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Brentwood Reaches For the Top

Oct 24, '18

This past Saturday night, Brentwood students flooded into the T. Gil Bunch Centre to cheer on their housemates as the houses went head-to-head in the mind-boggling and reflex-testing inter-house competition, Reach For The Top. Student’s knowledge on history, geography, literature, mythology, and science & innovation were put to the test and many...

Gone Caving

Oct 24, '18

Last Friday the Grade Eights had the opportunity to visit the Horne Lake Caves. We arrived at the caves after a two hour song-filled bus ride ready to go caving. We were split into two groups each headed to two seperate caves. My group went into a cave that was one hundred and forty metres deep! Our informative group guide, Alex, provided us...

Cutting Edge Science

Oct 19, '18

Environmental science students learned how multiply today by taking cuttings of plants. Mr John Brennan, our school gardener, demonstrated the technique and agreed to keep the cuttings alive over winter. The newly sprouted plants will be decorating student’s dorms and classrooms in the spring. Mr David McCarthy

A Biological Expedition Through the Bamfield Marine Sciences Center!

Sep 22, '18

This year the AP Biology 12 and AP Environmental Science 12 students will get opportunities to enrich their designated curriculum and comprehend content in real-life situations. Opportunities like this include the Bamfield Marine Sciences Center where students performed labs and experiments on ecology in divergent biomes. We left school on...

Brentwood Takes On Bamfield

Sep 19, '18

An iconic bus ride along the VERY bumpy roads led the 30+ students of AP Biology 12 and AP Environmental Science to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) for a weekend of exploration and learning. Neophytes to the journey ahead of us, we were pleasantly surprised by the accommodations and warm hospitality that Bamfield offered on Vancouver...

VO2 Max

Jun 15, '18

Instead of simply taking notes on the human body’s bioenergetic systems, Mr Amiel’s Grade 12 biology class took a trip to PISE (The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) in Victoria. After touring the facilities with a guide, the class began to perform tests, and in some unfortunate cases, to be tested on. The aforementioned testing was a...

Technology in our Walls?

May 12, '18

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and co-founder of internet startup Broadcast.com, once said, “The world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives and applies it in ways we never thought of.” Welcome to the world of coding at Brentwood. We in the Coding 10 elective have been...

Ethnobotanist on Campus

Apr 19, '18

Ethnobotanist and Ford House alumna '88, Fiona Hammersley-Chambers recently came to share her expertise on the indigenous plants growing on the Ogden House property. Environmental Science AP students were shown how to identify plants from the deadly Hemlock of Socrates fame to various edible species that can be harvested for food and medicinal...

These Are the Droids You’re Looking For

Mar 19, '18

This term in robotics we have been doing several challenges. The two main ones have been a sumo challenge where you built a robot that would have the capability to out race the opponent in order to push three bottles off of a platform while simultaneously being able to take the opponent’s robot and turn it into something resembling a toaster why a...

Aiding Mother Nature

Feb 17, '18

The solar powered greenhouse is up and running after a long and chilly winter. AP Environmental Science students have been busy today adding finishing touches to the pond that will eventually hold some fish to provide a nutrient cycle to the plants. Making compost from leaves and coffee grinds plus putting together a raised garden bed were also...

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