Nbisiing Exchange 2017

Apr 08, '17

At 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8th a bus left Brentwood carrying 11 students and two chaperones. We were headed to the airport. On this trip there were three Brentwood students and eight others from the Cowichan Valley. Along with our two chaperones, Ms. Beausoleil and Darla Smith, we were all very excited to begin our journey to North Bay,...

A Random Act of Kindness

Apr 02, '17

The following is a letter from a local elementary school teacher to Ms Wendy Patel, Brentwood Grade 8 teacher. Hello Wendy,My name is Sarah and I am a Grade 1/2 teacher at a local elementary school in Duncan. As you are already aware, a Brentwood student named Olin D approached me in February with the idea of doing a "random act of kindness" for...

Nicaragua 2017

Mar 31, '17

During Spring Break last year, two other Brentwood students and I were given the opportunity of a lifetime: a trip to Nicaragua to help strengthen and build a small fishing village that each year goes through many hardships. By the end of those 10 days, my life was forever changed by the people in the community as I saw with my own eyes the...

A Warm Visit about the Cold War

Mar 17, '17

In February, Sonia Furstenau from the Green Party of BC visited Brentwood for an afternoon to speak to Mr. Cowie’s Socials 10 class. She came to talk about her opinions on Canadian politics, her role in the Green Party, and shared some personal stories about her family in WWII and the Cold War. As the CVRD Area Director of the Cowichan Valley...

The YPI Experience

Feb 26, '17

The YPI is the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative in which Brentwood’s Grade 9s, in groups, research, interview, and advocate for a local charity. Our group chose the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association. While our group was at CTRA, we saw people’s lives being changed for the better, from little boys who were learning to show empathy towards...

Lieutenant Governor Visits Brentwood

Jan 30, '17

The Lieutenant Governor of BC, The Honourable Judith Guichon, visited our campus this afternoon to speak to the school about our history as a country, our government, and some programs and contests she has created with the aim towards sustainability and nation building. After a gracious welcome and an introduction by Mr Patel, and the singing of...

The Neuroscience of Making Decisions

Jan 25, '17

Last Friday we were treated to a lecture on “the neuroscience of decision making” by research Professor Olav Krigolson of the University of Victoria. Biology and psychology classes were able to get an insight into Dr Krigolson’s ground-breaking work on the brain’s decision making systems in which he uses electroencephalograph or EEG machines to...

Welcome to Canada

Jan 21, '17

Back in November, our 12AP Human Geography class, thanks to Ms. Murtland, had an opportunity to talk to a number of immigrants about their recent and diverse journeys to Canada. Split into three groups, we rotated through the tables to hear their personal narratives. Syria, Turkey and the Philippines were some of the countries these immigrants...

Human Geo 12 in Langford

Jan 21, '17

On Wednesday January 11th the Grade 12AP Human Geography class boarded a bus to adventure off campus under the watchful wing of Ms. Murtland to study the development of the City of Langford. This is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the province! The first stop was made at the summit of Bear Mountain to see and sketch an eagle eye’s...

EU Through Uvic

Jan 11, '17

In early December, Mr. Wismer’s 12AP Comparative Government and Politics class and Ms. Hall’s Grade 10 Global Studies class journeyed to the Victoria to the European Union Centre for Excellence at UVic to participate in a workshop centred around the European Union and the mass movement of asylum seekers into Europe. The day started with an...

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