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Casting & Soapstone

Dec 28, '18

Brentwood offers a wide variety of arts courses, from rock bands and string orchestras to musical productions, dance, and acting, not to mention an array of visual and technical arts. One of these is the sculpture course overseen by our amazing - and sadly departing - shop teacher, Mr Hunwick, who may as well have his own ninja turtle named...

Let Them Eat Cake! - The 30th Annual Cake Race

Dec 27, '18

Practices, workouts, and bonding are all part of the preparations for the rower's favourite event of the term, the Cake Race. This year marks Brentwood’s 30th annual Cake Race. Aas Mr Carr put it out on the water “A large portion of the coaches here were hardly alive when we created this event.” Rowing is offered on Arts afternoons for Brentwood...

Brentwood Hockey vs Cowichan & Prince of Wales

Dec 26, '18

The week before Winter Break was a busy one for the Brentwood Varsity Hockey team. We played two games and then assisted in running a program-wide 3 on 3 tournament. Thursday's league game was the second one for Brentwood as we faced off against a hot Cowichan Secondary School team. Brentwood was ready to play and motivated after a huge upset...

Writing for Rights

Dec 25, '18

Every year, in honour of International Human Rights Day on December 10th, Amnesty International launches a campaign called Write for Rights. Identifying individuals and communities facing human rights violations, they create a method for concerned citizens to partake in meaningful global action through the writing of letters urging governments to...

Public Speaking Provincials

Dec 24, '18

Sitting in a small Greek restaurant in West Vancouver, with a group of six high school students, I realized how widespread the popularity of Debate and Public Speaking has spread. As we ate our hummus and pita, the waitress asked us what had brought us there. We told her about how we were in Vancouver for public speaking provincials. We expected a...

A Win for Fiction

Dec 23, '18

Write the World is a global online community for young writers which provides feedback, competitions, and opportunities to publish works. Recently, the organization held a novel writing competition, in which young authors were challenged to write and submit an excerpt of a fiction novel. Always looking for opportunities for his creative and...

First 11 Field Hockey

Dec 22, '18

If someone asked me if this team would go to provincials, I would have said ‘No’ because most of the athletes had less than one year of experience. This group of resilient women proved me wrong. The lessons were hard at the beginning as we lost by at least 5-0 to more skilled teams at the Friendship Cup. With coaches Denesha Doman and Andrew...

The Winter Break Reset

Dec 21, '18

It’s that time of year again. We have clawed and crawled our way along this treacherous, rocky path that is first term, but we have arrived: Winter Break. It is finally time to relax and unwind, while also reflecting on the memories and experiences that we have gained since our September arrival. All those late nights plowing through assignments,...

The Climbing Wall

Dec 20, '18

With the Opening of the Foote Athletic Centre this past September, Brentwood students gained access to the an amazing feature that very few schools around the world are fortunate enough to have. With eight full-size routes and 10 different bouldering routes, the certified Olympic size climbing wall in our new gym is nicer than most. The wall has a...

Secret Santas in Allard

Dec 19, '18

To get into the festive spirit right before we all go off for Winter Break, Allard House does Secret Santas, meaning that each girl in the house buys three little gifts, and then one big gift, to give to another girl in the house. Over the span of three days you can expect little chocolates, fuzzy socks or notes to appear on your desk, signed by...

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