Our School

Welcome to Brooklin High School, the Home of the Bears!

Brooklin High School is Durham District School Board's newest secondary school and is located in Brooklin, Ontario with more than 1320 students in Grade 9-12.

Thanks to our entire Brooklin school community for a "Beartastic" first four years at Brooklin High School! They have been both exciting and inspiring! We opened the Durham District School Board's newest secondary school, Brooklin High School, in September of 2015.

Last school year, 2018-19, was our fourth school year and we were very excited to graduate our third Grade 12 class. We had an extremely successful third graduation ceremony, including Prom and a Spring Commencement. This school year, 2019-20, will be our fifth school year and we look forward to educating, engaging and empowering over 1320 students.

In our first year we built positive relationships and partnerships within the Brooklin community and will continue to do so. We look forward to working with our students, parents and staff continuing to build a collaborative community.

We are excited to announce we have hired an additional 7 teachers to ensure we continue to offer an exemplary curricular and extra curricular program. Some teachers are replacing those on leaves and some have been hired due to slight growth of school population.

 We maintain committed to keeping everyone informed with current and effective communication. Please check and bookmark our website or feel free to contact us via telephone or school e-mail (BrooklinHS@ddsb.ca). Follow us on Twitter, @brooklinhs, @beargrowls, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and download our SchoolInfoApp! Wait, there is more social media; we have joined Instagram at brooklin_hs!

We continue to join the community's excitement about having a beautiful, state of the art, educational facility at the corner of Baldwin Street and Carnwith Drive. Our modern school facility has 1227 pupil places and 173,200 square feet; it is a two-storey fully accessible facility on a 14.81 acre site.

It was a pleasure to work with Moffat & Duncan Architects Inc., and our general contractor, The Atlas Corporation, who began construction in March of 2014.

Here is a list of some of the specialty rooms and features:
• Science labs with common teacher prep room
• Visual arts rooms with kiln
• Music and individual practice rooms
• Theatre arts area with dressing rooms
• Culinary arts program
• Family studies area
• Transportation technology with two lifts
• Construction technology
• Communications technology with studio
• Triple gymnasium with full sports field and running track
• Dance studio and weight Room
• Full service library
• Cafetorium with stage
• Demonstration green roof

Our Family of Schools include Blair Ridge Public School, Brooklin Village Public School, Chris Hadfield Public School, and Winchester Public School. We look forward to working with our feeder schools to ensure a smooth transition to Brooklin High School.

For parents

Use the parent portal to get more information about your child's education.

Transportation, pick-up and drop-off

Help us support a culture of respect and harmony by reinforcing school bus and transportation safety. When driving your child(ren) to and from school, please use designated drop-off and pick-up locations. When using these locations, please wait outside for your child.

Please read and review our Safe Arrival program at Brooklin High School!

Safe Arrival at Brooklin HS

Monthly Calendar at Brooklin HS

Please see this file for a monthly calendar of only Brooklin High School important events.

BHS Month at a Glance

 Bear Wear at Brooklin HS
Get Your Bear Wear! Bear Wear and school spirit clothing is available on line!

See our collection of school swag at the following website:

http://www.bearwear.vintageapparelco.com/

We will have Bear Wear available in various stages and times throughout the school year. If you order now then you can get Bear Wear in time for the Holidays! 

Go Bears!

 Lockers at Brooklin HS
Students are issued lockers from the office and they are coordinated and assigned by HomeRoom teachers in the first few weeks of school. We have enough lockers for all students in Grade 9, 10 and 11; we ask that Grade 12 students share lockers.

Lockers are used by students to store and secure personal belongings, including text books, chromebooks, learning materials, clothing and other small school-related items. Best practice is to access lockers at the beginning of the day, lunch time and at the end of the day. Students can transport learning materials for two periods at a time, hopefully avoiding the need to access lockers between periods. 

We have over 1,100 lockers in the school, all the same size, 12" wide and 72" high, along 10 different corridors. We have recently added two banks of lockers!

At the end of the school year in late June, before the last final exam, students vacate their lockers so they can be cleaned. Students are not assigned the same locker from school year to school year. 

The url for Grade 12 locker request form for individual lockers, can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/yxsgz3wo

Find below, information from our Student Handbook and Code of Conduct specific to lockers:

Students may be assigned a locker by the school.  It is their responsibility to keep lockers clean and free from writing, damage, and decorations. Repair charges will be levied where students purposefully or carelessly damage lockers. Students are not permitted to move to another locker or to exchange or share lockers without permission from administration. Grade 12 students may share lockers. Lockers must be secured with a Dudley combination lock. The combination must be on record in the office. Failure to meet these requirements may lead to your lock being removed at your expense. During class time, locker visits must be kept to a minimum. The school is not responsible for lost, missing or stolen belongings. The locker is the property of the DDSB. Students are solely responsible for the contents of their lockers. Lockers are emptied at the end of each school year.

Administration has the authority, with reasonable suspicion, to search personal property and lockers. The right to search is established to assist school administration in providing for the safety and welfare of all students and staff as stated in the Education Act. Principals have the right to seize contraband material.  The contraband material will be removed from the locker and held for evidence in disciplinary proceedings and may be turned over to law enforcement officials.

For further information on lockers contact HomeRoom teachers and/or the office. 

 Parking at Brooklin HS
If students wish to park on school property, then they need a parking permit. The process for getting a parking permit will be online and made accessible during the first week of September, using the link provided below. If granted a parking permit, then students must abide by the school parking rules, outlined below:
  1. Students must understand parking on school property is a privelage, not a right.
  2. Student parking is limited to 77 spots and only in the WEST parking lots.
  3. Parking for students is for Gr 12 students only, as parking is very limited, to 77 spots. A permit must be obtained to park on school property.
  4. Only vehicles registered with the main office are allowed on school property. Unregistered vehicles are eligible for ticketing and/or tow-away charges.
  5. Registered Vehicles that are found in parking spots other than those designated for students may be ticketed and towed away at the student's/owner's expense.
  6. Parking is not allowed on grassy areas of the school grounds, nor in school bus loading zones around the ring road of the school. No student vehicles are to be parked in front of the school in the South Carnwith Lot, nor on the North Patio Lot, nor on the East Baldwin Lot.
  7. Students are not to park at the end of the rows and block vehicles from entering or leaving. 
  8. Students are to drive courteously and extremely cautiously. Please do not speed on or near school property. Please do not drive the wrong way on the ring road. Please do not exit using a right turn from the double west student parking lot. All students are to follow the rules of the school ring road!
  9. Any vandalism or "practical jokes" between vehicles is NOT acceptable and students involved may have parking priveleges removed.
  10. Vehicles are for transportation to and from school. Students are NOT to loiter in or around vehicles in the parking lot during school hours or over the lunch period.
  11. Once approved, a parking tag will be issued. Please display parking tag. Failure to display parking tag may result in ticketing, loss of parking privileges and/or vehicle being towed. 

Please also note the following:

  1. We are oversubscribed for student parking and will be issuing permits only to Gr 12 students.
  2. We encourage all of our students to walk, bike, and/or skate to their community secondary school. 
  3. Our survey has shown not all students with parking permits drive daily.
  4. Best practices for student drivers is to arrive early and stay for the duration of the school day so you do not lose your student parking spot.
  5. We will consider student proximity and distance to school when issuing permits, potentially prioritizing students based on distance and school program.
  6. At the end of the school year parking permits are returned to the office. There will be a nominal fee for lost parking permits.

To apply for a parking permit complete the parking application and attach a signed student parking contract.

The url for the Google Form for parking applications is: https://tinyurl.com/y4q36fjg

Student Parking Contract 19.20

 Yearbooks at Brooklin HS
School Yearbooks are available using School Cash OnLine. The Yearbook is a keepsake students will look back on later in life - don't miss out! Yearbooks are currently $35.00 but really, they are "priceless"! We will post more information here once details and schedules are finalized. Thank you to Herrf Jones our Yearbook advisor!

Questions and concerns

If you need help or have any questions or concerns, begin by contacting your child's teacher. If you wish to meet with another staff member, contact the school office to book a meeting. Please remember to sign in at the school office when you arrive.