Burnie High School

Student battle of brains

BRAIN BATTLE: Boris Mrgic, Jordy Lyons and Ryan Bentley from Burnie High build a "Mars rover" that can travel over rough terrain as part of the Science and Engineering challenge. Picture: Neil Richardson, The Advocate.

MASON Wright of Devonport High School spent Wednesday designing and constructing a catapult, but not because he intended to cause mischief.

The grade 10 student was part of the Science and Engineering Challenge, a national competition where teams solve problems and undertake educational construction activities.

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Story by Lachlan Bennett, The Advocate

Public speakers workforce ready

ACHIEVERS: Youth of the Year participants (back) Tailey Goninon, Laura Johnson, Cody Rogers, Issac Pople, Charlotte Austin-Lund, Maeve Grieve (front) Sophie Mitchell, Erin Galbraith and Hannah Watkinson. Picture: Supplied.

ERIN Galbraith dreams of pursuing a career in law or maybe politics, but in the meantime she's entering every public speaking competition she can.

The 15-year-old from Marist Regional College last month was named winner of Burnie Emu Bay Lions Club's Youth of the Year competition.

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Story by Lachlan Bennett, The Advocate

High school students in sync with study

DUX:  Burnie High School students Amy Hicks, Riley Kirkland and Olivia Ollington have been awarded dux for their academic achievement in grade 10. Picture:  Imogen Elliott, The Advocate.

THREE students have been awarded dux of Burnie High School for achieving similar academic success.

About 167 grade 10 students took part in an end-of-year ceremony at the Burnie Arts and Function centre on Wednesday.

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Story by Imogen Elliott, The Advocate

Stellar Jazz Ensemble to Perform at Burnie High


MIA Palencia In Good Company has continued to gain momentum as one of Tasmania's most stellar jazz ensembles.

With vocalist Mia Palencia at the helm the band will perform at the Burnie High School on March 24 from 7.30pm as part of the Jazz Goes to School event. 

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Burnie High School Grade 10 Dinner

Burnie High School Grade 10 Dinner | pictures, photos.  

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Photos by Cordell Richardson, The Advocate. 

A hands-on education

HANDS-ON TO GET AHEAD: Tristin Wilson, Connor Bracken and Skye-Lee Burke were all awarded apprenticeships through logistic company DP World Australia while studying at Burnie High School. Picture: Supplied. 

READING, writing and arithmetic education can be a whole lot more than the three Rs we traditionally associate with the classroom.

Three students, formerly of Burnie High School, know this all too well as they get a leg up into careers in logistics with DP World Australia apprenticeships. 

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Story by Baz Ruddick, The Advocate

Grade 10 art gallery aims to inspire

LOTS TO SEE:  Burnie High School grade 8 students Amber Hodgetts and Ashley Cumming admire some of the artwork in the gallery.  Picture:  Patrick Fahy, The Advocate.

A SHOWCASE of some of the best artwork from grade 10 students is now on display at Burnie High School.

Their work is currently on display in gallery 58 and has been viewed by students from other year groups and is also open to parents to visit during school hours. 

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Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate

Mia Palencia




Bourn to compete in national tournament

BIG PLANS: Arnaka Bourn has been selected to compete at the December Showdown for 2016.  Picture: Cordell Richardson.

ARNAKA Bourn has ambitions to play tennis professionally.

The 14-year-old from Burnie has taken another big step towards her dream after gaining entry into one of the country's toughest tournaments from this weekend.

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Story by Camron Slessor, The Advocate

Burnie principals changing jobs in 2017

New job: Judy Fahey will be principal at Hellyer College in Burnie in 2017 after serving as principal at Burnie High School for 11 years. Photo courtesy of The Advocate.

TWO North-West principals will be on the move in 2017, with Ann Walker from Hellyer College and Judy Fahey from Burnie High School to take on new roles.

The Department of Education has confirmed Ms Fahey will be taking over as principal at Hellyer College in 2017, while Mrs Walker has been appointed to the role of Operations Manager/Learning Services Northern Region.

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Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate


Students on fast track to career options

OPTIONS:  Burnie High School student Mackenzie Maclaine-Cross at Careers on Wheels with Chelsea Bell, Sherrie Jaffray, Lauren Clarke and Tom O'Malley of the Cradle Coast Authority.  Picture: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

STUDENTS at Burnie High School were on the fast track to options for their future at the Beacon Foundation's Careers on Wheels event this week.  

Beacon Foundation's business engagement manager for North West Tasmania, Rosemary Fishwick, said almost 30 businesses and organisations were part of the first Careers on Wheels event for Burnie High, with each group bringing a car to school grounds and giving advice and information.

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Story by Luke Sayer, The Advocate