Rowing Into A New Season

Sep 22, '17

As we welcomed the new Head of Rowing, Ms. Laryssa Biesenthal, this week, the athletes underwent a baseline fitness test that has been created by RFA Mr. D’Orazio. All rowers in the program took part in a series of six tests that monitored progress for individuals looking to row. The baseline test measures individuals’ movement experience and...

Grade 10 Camp Qwanoes Adventure

Sep 22, '17

At 8:00 on Tuesday morning, the one hundred and twenty-four students that make up this year’s Grade 10 class excitedly departed on their way to an adventure-filled day at Camp Qwanoes. Divided into six groups, the Jedi, Wookies, Ewoks, Bounty Hunters, Sand People and Storm Troopers, we arrived for a brief orientation. Pulling on raincoats to keep...

The ISA Champions League

Sep 20, '17

This past weekend the Senior Boys Soccer team traveled to Victoria to compete in the ISA tournament. After only one week of training, the team managed to beat West Point Grey in an intense penalty shoot out. With a great save from Juan NP, Whittall ‘20, the final score was 5-4. Later that day we played Collingwood and pulled off a 2-1 victory...

Strong (not Tough) on Sunday

Sep 20, '17

This past Sunday the Grade 12s gathered in the Killy Theatre for ‘Strong not Tough’ Resilience training. Many de-stressing tactics useful for these upcoming months filled with university applications were learnt. Understanding how to deescalate situations through empathy and sympathy in the houses was one of the many useful skills we learnt....

Debate and Model UN

Sep 18, '17

Each year, Brentwood's Debate/MUN team provides exciting opportunities. This year will, no doubt, be one of the best years for our Brentwood debaters, MUNers, and public speakers as we are participating in more and more competitions. Students will have a chance to showcase their abilities in events such as World Scholar’s Cup, VMUN, Golden Gnome,...

Volleyball's First Tournament

Sep 18, '17

After only three practice, the Senior Girls Volleyball team had a strong start at the Dover Bay Season Opener Tournament in Nanaimo. The girls went 5-1, losing only one game in a third set. This was the continuation of team tryouts, with coach Jill Fougner able to see the girls in game-play action. Notable newcomers were setter Linnea B, Allard...

Arts at the Heart

Sep 16, '17

A week into the Fall term, Brentwood’s Arts program is in full swing. A walk around campus yesterday revealed our 530 artists participating in any two of the following: acting, sculpture, debate, public speaking, musical, ceramics, photography, yearbook, robotics, photojournalism, woodworking, theatre production, choir, jazz band, strings, rock...

Falling for Sport

Sep 15, '17

A week into the Fall term, Brentwood’s Athletics program is in full swing. On a walk around campus yesterday I came across our 530 athletes participating in basketball, volleyball, field hockey, squash, rugby, soccer, tennis, cross country running, kayaking and rowing. And completion has begun. This weekend finds the Senior A Girls Volleyball...

A SALTy Beginning

Sep 12, '17

Earlier this evening our 20 Grade 8s, led by Ms Patel, Ms Ramundi and Mr Griffiths, began their four day adventure aboard the tall ship, the Pacific Swift. While criss crossing the Gulf Islands the fledgling sailors with learn to navigate, trim the sails and bond as a class. For more on their program please see We look...

Terry Fox Sunday Run

Sep 11, '17

Terry Fox was a man with a story. He was a man with determination and hope. Terry had goals for himself and for Canada. The Brentwood community has a tradition of helping Terry with this goal. All new and returning students, as well as dozens of staff, some parents, and more than a few of our four-legged friends ran or jogged or walked 5...

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