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Get In, Get Dirty

Nov 20, '18

One of the most popular arts at Brentwood is pottery. More specifically, handbuilt pottery. The class has three fine art blocks, all fully enrolled. The class is taught by the wonderful Mrs. Luna whose engaging, positive and calm aurora motivates students to craft beautiful creations. So far she has taught we students different techniques in...

A Brentwood Tribute to Those Who Served

Nov 15, '18

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” Laurence Binyon In November 11, 1918, an armistice was signed to end World War I. This was a monumental day in history that has been celebrated by Canadians every...

Halloween at Brentwood = Airband 2018

Nov 05, '18

While most teenagers spent Halloween night trick or treating or in a haunted house, on Wednesday, October 31st, Brentwood students took their dance moves and lip synching skills to the Killy stage to compete in the annual interhouse Airband competition. The night was filled with drama, backflips, laughter, and dance moves like the pros. For...

IISPSC

Nov 04, '18

Studies show that public speaking is feared more than death. So, naturally, we do it for fun. This past week, three students ventured all the way to Toronto for the International Independent School Public Speaking Competition (IISPSC). Having prepped for months, we boarded the plane, accompanied with little more than a wrinkled and well-used...

Home Schooled to Boarding School

Nov 01, '18

Growing up in community on a small island is not your typical childhood. However, it has been something I will never forget. I was born and raised on an organic produce farm on Salt Spring Island, farming and stewarding the land with the community I was brought up in. I was homeschooled until Grade 8, so I spent almost 100% of my time before that...

Brentwood’s Art Foundations

Oct 29, '18

Art is a large part of the Brentwood culture; it is a way to express your emotions and shine your talent for the whole school to see. The art teachers at Brentwood are very supportive and helpful with assisting students in coming up with creative art pieces to share at the art shows that are held later in the year. In Art Foundations we work on...

An Elective Debate

Oct 20, '18

Between Oct. 22 and Nov. 02, a voting package will be coming to all BC residents in the mail. As part of a referendum initiative, British Columbians are asked to weigh in on changing our First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system to what is seen as a fairer Proportional Representation (PR) voting, a system already used in 32 of 35 OECD countries...

West Side Story is Cast

Oct 15, '18

The cast has been cast for Brentwood’s 2018-19 musical, West Side Story. The following forty-four young thespians will spend much of the next five months learning their lines, The Jets: The Sharks: Bernardo, the Leader Darcy S Maria, his sister Ashley C Anita, his girl Fabiana G Chino, his friend ...

Mill Bay, Mesopotamia and What’s Next

Oct 13, '18

Brentwood is truly unlike any other school I have attended. It would be my guess that you would be hard pressed to find another group of twelve teenagers so eager to undertake the scintillating, yet challenging adventure that is AP Art History. From ancient paleolithic rock drawings, to modern photography, this course uses art as a lens to...

Bring On The Next Generation

Oct 13, '18

In 1923 Henry Pollock Hope, Brentwood’s first Headmaster, was invited by a group of Victoria businessmen to create a school for young men in Brentwood Bay in the old Brentwood Bay Hotel which is on the other side of Finlayson Arm. There were sixty boys enrolled in the first year of the school. Notice no crests on their blazers? The torch on your...

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