Burnie High School

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

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

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

Skills day offers insight

NEW SKILL: Connor Whitton-Lowe, of Burnie High School, tests his skills on the virtual reality welder as Mark Todd of Elphinstone watches on.  Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

ABOUT 500 students were given the opportunity to try their hand at a trade and other professions at the Try'aSkill day at Burnie Arts and Function Centre on Wednesday.

The event was aimed at year 9 students, with more than 20 schools participating.

Although a number of the schools were based on the North-West, others came from further afield, including Queenstown, King Island and Flinders Island. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate


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

Grade nine student Pippi Maynard aiming high and creating change

Aiming high: Pippi Maynard with some of her artwork and two t-squares she made in a woodworking class. Picture: Kathryn Bermingham, The Advocate.

Fifteen-year-old Pippi Maynard dreams of travelling the world as a flight attendant, and she's got a clear idea of how she'll get there.

"I've read a lot about it and it says I need grade twelve finished and good customer service skills," she said. 

"I applied at Woolworths so hopefully I'm going to get a job there and I'm planning on going to college."

There's no shortage of options for Pippi, who is currently completing grade nine at Burnie High School.

Read the fully story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Kathryn Bermingham, 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

Burnie High School celebrates 100 years

Centenary celebration: Burnie High School staff and students at the 100 Year Student Assembly last Wednesday.  Picture courtesy of The Advocate.

Students and staff at Burnie High School had one big party last week to celebrate the schools' 100th birthday.

Events have been planned throughout the year, as the school celebrates its centenary in 2016, with a cricket match and cocktail party held last month.

Last week, the school wrapped up term one with a 100 year student assembly on Wednesday and a Centenary Celebration on the Green gala day on Thursday. 

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

All Stars get the job done against Legends in T20

BIG HIT: All Stars batsman Sam Johnstone goes big with a massive shot straight down the ground on Monday. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate

THE All Stars held on for a 14 run victory in Burnie High School's centenary celebration Twenty20 match at West Park on Monday.

The All Stars posted 8-134, with the Legends finishing at 7-120 from their allocated 20 overs. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Alex Fair, The Advocate