Art Foundations

May 27, '18

Every other day, students from grades nine through twelve indulge themselves in the peaceful and inspiring art, Art Foundations. Mr Luna states that “Art Foundations creates an introduction to materials, which are profound learning tools.” Art Foundations allows the typical student to be surrounded in an inviting and pleasing environment, where...

Strength in Numbers

May 26, '18

More than 1,700 junior and senior athletes and coaches from all over the Pacific Northwest set up camp on the Brentwood campus for the 48th annual Brentwood Regatta in late April. Despite the chilling wind and choppy water on Friday the 27th, Brentwood’s junior rowing program was eager to get on the water. These unpredictable conditions didn’t...

The Superior Art Class

May 25, '18

If you think you have fun in your art blocks, think again, for 2D Foundations is the superior arts choice. 2D Foundations with Mr Luna is always an interesting and eventful class. Whether the event of the day is Mr Luna dropping a mug, a student shattering a palette, or an intense conversation about the color magenta - there’s always something...

3D Pottery

May 24, '18

3D Pottery is a great opportunity that Brentwood offers as an option on an arts afternoon. Students start off by handbuilding to get the feel for the clay. Students learn to sculpt in different ways by making mugs, stamps, candle lanterns, etcetera. After learning the techniques of handbuilding, they learn about glazing. Brentwood has a wide...

PARTY Program

May 24, '18

Thanks to the Brentwood Health program, a group of 10th graders recently took a trip to the Cowichan District Hospital to take part in a program called PARTY (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth). First, we heard from a doctor about how being impaired while driving can affect you, showing us pictures of some crashes throughout the...

West Coast Jazz (and Rock) Festival Results

May 23, '18

Brentwood had quite a day at VIU in Nanaimo attending the West Coast Jazz Festival in mid May. In competition was our Beginner Rock Band, Advanced Rock Band, Jazz Band and our vocal group known as “Almost A Cappella”. On top of that we also had two of our Grade 12 musicians, Oliver W and Alexander P performing with the Vancouver Island Grade 12...

Advanced Placement Exams

May 22, '18

Closing Day is four weeks away, but scores of Brentwood students just finished writing exams. Every year, the American College Board administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams, which give high school students the opportunity to show their aptitude in subjects ranging from Physics to Art History to Human Geography. Although it is an American...

Crykfest 2018

May 22, '18

Around a hundred students from various schools congregated on the Cowichan River on a rainy weekend in April. There, the students camped in tents, and cooked their own food. That entire weekend students pushed their comfort levels on and off the river. Henry S, Privett ‘20, says, “It was a great experience and I learned a lot about kayaking.” On...

Building for the Future

May 21, '18

After three days at Mlilwane Big Game Park, we picked up our shovels and wheelbarrows and, brick by brick, began erecting the structure that would bring together a rural community. The building would present them with opportunities to take cooking classes to help families become more self sufficient, host board meetings for the high school and...

Climb On!

May 20, '18

Outdoor rock climbing is perhaps one of the greatest examples of grit and joy that exists, and the students involved in Outdoor Pursuits had the opportunity to experience this on Saturday, May 12th. We travelled to an extraordinary and beautiful climbing bluff in Nanaimo, and were, as Hannah R, Mackenzie ‘18 put it, granted the “opportunity to...

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