COVID19 UPDATE 27th March
The Premier today changed his message on school attendance
from: Parents/Carers may choose to keep their children home
to: Parents/ Carers should keep their children home unless their home circumstances do not allow for this.
If you have to go to work and you have no other care arrangements for your children then they can attend school from Monday 30 March at this time.
COVID19 UPDATE 25th March
Term 1 immunisations are now cancelled. New date to be advised.
Friday 3rd April is the last day of Term 1 attendance for students, the school holidays will be extended by 3 days.
At this stage, school will resume as normal for Term 2 on Monday 27th April.
Immunisations Yr 7 and Yr 10 on 7th April, 2020
At this stage Yr 10 Meningoccocal and Yr 7 HPV vaccinations will go ahead for Brooks High School students on Tuesday 7th April, 2020 starting at 9:30am. It is important to immunise students for their general protection. A catchup will be organised by nurses for anyone who misses out at a later stage.
COVID-19 Update 24.03.2020
24 March 2020
I am writing to share some information during these uncertain times.
At this point in time the national Public Health officials are saying that schools are safe to stay open.
However from today parents and carers can choose to keep their children home due to COVID-19 virus should they wish. The Premier said that it is the parent and carers responsibility to ensure their children are safe and not mixing with others if they choose to keep them at home.
Please message school if you are intending to keep your child/ren at home.
By Friday we will have some education packs which will be available from the office for students to do at home. Please ring with a request for one of these or send a note to school.
The Education Department also has a lot of online resources that can be found at the link below and we have added some of our own.
Apprenticeship aptitude tests from Mr Bonney
and from Mrs Aufder-Heide
Mr McKinnon also has some resources for music students and information will be available in the office.
Whilst we understand parent/guardians concerns, at this time Tasmanian State Schools are open and it is the DoE policy, on advice of our health authorities, that they are safe places to be for all our students. Therefore keeping your children at home is not considered necessary and if you choose to do so it is a parent/guardians choice.
I have become aware that parents are choosing to keep their children home because of the COVID19 and concerns for people at home, e.g. an elderly relative that lives in the house, mum or dad not being well etc. and they are asking for work to be sent home. We can’t start to do this as it is not manageable.
We can acknowledge this reasoning, however we need to recognise that this is the parent/carers choice to keep their child at home and it is not DoE policy to do so.
So therefore we will not be providing work at this time.
If families are in isolation for 14 days and the student themselves have been advised to do this by health authorities then this is not the parents’ choice and we may offer some work. Students should have a medical certificate in this case.
The DoE is currently working on some online resources. The link to this will be provided when available.
Please see the links below for more information relating to the virus.
At this time the best advice we have from Public Health officials is that continuing to keep schools open, whilst exercising good hygiene practices, is appropriate.
For this reason, schools will remain open for as long as it is safe.
To remain as safe as possible, and for the safety of the broader community, particularly those who are vulnerable, there are a number of measures that we need to now put in place to ensure this. To comply with this all excursions planned for Brooks students have been cancelled until further notice. Our ANZAC day assembly and participation in the ANZAC day parade will also not go ahead. Parent/teacher conversations planned for week 9 have also been postponed at this time. Interim reports were to be shared at these conversations however we are planning for these to be completed this week and for them to be posted home next week. We will be encouraging the recommended hand washing and coughing and sneezing hygiene protocols.
We will also be keeping our community informed as soon as possible if other restrictions are put in place including potential school closures.
BEACH CARNIVAL CANCELLED
Due to heavy rain fall expected, unfortunately we have decided to cancel today's Beach Carnival.
Classes will continue as normal today.
Year 7 Dental Program
The Year 7 Dental Program will run the week of 2nd March to 6th March at Brooks High School. A dental van will be on site for the week.
Student Free Day Wednesday 26.02.2020
Launceston Cup Day is Wednesday 26.02.2020. This is a student free day for all students.
Uniform Sales & Levy Payments
Brooks High School office will reopen Monday 20th January. Office hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm.
The office will be open for Levy Payments and Uniform Sales Wednesday 29th January 10:00am until 7:00pm and Thursday 30th January 10:00am until 3:00pm. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Brooks High School Admin Team