Feb 15 2017

Fri, Feb 17 – Route time changes AM – routes 123, 134, 135, 136, 139. 140, 141, 158

Effective Friday, Feb 17, there will be some changes to the morning bus route times for the following routes:

123, 134, 135, 136, 139. 140, 141, 158

Please click on this link for further information!


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Jan 26 2017

Lunch Monitors Needed

We are in need of Lunch Monitors beginning next week.  If you are interested, please phone the school 902-852-2062, ext 0 or email bjhs@hrsb.ca 



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Dec 05 2016

Information on Work To Rule at Brookside

Dear Brookside Families,

Students will be back in school on Tuesday, Dec 6!!



Teachers in Nova Scotia will follow work-to-rule job action that began Monday, December 5th as directed by the NSTU.


While we know extracurricular activities will be cancelled during this period of job action, it’s difficult to share more specific information at this time.  The NSTU and HRSB are working to gain clarity and common understanding of what exactly work-to-rule will look like.


Much has been shared in the media and our intention is to share with you directly the most accurate picture possible of how job action will impact the students in our public education system.  What this means is that teachers are no longer allowed by their union to do anything that is not required by their job description. Many things teachers do are above and beyond their job description. There are too many to list but here are some that will have the most impact on us here at Brookside:


As of Monday, December 5:

  • All NSTU members will report to work 20 minutes before school begins and depart 20 minutes after. Please ensure you are dropping off and picking up your child during the 20 minutes before (after 7:40am) and after school (before 2:20pm).  Some buses will arrive at 7:30 and we want to assure you that administration will be there to supervise them!
  • All extra-curricular programs including: intramurals, teams, organization club and other clubs will be suspended.
  • No extra help at lunch hour or before or after school
  • No breakfast program
  • The library and cafeteria will remain open at lunch
  • Entrepreneur Fair scheduled for Dec 8 is postponed until further notice
  • 50/50 fundraiser for the grade 9 trip will continue because it is a parent led fundraiser
  • Band instruction at lunch will continue as this is considered instructional time


We will continue to share information with you, as it becomes known to us. One assurance we can offer at this time is that all students will be provided ongoing education and their safety will, at all times, remain our priority.


Thank you so much for all of your support – it really means a lot during what will be an uncomfortable time for all of us!

Joanne Kirkpatrick and Craig Nelson

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Nov 15 2016

School Closures due to Inclement Weather Info


The Halifax Regional School Board takes great care when making the decision to alter the normal operations of schools in the event of severe or inclement weather.

Key Messages to Parents:

  • The decision to cancel school will usually be made as close to 6:00 a.m. as possible and it will be communicated on the radio, the Board’s website and Twitter  www.hrsb.ca /  www.twitter.com/HRSB_Official, the main switchboard and through the school cancellation number: 464-INFO (4636).
  • Listen for either the Family name “Halifax West Family of Schools” or the individual name of the school in all cancellation announcements.
  • Parents should ensure that students are properly dressed for the weather conditions, regardless of whether they travel by bus or walk.
  • Before dropping students off at school on inclement weather days, parents should ensure that staff have arrived and are immediately available to provide supervision.
  • When busses are cancelled and schools are open, parents must use their own discretion with regard to sending their children to school.
  • When schools are open, meaningful learning activities will be going on in classrooms.
  • Students who are unable to attend due to inclement weather and/or bus cancellation will not be penalized because of assignments given or due on that day.

If you are interested in learning more on how decisions regarding closures and cancellations are made, visit http://www.hrsb.ca/content/id/1137.html

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Oct 03 2016

Grade 9 Trip Updates and 50/50 Info

Our 50/50 ticket sales for the grade 9 trip can continue due to the fundraiser being parent led!


Please check out the Grade 9 Trip menu item on the website for the 50/50 amounts and for a copy of the Parent Meeting in October in case you missed it! 


All updates will be under this link!

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Jun 23 2015

Upcoming Important dates/events



Monday, Feb 20 – Holiday – Mi’kmaq Heritage Day


Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17 – March Break Holiday

Wednesday, March 22 – Assessment and Evaluation Day – no classes

Friday, March 31 – Report Cards issued



Thursday, April 6 – AM – PD morning – no students

                                 PM – Parent Teacher Interviews –

                                         12:30 – 2:30 and 6:00 – 8:00


Friday, April 14 – Good Friday Holiday

Monday, April 17 – Easter Monday Holiday




2016-17 School Year Calendar


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Jan 09 2015


@brooksidejh – Brookside on Twitter

We have a new Twitter campaign starting next week “Random Acts of Kindness”!  Check daily for new tweets!!

We have over 1600  followers to our twitter page and we are excited to bring some positive thinking to others!  Thanks to all students who took part and keep checking – yours may be posted next!!!

If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @brooksidejh or click here to view the tweets!!

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Oct 31 2014

Community Events




The Nova Scotia International Student Program brings students from around the world to Nova Scotia public schools to learn our language and culture. Be an integral part of a student’s learning experience– become a host family.
This is a great opportunity for your family to experience and share culture first hand. Your family will be matched up with a student and they will participate in your daily family routines.

Host Families receive a tax free monthly stipend to help
cover the cost of food and any extra transportation expense
Students stay for periods of 2 to 10 months
Ongoing support is provided by an experienced Homestay
You will learn about and communicate with your student
before arrival
Host Families are asked to provide a private bedroom, 3
balanced meals a day and inclusion in family activities

Visit our website for more information: www.nsisp.ca

For more information on how to become a host family
for an international student in the Halifax Regional School Board please contact:

Marilyn Hurst at mhurst@hrsb.ns.ca or at 902 464-2000 Ext. 2548

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Sep 04 2014

Safe Arrival

Please call 902-852-2062, ext 1

for all student absenses before 8 am – even if your child will be late!

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