Christmas Spirit

Dec 23, '13

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store. Many of us often become absorbed by the department store Santa Claus and the many arrays of holiday decorations that fill the shelves. We focus on our Christmas to-do lists: stuff the turkey, bake the pie, mash the potatoes, call the relatives, satisfy the kids – the list goes on....

Our Home Away From Home

Dec 18, '13

Our exams are finished. Scantrons collected, uniforms closeted, and suitcases packed. It’s time to go home. Brimming with excitement, you tightly clutch the armrest on your plane seat feeling the wheels of your jet home leave the Victoria tarmac and begin to travel towards your destination. Regardless of your actual means of physical...

Christmas Spirit on Campus

Dec 10, '13

As Calvin Coolidge once said, “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” On Sunday December 8th, Brentwood’s Student Activities Committee organized their annual Staff Children’s Christmas party. Starting at 2 p.m., many of the...

Hanukkah Celebrations

Dec 05, '13

On Wednesday evening, the Brentwood food services staff produced a Hanukkah dinner hosted by many of the Jewish students on campus. Hanukkah, an 8-day celebration known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the Israelites’ victory over the Syrians. After restoring their Holy Temple and menorah, there was only enough oil found for one day, but...

A Steady Diet of Technology

Nov 19, '13

This past Tuesday we began our Lunch & Learn series. These in-house professional development sessions are available to any Brentwood employee and are offered here on campus under the lively instruction of our Director of Technology, Brent Lee. A seasoned instructor, Mr. Lee has previously taught applied computer science, health informatics, and...

Crowder on Campus

Nov 18, '13

On Tuesday, November 12th many Brentwood students had the privilege of speaking with Nanaimo-Cowichan Member of Parliament, Ms Jean Crowder. She met with all Grade 11 students and a few Grade 12 classes in the Killy Theatre to discuss her perspective on the parliamentary lifestyle. Ms. Crowder is the official opposition critic for Aboriginal...

Byte by Byte: Troubleshooting, Technology, & Cookies

Nov 07, '13

This year we have formed a Technology Council under the guidance of Mr. Brent Lee, our new Information Technology Director. This council consists of eight senior student IT prefects and their eight junior counterparts. Having two IT prefects per house allows the student body to be more fully represented and ensures knowledge transfer as senior IT...

Brentwood’s #1 Super Fan

Oct 15, '13

As competition starts to heat up for our athletes, the weather on the West Coast is slowly becoming cooler and wetter. The fall can be a demanding time for supporting outdoor sports; few have the grit to brave the crisp winds and drizzle of the cool rain. It is always refreshing to see people go out and support our teams no matter what the...

The BEAT has Begun!

Oct 10, '13

This year the Brentwood Environmental Action Team (BEAT) is aiming to highlight globally-designated days by proposing ideas and activities for Brentwood to partake in. On October 1st, 2013 it was World Vegetarian Day. Brentwood actively participated by having superb options at the sandwich and salad bars as well as at the hot food counter....

Brentwood Victoria Trip

Oct 02, '13

While living within the confines of Mill Bay has its perks in terms of peace and quiet, occasionally a fleeting escape is a pleasant break from the busy Brentwood life. Last weekend marked the school wide trip to Victoria for a day of retail therapy and city exploration. Despite the wet weather, the students were in high spirits for a session of...

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