Burnie High School

Enjoyment for all at triathlon challenge

TAG: Burnie High runner Marli Bourn takes over from cyclist Campbell Palmer at the Schools Triathlon Challenge in Devonport. Picture: Scott Gelston.

IT WAS relaxed fun in the sun in Devonport on Wednesday as the opening day of the Schools Triathlon Challenge was held at the Bluff.

Secondary students led off the program, which will see 1765 students in total from the north of Tasmania take part.

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Ready to make a big splash

PACIFIC SCHOOL GAMES: Alec Mollison and Zali Munday.  Picture: Supplied.

BURNIE Amateur Swimming Club coach Mathew Munday says the club is filled with pride to have such a strong numbers in the Tasmanian squad for the upcoming Pacific School Games in Adelaide.

Seven members of the club will represent the state at the event, a number that Munday believed was one that should be celebrated.

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Sacred Heart wins fourth netball shield

GREEN ON GREEN: Burnie wing attack Gemma Neasey looks to pass in her side's clash with St Patrick's College. Picture: Paul Scambler, The Advocate.

SACRED Heart has continued its dominance of the Tassie Hawks Netball Shield, winning its fourth consecutive title at the Silverdome on Tuesday.

Coming up against fellow division 1 regional champions St Patrick's College and Burnie High School, Sacred Heart won through to the grand final and made light work of St Patrick's, running out 58-23 winners.

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Launch into Science

LAUNCH INTO SCIENCE: Jennifer Wild and Hayden Brennan use a vacuum bazooka.  Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

WITH the help of marshmallows, vacuum cleaners and duct tape, 50 grade ten students got a taste of physical sciences at Hellyer College.

The students  who had enrolled in physics, chemistry and mathematics at the college next year were invitied to a three-day Head Start into Physical Sciences immersion program starting on Monday.

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Story by Sarah Lansdown, The Advocate

Musical comedy with a chill makes stage debut in Tasmania

CHILLING FUN: Members of Burnie High's production of The Snow Queen perform during rehearsals for the show which starts this week. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

A MUSICAL comedy that puts a quirky twist on a classic fairy tale will have its Tasmanian debut in Burnie this week.

The Snow Queen is produced by Burnie High School and follows a villain intent on creating eternal winter, said director Ben Lohrey.

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Burnie kids get career on track

Burnie High School students Piper Eglington, 16, and Danielle Flower, 14, take to the tracks with TasRail's general manager of freight services Bob Parton as part of a site tour.  Picture: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

STUDENTS are being encouraged to think about their career options in a program run by TasRail as part of a three-year partnership with The Beacon Foundation.

As part of the program, students from Burnie High School and alternative learning program SPACE learnt about the inner workings of TasRail during a site tour on Tuesday. 

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Story by Lachlan Bennett, The Advocate

Home ground advantage

READY: Lachlan Spurr is one of a group of North-West cyclists competing at the Junior National Road Championships. Picture: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

BURNIE'S Lachlan Spurr is hoping "home ground advantage" at the Junior National Road Championships over the weekend will play into his hands.

The 14-year-old is seen as one of the state's best chances of reaching the podium in the under 15 section of the titles, which will feature a time trial at Ulverstone on Friday, road races at Sheffield on Saturday and a criterium at Devonport on Sunday. 

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Story by Alex Fair, The Advocate.

Burnie High School hosts jazz event 'Jazz Goes to School'

JAZZ JUGGERNAUT: Pianist Viktor Zappner will perform as part of a concert at Burnie High School on Friday night. Picture: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

VIKTOR Zappner doesn't bat an eyelid when it comes to the importance of jazz for the soul.

"A person needs a certain amount of jazz in their organism to keep sanity," the local jazz legend and clinical psychologist said. 

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Eye on school apprentices

OPPORTUNITY: Burnie High's Joab Philpott is about to start a school-based apprenticeship with Direct Edge engineering supervisor Damien Smith. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

MONDAY is the start of a new chapter in Joab Philpott's life.

The 16-year-old Burnie High student will commence a school-based apprenticeship with Direct Edge Manufacturing, which he said was a great opportunity.

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Tickets for Snow Queen still red hot

ICY STARE: Burnie High School student Jennifer Wild has been performing in the role of the Snow Queen. Picture: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

AUDIENCES have been captivated by sell-out performances of Burnie High School's production of The Snow Queen.

The show's season has now reached a halfway point, and the cast are gearing up for sold-out shows on Friday and Saturday.

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Story by Imogen Elliott, The Advocate

Dream of providing hope sails on

A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CLASSROOM: Burnie High teacher and Ulverstone resident, Carly Banfield (right) recently visited Vanuatu. Photo: Supplied.

SPENDING time in Vanuatu is something many would find relaxing and a chance to recharge the batteries.

For Ulverstone resident and Burnie High School teacher Carly Banfield her time in the country was spent volunteering at local schools. 

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Story by Lara Hay, The Advocate

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