Soaking Up the Rain

Dec 14, '15

Baywatch or BAEWatch? For those of you who do not know the term “bae,” it means “before anyone else,” a common slang word for the youth of today. Mackenzie House decided to do a little bit of a play on words and use the theme of Baywatch/Baewatch when filming the open house video. Winter temperatures and a beach theme were an interesting...

Farewell Fitzy

Dec 11, '15

One year ago I spoke to the school about the great opportunity that was being presented to Mr. Wismer and his family, a year of professional and personal development at a boarding school on the other side of the world: Geelong Grammar, Australia, I had no idea at the time just what an incredible opportunity I was being given. It seems like...

Tourists in Tofino

Nov 23, '15

On Friday November 6, some of our overseas students departed on an amazing trip to Tofino for the Midterm. At 11am, students were ready and all packed up for the trip as one of our awesome drivers, Derek, was ready to help the students with their suitcases. We were en route to surf city on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast via Nanaimo and Port...


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...

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