Burnie High School

School seeking ideas for 100th celebration

LEGACY:  Preparations for Burnie High School's centenary celebrations next year have started.  Pictured looking through the old school record books are (from left) current student council co-presidents, Chloe Lynch and Oliver Fryett, former students Courtney Greisbach (2002) and Nick Probert (1987) and chairman of the school's association Ant Dry.  Picture:  Stuart Wilson.

More than 14,000 students have received an education at Burnie High School in the past century.

Next year Burnie High will celebrate its 100th birthday and the school wants the help of past and present students and staff to assist with organising the celebrations.

So far the school has locked in September 17, 2016 at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre for an event, but what that looks like has yet to be decided, principal Judith Fahey said.

"We really want to keep it open and wait to hear the ideas from the community," Ms Fahey said.

The format of the event and any subsequent activities have not been decided.

Ms Fahey said people were encouraged to share their ideas and there were no expectations for people to join the working committee or be involved in all aspects of the celebrations.

The aim of the celebrations is to:

  • Celebrate how Burnie High has served the community and students
  • Allow past students, staff and anyone that has had a connection with the school to reconnect
  • Highlight the impact the school has had on the community
  • Create an enjoyable and memorable anniversary

An ideas meeting will be held next week and following that meeting volunteers can elect to be involved in various aspects of the organisation of the celebrations.

The first meeting will be held from 7-9pm tomorrow, July 1, at Burnie High School.  Light refreshments will be served.  To RSVP or for more information contact Cheryl King on 6431 2744 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Story courtesy of The Advocate.