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Something is Budding at Brentwood

May 30, '17

Indubitably, the Brentwood campus is a beautiful environment, with lush plant life and captivating, ecologically-inspired architecture. From the Millennium Trail, to the myriad of trees and flowers that dot our plazas, to our oceanfront location, there is a focus on connecting nature to our daily lives. However, it may surprise you that in spite...

Bond, James Bond

May 29, '17

During the month of May, Grade 10 English students are given the chance to take an elective of their own choice. The choices were Kid Lit, Gender Equality, Horror Stories, and James Bond. As soon as I saw Mr. Collis go up to the podium and announce James Bond as a class, I knew what I would be doing for the remainder of the month. I have been...

A Ghost Walk To Steele-MacInnes Your Nerves

May 17, '17

For a month in third term, the Grade 10s have the opportunity to pick and study a specific literary genre for a month. For about a quarter of us, this meant diving into the realm of all things supernatural, with poltergeists, apparitions and spectres aplenty. In the Ghost Stories genre unit, a highlight was undoubtedly when our class got to take...

Concours D’art Oratoire

May 16, '17

On Red Saturday, May 6th, Brentwood students Ian G, Marie K, Issae R, Balqees J, Noah T, Felix W & Jack NG all participated in the much anticipated Concours D’art Oratoire at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey Campus. This highly popular French public speaking competition welcomed an estimated 85,000 students from across Canada. The speeches, which...

Student Vote 2017

May 09, '17

As you are likely aware, the British Columbia provincial election takes place today. Brentwood students in Civics 11 ran Student Vote yesterday with several polling stations around campus. To make the process a little more interesting, the students in Civics 11 also participated in a simulation focused on engaging the school community in...

Dogwood Scholarships: Opportunities for the Future

May 06, '17

As the deadline for making the big university choice grows closer and closer, Brentwood students set out to showcase their talents and passions and strive for a provincial Dogwood Scholarship. Dogwoods are an award to recognize the dedication of Grade 12s in schools across BC. The Dogwood Scholarships are available to graduates who demonstrate...

Regatta 2017: An Entrepreneurial Adventure

Apr 29, '17

It is time for the annual Brentwood Regatta, and as a new student, this event is all that I have heard about for weeks. So far, this is something you can’t miss. The sun was out, the rowers are battling, and the campus has been transformed into a festival. As you stroll through the campus you will notice all the hard-working individuals at the...

Let’s Eat!

Apr 28, '17

It’s Regatta time once again at Brentwood and the campus population essentially triples overnight, and with people, there needs to be food. Fortunately, Mr. Flynn’s Entrepreneurship students have spent their whole year preparing for this three-day event, creating tasty treats for public enjoyment. With so many options available to the masses, I...

Nbisiing Exchange 2017

Apr 08, '17

At 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8th a bus left Brentwood carrying 11 students and two chaperones. We were headed to the airport. On this trip there were three Brentwood students and eight others from the Cowichan Valley. Along with our two chaperones, Ms. Beausoleil and Darla Smith, we were all very excited to begin our journey to North Bay,...

A Random Act of Kindness

Apr 02, '17

The following is a letter from a local elementary school teacher to Ms Wendy Patel, Brentwood Grade 8 teacher. Hello Wendy,My name is Sarah and I am a Grade 1/2 teacher at a local elementary school in Duncan. As you are already aware, a Brentwood student named Olin D approached me in February with the idea of doing a "random act of kindness" for...

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