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Showcase Volleyball

Oct 22, '18

The annual Showcase volleyball game against Shawnigan Lake School took place this past Thursday in the new Foote Centre. Shawnigan arrived with a bus full of supporters to cheer on their team. Two seas covered the bleachers. One of a distinct yellow and one of a bold red. Both had black intermixed throughout. Both schools amped up their sound...

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...

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...

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,...

Grade Eight Swim Test

Oct 09, '18

On Friday, September 14th, the Grade 8s of Brentwood College School took a plunge into the Pacific Ocean for their swim safety test. With lots of shrieking and laughter, groups of four tumbled one by one into the ocean to tread water for two very long, very cold minutes, then swim to the other dock and back. The test started with a warm up;...

Brentwood Busts Cancer

Oct 02, '18

CIBC Run for the Cure is not only an event for all of Canada, but also an annual event to remember in the Brentwood community. The run focusses on fundraising and supporting the research for breast cancer as well as the many survivors and people involved. Although the run took place in 56 locations across Canada, we all ran together as a team...

A Dinner To Remember

Sep 30, '18

At Brentwood we encompass divergent cultures and foster a multicultural society where we all celebrate our diverse traditions and our different mores. A recent event celebrating this was the Saudi Dinner on September 26, 2018. This dinner encompassed 23 Saudi students preparing and serving food for the follow Brentwood students. Just hours before...

Weekend Vic Trips

Sep 25, '18

Living at school 24/7 can get tiring, so what’s better than a day to go shopping with your friends? Every year, during the third weekend at school, Brentwood organizes a trip to Victoria for a day as a way to treat us to some fun away from campus life. You can go to all your favourite stores, or if you’re an international student, visit some...

Interhouse Basketball

Sep 24, '18

The Foote Centre had its official opening Saturday afternoon and it was bursting at the seams with interhouse excitement all evening as MackEllis, HopePrivett, RogersAllard and WhittallAlex competed for hoops supremacy. In front of rabid fans from each house, players exhibited enthusiasm, energy and, occasionally, excellence. Results from the...

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