Burnie High School

Bridge to the Future

BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE:  Burnie High School's Olivia Cumming and Hannah McCulloch show off the detail of their winning 'gold' ingot-bearing bridge.  Picture: Simon Sturzaker, The Advocate.

BURNIE High School came out on top on the first day of the 14th annual science and engineering challenge for students. 

The challenge saw several hundred students fill the Marist Regional College hall on Monday to cheer on their schools as they showed off their skills and problem solving abilities.

Read the full story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Leah McBey, The Advocate

Ellis' Selflessness pays off

DOING HIS BIT: Somerset's Bailey Ellis gives up his time after his under 18 game to referee multiple junior games each week.  Picture: Jarryd McGuane, The Advocate. 

THE willingness to referee multiple games a weekend on top of playing has seen Somerset's Bailey Ellis become the latest NWBU McDonald's The Advocate Player of the Round award recipient. 

The 16-year-old plays for the Heat's under 18 boys side as a centre or a forward and then trades in his jersey for his umpiring uniform for under 12 and under 14 games. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Jarryd McGuane, The Advocate

Cracking codes for future employment

CODED MESSAGE: BitLink managing director James Riggall speaks to Burnie High School students on Monday.  Picture: Imogen Elliott, The Advocate. 

THE advanced manufacturing industry may one day benefit from a technology workshop hosted at North-West Coast schools on Monday. 

The University of Tasmania partnered with Launceston-based technology education company BitLink to deliver workshops teaching students about different technologies in innovative industries. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Imogen Elliott, The Advocate

Hat-trick for Burnie High

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Burnie High Schools students have more than enough trophies and banners to go around after a successful 2018 sporting campaign, taking home the three inter-high carnival titles. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate. 

BURNIE High School has made a clean sweep of all three North-West High School Sports Association sport carnivals in 2018.

Following their wins at the cross country and swimming carnivals earlier this year, last week the school also won inter-school athletics championship, making it three from three for the year.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Sandy Powell, The Advocate

Burnie Eisteddfod 2018

BURNIE EISTEDDFOD 2018: Olivia Saward of Burnie High School Band at the Burnie Eisteddfod. Pictures Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

 Rhys Kirkland of Burnie High School

Aston Taylor of Burnie High School

STEM students' college head start

HEADSTART: Grade 10 students Lilly Febey, Ebony Beaumont and Jaiden Lane check the ingredients in Hellyer College's chemistry lab at the start of their two day Headstart program. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

ABOUT 50 students from Burnie high schools are getting a peek preview of college this week.  They've been invited to a special program hosted by Hellyer College called Headstart. 

The Year 10 students, who are all thinking about taking science, technology, engineering or maths subjects at college, are being treated to an experience of the learning they will be doing next year. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Leah McBey, The Advocate

Motorised bin and plastic reduction plan in Big Idea Challenge

BIG THINKERS: Projects by Zali Munday, Nathan Wells and Samaa Daim have been shortlisted for the Big Idea Challenge. Picture: Matt Powell, The Advocate. 

TAKING rubbish bins out for collection a little-loved household chore but it can be a nightmare for people with disabilities. 

That's why Burnie High School student Zali Munday created Robotic Rubbish, a motorised bin that takes itself to the curb. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Lachlan Bennett, The Advocate

Students get hands-on experience

Grade 10 Burnie High School student Tom Rawlings took out first prize in the Roberts Cap Competition at the Cows Create Careers presentation day.  Pictures Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

 Grade 10 Burnie High School students Liam Chamley, Ebony Purton, Abbie Docker, India Stammers and Chloe Filleul with Gladys the dairy cow.

THE "steaks" were high at the Burnie Cows Create Careers presentation day with more than 380 students attending from seven schools.

Dairy Tasmania's executive officer Jonathan Price said it was a great opportunity to promote the dairy industry and the career opportunities.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Rebecca Morris, The Advocate

A freezing fundraiser at Burnie High

POOL PLUNGE: A student catapults into a pool of icy water at the Burnie High School Big Freeze fundraiser. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate. 

MUSIC teacher Lana Stokes stands on top of a hill dressed in a penguin-pattern onesie with a look of absolute terror on her face. 

Before her lies a slippery slide with a pool of icy water at the bottom. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Lachlan Bennett, The Advocate

Students learn about dairy industry through 'Cows Create Careers'

COW CAREERS: Burnie High School grade 9 students Bronnia Brooks, Danni Mason, Yasmin Beattie and Kyarna Franks with 'Lady Gladys', one of the baby calves delivered to the farm as part of the Cows Create Careers program. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

SIX calves have arrived at Burnie High School in a bid to educate young people about career opportunities in the dairy industry.

The Cows Create Careers program is an initiative by Dairy Australia delivered to 9000 secondary students every year. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

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Careers program kicks off in Burnie

CRAZY CONTRAPTIONS: Burnie High School grade 9 students Lily Cooper and Hayley Beamish built a Rube Goldberg machine as part of a 'Welcome to P-TECH' session. Picture: Lachlan Bennett, The Advocate. 

STUDENTS put their engineering skills and understanding of physics to the test as part of a new career pathways program. 

P-TECH is a global initiative where schools and local industry unite to prepare students for the careers of the future. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Lachlan Bennett, The Advocate

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