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Losing Now

Jan 03, '18

Below is the Grade 10 sonnet winner for the 2017 Serup Poetry Competition. It’s visions few and wonders far between, We see with truth, with passion that will last. An evening dove caught in a pale moonbeam, Not glanced with hazy eyes that soon flit past. Yet rarely noticed is the sacrifice Of fragile patterns trapped in frosty...

The Inevitable Fall

Jan 01, '18

The following is the 2017 Grade 9 winner of the Serup Poetry Competition. A man walked through the citadel, And through the city strode. His staff and robes glistened like hell, To take what he was owed. Guards defended without avail, He didn’t give lament. The demon knew he could prevail, With sword in hand he went. He rushed the...

Successfulness

Dec 30, '17

Pearly, Ivory, Milky, are successful. — but what happens when a brown-skinned woman holds great intelligence, her voice not heard… and if she has a cure for cancer, it will never be cured. how can we carry confidence when our very thoughts are stomped upon, before they leave our minds, before they dance off our tongues, why should...

Write for Rights

Dec 28, '17

Two days: 550 letters. Again this year, to recognize Human Rights Day and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Brentwood students and staff participated in Amnesty International’s Write for Rights event in early December. From tables in Crooks Hall, the students of each English class, recently versed in the format of a...

A Springsteen to Remember

Nov 27, '17

Last Friday, the Grade 11 AP English students attended a Bruce Springsteen night in the Lecture Theatre to “Educate our souls,” as Mr. Collis would say. The lyrics of the performed Springsteen songs are going to be used for a synthesis essay for the AP English 11 students, so the evening helped us understand the meaning behind the words. A dress...

Slow Train To Ikeda

Nov 23, '17

Below is this year’s Grade 11 winner of the Serup Poetry Competition. I am on a slow train to Ikeda — a town in western Japan where you lived as a baby when you had curly chestnut hair. I met you years ago when I lived in a world of white houses with white fences fish and chips on grass pumpkin spiced scones and my father’s grey...

Feminism 101

Jun 24, '17

Whether we choose to name it Feminism, Gender Equality, Womanism or Equalism, the search for the equality of all people is an as-yet unattained goal. To help examine the challenges presented in overcoming gender inequality, one elective available to Grade 10 English students in May was Gender Equality 101. Enriched by a carousel of enthusiastic...

Shocking. Positively Shocking!

Jun 09, '17

In Grade 10 English this past month, we were able to choose from several genre units to replace our typical English class for May. One of the options was the Ian Fleming unit, taught by Mr Collis, which focussed on the James Bond novels and movie adaptations. The course consisted of watching the best and the worst parts of the movies, making a...

Photojournalism 101

Jun 01, '17

In our four week Photojournalism elective, students have learned how to write news articles and take photos - and we’ve discussed what makes a photo special. Mr Ganley has given each student access to the yearbook cameras and this allows these students to learn how to take a photo and to practice their skills by getting out of the classroom and...

KidLit Elective - Nurturing the Inner Child

May 31, '17

In the past, the Grade 10 English curriculum had included a provincial exam at the beginning of May. Because of this, much material taught leading up to the exam was focused on what was on the curriculum guide. Luckily, the English teachers came up with the perfect end-of-year unit that kept English 10 interesting, the genre unit. This year,...

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