Burnie High School

Alumni talent at a glimpse

CATCHING A GLIMPSE: Burnie High School grade 10 students Avalon Starick, 16, Isabella Kidd, 16, and Harlen Green, 16, admiring the work of former student Mick Hiller.  Photo courtesty of The Advocate.

SCULPTURES, stained glass windows and landscapes are just some examples of what is on offer at the Old Scholars and Teachers Art Exhibition.

The exhibition includes a variety of works from past students, teachers and current teachers who have gone on to achieve a career in the arts, coming together to celebrate Burnie High School's 100th anniversary.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story courtesy of The Advocate

Kids contest the annual maths relay

CHALLENGE:  Burnie High School students Harlen Green, Joe Fryett and Riley Kirkland in the maths relay.  Photo courtesy of The Advocate.

IT IS a unique relay event that requires the mind to work as fast as the legs.

In the hills of Penguin on Wednesday, about 144 secondary school students gathered for the biggest and fastest maths relay in Tasmania. 

About 36 teams of four students from schools across the North-West ventured to the Penguin District School for the Mathematics Relays for secondary students.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Hayden Johnson

NextGen pitch new ideas for NW

HEALTH MESSAGE: The Cyber Juice team from Burnie High School created a juice bar and internet cafe, which would be located in Mount Street, Burnie. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

DEVONPORT High School's Eye Spy Tasmania team has won the 2016 NextGen Business Team Challenge. 

The challenge came to a close at the University of Tasmania's Cradle Coast Campus on Friday. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate

Apprenticeship opportunities for Burnie High School students

Students from Burnie High School

DP World Australia's Mitch Hawkins and Stephanie Silva returned to Burnie High School last week to discuss the DP World Australia apprenticeship programme on offer to two students graduating Grade 10 this year.

Joined by education representatives Vanessa Skipworth, Julie Kiss and Paul Nilssen, students learned of the education and career pathways available through an apprenticeship or traineeship supported by DP World Australia.

Read the full story on DP World Australia website.

Girls make great leaders

EXPRESS YOURSELF: Max Williams and Brooke Townsend both in Grade 9 at Burnie High School.  Max thinks Brooke has a lot of leadership qualities. Both helped out when Governor Kate Warner visited their school on Tuesday. 

FINDING something to aspire to on the cusp of adulthood can be a challenge, but 50 school girls from the North-West looked towards a future as great leaders at a luncheon with Governor Kate Warner on Tuesday. 

Brooke Townsend, Grade nine, from Burnie High School attended an intimate question and answer session with the Governer as part of the Up Close and BIG Series. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Lucy Swinnen, The Advocate

Spotlight on a dream


THE LIGHTS MAN: Jack Shrosbree has a passion for lights and sound which has put him behind the magic of many productions.  Jack will use a Follow Your Dreams grant to learn more about his craft.  Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

IT MAY not be the most glamorous part of the show but it is arguably the most pivotal part of theatre and stage production, and without it camera and action are nothing.

Burnie High School student Jack Shrosbree has a passion for lights and sound.  As one of three lucky winners of the Tasmanian Leader's Follow Your Dream grant program, he will be taking the money to follow his love for lights to the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Baz Ruddick, The Advocate





Crash course in science a real success

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CHALLENGE: Harlen Green, Amy Hicks, Alex Hilder and Brandon Bakes, watching the finish line.  Picture courtesy of D Hamon, Burnie High School.

TEAM CHALLENGE: Tayla Wiseman, Chelsea Wyllie, Cara Watkins and Jennifer Wild concentrate on their challenge.  Picture courtesy of D Hamon, Burnie High School

CONCENTRATION: Jennifer Wild, Cara Watkins and Tayla Wiseman watch Chelsea Wyllie complete the challenge.  Picture courtesy of D Hamon, Burnie High School.

BRIDGE TEAM: Amy Hicks and Harlen Green, preparing for the challenge.  Picture courtesy of D Hamon, Burnie High School. 

INCREDIBLE DOCTORS: Kyle Coghlan and Connor French, making final adjustments.  Picture courtesy of D Hamon, Burnie High School.

ASPIRING scientists and engineers gathered at Marist Regional College to get a taste of what their future may hold on Thursday.

Nick Robinson, 14 , from Marist Regional College entered the Mission to Mars event and said his team spent half the day just trying to work out how to make suspension for their buggy. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Tim Stevens, The Advocate

Artist chips away at new major project

WORK IN PROGRESS: Burnie High School students Hannah Bakes, Chett Hardy, Staci Cooper and Xavier Baker work with Ritchie Ares Dona to make the silver triangles. Picture: Patrick Fahy, The Advocate.

NEXT time you eat a packet of chips, think about donating the empty packet to Ritchie Ares Dona.

The Somerset artist is working on a project for the Ten Days on the island festival in March next year, which involves using empty chip packets as material. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate

Big lunch for Governor

Governor Kate Warner AM will be in Burnie for the next Up Close and BIG event at Burnie High School at 12pm on Tuesday, May 31.  Picture courtesy of The Advocate.

UP CLOSE and BIG continues its series of inspirational talks with a lunch event featuring Tasmania's governor, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM. 

The vice-regal visit is part of BIG's ongoing push to bring some of the biggest names to the region as a way of inspiring students.

Read the full story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Alistair Finlay, The Advocate

2016 Burnie Eisteddfod

EISTEDDFOD: Danielle Flower, of Burnie High School, participates in the grade 8 section of reading a novel. Pictures: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

Jasmin Waugh, Bronte King and Katie Saltmarsh, of Burnie High School, in the grade 8 section of impromptu conversations.

Summer Scott and Nikki Carter of Burnie High School in the grade 8 section of impromptu conversations.

THE 49th annual Burnie City Eisteddfod kicked off at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre yesterday.

Students from Burnie High School, Marist College, Yolla District High School and Wynyard High School competed in the first day of the speech and drama section.

Eisteddfod treasurer Dorothy Cunningham, who this week received an OAM for her dedication to the event, said day one saw some impressive performances.

"It's been a great start to this year's eisteddfod," she said.

"I think the best part of it is that it gives students the chance to perform and they get to see each other perform too."

Among Tuesday's categories were humorous recitation, character recital, group improvisation, character dialogue and impromptu conversation.

The speech and drama section will continue until this Thursday June 16, with the music section to follow. 

The dancing section will be held in July.

The Advocate will update a full list of results throughout the eisteddfod via www.theadvocate.com.au, as well as in print.

To view the Burnie Eisteddfod speech and drama 2016 multimedia gallery click here.

Story by Kathryn Bermingham, The Advocate



Emergency relief help too great for food hub


GREENS GOING FAST: Produce to the People volunteers Kingsley Arney and Caitlin Gardam, in front, with Kim Arney, Michelle Williamson and founder Penelope Dodd behind. Picture: Paul Scambler, The Advocate. 

A NORTH-WEST emergency food relief program is being forced to reduce their operating days due to an overwhelming demand for their fresh produce. 

The number of people visiting Produce to the People's two acre plot behind Burnie High School in Cooee has almost doubled this year. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Lucy Swinnen, The Advocate