Burnie High School

Burnie High School

Infobox Aust school
name = Burnie High School

motto = "Prorsum et Semper Honeste"
established = 1916
type = Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
principal = Ms. Judith Fahey
city = Cooee
state = Tasmania
country = Australia flagicon|Australia
campus = Suburban
enrolment =
colours = Green, Gold, Red color box|#008000color box|#FFD700color box|#FF0000
homepage =

Burnie High School is a public, co-educational, high school, located in Cooee, a suburb of Burnie, Tasmania, Australia.

In April 2007, the old Burnie High School building was gutted by fire. The old school had been built in 1929 and following the fire, many of its remains had to be demolished for safety reasons. The building which was due to become the Creative Paper company and Burnie Visitor Centre.cite web|url = http://www.burnie.net/yourstory/|title = Don't let the stories be lost in the flames|accessdate = 2007-11-02|date = 2007-04-27|work = Your Story|publisher = Burnie City Council]

Burnie High School is located behind Cooee Primary School. Other high schools located in the area are Parklands High School and Marist Regional College.


Every second year Burnie High School puts on a production. This year's production is Gumshoe: The Spy Musical, which was also performed by Burnie High School in 1997. Other past musical productions undertaken by the school include: "How the West was Warped", "Sheik Rattle 'n' Roll", "Zombied", "Jungle Fantasy" and "Bats".

Notable alumni

*Hon. Ronald Cornish - Politician (Liberal); Former member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Braddoncite encyclopedia| editor = Suzannah Pearce| encyclopedia = Who's Who in Australia Live!| title = CORNISH Ronald, Hon.| accessdate = 2007-11-02| date = 2006-11-17| year = 2007| publisher = Crown Content Pty Ltd| location = North Melbourne, Vic]
*Bryan Green - Politician (ALP); Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for the Braddoncite web |url=http://www.tas.alp.org.au/people/tas/green_bryan.php |title=Bryan Green - Member for Braddon|accessdate=2007-11-02 |work=Tasmanian Branch |publisher=Australian Labor Party]
*Alastair Lynch - AFL football player for Fitzroy, the Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lionscite web|url = http://www.footballlegends.org/alastair_lynch.htm|title = Alastair Lynch|accessdate = 2007-11-02|work = Eighties Tasmanian Football Legends|publisher = Tasmanian Football Legends]
*Frank Neasey - Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmaniacite web|url = http://www.hcourt.gov.au/speeches/kirbyj/kirbyj_5nov04.html|title = Three Tasmanian Law Reformers|accessdate = 2007-11-02|last = Kirby|first = Michael |authorlink = Michael Kirby (judge)|date = 2004-11-05|work = Speeches|publisher = High Court of Australia]
*Ian Rist - National and Commonwealth Clay Target Shooting Champion. Australian International Shooting Team member 1975.

See also

* List of schools in Tasmania
* Education in Tasmania


* Burnie High School Darwinian 2005/2006
* [http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/05/08/1917233.htm Remains of Burnie High School building demolished - ABS News]
* Ian Rist Advocate Newspaper Champions of Sport. Mercury newspaper Champions of Sport A.C.T.A records S.S.A.A. records

Further reading

* Wilson, G.J. 1991. "Burnie High School 1916-1991".

External links

* [http://static.namesdatabase.com/schools/AUTS/Burnie/BurnieHighSchool.html Burnie High School on The Names Database]
* [http://www.education.tas.gov.au/dept/about/contact/schoolsatoz/burnieh/ BHS at the Tasmanian Department of Education]
* [http://www.burnie.net/html/981_2306.htm The City of Burnie - "Gumshoe" A production by Burnie High School]

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