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Brooklands School
Principal's Message

​​​​Samantha 2023.jpgThe community of Brooklands School has deep Indigenous roots. These lands and waters are the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, the Ininewak, the Dakota, the Dene, and Anishiniwak peoples. It is the birthplace and homeland of the MΓ©tis nation, and also home to members of the Inuit nation.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Brooklands School. I hope that your time here will be a memorable, successful, and rewarding experience for you and your child.

As the principal of Brooklands School, I have the privilege of working with an amazing team of teachers, support staff, students, parents and families.  We are committed to providing all of our students with a positive, engaging elementary school experience full of imagination, wonder, creativity, learning through play, outdoor education, music, movement, and more. 

At Brooklands we believe in a community approach to education and have worked hard to build a reputation of caring, cooperation, and excellence.  We know that a child's first learning occurs in the home, and that parents are a child's first teacher.  We believe in consistent communication between the home and school so that together we can build upon children's prior experiences and knowledge and help them to develop good decision-making and life-long learning skills.  We look forward to being partners with you in the educational journey of your children. 

Brooklands is a community-oriented school, a part of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division, and serves the community bounded by Notre Dame on the south, Route 90 on the west, Logan Avenue on the north, and Keewatin Street on the east.  The current Brooklands School building opened in 1959 and is the third building to inhabit this site.  Cressy School (1901) and Krawchyk School (1911) preceded this current building.

We have approximately 170 students in Kindergarten - Grade 5.  We may be small in size, but we are big in spirit!  Our community is made up of diverse ethnic families and we enjoy learning together in an inclusive and welcoming multicultural environment. 

Our doors are always open, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child's teachers, or myself if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback over the course of the school year.

Whether you have been a part of the Brooklands School and community for generations or are new to the community and joining us at Brooklands school for the first time, we welcome you to our 'school family'.

Ms. Samantha Amaral