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Brentwood Rugby Clashes with Claremont

Oct 18, '17

Almost as quickly as students returned from Thanksgiving Break, the Brentwood Rugby Club travelled down to Claremont Secondary School to participate in a sevens tournament against teams from Claremont and Esquimalt. Although two senior boys teams, two junior boys teams, and one girls team participated, I will be focusing on the senior boys side:...

The Undercover Yearbook Team

Oct 17, '17

Since arriving back on campus on September 5th for Orientation, the Yearbook team has been well on their way. Despite Brentwood’s student body having grown to 550, the Yearbook team has once again made it their mission to photograph every student and place their handsome mugs in at least two candid photos. The team has hit the ground running,...

Junior ISA Field Hockey

Oct 16, '17

This weekend, Brentwood’s Junior field Hockey team played in the ISA tournament, hosted by Shawnigan Lake School. We were a team of Grade 9 and 10s, made up of two development players, two from the 1st XI and the rest from the 2nd XI. We had a great mix of skill and speed. This team had never practiced all together, but, surprisingly enough, when...

Uni Apps

Oct 15, '17

As he awaits his next appointment, Director of University Counselling, Mr Rodrigues, taps away at his keyboard. When asked about how the process was going, he simply uttered “Stressful, very stressful”. With the university counselling team of Mr Kingstone, Mrs Coull, and Mr Rodrigues taking care of 165 graduates this is no small task. Hundreds of...

Lettuce All Container Farm

Oct 14, '17

Environmental Science students recently visited a local "farm" where Brentwood parents Julian & Joelle Butcher are growing lettuces inside a repurposed shipping container. Students learned how efficient this growing system is in terms of water use and photosynthetic production. The 40 ft container is capable of growing 50,000 heads of lettuce per...

Strength & Conditioning

Oct 13, '17

Varsity Strength and Conditioning is a well established program head by Mr. Amiel which allows students to improve in strength and movement in their individual sport. It happens in the Varsity Gym - formerly the assembly hall below the exam centre - the former dining hall for Old Brentonians. The program is open to any grade level, but it...

Down By Cow Bay

Oct 12, '17

Mr McCarthy and his Environmental Science 12 AP students helped with cleanup of blackberry bushes (the invasive variety) at Cowichan Bay as part of their field trip to the estuary last month. Restoration of native species will help protect against coastal erosion and other effects of global warming.

Field Hockey in Development

Oct 11, '17

This year Brentwood’s Development Field Hockey team consists of energized and eager Grade 10s, 11s and one Grade 12. We practice on the Cowichan turf and at the school. So far, the Dev Red team has enjoyed two games: we tied the first and lost the second, but that loss isn’t going to stop us from continuing to play to our full potential. With...

First 11 Field Hockey Off to a Busy Start

Oct 09, '17

Despite the general intensity and busyness of settling into life at Brentwood in the fall, the girls’ competitive field hockey season is well underway, with games and tournaments already behind us. After only three days of practise, the Brentwood 1st XI team was launched into the Friendship Cup, hosted by Brentwood, that took place at the...

Grad BBQs at Patels

Oct 08, '17

Last week, Grad ‘18 attended a series of welcoming dinners at the Head of School’s residence. Mr Patel warmly invited all houses to his home over the course of eight evenings for a Grade 12 House BBQ. Alexander House was the first group of students to have the honor to attend this wonderful event. At 5:00, students dressed smartly and casually...

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