Winterlude 2018

Jan 31, '18

The alpine enthusiasm and organizational savvy of Mr Brent Lee and Mr Dan Norman saw 379 members of the Brentwood community - students, children, staff, RFAs, and faculty - enjoy a Winter interlude at Mount Washington earlier today. “Tubing and snow shoeing were a lot of fun” said Jahmaal K, Whittall “21. “We got spun.” Busses left as early as...

First Aid and Lifesaving

Jan 26, '18

As part of the program at Brentwood, all Grade 10 students complete a mandatory emergency first aid training course, but opportunities to take these skills further exist. Over two weekends in late November and early December, six students completed the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross courses, taught through the Canadian Lifesaving Society. The...

Soup For a Cause

Jan 12, '18

As we rush through our daily lives at Brentwood, many of us do not stop to consider the privileges that we take for granted at our school and in our lives. For example, most of us do not take the time to be thankful every single day that we are provided with a nutritious and delicious lunch to eat, unlike many children living right here in the...

Prelude to Nicaragua

Jan 05, '18

On the website for Monty’s Beach Lodge, the words “Stay, Play, Change the World” are displayed. This Spring Break, thirteen Brentwood students and two staff members, Mrs Martin and Mr Kleinschmidt, will travel to Jiquilillo, Nicaragua to do just that, with an emphasis on the service projects that Monty’s supports. This will be the third time...

Mackenzie House Gives

Dec 23, '17

What better way to kick off the season of giving than to give to those in need? Each year, Mackenzie House sponsors a family in need as a way of giving back to our community. This year, Mackenzie House’s sponsor family consisted of a single mother with three children. With the help and support of Mackenzie Houseparents who eagerly helped fund...

Snowball 2017

Dec 17, '17

The long-awaited Snowball finally arrived with the crisp December air and the heavy anticipation of all Brentwood students. Snowball is a Brentwood tradition: a junior (Grade 9 or 10) can ask a senior (Grades 11 or 12) to be their Snowball date, and the senior must accept the invitation, so on the last Saturday before Winter Break we attend an...

Run For The Claus

Dec 16, '17

Run For The Claus was a 6km run (or 3.5 km walk) on December 3 in which the people of the Cowichan Valley dress as Santa Claus to support the Clement Centre Society. The Clement Centre is a non-profit that helps children and adults with special needs. It desires “a community in which all individuals are included, valued and celebrated.” Children,...

Here’s To Term One

Dec 15, '17

A highly anticipated event for the students and staff is the Christmas Lunch on the afternoon before Christmas Break. With Mr Collis juggling flaming pins, a surprise visit from The Grinch and Mrs Reynolds, Mr Norman & Mr Griffiths busking outside Crooks and and many other teachers caroling inside, it couldn't get much better. But it could!...

Santa On Campus!

Dec 13, '17

Twas the week before Christmas Break, when all through the McNeill Centre … As winter break nears, the school is filled with twinkling lights and Christmas trees. The SAC knows this as the time of year when we host our annual Children’s Christmas Party for the children of Brentwood staff members. Last Sunday afternoon the McNeill Centre was...

Mental Health Awareness Day

Dec 10, '17

Knowing that students at Brentwood are faced with many stressors in our day-to-day lives, SPARC organizes a Mental Health Awareness Day every year. Last Wednesday morning, while the teachers were editing reports, the Grade 11 class gathered in the Killy Theatre to learn about mental health and illness, and ways to maintain mental well being. Ms....

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