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Brentwood Loves the Caf Staff

Oct 30, '18

“Enjoy your food, enjoy your life.” - Victoria Moran Teenagers are a hard group of people to please. We can be moody, and hard to deal with much of the time. But a few key things at Brentwood keep our students constantly happy, level-headed and fun to be around: the faculty, the location, and, of course, the food. Brentwood’s cafeteria...

Brentwood Reaches For the Top

Oct 24, '18

This past Saturday night, Brentwood students flooded into the T. Gil Bunch Centre to cheer on their housemates as the houses went head-to-head in the mind-boggling and reflex-testing inter-house competition, Reach For The Top. Student’s knowledge on history, geography, literature, mythology, and science & innovation were put to the test and many...

The Spookiest Week of Them All

Oct 24, '18

It’s that time of year again; the Spooky Season is fast approaching. In celebration of Halloween and everything that is scary, goulish, and spine-chilling, Brentwood is hosting Fright Week starting tomorrow, October 25th. The week’s festivities will run until Halloween night, with plenty of events in between for students, as well as for staff and...

Fall Fun Fair

Oct 23, '18

Last weekend the SEC put on a great Fall Fun Fair. The fair ran from 4:00 to 7:00 on Saturday and included a plethora of activities including three different inflatable activities, delicious BBQ, and a Zorb Ball tournament. Several students enrolled teams to participate, however only two squads prevailed from the brackets. Both The Units and The...

Ideas Worth Spreading

Oct 22, '18

TEDx’s motto is, ‘Ideas worth spreading’ and that is precisely what the students of Brentwood heard at our TEDx on Saturday. For those who have never had the pleasure of experiencing TED, it is series of talks organized by a non-profit organization which strives to share ideas on a variety of topics through a series of fascinating, albeit short,...

Showcase Volleyball

Oct 22, '18

The annual Showcase volleyball game against Shawnigan Lake School took place this past Thursday in the new Foote Centre. Shawnigan arrived with a bus full of supporters to cheer on their team. Two seas covered the bleachers. One of a distinct yellow and one of a bold red. Both had black intermixed throughout. Both schools amped up their sound...

The White Hatter

Oct 18, '18

The White Hatter presentation, arranged for all of Brentwood’s new students, was about the dangers of social media and how to be a good digital citizen. The speaker, retired Police Officer Darren Laur, encouraged the students to be nice to each other and help to stop bullying. He also made clear that anything each of us posts on social media can...

Thanksgiving Dinner and Concert

Oct 18, '18

At assembly last Thursday, both Mr Patel and Mr Felix expressed how rare and special it is that the whole school gets to share a meal together as one. We had this opportunity, however, the day before we all departed for an extended Thanksgiving weekend. The school’s Canadian Thanksgiving is no doubt one of the most amazing meals of the year. On...

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...

History Bytes & Brian Carr

Oct 12, '18

The following is the text of Mr Steve Cowie’s address to the school at assembly last week. Imagine a world beyond sight and sound, a world in the distant and remote past: a world without cell phones, Twitter, Snapchat, Spotify, Ipods, personal computers and video games, a school without smart boards, photocopiers, video projectors, solar panels,...

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