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Welcome to Canada

Jan 21, '17

Back in November, our 12AP Human Geography class, thanks to Ms. Murtland, had an opportunity to talk to a number of immigrants about their recent and diverse journeys to Canada. Split into three groups, we rotated through the tables to hear their personal narratives. Syria, Turkey and the Philippines were some of the countries these immigrants...

Human Geo 12 in Langford

Jan 21, '17

On Wednesday January 11th the Grade 12AP Human Geography class boarded a bus to adventure off campus under the watchful wing of Ms. Murtland to study the development of the City of Langford. This is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the province! The first stop was made at the summit of Bear Mountain to see and sketch an eagle eye’s...

Build-a-Whale @ Brentwood

Jan 19, '17

If you ever get a chance to stroll past the atrium in the main floor of the Ross Building, a huge creature is awaiting to surprise you. A full killer whale skeleton is on display for everyone to see. Lent to the school by Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society http://strawberryisle.org/ the offshore orca holds many learning opportunities for...

Hamlet in a Hurry

Jan 18, '17

Many of us remember Hamlet as Shakespeare’s longest play, often running more than four hours, but my Literature 12 class was recently able to perform it all in just minutes. On Tuesday Mr. Collis’ English Literature 12 class performed our own five minute version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The abbreviated version of the great problem play was cast...

A Letter to My Grades

Jan 13, '17

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 free verse poem composed by the Grade 11 winner, Anna M, Alex ‘18. A Letter to my Grades Dearest Academic Average, Hello and greetings from the...

EU Through Uvic

Jan 11, '17

In early December, Mr. Wismer’s 12AP Comparative Government and Politics class and Ms. Hall’s Grade 10 Global Studies class journeyed to the Victoria to the European Union Centre for Excellence at UVic to participate in a workshop centred around the European Union and the mass movement of asylum seekers into Europe. The day started with an...

Craigdarroch Castle

Jan 03, '17

On November 15, 2016, the students of Grade 9 English had the opportunity to visit a historical mansion, the Craigdarroch Castle. The Victorian mansion was built on a hill that overlooked the city of Victoria by the wealthiest and most important man in western Canada, Robert Dunsmuir. This trip was a great experience that was organized by Ms....

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 ...

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