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november, 2021

01novAll DayCurriculum Day

02novAll DayMelbourne Cup Day Public Holiday


Newsletters are published every three weeks as an online, multi-page newsletter that can easily be viewed on any device.


The aim of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG) program is to introduce students to the many benefits of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh seasonal produce. Where appropriate, the SAKG program emphasises the importance of sustainability and learning tasks incorporates Literacy and Numeracy skills.


At Brookside College, students in Year 4 participate in SAKG in Semester One and Year 3 participate in SAKG in Semester Two.


Take a look at some of the work produced by a Year 3 student working on her SAKG fortnightly Learning Task. Doesn't that pizza look delicious?! How about these muffins?


The Brookside College Council has endorsed a school uniform policy. Students are expected to wear the College uniform at all times. A compulsory uniform promotes equality and safety, by enabling students to be recognized as belonging to the college community. Uniform also enhances the positive image of the College in the community and enables our students to develop a sense of pride in representing the College.

Brookside College makes every effort to ensure the uniform is affordable to families and has been selected to be durable, cost effective and practical for the College environment.

Uniform details as well as itemized price lists can be accessed through our uniform supplier as well as referring to the documentation below.

Purchasing uniforms

Uniforms can be purchased from Dobsons either online or in store. We can deliver the uniform to home or office and offer immediate ‘click & collect’ facilities which reduces the danger of carrying cash to school.

Visit the Dobsons website

21 Panamax Drive, Ravenhall
ph: 8348 5477

Out of School Hours care

Camp Australia. Guiding children

Camp Australia – Guiding Children’s Growth

We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program.

Camp Australia programs are centred on child enrichment, while ensuring a reliable, engaging and hassle-free OSHC service at our school. Their engaged educators foster a safe, inclusive environment where children can relax, have fun and grow.

Camp Australia recognises that children need a different experience in term time to the experience they have on their holidays. Families can choose Your OSHC for before and after school experiences during term, or Rocketeers during the holidays.

Your OSHC. OSHC that inspires.

Your OSHC – OSHC that inspires

At Your OSHC by Camp Australia, every before school, after school and pupil free day program is tailored to the likes and interests of each child in service. Camp Australia’s educators design enriching experiences to inspire your children’s confidence, independence and imagination. In any one week, they could be participating in science experiments, active play, creative expression and more - they believe in learning through experience so that each child can grow.

Rocketeers. Extraordinary Holiday Adventures.

Rocketeers – Extraordinary Holiday Adventures

Rocketeers by Camp Australia is a space for children to escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary during their school holidays. Every school holiday break is a new mission for children to embark upon. With carefully designed programs, directed by the children and informed by family feedback, no two days are the same with Rocketeers. Experiences planned could include games, arts & crafts, sport, excursions, cooking, coding and more.

Click here to find out more about Camp Australia's program at our school, including hours of operation and fees. To attend care, you must register your child. Register now for free.

BYOD Program

Brookside College: Future-Ready Learners

At Brookside College we are committed to helping every learner develop as a whole person, fulfil his or her potential and help shape a shared future built on the well-being of individuals, communities and the planet.

At Brookside College we believe education has a vital role to play in developing the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that enable people to contribute to and benefit from an inclusive and sustainable future. This includes learning to form clear and purposeful goals, work with others with different perspectives, find untapped opportunities and identify multiple solutions to big problems.

At Brookside College we use digital technologies to ensure our learners are future-ready.  From 2020 and beyond, Year 7 students and new Year 8 & 9 students will have the opportunity to participate in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program. Students will need to demonstrate a commitment to being a responsible learner. This means meeting attendance and punctuality standards and using the device in strict accordance with the College’s ICT Acceptable Use Policy. The BYOD program provides an opportunity for our students to enter a new world of curriculum possibilities, allowing engagement and involvement in their learning.


Microsoft Windows

Apple - MacBook

·       4GB or higher RAM (memory)

·       128GB or higher hard drive storage 

·       Windows 8 or higher

·       Battery Life +6 hours

·       4GB or higher RAM (memory) 

·       128GB or higher hard drive storage 

·       Mac OS X v10.10 or higher 

·       Battery Life +6 hours

Apple iPad

Other Devices (i.e. Chromebook, other devices running Android)

·       Generation 3 or higher

·       Battery Life +6 hours

·       Ability to run Microsoft apps/programs

·       Battery Life +6 hours

In alignment with the Brookside College Mobile Phone Policy, students cannot use a mobile phone during school hours and a mobile phone cannot be used as part of the BYOD Program.

In order to support families in making a decision regarding the appropriate device, please refer to our 2021 BYOD Program Booklet and our Acceptable User Agreement.

Families are strongly encouraged to include the device on their home and contents insurance or investigate options to insure the device separately for accidental loss, theft or damage.