We have had many calls from community members about students riding their scooters and bikes in a dangerous manner including near misses with cars. This has extended into the school grounds. We have had an expectation for some time that students walk their scooters and bikes in the school grounds however students on scooters have consistently ignored this rule and have been riding in a dangerous manner around our yard. From this week any student who rides their bike or scooter in our school yards will have their scooter removed and placed in a secure space within the school until a parent or guardian can pick it up. A student may ride their scooter or bike to school but must get off at the school gates and take it to the lock up areas immediately.
I am also sorry to say that some phones have gone missing at school recently. We are still investigating and are hopeful of finding them however please be mindful that students bring phones to school at their own risk and while we try to keep spaces locked and secure it is not always possible.
Brooks has always had a reputation as a “sporty school” for good reason. I congratulate our teams on their successes in the Wednesday sports rosters and I know students will perform to a high standard in the North East Cup on Monday 3rd June at Scottsdale. We also have our school cross country event on Thursday, 6th June and I encourage all students to have a go and enjoy this highlight on our school calendar.
Next Thursday 6th June marks the BHS Cross Country Carnival. This event will be run in the farmland next to Brooks High school grounds and will be conducted during block 3 and 4. Parents/families are welcome to attend to support their children during the run. Year 7 and 8 will be running during block 3 (12:00pm-1:15pm) and Year 9 and 10 will run during block 4 (1:45pm-3:00pm). The course is set to be a ripper. Rain fell over the weekend which has made for excellent conditions in the mud pile.
Students should come to school in their school uniform and bring a change of gear to run in. This should include a spare top, shorts/trousers, socks and shoes, towel and plastic bag.
Students who place in the top 6 in the grade group will gain selection in the Inter-High team. This team will represent the school at the Inter-high carnival on Tuesday 18th June at King Meadows High School. Students successful in gaining selection in this team will receive a notice home giving more details. Every student who runs on the day will gain points for their house. At the end of the day points will be added and a house champion will be announced.
Last week Year 9/10 Extended Maths & Science students attended the annual science and engineering challenge which was held at the University of Tasmania, Launceston Campus. Our students were put into groups to take on eight different challenges, competing against seven other schools. Our groups had to use their brains and prior knowledge to complete the challenges. Depending on how well the groups went they had to test their makings for a score. All students involved participated well, with good behaviour and had a great day!
Plot: Sam Fox is on holidays with his family in Antarctica when their ski plane crashes on the ice. As the unstable iceshelf cracks apart, Sam and his younger brother become separated from the rest of the group. Before long, they’re stranded on a wobbly icefloe. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a massive creature emerges from the deep. A creature with huge jaws, and rows and rows of enormous teeth…
Review: It felt like I was next to them while I was reading. It was amazing. The excitement, some scary bits. It's extreme!! I could not stop reading, it I felt like I was on a nonstop adventure in Antarctica.
We are excited to be taking part in the 2019 Woolworths Earn and Learn program. Through this program, with your help, we will be able to purchase some great new educational resources for our school - and all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths.
From now until Tuesday, 25 June 2019 you can collect stickers at Woolworths that go towards Earn & Learn points. For every $10 you spend at Woolworths (excluding the purchase of tobacco, liquor and gift cards) you will receive a sticker. Place the Woolworths Earn and Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn and Learn Sticker Sheet and when it's complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school or at our local Woolworths. Mowbray Market Place Woolworths have a drop off box for our school at the front of their store.
At the end of the promotion, we'll be able to get some great new quipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students - including resources for Maths, English, Science and some fantastic fun supplies for Arts & Craft, Sport and for our library. We are grateful for your support and look forward to a successful program. If you would like to know more visit the link below or ask at our school office.
The Department of State Growth has incorporated the recommendations and feedback from Metro Tasmania’s extensive Launceston urban network review and consultation process in 2016 to propose a new urban network of services which includes:
Easy to understand, more direct routes, using roads which are safe and suitable for accessible vehicles
More consistent departure times to reduce checking a timetable
A new high frequency cross-city route linking the university with Kings Meadows shops via Mowbray shops, Invermay, Inveresk, City, Hospital and Six Ways
Rescheduled timetables to better reflect current traffic conditions, improve reliability, and minimise transfer times
The Department of State Growth is now inviting feedback and comments on the proposed changes. Feedback will be received up to Friday 14 June 2019.