Kindness Week

Mar 09, '19

It’s the one thing we have been told to be our whole lives, yet remains shockingly undefined: kindness. To kickstart the inclusive atmosphere of our kindness week, Mr. Luna gave a talk on the somewhat ambiguous definition of what it is to be kind. He unpacked the idea that it is both “natural”, and “vulnerable” to offer equality in the act of...

Be Kind - Pink Shirt Day

Mar 02, '19

In 2007, a Grade Nine boy from Nova Scotia was bullied after wearing a pink shirt to his first day of school. Two older boys, after observing this, took their own initiative in purchasing and distributing over 50 pink shirts that as many students wore to school the next day as a protest against bullying and all that it entails. Since then, the...

Rolling the Dice on the Brentwood-Shawnigan Senior Mixer

Feb 28, '19

On Friday February 1st, the seniors of Brentwood and Shawnigan Lake School came together for a social mixer hosted by Brentwood, where we were finally able to get to know one another off the court or field. Beginning at 7:30pm, Shawnigan bussed in their first group of Grade 12s from up the road. They were ushered into Crooks Hall which had been...

Big White Adventures

Feb 24, '19

Brentwood offers several trips during school breaks for students to explore different attractions around the world. One that stands out from the others is organized by Mr Lee: Big White Ski Resort. This trip allows students to immerse in the ski life of British Columbia and share camaraderie with fellow students. Activities include day and night...

Midterm Break's Afoot

Feb 16, '19

Midterm Break features five school trips that have more than 80 students hopping with energy over the holiday. Three of our basketball teams (Jr Girls, Jr Boys and Sr Boys) are participating in playoff tournaments with Ms Napier, Mr Sullivan and Mr Gage at the helm. Further afield, 14 science students are with Mr Doehler and Ms Lawrence on a...

Celebrating Midterm

Feb 15, '19

As the weather remains chilly and students have hit their peak of studying, Midterm Break comes around. Packing, cleaning, and finishing up tests and other enduring tasks may not be a students’ favourite way to spend their time, but knowing that there is a break right around the corner definitely helps. Onyi O, says that she is “excited for...

Warm Clothing Drive: BEATing the Chill

Feb 13, '19

With the rain and chill brought by a damp BC winter, many people do not have adequate clothing to keep them warm. As one of the many initiatives taking place for Brentwood’s upcoming Kindness Week, the Brentwood Environmental Action Team (BEAT) is facilitating a warm clothing drive to try to make a positive impact in our community. Last week,...

Brentwood’s Snow Day

Feb 12, '19

In light of the snowfall that coated Vancouver Island over the past 48 hours, students received one very exciting email Sunday night notifying them that their weekend would be extended. Despite the average Brentwood student’s love for learning, the cancellation of Monday’s classes left the whole school in a frenzy. Snow continued to pour down...

Grade 8 Leadership

Feb 12, '19

Greetings Brentwood! As many veteran Grade 8s will tell you, the conference at Saint Michael’s University School is always a blast. The Grade 8s this year continued the tradition. The theme this year: Search your Selfie. After a bus ride to SMUS, we were led to a theatre where about 200 students and teachers were seated and standing. Two...

Game of Friends

Feb 11, '19

Last Friday the Brentwood Grad Class hosted the Shawnigan Grad Class for a games night. The event consisted of snacks that ranged from ice cream floats to yam fries, games such as Blackjack and Jenga, and, to end it off, there was a dance. The event was a successful opportunity for the two schools to mingle as all of us are going to be heading...

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