The end of the school year is almost upon us, with Christmas and the end of year summer break nearly very close. It would be nice to experience some summer weather, I am rather concerned about the elongated spate of cooler weather we are experiencing!
We have had many wonderful experiences for our students since the last newsletter:
Year 7 Pool Excursion - a huge success and much enjoyed by all staff and students
Orientation Day for all our new 2020 Year 7 students on Wednesday of last week
Year 8 My Education Excursion to Anvers Chocolate and Ashgrove Cheese
Our Orientation Day was a huge success! It was fabulous to see our incoming students enjoying the day. The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive. A huge thank you to Miss Willis, Mr Blundell and staff who supported our students for their variety of learning experiences on this day. We have 5 classes of Year 7s in 2020! Our numbers continue to grow.
Nonetheless, as always, we are busy with all of the end of school year business:
Year 10 Camp to Camp Clayton Monday and Tuesday December 9 and 10 respectively
End of Year School Reports posted home in week 9
Presentation Day Friday 13 December at 9:30am
Graduation Assembly Wednesday 18 December at 9:30am
Leavers Dinner Wednesday18 December from 6:00pm
MYC Celebration Afternoon Wednesday 11 December
Pool Excursion on Thursday 19 December
This is the first time in 10 years that BHS has offered a school camp to students. This is a significant responsibility for the teachers attending camp and as such we expect our year 10 cohort to appreciate and make the most of this opportunity at Camp Clayton, by following agreed rules, expectations and having a fabulous time! This camp is at no cost to our students and is a significant cost for us to absorb...however, it will be worth every cent if our staff and students have a fantastic time together!
There will be one last newsletter before the end of the school year where I will share our considerable staff changes for 2020.
We hope to see you attend our upcoming major school events.
On Thursday 28 November, the Child Studies class travelled to Goodstart Early Learning at Prospect Vale for a tour of the facilities and play with the children. We are not sure if the children had more fun or our students! Thank you for welcoming us Goodstart Early Learning.
We then got to celebrate our hard work by eating lunch at McDonalds. Well done to Aweng and Taleisha who received a free lunch by achieving the best results when they took home a virtual baby for a night.
Some students from Year 10 have been lucky enough to work with mentors from the University of Tasmania once a week over Term 3 and 4. On Monday the students were provided with a pizza lunch by their mentors and were presented with a certificate by University professor Karen Swaybe.
Well done: Prabina, Suraktchan, Sujata, Monisha, Sargam, Oma Devi, Ashmita, Jacob and Matthew.
On Wednesday 11 December, Brooks High School are holding a “Term Four Celebration Assembly” for Year 7 and 8 students. The assembly is a celebration of student learning and achievement and will be held in the Middle Years Campus library space. It will consist of musical performances, certificate presentations and slideshows of students learning.
Parents are encouraged to attend the assembly which will run for approximately 45 minutes. The assembly time is: 12:15pm until 1:00pm.
Print the summary, which will include your application reference number, and take it to your Australia Post interview.
Attend an interview at a participating Australia Post outlet within 30 days of completing your online form. You'll need to take your printed summary andproof of identity documentsExternal Linkto the interview. You will be required to sign the application at Australia Post upon completion of the interview.
Apply at a Department of Human Services (Centrelink) centre
If you're unable to use the Australia Post service and you are a Department of Human Services (Centrelink) customer, you can apply in person at a Centrelink centre by completing the paper formTax file number – application or enquiry for individuals(NAT 1432).
Make sure you have originals of your proof of identity documents (see the instructions on the form for details of the documents you'll need) and attend a Department of Human Services (Centrelink) service centre.
Apply by post
If you can't attend an interview at an Australia Post participating retail outlet or you are not a Department of Human Services (Centrelink) customer, you'll need to complete theTax file number – application or enquiry for individuals form.
The Department of State Growth is finalising its review of general access and school bus services across northern Tasmania, with new routes and timetables to take effect from Sunday 19 January 2020.
School communities were consulted in May 2019, which resulted in revisions being made to a number of Metro’s school routes. The new school bus network will take effect from Wednesday 5 February 2020, being the first day of the school year.
Metro is available to assist parents and students to understand the new school bus network.
Should you have any questions or require further information, please call 6233 4215.
Youth Robotics Taster Workshops
With Metal Minds Robotics Teams
11- 16yrs of age. Sunday 2nd February. $50pp
Want to learn more about robotics. Metal Minds Robotics will be holding a one day workshop for students interested in lego robotics and tech robotics.
About this Event
Join us for a taster workshop working with EV3 Lego bricks and structures and see what our 11- 14 year old team members do.
For older 15 - 18 yr old students come and find out what our older team members do to build a competition robot, how they design, build and what language they use to program. Gain experience through this taster workshop what it takes to be a team member of Metal Minds Robotics.
Bookings can be made through the link below. 11- 16yrs of age. Sunday 2nd February. $50pp
The Holiday Zone is a school holiday program for children living with disability and their siblings aged 6-17 based in Hobart and Launceston. The Holiday Zone offers interactive, fun, inclusion-focused activities for children living with disability. Plus, the program provides activities and peer support for the siblings of children living with disability.
Li-Ve Tasmania acknowledges our valued partners from Southern Support School, Young Leaders of Tasmania and Special Olympics Tasmania plus all of the featured community groups that tutor/facilitate specialist programs. The Holiday Zone programs are supported by the Tascare Partnerships Program.