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IISPSC 2016

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...

Casting Mary Poppins

Oct 22, '16

The casting of this year’s Brentwood musical, Mary Poppins, is now complete. The actors below, under the tutelage of Mrs. Widenmaier, Mr. Newns & Ms. Blake are preparing to shoot the lights out for all of us in early March: Bert Andrew W George Banks/Bank Chairman Liam S & Kyle...

Yearning for Yale

Oct 20, '16

Success at the Prague Tournament this summer by members of Brentwood’s Debate and Model UN team earned them the right to compete at the Yale Scholars Cup event this November. Students are currently preparing by collaboratively studying a wide-ranging curriculum on which they will be grilled in a variety of formats over the course of several days....

The Music of Gratitude

Oct 15, '16

Stomachs full to bursting with delicious turkey, mashed potatoes and, of course, pumpkin pie, a cafeteria full of Brentwood students, staff, and their families sat back, relaxed, and enjoyed the first performance of the year put on by students in the performing arts. For the second year now, the annual Canadian Thanksgiving Concert has been held...

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Oct 05, '16

The Senior Play has been cast. The very funny actor, Steve Martin, wrote a comedy, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” and the Fine Arts department is producing his play in April. Mrs. Quinton is excited to begin rehearsals with her talented cast of newcomers to the stage and returning students. This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places...

Carpe Argillum: Seize the Clay!

Oct 01, '16

Arts are back in full swing at Brentwood and therefore the pottery studio is back up and spinning again! Ceramics is as full as ever with more than 80 students in the program who are able to produce whatever their inner artist desires, shaped in clay. In the studio, students are able to put their ideas to life, shaping bowls, plates, sculptures...

Arts Captains Announced

Sep 27, '16

The Grade 12s who will be leading their respective arts this year were announced by Mrs. Widenmaier Thursday at Assembly. SEC Arts Rep: Michael G Co-Captain of Drawing & Painting: Brady C Co-Captain of Drawing & Painting: Eve Captain of Foundation Art: Ella MK Captain of Pottery: Keiran MH Captain of Hand Built Pottery: Clare...

What Happened in Prague?

Sep 13, '16

July 17, Olomoutz, a small town in the Czech Republic, nearly 200 adults and students were crammed into a very large classroom. Morgan W had just sat down for a few seconds before a 6’3” young man who looked 35 years old with his full beard and nicotine-stained fingers stood up to the podium. This was Denmark’s best team, a team that would go to...

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