Royal Conservatory Gold

Nov 26, '16

Over the November midterm, Brentwood’s Holly CH, Mackenzie ‘17 earned a Gold Medal from The Royal Conservatory for her Level 9 Voice examination mark. Receiving the highest Level 9 mark in British Columbia, Holly was honored at the 2016 Vancouver Convocation & Gold Medals Ceremony. This marks the second time that Holly has been recognised at the...

Dinner Debates at BCS

Nov 25, '16

Is armed conflict a justified means of achieving peace? That is a question asked by many around the world through history, and the question that we, the novice debaters of BCS and Shawnigan Lake School, were determined to solve at the dinner debate last Friday. At 5:00, we introduced ourselves to our guests from SLS, all of us eager to begin. We...

Willy Wonka Takes to the Stage

Nov 22, '16

The Grade 8’s were nervous and excited to start the Willy Wonka musical. Before we started to practice, we had to audition. All the kids who wanted to take part in having a main role, had to audition. We had to sing the song of the role we wanted to play. The main characters are: Willy Wonka, played by Jack; Charlie Bucket, played by Rohin;...

Brendan McLeod: Slam Poet

Nov 20, '16

Last Saturday, Grade 10 students in E block skipped their regular English class and went to a slam poetry session with Brendan McLeod in the lecture theatre. Brendan opened up his performance with a hilarious political poem, talking about how his mum “forced him to write” and a short background on what he does and his passion for poetry. Mr....

The Oxford Cup

Nov 18, '16

Truth or Dare……. Dare? Are you sure? Alright. Take a deep breath and walk into room A261 on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoon between the times of 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Within minutes - after taking several seconds to recover, of course - you’ll probably recall the quote that says “We are what we repeatedly do. And excellence, therefore is not...

A Day to Remember

Nov 15, '16

On this Remembrance Day, Brentwood’s students and staff filed silently into the Killy theatre, sitting as Vivian F’s piano filled the space with a beautiful nocturne by Chopin until the whole school was in place. Then the Women’s Choir, with the moving “Prayer for the Children”, set the mood for what would be a solemn event. Remembrance Day is...

Airband 2016

Nov 10, '16

Friday prep is usually quiet. A week’s fun and hard work has settled by then. Students turn on their work mode and start digesting a week’s lessons. However, on October 28th, screaming and applause broke the tranquility of the evening as students dressed up in their inter-house colours and gathered in the Killy Theatre, ready to watch a great...


Nov 08, '16

Q: How do four debate students and two teachers fit into a small van? A: With difficulty. The IISPSC, the International Independent Schools Public Speaking Competition, gathers participants from all over the globe. Competitors hail from a range of countries including South Africa, the United States, Scotland, the United Kingdom, and Bermuda....

Making Music at BCMEA 2016

Nov 07, '16

BCMEA stands for the British Columbia Music Educators’ Association. Every year, the association holds a conference with workshops, educational sessions, and speakers, but most importantly for students, Honour Ensembles. Last spring, music students from all over BC were busy singing or playing an instrument into a microphone, recording audio...

Debate Begins 2016-2017

Oct 30, '16

On Saturday, October 15th, 35 Brentwood debaters got up early to head into Victoria for their first tournament of the year. Having practiced impromptu rounds for several weeks leading up to it, the Brentwood team was prepared for the day ahead. Every team participated in four rounds, attending helpful debate seminars in between each...

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