Burnie High School

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

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. 

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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. 

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Story by Alex Fair, 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. 

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Story by Lucy Swinnen, The Advocate

School gets party started

PROGRAM LAUNCHED: Burnie High School Principal Judy Fahey launches a year long program of events for the school's centenary. Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate

NOT too many things turn 100 years old, so Burnie High School is making the most of their birthday and celebrating all year long. 

The festivities were offically launched last night at West Park Precinct with a T20 cricket match between current and former students, also known as All Stars versus Legends. 

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Story by Rachel Cocard, 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. 

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Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate


Party to kick off centenary year at BHS

CENTENARY CELEBRATION: Olivia Ollington, Teeny Brumby, Melanie Murphy and Mason Waller ready for the centenary celebrations. Picture: Cordell Richarson, The Advocate.

A COMBINATION of cocktails and cricket will launch the celebrations for the centenary of Burnie High School on Monday.

The site of the early days of the school at West Park will play host the the first major event for the centenary year. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Luke Sayer, The Advocate