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The White Hatter

Oct 18, '18

The White Hatter presentation, arranged for all of Brentwood’s new students, was about the dangers of social media and how to be a good digital citizen. The speaker, retired Police Officer Darren Laur, encouraged the students to be nice to each other and help to stop bullying. He also made clear that anything each of us posts on social media can...

Thanksgiving Dinner and Concert

Oct 18, '18

At assembly last Thursday, both Mr Patel and Mr Felix expressed how rare and special it is that the whole school gets to share a meal together as one. We had this opportunity, however, the day before we all departed for an extended Thanksgiving weekend. The school’s Canadian Thanksgiving is no doubt one of the most amazing meals of the year. On...

Climbers at the Crag

Oct 17, '18

The following is a lyric tribute to Brentwood's Outdoor Pursuits Program. Inspired by Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s “Casey at the Bat”. The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Squamish eight that day: The forecast told of rain, with but a slight chance of delay. And then when we awoke to mud, and naught but clouds above It took the strength of...

Not as EATsy as EAT seems - My French Trip to Bon Macaron

Oct 17, '18

After a much enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend, students from Mme. Hall’s French 12 class were able to go on an outing to Victoria to learn to make macarons. We left just before lunch and made our way down to Bon Macaron Patisseri owned and operated by two native Frenchmen who truly know the ins and outs of baking. Once we arrived, the eight of us...

Green Lake on the Ocean!

Oct 16, '18

This past weekend, the Brentwood rowing shed invited the Green Lake crew from Seattle for our annual rowing camp. Every year, for the past 19, Green Lake visits our campus with two enthusiastic and cheerful eights. There is a girls’ eight and a boys’ eight that train side by side as well as race against similarly matched eights from Brentwood....

West Side Story is Cast

Oct 15, '18

The cast has been cast for Brentwood’s 2018-19 musical, West Side Story. The following forty-four young thespians will spend much of the next five months learning their lines, The Jets: The Sharks: Bernardo, the Leader Darcy S Maria, his sister Ashley C Anita, his girl Fabiana G Chino, his friend ...

Mill Bay, Mesopotamia and What’s Next

Oct 13, '18

Brentwood is truly unlike any other school I have attended. It would be my guess that you would be hard pressed to find another group of twelve teenagers so eager to undertake the scintillating, yet challenging adventure that is AP Art History. From ancient paleolithic rock drawings, to modern photography, this course uses art as a lens to...

Bring On The Next Generation

Oct 13, '18

In 1923 Henry Pollock Hope, Brentwood’s first Headmaster, was invited by a group of Victoria businessmen to create a school for young men in Brentwood Bay in the old Brentwood Bay Hotel which is on the other side of Finlayson Arm. There were sixty boys enrolled in the first year of the school. Notice no crests on their blazers? The torch on your...

Squash Soup

Oct 12, '18

SAC volunteers recently picked vegetables from the school garden. This produce was then turned into a delicious squash soup prepared by Fiona K, Alexandra ‘19 and her team of student volunteers. The school garden was an initiative by last year’s Environment AP class who can be proud that their work is bearing fruit (technically squash is a...

History Bytes & Brian Carr

Oct 12, '18

The following is the text of Mr Steve Cowie’s address to the school at assembly last week. Imagine a world beyond sight and sound, a world in the distant and remote past: a world without cell phones, Twitter, Snapchat, Spotify, Ipods, personal computers and video games, a school without smart boards, photocopiers, video projectors, solar panels,...

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