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A Warm Visit about the Cold War

Mar 17, '17

In February, Sonia Furstenau from the Green Party of BC visited Brentwood for an afternoon to speak to Mr. Cowie’s Socials 10 class. She came to talk about her opinions on Canadian politics, her role in the Green Party, and shared some personal stories about her family in WWII and the Cold War. As the CVRD Area Director of the Cowichan Valley...

Grade 8 Leadership

Mar 15, '17

On January 20th, the Grade 8 class went down to Victoria to attend a leadership conference called “Accepting to Connecting” at SMUS. One of the first things we did was listen to a speaker who taught us about female and male stereotypes and how they can affect youth. After this, everyone at the event was separated into groups, one which was our...

Chopping on Chopin & Marvelous with Math

Mar 13, '17

After six rounds, Yiwen C, Allard ‘20, with 30 of a possible 30 points, is currently the top student in the Math Department’s fortnightly challenge. She is also a very accomplished pianist who performed at the Cowichan Music Festival Gala concert on Sunday at the Duncan United Church where she will be performed Frederic Chopin’s “Minute Waltz”....

The YPI Experience

Feb 26, '17

The YPI is the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative in which Brentwood’s Grade 9s, in groups, research, interview, and advocate for a local charity. Our group chose the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association. While our group was at CTRA, we saw people’s lives being changed for the better, from little boys who were learning to show empathy towards...

Arduino in AP Physics

Feb 24, '17

Coding is being introduced into the BC curriculum in an effort to prepare students for jobs in the swiftly growing technology industry, but Ms. Olszewski is ahead of the game, introducing her AP Physics 1 (Grade 11) classes to coding through a unique exploration known as “The Arduino Project”. Ms. O explains: "The Arduino project is designed to...

Where Ideas Come to Life

Feb 20, '17

Where Ideas Come to Life This year Brentwood has created a new room in the Centre for Humanities and the Arts known as the Makerspace. It was brought to Brentwood in order to meet the strategic objectives of the academic plan and has brought experiential learning to Brentwood becoming, in Mr Lee’s words, “Brentwood’s garage”. Everything and...

If Only Ergs Could Float

Feb 13, '17

With winter season supposed to be coming to an end, the negative degree weather and lots of snow falling doesn't seem to want the winter indoor rowing reason to stop. On Sunday, January 22nd the Men's and Women's rowing teams went down to UVIC for the 33rd Annual Monster Erg event. We had 3 teachers, 14 boy, 3 girls and 1 coxswain compete. With a...

Poetry Slam 2017

Feb 11, '17

Not only is the English Department Moodle the place where all the cool kids hang out, but room 301 (The Collisium - professional home of English Department Head, Mr. Paul Collis) is now some pretty decent competition with the turnout we had on February 3rd. With the promise of 12 poetry slammers, free donuts, and coffee, how can you not show up?...

Lieutenant Governor Visits Brentwood

Jan 30, '17

The Lieutenant Governor of BC, The Honourable Judith Guichon, visited our campus this afternoon to speak to the school about our history as a country, our government, and some programs and contests she has created with the aim towards sustainability and nation building. After a gracious welcome and an introduction by Mr Patel, and the singing of...

The Neuroscience of Making Decisions

Jan 25, '17

Last Friday we were treated to a lecture on “the neuroscience of decision making” by research Professor Olav Krigolson of the University of Victoria. Biology and psychology classes were able to get an insight into Dr Krigolson’s ground-breaking work on the brain’s decision making systems in which he uses electroencephalograph or EEG machines to...

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