What a week! We have had celebrations in Years 9 and 10 to recognise all the great work students have accomplished this term. Many of our girls participated in a Gala Football Competition on Thursday in the last week and we all celebrated our own Footy Colours Day and BBQ today. Our Year 10 students have participated in the Polish Program, run by the Beacon Foundation. This is a practical program that helps students feel more confident about their transition into the world of work. The program gives students an awareness of global trends including the rise of automation and the value of transferable skills.
I would also like to congratulate all participants in Brooks has Talent which was so capably run by our student leaders. It was a very entertaining event with a great atmosphere and lots of talent on show from staff and students alike. Congratulations to our worthy winners, Heath and Blake. I would also like to congratulate our students who travel to Newstead College twice weekly to undertake the Maths Methods Foundation course. Your mid-year reports were fantastic.
All our students have participated in a wellbeing survey. While wellbeing and happiness are related, they are not the same thing. The capacity to deal with problems as they arise, knowing and valuing strengths and a focus on the positive when faced with challenges are some indicators of wellbeing. Clear and consistent rules also support wellbeing as does a healthy lifestyle with a balance of activity, screen time and rest. A caring family and a small group of supportive friends also sustains wellbeing. At school we support emotional, social and physical health in a variety of ways such as implementing our phone policy, providing counselling and health information. Explicitly promoting positive student relationships through our bystander education program and Love Bites program are further examples of how we support student wellbeing. I will be sharing the outcomes of the survey in
We temporarily farewell Ms Bel Mackrill who will commence maternity leave at the end of this week. We wish you well and look forward to meeting the new arrival in the coming weeks. We welcome back Mrs Lauren Cooper from maternity leave. Mrs Cooper will be taking some of Ms Mackrill’s classes, including child studies.
I wish all our school community a safe and relaxing holiday.
Mrs Louise Fisher
|Last day of term 3||Fri 25/9/2020|
|First day back Term 4||Mon 12/10/2020|
|Seahorse World/Platypus House Visit - Science||Fri 16/10/2020|
|RYDA Driving Program - Year 10||Tues 20/10/2020|
|Professional Learning day - Student Free Day||Fri 30/10/2020|
|PUBLIC HOLIDAY Recreation Day||Mon 2/11/2020|
|Immunisations - Year 7 only||Mon 26/11/2020|
7C will finish their 5 week rotation in Digital Art this week. They have worked hard on developing their confidence and familiarity in the Photoshop interface, taking on an array of tasks such as Text Effects, Gradient, Fluffy and Sphere based creatures – as well as dramatic portrait photography and editing. We hope you enjoy some of their amazing work samples!
Lel Aufder Heide (Digital Art Teacher)
The 9/10 Production and Year 8 Dance and Drama classes, along with teacher Kendyl Ponting and Georgie Todman, were very excited to attend ‘The Addams Family’ presented by Newstead College. After an uncertain year regarding large scale productions, it was wonderful for students to have the opportunity to see this kooky and quirky musical along with students from across the north. Treated to some exceptional singing and performing by their Year 11 and 12 peers, students enjoyed songs such as ‘When You’re an Addams’ and ‘One Normal Night’ with the characters of Gomez and Wednesday a hit with most of the cohort. Students in Performing Arts are looking forward to hopefully attending Launceston College ‘Flashdance’ in the coming months.
Georgie Todman (Production Teacher)
9/10 students in Child Studies had the opportunity to visit GoodStart Early Learning at Prospect Vale on 21 and 24 September 2020. This was an excellent opportunity for students to have a tour of the centre, learn about their practices and spend some time playing with the children. They really enjoyed playing with the babies and toddlers. This was followed up by a well-deserved lunch at McDonalds.
Ms Bel Mackrill (Child Studies Teacher)
Year 9 students have been studying “electricity” as part of their Physical Science unit. Students have been engaged in activities that included building series and parallel circuits.
Ms Corinne Milton
Is Hospitality the Career For Me?
Students from Years 9/10 travelled to the Launceston Country Club for the Hospitality Careers Showcase event. They participated in three workshops: kitchen skills, setting a table for dining and bartender basics by making mocktails. Potential employers and training representatives were on site throughout the event and held a question and answer session at the end of the day.
Ms Carol Marshall
The hugely successful Brooks Has Talent Final was held last Thursday.
Congratulations to all students who made it into the final and to our winners Heath and Blake who danced away as the winners.
We would also like to thank and acknowledge our student leaders who put on a fantastic afternoon of laughs and entertainment for our school.
Thanks to all student helpers and staff who assisted with putting together today's final.
The Student Leaders
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