!
"we'll be here til tib's eve........" great teacher, his class is always a laugh, takes the boredom out of science.
Really good at breaking stuff down, and focusing on what's needed for the exams, but not at the expense of ejoying the class.
i was taught by burke in da institute,but he is a deadly biology teacher,and i wouldnt hav got a b2 in da lc without his notes!!!thanks burke
Mr Burke is a bit strict, but hes a funny and good teacher
trully great teacher(once you are past junior cycle) otherwise he locks you in the room out the back with the animal bones. Great guy though, made biology fun
mr bourke is fabulous!come on the 6thyr biology class!a1!he is hilarious!rock on!
Absolute legend of a teacher,funny as hell. Takes a bit of getting used to but as long as you arent in junior cycle and a half decent student he's great!
Made my junior cycle life hell. Don't see him anymore though. he points a lot. What a gob!
"to make a long story longer"......he's a great teacher! i have him in the institute!
Mr Bourke is the best teacher ever!! And he's the perfect grandad :D