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We Are So Much More

Nov 25, '17

Below is the text of Glory's C's recent TEDx speech. At 9 years old, she was raped and bought off with an ice cream cone to keep it quiet that she had been alone with her cousin. She was pregnant by 14, and she gave birth to a chance to redeem herself from all the pain she had seen in the span of a decade. But two weeks later, that chance passed...

Reach for the Top

Nov 24, '17

So I don’t mean to brag, but I’d like to consider myself as a fairly intelligent individual. I get pretty good grades and people often view me as a smart guy. So when I heard that Interhouse Reach for the Top was coming up, I got excited. This could be a way to show the rest of the school just what kind of brilliance is housed between Privett and...

Slow Train To Ikeda

Nov 23, '17

Below is this year’s Grade 11 winner of the Serup Poetry Competition. I am on a slow train to Ikeda — a town in western Japan where you lived as a baby when you had curly chestnut hair. I met you years ago when I lived in a world of white houses with white fences fish and chips on grass pumpkin spiced scones and my father’s grey...

Headed For the East Coast!

Nov 12, '17

What better way to spend midterm than traveling across the country? For our November Midterm break from November 1-7, 49 Grade 12 Brentwood students, as well as faculty 3 chaperones, flew across the country to the East to visit 14 of Canada’s best universities. The purpose of this trip was to provide us with a first-hand experience of what it...

ABC Legislature Visit

Nov 02, '17

The month of September brought feelings of excitement to be back at school. The month of October brought feelings of excitement to the Political Science 11 class due to a visit to the BC Legislature in Victoria on October 3rd. Throughout our visit to the Legislature we received many opportunities to explore and learn not only about Question Period...

TEDx Talk Drives Brentwood’s Community

Oct 23, '17

Yesterday was the fourth time Brentwood has had the amazing opportunity to host a TEDx event. On a cold, rainy October day Brentwood staff and students warmly gathered in the Killy Theater to listen to speakers from around the world share their stories around the theme of “Drive”. TEDx events are individually planned within a community with the...

Our SALTS Journey

Oct 19, '17

Being in Grade 8 and having an opportunity to take a trip together is mind blowing. This trip was mainly laughter with a lot of excitement. All of us were excited to try new things on the boat such as climbing up the stern of the boat was a new experience for all of us. As well, we got to row in the safety boats to land which was tricky as these...

Uni Apps

Oct 15, '17

As he awaits his next appointment, Director of University Counselling, Mr Rodrigues, taps away at his keyboard. When asked about how the process was going, he simply uttered “Stressful, very stressful”. With the university counselling team of Mr Kingstone, Mrs Coull, and Mr Rodrigues taking care of 165 graduates this is no small task. Hundreds of...

Lettuce All Container Farm

Oct 14, '17

Environmental Science students recently visited a local "farm" where Brentwood parents Julian & Joelle Butcher are growing lettuces inside a repurposed shipping container. Students learned how efficient this growing system is in terms of water use and photosynthetic production. The 40 ft container is capable of growing 50,000 heads of lettuce per...

Down By Cow Bay

Oct 12, '17

Mr McCarthy and his Environmental Science 12 AP students helped with cleanup of blackberry bushes (the invasive variety) at Cowichan Bay as part of their field trip to the estuary last month. Restoration of native species will help protect against coastal erosion and other effects of global warming.

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