Exciting news for BHS with our Indoor Soccer team winning their grand final on Wednesday against Cressy! It was a very exciting game and we are all so proud of our amazing soccer players. Congratulations also to our netballers who were narrowly defeated in their grand final by Star of the Sea.
Senior years students Rosella, Brock, Poasi and Liam spent their Friday night representing BHS at the Northern heats of the Rock Challenge. Rosella represented our school in the acoustic section and then joined the band “Rinzler” to perform a very entertaining set to the crowd. A huge thank you to the staff and students who supported our musicians by attending the Rock Challenge on Friday night – and special thanks must go to our music teacher Ben McKinnon for the time, effort and support he provides for all our musicians.
Congratulations also to our student leaders for organising a highly successful beanie and free dress day to support the Mark Hughes Foundation for brain cancer. They raised a total of $266. Our students and staff embraced the beanie theme with some very colourful and fabulous beanies being worn alongside our new distinctive BHS beanie.
This week sees the deadline for completion of our staff, parent and student wellbeing surveys. I strongly urge parents to complete the parent surveys if you were one of the lucky random 50 parents selected for this privilege. This year sees our students complete a much more detailed Student Wellbeing Survey, fully supported by the Tasmania Department of Education. Wellbeing helps our students to explore, experiment and learn with confidence and positivity. Wellbeing is described as when you feel loved and safe, have access to material basics and are healthy; everyone deserves to be safe, well and positive. Every student at BHS will be completing the survey, answering questions about their wellbeing and this will help us to better understand how to support all our students at Brooks in the coming future.
We are excited to have an extended lunch hour this Wednesday so all of BHS can watch and support Brooks has Talent. We have five acts in the grand final and all students and staff are able to vote for their most favourite performance.
Brooks is always an exciting place and we have much to celebrate.
We had a great night again at this year’s Rock Challenge. There was a happy collection of present and past students in the mosh pit and watching quietly in the shadows. In the acoustic section, Rosella used every part of her brain playing keyboard, bass, drums rhythm and lead on the guitar, vocal melodies, layers of harmonies and looping bits and pieces for an extraordinary performance. She even layered delay effects over her mature chatting in between songs about deep themes with strength and wit.
Rinzler then came out kicking in the rock band section with 2 punchy originals that they have worked very hard on. Brock started things off on guitar blending his outstanding rock sensibilities with consistency and focus. Liam and Po added the smooth and tight bass and rhythm sections for an outstanding set much enjoyed by the large crowd. Well done and thanks to everyone involved!
At Brooks High School, we value and appreciate the performing arts in all shapes and forms. At our midterm assembly this week, several students from 7B and the Year 8 Dance/Drama classes shared their talents through mime, dance, poetry and a short skit supporting the wonderful Captain Attendance.
Title: Kin Island Author: Jaiki Pitt and Terri Janke
Plot Summary (no spoilers): Jake is more interested in playing video games than listening to his mum talk about her family history. But a family holiday to Thursday Island in the Torres Strait Islands changes that for Jake as he begins to discover the awesome connections his family has to T.I. and its history. When a cyclone warning is announced, Jake is so determined to do a favour for his Nanna JJ that he takes a risk and does something dangerous. Will Jake be okay? Or will this risk be too much?
Your Review: I enjoyed reading this short story. It was easy to relate to the characters since I’ve been on lots of family holidays to new and interesting places. Discovering some facts about the Torres Strait Islands and World War II as well as the importance of land and Country for Indigenous Australians is made really easy in this book.
Have your children grown out of their uniform? To help replenish our stock of spare clothing which we provide for students on wet and cold days, or when they require a change of clothing, the office is accepting donations of second hand uniforms.