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Photojournalism 101

Jun 01, '17

In our four week Photojournalism elective, students have learned how to write news articles and take photos - and we’ve discussed what makes a photo special. Mr Ganley has given each student access to the yearbook cameras and this allows these students to learn how to take a photo and to practice their skills by getting out of the classroom and...

KidLit Elective - Nurturing the Inner Child

May 31, '17

In the past, the Grade 10 English curriculum had included a provincial exam at the beginning of May. Because of this, much material taught leading up to the exam was focused on what was on the curriculum guide. Luckily, the English teachers came up with the perfect end-of-year unit that kept English 10 interesting, the genre unit. This year,...

Something is Budding at Brentwood

May 30, '17

Indubitably, the Brentwood campus is a beautiful environment, with lush plant life and captivating, ecologically-inspired architecture. From the Millennium Trail, to the myriad of trees and flowers that dot our plazas, to our oceanfront location, there is a focus on connecting nature to our daily lives. However, it may surprise you that in spite...

Bond, James Bond

May 29, '17

During the month of May, Grade 10 English students are given the chance to take an elective of their own choice. The choices were Kid Lit, Gender Equality, Horror Stories, and James Bond. As soon as I saw Mr. Collis go up to the podium and announce James Bond as a class, I knew what I would be doing for the remainder of the month. I have been...

A Ghost Walk To Steele-MacInnes Your Nerves

May 17, '17

For a month in third term, the Grade 10s have the opportunity to pick and study a specific literary genre for a month. For about a quarter of us, this meant diving into the realm of all things supernatural, with poltergeists, apparitions and spectres aplenty. In the Ghost Stories genre unit, a highlight was undoubtedly when our class got to take...

Concours D’art Oratoire

May 16, '17

On Red Saturday, May 6th, Brentwood students Ian G, Marie K, Issae R, Balqees J, Noah T, Felix W & Jack NG all participated in the much anticipated Concours D’art Oratoire at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey Campus. This highly popular French public speaking competition welcomed an estimated 85,000 students from across Canada. The speeches, which...

Student Vote 2017

May 09, '17

As you are likely aware, the British Columbia provincial election takes place today. Brentwood students in Civics 11 ran Student Vote yesterday with several polling stations around campus. To make the process a little more interesting, the students in Civics 11 also participated in a simulation focused on engaging the school community in...

Dogwood Scholarships: Opportunities for the Future

May 06, '17

As the deadline for making the big university choice grows closer and closer, Brentwood students set out to showcase their talents and passions and strive for a provincial Dogwood Scholarship. Dogwoods are an award to recognize the dedication of Grade 12s in schools across BC. The Dogwood Scholarships are available to graduates who demonstrate...

Regatta 2017: An Entrepreneurial Adventure

Apr 29, '17

It is time for the annual Brentwood Regatta, and as a new student, this event is all that I have heard about for weeks. So far, this is something you can’t miss. The sun was out, the rowers are battling, and the campus has been transformed into a festival. As you stroll through the campus you will notice all the hard-working individuals at the...

Let’s Eat!

Apr 28, '17

It’s Regatta time once again at Brentwood and the campus population essentially triples overnight, and with people, there needs to be food. Fortunately, Mr. Flynn’s Entrepreneurship students have spent their whole year preparing for this three-day event, creating tasty treats for public enjoyment. With so many options available to the masses, I...

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