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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...

Ideas Worth Spreading

Oct 22, '18

TEDx’s motto is, ‘Ideas worth spreading’ and that is precisely what the students of Brentwood heard at our TEDx on Saturday. For those who have never had the pleasure of experiencing TED, it is series of talks organized by a non-profit organization which strives to share ideas on a variety of topics through a series of fascinating, albeit short,...

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

Not as EATsy as EAT seems - My French Trip to Bon Macaron

Oct 17, '18

After a much enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend, students from Mme. Hall’s French 12 class were able to go on an outing to Victoria to learn to make macarons. We left just before lunch and made our way down to Bon Macaron Patisseri owned and operated by two native Frenchmen who truly know the ins and outs of baking. Once we arrived, the eight of us...

Mill Bay, Mesopotamia and What’s Next

Oct 13, '18

Brentwood is truly unlike any other school I have attended. It would be my guess that you would be hard pressed to find another group of twelve teenagers so eager to undertake the scintillating, yet challenging adventure that is AP Art History. From ancient paleolithic rock drawings, to modern photography, this course uses art as a lens to...

Bring On The Next Generation

Oct 13, '18

In 1923 Henry Pollock Hope, Brentwood’s first Headmaster, was invited by a group of Victoria businessmen to create a school for young men in Brentwood Bay in the old Brentwood Bay Hotel which is on the other side of Finlayson Arm. There were sixty boys enrolled in the first year of the school. Notice no crests on their blazers? The torch on your...

Squash Soup

Oct 12, '18

SAC volunteers recently picked vegetables from the school garden. This produce was then turned into a delicious squash soup prepared by Fiona K, Alexandra ‘19 and her team of student volunteers. The school garden was an initiative by last year’s Environment AP class who can be proud that their work is bearing fruit (technically squash is a...

History Bytes & Brian Carr

Oct 12, '18

The following is the text of Mr Steve Cowie’s address to the school at assembly last week. Imagine a world beyond sight and sound, a world in the distant and remote past: a world without cell phones, Twitter, Snapchat, Spotify, Ipods, personal computers and video games, a school without smart boards, photocopiers, video projectors, solar panels,...

A Journey Into the Astounding Roots of Brentwood!

Oct 10, '18

“Imagine a world where there are no Iphones, no television. and no electronics.” This is exactly the world “Lifer” Mr Steve Cowie witnessed more than three decades ago years ago. Last Thursday Mr Steve Cowie introduced “History Bytes” a riveting way to explore Brentwood history and how it has influenced and shaped the amazing school we call home....

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