Burnie High School

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Burnie High School is one of two Department of Education high schools in Burnie providing for the junior secondary needs of the wider Burnie community.

Burnie High School began as the Intermediate High School in Burnie in 1916. Since that time, our students and teachers have built a fine reputation of cultural, academic and sporting achievement. We trust that you too will add to the richness that is Burnie High’s history and enjoy your years of learning at Burnie High School.

Prospective parents/guardians, and students, are warmly invited to contact the school Admin Team for further information. 

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Burnie High School is to:

Focus on the learning outcomes for all students and on the continuing improvement of teaching practice, within a framework of co-operation and the pursuit of personal excellence;

Foster in students a positive attitude to learning so that they may accept responsibility for their own learning and become life-long learners.

Burnie High School Expectations

Burnie High School’s values based expectations are - Best Effort, Honest and Fair and Safe and Secure. These expectations are the touchstones which guide day to day interactions and decision making in all facets of school life. The school currently caters for a student population of over 550 and enjoys a strong reputation in the community of Burnie. It offers a wide variety of learning experiences for students including traditional academic programs, a range of highly regarded alternative learning programs and extensive extracurricular activities.

Extracurricular activities include; MDT Master Classes, Maths Hour, Gallery 58, various sporting teams, drama and musical groups and a biennial musical production.  Subject areas encourage students to participate in a range of state and national competitions.  In recent years the school has gained a reputation for innovation in the delivery of alternative learning programs.  Burnie High School also runs an innovative literacy program which provides three time slots per week when all students have an intensive literacy focus.  We have also introduced a targeted numeracy program.

School Chaplaincy at Burnie High School is funded by the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program and local funding through the Local Chaplaincy Committee.

For more information please contact us.