Burnie High School

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Burnie High School is a coeducational high school located in Cooee, in north-west Tasmania. The school delivers a wide range of programs aimed at developing knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as nurturing students’ personal growth.

Burnie High School promotes learning for life, and endeavours to prepare students to be able to deal with future challenges and triumphs.

The school inspires students to achieve personal excellence and become independent learners who have clear goals and a sense of purpose, and to make the most of their talents, skills and abilities in their future careers.

In addition to the learning opportunities provided in classes, Burnie High School offers a unique and diverse range of extra-curricular groups and activities for students to further engage and challenge themselves in their education, life experience and development.

Key subjects and enrichment activities

  • Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Languages (Italian)
  • Vocational Education Training – Pharmacy and Engineering
  • Performing Arts
  • Farm – Agriculture Studies

Students at Burnie High School undertake core curriculum subjects and complemented by their chosen pathway subjects. The core subjects, which are compulsory and aligned with the Australian Curriculum, are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education

In addition to this, student select from a range of optional elective subjects.

Advanced Academic Programs

Mathematics Extended, Creative Writing, and Senior STEAM.



Enrichment activities and opportunities

Burnie High School offers a range of extracurricular group activities for students to engage and support their time at the school. Activities include:

  • Biennial Stage Musical
  • Rotary Interact Club
  • Targeted Literacy Programs
  • Farm – Agriculture Studies
  • Australian Geography Competition
  • Student Leadership (Student Representative Council, House Leaders, Class Captains)
  • School Sports (Football, Soccer, Netball, Basketball, etc.)
  • School Carnivals (Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country, Summer Winter Sport Carnivals)
  • Pride Group