Dec 12 2017

Have your say to the Commission on Inclusive Education

Here is the link that you can click to complete the survey to help shape the future of inclusive education.  This survey is for Teachers, Parents and students – just choose the correct option at the beginning (question number 3).

Deadline is Dec 15 – this Friday!


Parents, click here for your survey!

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Nov 15 2017

Math 9, 10 and 11 Online Resources and Tutoring Link

Click here for information on this new free resource to help students in grade 9, 10 and 11 with Math – French speaking tutors are available as well.

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Nov 09 2017

Schools Plus at Brookside

We are very excited to have the services of a Schools Plus team serving Brookside and surrounding schools.  This service has been in existence at various schools throughout HRSB and was expanded last spring to include more, including Brookside!

The team consists of:


Rachel DeRocher, Assistant Lead


Devon Bundy, Community Outreach Worker


TBA, Mental Health Clinician (IWK)


They have a classroom space allotted to them at the school and we are looking forward to many years of working together as they support the needs of our students, families and communities. 

For more information on Schools Plus, please click here for an information pamphlet.

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Oct 10 2017

School Cancellation Due To Inclement Weather (some new procedures this year!)

Guidelines for School and/or Bus Cancellation Due to Inclement Weather

click here for a visual diagram of the new procedures!

Student safety is the first priority of the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) when making school cancellation decisions. HRSB staff begins to gather information from various sources beginning at 4:30 am. Staff consults with Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) staff on road conditions, local weather services, and Stock Transportation. By 5:30 am, staff makes a recommendation to the Superintendent based on the information gathered. If it is safe to have students on the roads and sidewalks, then schools will be open. If not, all or some schools may be closed depending on the weather and road conditions in different areas of the board.

Parents/ guardians; winter is coming; do you have a childcare plan in place in the event of a school closure? Do you know what Family of Schools your child’s school belongs to? Parents/ guardians always have the right to keep their child home from school if they believe that the travelling conditions are unsuitable.

For full day closures of all or some schools, the decision will be announced as close to 6:00 am as possible. Announcements will be:

  • Posted on the HRSB’s website (;
  • Posted on the HRSB’s Twitter account (HRSB_Official);
  • Recorded on the HRSB’s School Cancellation Information Line 464-INFO (4636);
  • Shared with subscribers to the board’s email and text notification system; and
  • Communicated to local media outlets.

If conditions deteriorate throughout the day, the Superintendent may close schools early when weather or road conditions are considered to be a threat to the safety of students. In the event of an early school closure, the announcement will be made by 11 am. School busses will be dispatched to schools two hours earlier than their normal regularly scheduled pick-up for the afternoon dismissal, walking students will be dismissed at the start of their regular lunch time.


NEW!  On school days when weather conditions exist that it is not safe to open schools at the regularly scheduled time, but it is predicted that conditions will improve, a 2 hour delayed opening may be considered. Delayed openings would be considered when a severe weather event has concluded but snow clearing or other operations require additional time. Delayed opening may also be considered when the physical plant is experiencing an issue (power, water) and additional time is required to prepare the facility for opening.

In the event of a delayed opening the following will apply:

  • School opening will be delayed 2 hours
  • School bus pick up times will be delayed 2 hours
  • Excel child care will be cancelled for the morning only
  • Pre-Primary opening will be delayed 2 hours
  • Each school will alter morning schedules to best address their timetables.
  • Lunch times will not change
  • Afternoon class schedules will not change
  • Dismissal time will not change.

 click here for a visual diagram of the new procedures!

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Sep 22 2017

Important Dates Coming Up




Thursday, Dec 14 – Grade 9 Entrepreneur Fair (snow date, Fri, Dec 15)

Thursday, Dec 21 – Last day before the holidays

Wednesday, Jan 3 – First day back after the holidays


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Sep 13 2017

Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule

7:50 – First Bell

8:00 – Classes begin

9:30 – 9:40 – Grade 6/7 recess

10:00 – 10:10 – Grade 8/9 recess

11:45 – 12:25 – Lunch

2:00 – Dismissal

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Apr 28 2017

REMINDER: We are a NUT FREE school – please refrain from bringing products containing nuts into the building.

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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:

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 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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