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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.

Bird Banding in Bio 11

Sep 29, '17

On a bright and sunny Saturday morning in September, Mr. Miller’s Biology 11 classes departed for Rocky Point Bird Observatory (RPBO) on southern Vancouver Island to enjoy a morning of birding and bird banding. The RPBO sits on a migratory pathway for many songbirds, birds of prey, and seabirds as they make their way off Vancouver Island and on...

Biology in Bamfield

Sep 24, '17

Bridges provided a short respite before the bus bumped back onto a rocky, dusty logging road. After two hours on dirt, it was hard to believe that we were headed to a major research station run by five universities, which welcomes hundreds of university students, high school students, and the public annually. Each year, the AP Biology 12 class,...

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 https://www.salts.ca/ We look...

Let the Learning Begin

Sep 08, '17

10 minutes ago, 530 young Brentonians, filled with inspiring words from Mr Patel, poured out of the Killy Theatre and began their 2017-2018 academic adventures. Today the students will meet all of their teachers (in shortened periods) before an afternoon of Interhouse Eco-Challenge. Ironically, Mill Bay received, this morning, its first...

Launching In Third Term: Radical Rockets

Jun 30, '17

After 19 months of straight, gruelling chemistry, learning first-year university concepts and challenging the extreme AP exam in May, the AP Chemistry 12 class decided to let loose a little. For most of the month of May and the beginning of June, we took on the challenge of building high-powered model rockets. The task was first met with much...

Feminism 101

Jun 24, '17

Whether we choose to name it Feminism, Gender Equality, Womanism or Equalism, the search for the equality of all people is an as-yet unattained goal. To help examine the challenges presented in overcoming gender inequality, one elective available to Grade 10 English students in May was Gender Equality 101. Enriched by a carousel of enthusiastic...

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