We have an exciting and busy term 3 ahead. It is one of my most favourite terms as the days are becoming longer, Spring is in the air and as a school we can focus on progressing School Improvement now that the busy reporting term is over.
I would like to congratulate our Principal, Louise Fisher, on her promotion to School Improvement Leader (SIL), beginning this week. This is a very well deserved promotion that has seen Louise recognised for her inspirational leadership at Brooks High School. By building a strong, positive, team culture and building staff capacity our school is doing a marvellous job meeting the needs of our diverse learners. At Brooks High School we pride ourselves on doing ‘whatever it takes’ to support our students, every day, to be the best they can be.
We have our School Review next week and we are very excited about this. During the review visiting principals look at our data, School Improvement Plan and have conversations with teaching staff, parents and students; they also walk around our school visiting classrooms. From the information gathered they write a report that will share some affirmations and positive comments about our school direction and they will also make some suggestions and recommendations of ways that we might improve our teaching and learning programs. We are eager for their ‘fresh eyes’ and feedback.
Our Child Studies class hosted a very successful Red Nose Day on Friday last week where students and staff were encouraged to wear an item of red clothing and donate money for SIDS research. A huge congratulations to these students for their initiative and effort in raising a significant amount of money for this very worthy charity.
Our Student Leaders have been very busy hosting auditions for Brooks High Has Talent. We are very much looking forward to the extended lunch live show happening in Week 8, Wednesday September 11. This is always very well attended by all our students and staff and hugely supported by our student body. We also have the hotly anticipated Rock Challenge happening this term with the northern heats happening in week 7.
Term 3 means the end of the Northern High School Sports Association Winter Sports Roster, with the semi finals happening in week 6 and the finals in week 7. We have a number of teams who are confident in making the semis and we have high hopes to get at least one team through to the finals! We welcome family and friends to watch these exciting events in the upcoming weeks.
I look forward to being able to share the outcomes of our School Review in the next newsletter.
On Friday 9th August, the students and staff of Brooks High School supported Red Nose Day. The Child Studies class baked, iced and sold Red Nose cupcakes and everyone was able to wear red for a gold coin donation.
This event raised $658.80 which we have forwarded to Red Nose who conduct research and support families who have lost a baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Thank you to all who participated and supported this worthy cause.
On Wednesday 7th August, around 30 of our girls participated in a skills and Q and A session run by Cricket Tasmania. The girls were exposed to the expertise of Courtney Webb and Belinda Vakarewa, who both play for the WBBL Hurricanes and the Tasmanian Tiger’s. The girls worked on various cricket skills, and enjoyed developing a greater understanding of the game.
ROCK CHALLENGE PLAYOFFS – NEXT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Just letting you know that you are all very most welcome to attend our Rock Challenge Playoffs on Thursday and Friday lunchtime in the Music Department next week. We have a number of entries this year meaning we need to have 2 days. Thursday will be for 7 and 8’s and then Friday for 9 and 10’s. Thanks to Lel and Warwick for being on the judging panel.
Winners will be representing our school in the Rock Challenge which is on FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER @ the Launceston Conference Centre. It would be great if we could get a good number of staff along to support as always!
As part of Oral Health Week (9th-13th September), all Year 7 students have been invited to take part in a free Fissure Sealant and Fluoride Varnish Program. Thank you to the families who have returned their consent forms. We are still accepting forms at the school office until Wednesday 21st August, 2019.
Below is the link of a short video that was shown to our year 7 students outlining this free program.