Shireen Thomas
Principal   
 
At Brooks High School our reason for being is learning.  Learning for our students so that they have the capacity to lead fulfilling futures; ongoing learning for our energetic and motivated staff so that we can provide simply the best opportunities and outcomes for our students.
 
Our school continues to receive acknowledgement at local, state and national levels for the innovative and exciting directions we engage in.  Our vision focuses on inspiring and equipping students to be successful lifelong learners with a disposition towards contributing effectively to the local and global communities in which they live.
We have much to celebrate and be proud of at Brooks High School.  Our students achieve success in a wide range of learning opportunities; from being world champions in engineering and design work as part of the international Formula 1 in Schools Programme, to sporting successes on the local and world stage – Ricky Ponting, Australian Cricket star and Daniel Geale, world champion boxer are both former students.
 
The school culture that supports our vision is underpinned by our school-wide expectations.
·         Learning
·         Respect
·         Responsibility
 
Brooks is a place of peace.  A consistent school-wide focus on Positive Behaviour Support and Restorative Practices promotes social and emotional wellbeing, effective work habits and optimistic attitudes towards learning. The result is a school culture that highly values learning, relationships and achievement across all curriculum areas.
Brooks High School has an enrolment of 540 students with105 teaching and non-teaching staff. We enjoy outstanding and extensive park like grounds with views over the beautiful Tamar River Valley.  Facilities include a gymnasium, information centre, performing arts centre, science centre, manual arts and trades centre, automotive centre, general learning spaces and digital media/visual arts centre.
 
Literacy and numeracy are absolute priority areas for every student. The Australian Curriculum is followed in the areas of English, Mathematics, History and Science.  As further learning areas come on line through the Australian Curriculum national implementation plan, they will be embraced.   Every student at Brooks High School studies English, Mathematics, History, Science, Health and Well-being and Physical Education.
 
Learning Areas that can be studied under our Options Programme include Advanced Maths, Advanced Science and Advanced English, Digital Technologies, Design Technologies, Home Economics, Dance, Drama, Music, Athlete Development, Sport and Recreation and Visual Arts.
 
The wearing of school uniform is an important aspect of school life at Brooks.  This has been endorsed as compulsory by our governance group, the Brooks High School, School Association.
 
Brooks High School is full of fine young people, for whom we have high expectations and aspirations.
 
I look forward to welcoming you, whether student or parent to our community. 
 
Shireen Thomas
PRINCIPAL