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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

Great donation showdown at Burnie High School

Ambitious: Grade 10 students Georgie Blake and Ebony Beaumont hope Burnie High School can fill four boxes for the Mission Possible food drive. Picture: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

A rivalry is brewing between the four grades at Burnie High School.

The battleground? Mission Possible.

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Story by Sarah Lansdown, The Advocate

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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Story by Brad Cole, The Advocate

Direct trade apprenticeships

DIRECT TRADE: Ben Marshall, Cody Sutcliffe and Riley Gunton are all year 10 students who will work with production manager Damian Smith while completing high school.

DIRECT Edge Manufacturing want their new apprentices to stay in school and finish year twelve while they complete their certificates.

Six apprentices are beginning the school-based apprenticeship program, which will see students working one or two days a week at the Direct Edge while completing their studies full-time.

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Story by Lucy Slade, The Advocate

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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Story by Jarryd McGuane, The Advocate

Finding inspiration in art

INSPIRED: Current year 10 students at Burnie High School, Boki Mrgic, Riley Flynn and Ryan Bentley, with the artwork now on display.  Picture: Lara Hay, The Advocate.

BURNIE High School is providing current students the opportunity to take artistic inspiration from their former peers.

An exhibition featuring works from three previous students, who recently completed year 12 at Hellyer College, showcases a portfolio of works from the whimsical to the interpretive.

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Story by Lara Hay, The Advocate

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

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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

Pilot gets kids job-ready

READY TO ROLL: P-TECH participants from Burnie High School Kayden Rowland, Jayden Ralston and Kyron Bacon with Elphinstone operations manager Mal Watkinson. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

BUSINESSES and schools in greater Burnie have teamed up to provide opportunities for young people to pursue the technology-inspired careers of the future.

The two groups are involved in P-TECH, an international education model currently being piloted in 14 different locations across Australia.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Lachlan Bennett, 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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Story by Lachlan Bennett, The Advocate

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