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Remembrance Day Reflections 2

Dec 30, '16

I asked my Social Studies 11 class to read firsthand accounts of Canadian soldiers from World War I and to show a sense of historical empathy by creating their own letters. Here is an excerpt from the stories they penned which will serve, I hope, as a tribute to those who suffered through the horrors of war, leaving an enduring legacy that we...

Remembrance Day Reflections

Dec 24, '16

I asked my Social Studies 11 class to read firsthand accounts of Canadian soldiers from World War I and to show a sense of historical empathy by creating their own letters. Here is an excerpt from the stories they penned which will serve, I hope, as a tribute to those who suffered through the horrors of war, leaving an enduring legacy that we...

Law 12 Mock Trial: Round One

Dec 05, '16

Christmas arrived a month early for Brentwood’s Law 12 students when Mr. Bryant announced that we would be doing a mock law trial as our first large assessment. With research, reading, and acting involved, the mock trial portion of the Law 12 class was a main attraction for most of this year’s students. This year’s Law 12 class is the largest of...

Stepping Back In Time To Be Reborn

Jun 30, '16

Last Monday evening the Grade 8s all went back in time to the Renaissance. Seamstress Sally Smith made us all amazing costumes and we memorized lots of details about our characters: Shakespeare, da Vinci, Francis Bacon, Mary, Queen of Scots, Anne Boleyn, etc. We walked around the lobby of the Bunch Centre filling people in on how important we...

Holocaust Genocide Symposium

Mar 18, '16

On Thursday April 14th Grade 11 students from Brentwood traveled to Shawnigan Lake School for the 4th annual Shawnigan Holocaust Genocide Symposium. The sombre yet educational presentation is to educate young students about the reality of the Holocaust told by historians and real life survivors. It was also to illuminate Canadian students on a...

There's No Mocking this Mock Trial

Dec 22, '15

Travis Mitchell has a diagnosed Intelligence Quotient of 80. Was this enough to have understood the instructions of the arresting police officer? Psychologists from each side of the bench (Katlan S '16 and Lucas T '16) disagreed. Did he murder two women on two separate occasions in cold blood, having planned it all ahead of time? Witnesses...

Writing for Rights

Dec 10, '15

Led again this year by Hope Houseparent and English Department icon Ms. Karen Hedquist, students in more than 15 classes participated in Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” campaign today, producing more than 250 letters. Students advocated for gay rights, freedom of speech, for the end to torture, and the banning of child...

Prepping for Peru: Mosqoy Workshop

Nov 28, '15

On a cold dark Sunday evening, a group of students and staff members huddled into the Lecture Theatre for a glimpse of where they’ll be adventuring on a service trip to in a few short months: Peru. Twenty three members of the Brentwood community, headed by Mr. and Mrs. Beatty, will be travelling in March to Cusco, Peru, where there they will be...

A Judicious Journey to the Land of Law

Nov 12, '15

The sun is absent. I mumble a greeting to my classmates with my eyes half closed. Tripping up the bus stairs while trying to caffeinate myself, I smile with joy. It’s 5am, and we’re headed to Vancouver. The Thursday before midterm, the Law 12 class - accompanied by Mr. Bryant and Mrs. Gage - woke up at a profane hour of the morning (4am for...

Massive Map Visits Campus

Sep 29, '15

Last week, after two years on the waiting list, Brentwood was finally loaned an eleven-by-nine metre map of Canada from the Canadian Geographic Society. The map was on display in the gym until this weekend, when it was shipped off to continue its nation-wide tour. Students spent their Social Studies (and even English) blocks walking on the...

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