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On Their Own Wavelength

Nov 29, '18

Students visited the Neuroscience Lab at UVic on Nov. 22 where Dr Krigolson (a former physics teacher at Brentwood and now research professor at UVic) organized a series of activities including a chance to wear portable brainwave devices. Students were able to watch their brains in action as the headset relayed them to an iPad that showed them...

Neuroscience - A Key to The Future

Nov 27, '18

Science is the human endeavour to explore mysteries manifested in the world and link phenomena to our existence. There are some aspects of science, however, that we can’t yet comprehend: if there was too much gravity the universe would collapse into a ball; if gravity were less powerful, the universe would fly apart. It is mysteries like these...

Our Journey To The Jungle

Nov 26, '18

Everyone in the Grade 8 classroom was ecstatic when we started our first steps to creating an outstanding musical, “The Jungle Book”. It all started with Ms Blake teaching us our first dance, “The Bear Necessities.” Leading up to the day of the auditions, everyone was giving it their all to try and perfect their audition so they could get the...

A Morning with the Premier and our MPP

Nov 23, '18

Political Studies 12 is a class where students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 learn about the Canadian political system as well as other national systems and important political ideas and actions. In mid-October our class left campus early to spend the academic morning at the British Columbia Provincial Legislature in Victoria. We had a tour of the...

Powerful Philosophical Enlightenment (PPE)

Nov 21, '18

Imagine a full class load with some Advanced Placement courses likely mixed in, topped off with a healthy selection of demanding arts and sports, as well as all the other commitments that Brentwood life thrusts at its students. Most people in this situation would find themselves at full working capacity. Twenty-three dedicated students, however,...

Plain Talk about Air Quality

Nov 19, '18

BC provincial air quality meteorologist Earle Plains talked to AP 12 Environmental Science students recently about his role helping to monitor and maintain air quality standards. A monitoring station has just been set up in the Foote Centre and will be part of the province and worldwide data network available at the link here Of particular...

Junior Soccer - ISA Champs Times Two

Nov 17, '18

The season was a rollercoaster. The boys started out with a convincing win over Kelsey, kicking the year off with a 7-0 goal differential. A week later the short-staffed team faced next door rivals Shawnigan. The lads lost a hard-fought battle against a surprisingly strong & well instructed team. Next up was the 2018 Junior Boys ISA Championships,...

The Writing Elite

Nov 16, '18

Here at Brentwood, students can aspire to be essentially anything they want. They can turn hobbies into pathways for future careers. An example of this is the Writing 12 program. This is a class of a select ten students who are given prompts for various writing assignments - such as poetry, screenplays and short stories - who will then take...

A Brentwood Tribute to Those Who Served

Nov 15, '18

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” Laurence Binyon In November 11, 1918, an armistice was signed to end World War I. This was a monumental day in history that has been celebrated by Canadians every...

Spanish 12 AP

Nov 13, '18

In Brentwood’s Spanish 12 AP class, the students recently did a project studying various world problems. Many of the topics were those of economic crisis, drought, pollution, climate change, waste disposal, deforestation, hunger, and overpopulation all with respect to Spanish-speaking nations. We then presented on these topics to the class for...

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