A warm welcome to Northbrooks Secondary
Northbrooks Secondary School, built upon very strong foundations and
principles laid by the School Team of inspiring educators, has grown and come a
long way over the past 16 years. I would like to thank
our former School Leaders, in particular, our former Principal, Mrs Helen
Chong, for their efforts in forging a strong school spirit. I am most privileged and honoured to be working with our dynamic
NBrSS School Team to continue the good work.
Our school motto, Soaring
Yet Rooted, challenges our students to SOAR to greater heights whilst
staying ROOTED in strong values. We aim for all students to strive for their
very best in whatever they do and always be grateful to the people who have
helped them in their journey. Northbrooks’name in Chinese, 思源中学, is derived from the Yuan Dynasty proverb ‘yin shui si yuan’ (饮水思源) - to always remember the
roots and be grateful to their family, teachers, friends and country for the
successes achieved in life.
Our school vision is Every
Brooksian a Champion, Impacting the Community. We foster in every Brooksian
the Champion Learning Mindset, i.e. a mindset with a strong desire to learn and
improve and bounce back in the face of adversities. We want to instil in our
students this growth mindset, developing grit and resilience that are essential
for success in life, especially in this day and age. In turn, our Brooksians
will develop the capacity to serve by leading and lead in serving our school,
our community and our nation. To stay firmly in our course, our school mission
guides us in our everyday efforts to empower Brooksians to develop a passion
for learning, strong moral values and a keen sense of duty and community.
We aim to imbue in every Brooksian our core values of Graciousness,
Integrity, Fortitude, Teamwork, Empathy and Discipline (GIFTED) in their
Brooksian education experience.
Guided by this core
mission, our purpose is to make a conscious effort to design a plethora of deep
learning experiences and quality interactions within the school and beyond for
our students to explore, and
thereby discover and ultimately maximise their potential.
To provide a quality
academic experience for our students, our teachers deploy appropriate teaching
pedagogical approaches and learning strategies in our curriculum to allow
students to attain a deeper understanding and better grasp of the discipline. Anchored
on GIFTED values, our co-curriculum focuses on the student holistic development
in ChAMPS (Character, Aesthetics, Moral, Physical and Social) domains where our
students are expected to be fully engaged in the schools activities. Some of
these activities such as our Aerospace Programme (Applied Learning Programme)
and Adventure.Character.Environment (A.C.E) Outdoor Education Programme (Learning
for Life Programme) are specially designed to provide that distinctive and
memorable experience for our students. As partners-in-education, our Parents
Support Group, School Advisory Committee, Alumni and Community Partners partner
us to create that added value for our student educational experiences. In
addition, our School Team of caring and dedicated teachers, and administrative
and support staff work closely together to deliver our Quality Academic
Experience and Quality Programme for ChAMPS. Ultimately, all of us play an
integral role in our students’ successes.
In this school, we remain steadfast in our beliefs and our
conviction in making a positive impact on our Brooksians. Together, our
Brooksians will strive to do their very best and stay rooted, serving to lead
and leading to serve our community and nation with humility.
Soaring Yet Rooted
For detailed Principal's Message, please click here.