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Please email the school at: Brookside.p9@education.vic.gov.au

Calendar

october, 2020

04oct1:00 am1:00 amTerm 3 Holiday Break Ends

05oct1:00 am1:00 amTerm 4 Begins

12octAll DayP-7 Students return to Onsite Learning

16octAll DayLiteracy and Numeracy Day-Including Book Week Dress Up

23oct1:00 am1:00 amGrand Final Day - Public Holiday

26octAll DayYear 8 and 9 Students return to onsite learning

30oct9:15 am10:45 amPrep 2021 Orientation

Newsletters

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

Older PDF Newsletters

SAKG

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?

Uniform

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.

Online
Visit the Dobsons website

In-store
21 Panamax Drive, Ravenhall
ph: 8348 5477

Out of School Hours care

Brookside College have engaged Camp Australia as the provider of Out of School Hours Care (OSHC). Should you require before or after school care or vacation care for your child or would like further information in regards to the services and programs that they provide, please contact Camp Australia on 0434 422 302 or www.campaustralia.com.au.

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.

BYOD DEVICE MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

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.

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