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Fare Well Grads

Aug 28, '18

Friends, it is my pleasure to be here with you today to celebrate this very special occasion for the members of this year’s graduating class and their families. To you, it is clear what we are celebrating today, but for many of us who have been here before, the day demands some measure of reflection to appreciate the true significance of the...

The IT Crowd

Aug 21, '18

The Information Technology Committee usually meets every other Tuesday, when the Heads of IT remember, or think of something to talk about, that is. Noey T, Hope ‘18 and Finn B, Whittall ‘18 are both in charge of keeping the rest of the IT Reps in line - most of the time. Most of the time they want the members to do internet mappings of the house,...

Slam Poetry

Jul 02, '18

Snacks, friends, and wonderfully written poetry. Is there a better way to start off our final month of school? The students who showed up for Brentwood's second Poetry Slam of 2018 would argue probably not. This year's Poetry Captain Ava Nilsson, Allard '18 has taken the initiative to organize two light-hearted and judgement-free poetry events...

VO2 Max

Jun 15, '18

Instead of simply taking notes on the human body’s bioenergetic systems, Mr Amiel’s Grade 12 biology class took a trip to PISE (The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) in Victoria. After touring the facilities with a guide, the class began to perform tests, and in some unfortunate cases, to be tested on. The aforementioned testing was a...

Provincial Concours!

Jun 11, '18

Three students in our French speaking program took part in the provincial Concours D’art Oratoire at Simon Fraser University campus in Surrey this past April. Felix W, Privett, ‘20, Sophie H, Hope ‘21 and Leila M, Hope ‘19 are part of our French program and each prepared 3 to 5 minute speeches on a subject of their choice over the course of three...

English Elective 10

Jun 10, '18

All students enrolled in English 10 were given the choice of five electives to take for the month of May. There was Kid Lit, Photojournalism, James Bond, Gender Equality, and Scary Stories. The students had a range of feedback about the English 10 Elective. So did the teachers Mr Ganley, the teacher of two of the classes said, “I love the...

Pug Day

Jun 07, '18

On May 25th, Mrs Reynolds took her proud Grade 11 English classes to sit on the Gillespie Field in the sun. Mrs Reynolds brought her pugs to class for the day as a reward. She has two English 11 classes which she puts to competition. Both classes compete for something she calls “Pug Points”. She will give both class a quiz and whichever class...

Play Hard, Study Harder

Jun 04, '18

Three weeks of school are left, two if you exclude a week of final exams. Studying is the top priority for everyone, and the focus is bigger than usual. All year long, teachers instruct Brentonians in many diverse courses. In June, final exams occur; they are assessments for which students have prepared themselves and paid attention in class all...

Advanced Placement Exams

May 22, '18

Closing Day is four weeks away, but scores of Brentwood students just finished writing exams. Every year, the American College Board administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams, which give high school students the opportunity to show their aptitude in subjects ranging from Physics to Art History to Human Geography. Although it is an American...

Cracking The Code

May 15, '18

“Coding is like a sandwich, it takes time to build and make but the end result is worth all the effort.”, said Juan N, Whittall ‘20. Coding robotics is an area of programming that focuses predominantly on the tasks of robots. This elective at Brentwood is one of many that students are allowed to take for the entire year. Mr Harold Wardrop, a...

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