Burnie High School

Burnie teachers get the slip

CHILLED: Burnie High teacher Kade Munday gets into the ice bath as students look on. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

BURNIE High School students have sent shivers down the spine of their teachers in a bid to support Motor Neurone Disease research.

Individual grade groups raised a total of $900 to contribute to MND support and research.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Imogen Elliott, The Advocate

Leos Club gives young woman the courage to roar about ADHD

STRUGGLE TO SUCCESS: Alyssa Bryan, 16, was the only Tasmanian to receive the Leo Award of Honour. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

THERE was not a dry eye in the audience when Alyssa Bryan finished her speech as part of the Leo Young Person of the Year Awards in Hobart last month. 

Miss Bryan, 16, spoke about how she came through her struggles with ADHD and bullying with a smile on her face. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Sarah Lansdown, The Advocate

Stellar Jazz Ensemble to Perform at Burnie High

JAZZ GOES TO SCHOOL

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. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

 

Rural Clinical School hosts sessions for High School pupils

Tested: Burnie High School student Taylah Williams with medical student Kavita Dilip at a blood testing station at the Rural Clinical School.  Picture: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

THE detective skills of grade 10 pupils have been put to the test at Burnie's Rural Clinical School for medicine. 

About 60 pupils from schools across the North-West Coast participated in activity sessions at North West Regional Hospital on Tuesday.

Burnie High School student Jayda Maguire took part in a Sherlock Holmes themed exercise, where pupils were tasked with listing the symptoms of a fictional patient and pinpointing their health issues. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Imogen Elliott, 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. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Baz Ruddick, The Advocate

Burnie High scores silver

SILVER STARS: Burnie High School's Zane Adams, Sam Neasey and Evan Ling test their engineering skills in the bridge building challenge at the Science and Engineering Challenge state finals. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

BURNIE High School has been named second best in Tasmania at the state finals of the Science and Engineering Challenge. 

The competition requires teams of students to problem solve and undertake construction projects that utilise science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) skills.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Lachlan Bennett, The Advocate

Mia Palencia

JAZZ GOES TO SCHOOL

Presents: MIA PALENCIA 

 

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.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Lachlan Bennett, 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.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Patrick Fahy, 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.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

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.

Read the full story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Imogen Elliott, The Advocate

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