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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. The SAKG program emphasises the importance of sustainability, healthy eating and where appropriate, 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.


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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



At Brookside P-9 College we use an online only ordering system for Book Packs with our stationery supplier Paperchase Office National.

There will be NO collection day at the school. Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 packs will be delivered to the classroom. Year 3 – Year 9 will be delivered free of charge to your nominated address before the start of each school year.

Online Ordering Procedure

1. Go to http://booklist.paperchase.com.au
2. Enter the correct school access code depending on year level:
Prep, Year 1, Year 2 (delivered to class) – BTSBROOKP2
• Years 3 – 9 (home delivered)- BTSBROOK39
3. Click ‘Create Order’,
4. Enter students first and last name, choose year level from the drop-down list and follow the prompts to place your order.

Please check your E-mail for order confirmation and receipt. If you do not receive email
confirmation, please contact Paperchase directly to confirm your order was placed correctly.
PLEASE NOTE: All packs must be pre-paid. Payment must be made during the online ordering process, by Visa or Mastercard (credit card or debit card accepted). zjp·z1p Pay also available*
Payment will be processed at time of ordering.
If you elect not to purchase the booklist through Paperchase please ensure children come to school on the first day with the required materials.
* · zjp·lnterest free, nothing to pay upfront, flexible repayments. You will need an active Zip account. Conditions apply:


Brookside College before and after school supervision parent notification


Student safety at Brookside College is our highest priority and the safe and appropriate supervision of students is an important element of our duty of care to students. Part of this duty is ensuring parents and students are aware of our student supervision arrangements before and after school.

Before school: School grounds are supervised at 8:30am to 8:50am commencement of Homegroup time.

After school: School grounds are supervised at 3:00pm to 3:15pm.

Students on school grounds outside these times will not be supervised (unless they are attending a before or after school care program or supervised extracurricular activity).

Parents/carers are requested to ensure that students do not attend school outside of these supervised times unless they are attending before or after school care, or a pre-arranged supervised activity (i.e. sports practice).

Families are encouraged to contact Brookside College on 7379 1555 for more information about the before and after school care facilities available to our school community or if you would like any further information about our student supervision arrangements.

For a copy of our school’s Yard Duty and Supervision Policy contact the school office on 7379 1555. This policy includes Brookside College’s student supervision arrangements across the school day, including before and after school.

Out of School Hours Care

Camp Australia. Guiding children's growth.

Camp Australia – Guiding Children’s Growth

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

Camp Australia programs are centered 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 mobile number 0434 422 302


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 your 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. To support this, students in Years 7, 8 & 9 have the opportunity to participate in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program. Students will need to demonstrate commitment to being a responsible learner – this means using the device in strict accordance with the College’s Digital Learning 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.

In order to support families in making a decision regarding the appropriate device, please refer to our BYOD Program Booklet and our Digital Learning Policy



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.

CSEF 2024


Parent Applications for Semester 1 close on 24 April 2023

Parent Applications for Semester 2 close on 23 June 2024

Eligibility Date For concession card holders CSEF eligibility will be subject to the parent/carer concession card being validated successfully with Centrelink on the first day of either term one (19 January 2024) or term two (15 April 2024).

When you receive your updated/renewal card please send a copy through to the office.

Sign and date the form and return it to the school office as soon as possible. The CSEF program for 2024 closes on the 28 June 2024

CSEF Application Form 2024