What an incredible end to the year we have had, with so many highlights including;
Our highly successful Year 10 camp in week 9 at Camp Clayton
Presentation Day last Friday of week 9
Graduation Assembly Wednesday of this week
Year 10 Leavers Dinner Wednesday evening of this week
Pool Day at Riverside Pool on Thursday of this week
Our Year 10s have done us proud – they looked magnificent at the dinner and it was wonderful to see so many parents, family and friends in attendance to watch as they entered the Grand Chancellor in style.
Our students have enjoyed the more relaxed atmosphere this week and engaging in a variety of fun activities with their teachers and friends.
This year we will be farewelling two members of staff;
Mr Luke Beasley will be transferring to Queechy High School. Luke has been a member of our team for 11 years and during that time he has had numerous roles, particularly teaching music and maths/science. We thank Luke for his contributions to Brooks; he will be sadly missed by his colleagues, and the many students who have been fortunate enough to have been in one of Mr Beasley’s very organised classes.
Mr Alex Gunn has accepted a teaching position at the Launceston Preparatory School. Alex has been a very dynamic and enthusiastic addition to the Year 8 teaching team this year. He has built many strong relationships with both students and his colleagues. We wish him the very best in his new role for 2020.
We will also be welcoming many, many new staff to BHS;
Ms Kim Schade – 9/10 Humanities
Mr Nathan Chatterton – AST in Year 8
Miss Emily Kreymborg – Science specialist
Ms Amanda Williams – Year 7 core
Miss Maddie McDougall – Year 7 core
Mr Jordan King – Year 7 core
Ms Leigh-Anne Mick – Year 8 core and Mandarin
Mr Oliver Robinson – Health/PE
We also welcome a few returning faces:
Ms Kendyl Ponting – Year 8 core
Mr Matt Barwick – 9/10 Maths and Science
Miss Emma-Lea Pearce – intern in Year 7/8 core
Lastly, we rejoice at the return of Mrs Louise Fisher to the Principalship! 2020 at BHS will be yet another fantastic journey for us.
Congratulations to all of the worthy recipients who received awards at our end of year Awards Presentation Assembly on Friday 13 December. It was wonderful to celebrate with these students both on stage and at the parent morning tea held after the assembly.
Last Thursday, Child Studies held its annual morning tea celebration. Little children from our community came to Brooks High School for a play and some morning tea which was hosted by members of the Child Studies class. It was a fantastic morning.
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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.