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Grade 7 Transition Information

Information Evening

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions schools are not permitted to host large adult gatherings. As an alternative to our Information Evening we have engaged Tasman Digital to produce a Burnie High School information video.

Burnie High School is excited to provide you with the details of our 2020 Grade 6 to Grade 7 transition program. We know that the transition from primary school to high school is a time that students anticipate with nervous excitement. In the coming months your child will get to know key Burnie High School staff and student leaders, and be provided with a number of opportunities to  experience the School’s learning programs.

Transition Coordinators Mr Kamil Douglas & Mr Daniel Warsing along with Assistant Principals Mr James Thompson & Mrs Fiona Gaby have already visited your child’s classroom as an introduction to the transition process, and a tour of Burnie High School will occur later in Term 3.

Enrolment Information

We are currently finalising enrolments from Burnie Primary, Cooee Primary, Somerset Primary and Natone Primary School.

Expressions of interest for enrolment into Grade 7, 2021, from students not currently attending one of the primary schools listed above can be made by completing the linked forms BHS Enrolment Indicator Out of Area Enrolment Form and returning them to the BHS office or by email to by Monday 7 September.

Enrolment guidelines can be found at

Activities Afternoons

During November, Grade 6 students will attend Burnie High School to take part in a wide range of activities for one afternoon a week over a four week period. Students will be transported to Burnie High School and accompanied by their Grade 6 teachers. Dates will be provided later in the year.

Orientation Day

On Thursday 3 December, Grade 6 students will attend Burnie High School to experience a ‘typical day’. Each student will receive a timetable for the day and be supported by Grade 9 student leaders and 2021 teachers.

Settling in Morning

On Tuesday 2 February 2021 Grade 7 students will attend school between 9.00am and 11.00am. This is the day prior to the return of rest of the student population and allows new Grade 7 students to meet their 2021classmates and teachers.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s transition to high school please do not hesitate to contact either Mr Kamil Douglas, Mr Daniel Warsing, Mr James Thompson or Mrs Fiona Gaby on 6431 2744. You can also reach them at the following email addresses;