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Remembrance Day Reflections 2

Dec 30, '16

I asked my Social Studies 11 class to read firsthand accounts of Canadian soldiers from World War I and to show a sense of historical empathy by creating their own letters. Here is an excerpt from the stories they penned which will serve, I hope, as a tribute to those who suffered through the horrors of war, leaving an enduring legacy that we...

Remembrance Day Reflections

Dec 24, '16

I asked my Social Studies 11 class to read firsthand accounts of Canadian soldiers from World War I and to show a sense of historical empathy by creating their own letters. Here is an excerpt from the stories they penned which will serve, I hope, as a tribute to those who suffered through the horrors of war, leaving an enduring legacy that we...

Passengers

Dec 24, '16

Each term our students participate in a creative writing contest, named in honour of long-time Brentwood English teacher, yearbook editor and houseparent, Ms. Beth Meluish. Below is the dramatic monologue composed by the Grade 12 winner, Aidan H, Ellis ‘17. Passengers cue 4:38 of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 ...

A Sparkling Experiment in Chemistry

Dec 23, '16

On December 2nd, as the winter wind was howling on the Brentwood campus, curiosity lead the Grade 11 Chemistry AP students to a science experiment under the instructions of Mr Amiel. Students with aprons and goggles were keen to apply their knowledge in a real science scenario. They used theories from Dalton’s Law and Moles to predict the results...

Dear Mary

Dec 22, '16

Each term our students participates in a creative writing contest, named in honour of long-time Brentwood English teacher, yearbook editor and houseparent, Ms. Beth Meluish. Below is the sonnet composed by the Grade 10 winner, Jemma O, Mackenzie ‘19. Dear Mary, I write to thee with love and prayers of hope; Wishing I stood with you, your hand...

The Lone Island

Dec 20, '16

Each term the entire school participates in a creative writing contest, named in honour of long-time Brentwood English teacher, yearbook editor and houseparent, Ms. Beth Meluish. Below is the ballad composed by the Grade 9 winner, Jessica W, Allard ‘20. The Lone Island Long times ago when winds blew strong When sailors sailed the seas...

Gage(ing) his Passion for Hoops

Dec 18, '16

One might think that Mr. Blake Gage has enough on his plate. As the Houseparent of 55 boys in Whittall House, Athletic Director, teacher of financial accounting and Senior Boys Basketball coach, he manages a wide range of responsibilities at Brentwood. That he also volunteers to coach the South Cowichan Heat U13 basketball team and he is assisting...

Welcome to Canada - مرحبا بكم في كندا

Dec 16, '16

In recent weeks, several Arabic-speaking Brentwood students have travelled to Kelsey Secondary School to meet and socialize with some Syrian immigrants who are adapting to the language and culture of their new country. Arabic speaking Brentonians Balqees J, Allard ‘16, Lulu J, Allard ‘18, Aiysha M, Hope ‘17, Hala M, Hope ‘18 & Hadi N, Ellis ‘18,...

A Union of Universities

Dec 15, '16

1:30 a.m. and we’re off, embarking on what will be the most packed, tiring, exciting and stressful adventure of our adolescent lives. Back during the November midterm break, more than forty students were chaperoned by Mr. Rodrigues, Ms. Beausoleil & Mrs. Coull to travel to three provinces, 10 cities and 15 universities to answer the question we...

Writing for Rights

Dec 11, '16

In Mr. Collis’ Lit 12 class, we all stopped and together gazed across the beautiful view of Mill Bay and Mount Baker and were told to think about what we have. Looking out over the stunning water, there were some unpleasant things that we could think about happening in our daily lives, but nothing compared to what is happening across the world...

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