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Junior ISA Field Hockey

Oct 16, '17

This weekend, Brentwood’s Junior field Hockey team played in the ISA tournament, hosted by Shawnigan Lake School. We were a team of Grade 9 and 10s, made up of two development players, two from the 1st XI and the rest from the 2nd XI. We had a great mix of skill and speed. This team had never practiced all together, but, surprisingly enough, when...

Uni Apps

Oct 15, '17

As he awaits his next appointment, Director of University Counselling, Mr Rodrigues, taps away at his keyboard. When asked about how the process was going, he simply uttered “Stressful, very stressful”. With the university counselling team of Mr Kingstone, Mrs Coull, and Mr Rodrigues taking care of 165 graduates this is no small task. Hundreds of...

Lettuce All Container Farm

Oct 14, '17

Environmental Science students recently visited a local "farm" where Brentwood parents Julian & Joelle Butcher are growing lettuces inside a repurposed shipping container. Students learned how efficient this growing system is in terms of water use and photosynthetic production. The 40 ft container is capable of growing 50,000 heads of lettuce per...

Strength & Conditioning

Oct 13, '17

Varsity Strength and Conditioning is a well established program head by Mr. Amiel which allows students to improve in strength and movement in their individual sport. It happens in the Varsity Gym - formerly the assembly hall below the exam centre - the former dining hall for Old Brentonians. The program is open to any grade level, but it...

Down By Cow Bay

Oct 12, '17

Mr McCarthy and his Environmental Science 12 AP students helped with cleanup of blackberry bushes (the invasive variety) at Cowichan Bay as part of their field trip to the estuary last month. Restoration of native species will help protect against coastal erosion and other effects of global warming.

Field Hockey in Development

Oct 11, '17

This year Brentwood’s Development Field Hockey team consists of energized and eager Grade 10s, 11s and one Grade 12. We practice on the Cowichan turf and at the school. So far, the Dev Red team has enjoyed two games: we tied the first and lost the second, but that loss isn’t going to stop us from continuing to play to our full potential. With...

First 11 Field Hockey Off to a Busy Start

Oct 09, '17

Despite the general intensity and busyness of settling into life at Brentwood in the fall, the girls’ competitive field hockey season is well underway, with games and tournaments already behind us. After only three days of practise, the Brentwood 1st XI team was launched into the Friendship Cup, hosted by Brentwood, that took place at the...

Grad BBQs at Patels

Oct 08, '17

Last week, Grad ‘18 attended a series of welcoming dinners at the Head of School’s residence. Mr Patel warmly invited all houses to his home over the course of eight evenings for a Grade 12 House BBQ. Alexander House was the first group of students to have the honor to attend this wonderful event. At 5:00, students dressed smartly and casually...

Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner & Concert

Oct 07, '17

We have so many things to be thankful for: a great education, a great family environment, great food. What better way to celebrate all we’re thankful for, at school, than with our school family and with amazing food. The Grade 9s returned from their five day adventure at Strathcona with hardly a moment to clean up in time for the Thanksgiving...

Saturday Night Hockey Fever

Oct 06, '17

Blades slicing and pucks flying led to grand celebrations followed by energetic cheers. This was the scene when the Brentwood Ice Hockey team took to the ice last Saturday. The fall team was accompanied by many newcomers who have been committed to other sports for the past month. For those registered in term one hockey, it was a chance to get on...

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