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Let Them Eat Cake

Brentwood teachers and coaches hold dinners or barbeques for their groups to celebrate their time together.  This was the case for the Girls Rowing Crews
Jun 21, '11

As the month of June comes to a close so do all sport and art classes at Brentwood.  As a finale, some teachers and coaches hold dinners or barbeques for their groups to celebrate their time together.  This was the case for the Girls Rowing Crews last Friday as they boarded a bus to go to Mrs. Sage’s house for an end of year wrap-up....

Taking the Plunge

Jun 17, '11

As the school body prepares for a week of year-end exams, every student, no doubt, looks forward, most of all, to the challenge of deconstructing the metaphor that they will certainly find on the poetry section of their English paper. And if we’re talking metaphor, how about the metaphoric plunge the Grad class took into the waters of Mill Bay...

Kid Lit a Big Hit

Brentwood students with kids
Jun 15, '11

For five fun-filled Thursday afternoons this spring, the lucky English 10 students who opted for Ms. Hedquist's Children's Literature genre unit played with and read to kindergarten students at Bench Elementary School in Cowichan Bay. Each Grade 10 was matched with a kindie buddie for the duration of the unit, and each week the big buddies helped...

Cross Country Capers

Jun 13, '11

Led by Gold medal finishes in both the junior (Andjela S) and senior (Indre S) girls, the MacEllis team captured first place in this year’s interhouse cross country race. These two members of our Provincial Silver Medal tennis team sure served up great performances! 
Not to be outdone by land-based athletes, Cam Y and Nic R, who spent...

Election Day in Mill Bay

Brentwood participated in the 2011 federal election. Nanaimo-Cowichan MP, Ms. Jean Crowder, spoke to three classes of Social Studies 11 students in late April. Then, last Thursday, more than 72% of the student body cast a ballot in the Student Vote mock election run by the same Social Studies 11 students
May 04, '11

The Brentwood community got involved in the 2011 federal election in a myriad of ways in the past weeks. First, Nanaimo-Cowichan MP, Ms. Jean Crowder, spoke to three classes of Social Studies 11 students in late April. Then, last Thursday, more than 72% of the student body cast a ballot in the Student Vote mock election run by the same Social...

A Win for the BEAT

he Brentwood Environmental Action Team was a winner in BC Hydro’s 2011 BC Green Games competition in April. The submission -“Taking Action Locally”- highlighted this year’s efforts in sustainability
May 03, '11

The Brentwood Environmental Action Team was a winner in BC Hydro’s 2011 BC Green Games competition in April. The submission -“Taking Action Locally”- highlighted this year’s efforts in sustainability with projects such as the school garden, campus clean-ups, and waste management strategies. The prize of $1000 will be put towards the development...

Capture the Flag

Brentwood teams up to play capture the flag between AP and English exams
Apr 19, '11

After the Grade 12’s wrote the treacherous provincial English 12 exam and before almost a quarter of the school locks horns with the ever-dreaded Advanced Placement exams, more than half the student body took part in a massive game of capture the flag.

Brentwood Saturday nights are always reserved for relaxing and having fun. Grade 11...

The Rick Mercer Report Comes to Brentwood

Rick Mercer at Brentwood
Mar 02, '11

Famous Canadian comedian Rick Mercer and his crew will be spending the day with us on campus this coming Monday, March 7th. Mr. Mercer will be featuring our storied rowing programme and is sure to produce some laughs for our staff and students.  For those of you familiar with the host of the CBC’s “The Rick Mercer Report”...

Hope Increaseth!

Feb 28, '11

The Brentwood campus is a pretty lively place. With 430 teenagers and more than 60 faculty and their families, it is a place with abundant energy and, more often than not, substantial joie de vivre. It is not often, however, that our village is the site of sparkling new life. On February 19 at 9:04 am, proud parents Josie and Ryan Olszewski...

A Dream in White

Feb 21, '11

This past midterm break, 32 international Brentwood students went on a skiing trip to a winter paradise with two meters of snow. This adventure, organised by the school for students who couldn’t get home for such a short break, was the Silver Star sensation.  
Silver Star was a wonderful time: six days of skiing, a great hotel, and the...

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