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.
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)
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.
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..
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.
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.
"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.
he's a funny guy a bit dorky but a good teacher all the same
notice how he calls everyone paddy if yr messin in his class???
HE disgust towards j.c. students is possibly tne greatest thing in life
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!
Perhaps the finest thing about this man is his complete disdain for junior cycle students, truly a King among men.
He only ever says 2 words wen on de canteen que..........'HEY YOU' !!!
"to make a long story longer"......he's a great teacher! i have him in the institute!
hes as weird as the day is long but thats what makes him so unique and good as a teacher
Mr Bourke is the best teacher ever!! And he's the perfect grandad :D