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Robotics Workshop at UVic

Nov 13, '08

On November 12th, all of our Grade 8 girls, a handful of Grade 8 boys, and a number of students from other grades descended on the University of Victoria for a robotics workshop. Arriving at 9:30 am, they were divided into teams of 4 or 5 students. In no time at all, each team constructed a Lego Mindstorms robot and then began writing software for...

Brentwood Welcomes Engineers Without Borders on November 14th

Nov 13, '08

On November 14th at 7:30pm, volunteers from the University of Victoria chapter of Engineers Without Borders will visit Brentwood and provide a hands-on workshop for our students. Engineers Without Borders is a volunteer organisation that believes in sustainable human development through access to simple technology. They are primarily a...

Stan Garrod Lectures on Media Literacy

Nov 13, '08

Last Friday, to celebrate Media Education Week, emeritus faculty member Stan Garrod delivered a series of lectures to various student groups around the topic of media literacy. Stan, a prolific contributor to educational publications, has contributed to nearly thirty text books, and has taught many disciplines including mathematics, geography,...

iPod, Eye-Tunes, I-Self: Identity and Music in the iPod Generation

Nov 10, '08

On 21st November, Brentwood welcomes Curwen Reed from the University of Victoria's Speakers Bureau. This presentation will be given at 7:30 p.m. in the lecture theatre.
Presentation Summary. Modern technologies have ushered forth numerous web applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, and...

Brentwood's River Rescue Mission!

Nov 03, '08

On November 12th, thirty of our Grade 8 students will attend a robotics workshop at the University of Victoria. During the morning session, they will build robots out of Lego.  In the afternoon, they will program these robots to rescue people (marbles) and transport them safely across a "river."

During this workshop...

Politics and Pizza

Oct 29, '08

Brentwood students resolve international crisis!

Under Pressure and Losing Your Bottle?

Oct 27, '08

Blowing things upward is the idea for this creative science project.

National Media Education Week: 3rd-7th November

Oct 27, '08

Media literacy is an important component in the education of Brentwood students. Students should be aware of the media’s powerful influence, but also should be aware of the messages that they convey when creating their own digital media. Critical thinking and ethical evaluations will continue to be part of ongoing discussions about technology.

University of Victoria's High School Science Challenge

Oct 20, '08

Four Brentwood scientists participated in the University of Victoria's High School Science Challenge last week. Anna Kosa and Tobi Marcinek (Grade 11) took second prize out of 16 teams from across the Lower Mainland after completing a series of fun science activities involving design and engineering principles. Aron Zharadka...

Advanced Placement Scholars Roster Released

Oct 10, '08

The College Board has just released the roster of Brentwood College 2008 graduates that have been named AP Scholars. The recognition is based on the results students recorded on Advanced Placement exams written last May, with different levels of recognition based on the number of exams written and their average exam scores. The total...

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