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Halloweek!

Nov 08, '15

Halloween is one of my favorite annual celebrations and what made this year’s celebration so marvelous was that the whole week leading up to it was full of fun Halloween-themed activities. Thanks to the Student Activities Council (SAC) I found myself on October 28 in the McNeill Centre surrounded by pumpkins. When I first arrived, I assumed...

6 Days of Horror

Nov 08, '15

Last Monday marked the debut of Brentwood’s first ever “Fright Week.” In previous years, the acknowledgement of Halloween had been the Dance and Costume Day. This time, while both of these continued to be included in the Halloween routine, four more days of terrifying events were added. Fright Week started with an hour-long Pumpkin carving...

Resume or Eulogy?

Nov 01, '15

Mr. Patel delivered this address to the school at Thursday’s assembly. On Tuesday, I was fortunate to observe Mr. Skardal’s English 12 class who were wrapping up a unit’s work and were in a reflective mood. As the class meandered, I was struck by one of the texts they’ve been using – David Brooks’ reference that "Eulogies aren’t Resumes”. ...

Healthy Grade 10s

Oct 26, '15

Last Friday, our Grade 10s enjoyed some first aid training. They were all dispatched into groups and led through training including CPR, role playing, and emergency first aid. The experience was very useful. We want our 10s to have an healthy journey through Brentwood, and that’s why we had a dating violence presentation given by The White...

Brentwood’s All Candidates Debate

Oct 16, '15

On October 13th, 2015, six days before the Canadian Federal election, local candidates came together in front of the Brentwood and Mill Bay community in the Killy Theatre for an All Candidates Debate. Students and faculty came out to listen to each representative’s opinions of a variety of matters in response to questions asked by students and...

Oberschule Brentwood

Oct 13, '15

A Deutschland-themed event was hosted last week by Brentwood’s Lion T, Privett ‘17. The celebration, dubbed The German Dinner, featured a wide variety of famed ethnic dishes to commemorate German Unity Day on Saturday, Oct. 3. The aforementioned observance celebrates the day the Berlin Wall fell and took Communism down with it, forever reuniting...

Dinner in Saudi Arabia

Sep 27, '15

Aching hands permanently clenched, we were ready to serve a pinch of lamb and four falafel balls onto the next eager students’ plate. Our appreciation for the kitchen staff grew with each dinner we hastily slid down the table and put together. Seeped into our clothes were the familiar aromas of home. We served plate after plate of AL Kabsa, Lamb...

Vic Trip 2015

Sep 25, '15

Eagerly awaiting the 11am arrival of the bus, students were dressed up and smiling with their friends waiting for the annual “Vic Trip”. The trip to Victoria on the second Sunday of the school year is intended to help out students who may need to purchase some things needed for Brentwood that could have slipped their back-to-school list. If a...

Saturday’s Fun Fair

Sep 24, '15

Last Saturday evening, groupings of white tents lined the plaza, as this year’s SPARC and BEAT members prepared for the annual Fun Fair. With the prospects of face painting, limbo, Twister and, of course, the grand finale of pie throwing, the event proved to be a grand success. As the sea of faces ranging from Grades 9 to 12 gathered under the...

“We’ll be able to do a pretty good job, I think” The New Rogers House: A Force to be Reckoned With, or too big to handle?

Sep 20, '15

It has been known for some time that the five year relationship between Rogers House and Hope House would come to an all-too-inevitable end. While the former members of Hope House are working their hardest to manage their own challenges running their new house on the south edge of campus, the newly appointed Prefects of Rogers House may be facing...

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