Tips for Roommates

Nov 19, '18

Living with another human, especially if one has no had experience with this task prior, can be a complex and even a daunting task. Having another breathing thing within your 5 meter radius for a majority of any given day can be a new challenge altogether; one that boarding students at Brentwood have to learn to deal with. However, it can be...

Glow in the Dark Bowling: How We Spent Our SPARE Time

Nov 18, '18

Busy schedules are inevitable at Brentwood; balancing a multitude of academic, athletic, and artistic endeavours leaves us students with little time to spare, which means we like to make the most of our free time. This last Saturday, three buses full of eager Rogers boys and Allard girls ventured to the Duncan Lanes bowling alley for a late...

A Brentwood Tribute to Those Who Served

Nov 15, '18

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” Laurence Binyon In November 11, 1918, an armistice was signed to end World War I. This was a monumental day in history that has been celebrated by Canadians every...

Diwali Dinner

Nov 14, '18

Diwali is one of the many international dinners that Brentwood hosts. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and traditionally takes place in November in the northern hemisphere. International dinners are organized by the Students Activities Council (SAC). The SAC put a lot of time and effort into planning these dinners while also being their...

Fright Week 2018

Nov 11, '18

I’ll never forget my Spanish roommate last year saying to me that, “it’s like from an American Movie”, during Halloween week. And when I thought about it, I realized that she was right, Brentwood’s ‘Fright Week’ is pretty much the quintessential October that all of us love. Fright week 2018 kicked off on Thursday the 25th, with all the students...

Dinner in Hong Kong

Nov 08, '18

As part of Fright Week, the SAC hosted another international dinner featuring the cuisine of Hong Kong! Janessa P & Hayden K invited us all at assembly last Thursday. Students were served our very popular sweet and sour pork, pepper lunch fried rice, shumai - a dimsum classic - and, of course, wonton soup. In addition to that, we got a taste of a...

Who Needs a Mid-term Break?

Nov 07, '18

For most Brentwood students and faculty, that is a rhetorical question. After 10 weeks of school, of course we need a mid-term break. Don’t dare get between me and my afternoon nap/Netflix account/bus to the airport/mainland! For several groups of Brentonians, however, mid-term was about staying together, having fun and pursuing excellence. Mr...

Halloween at Brentwood = Airband 2018

Nov 05, '18

While most teenagers spent Halloween night trick or treating or in a haunted house, on Wednesday, October 31st, Brentwood students took their dance moves and lip synching skills to the Killy stage to compete in the annual interhouse Airband competition. The night was filled with drama, backflips, laughter, and dance moves like the pros. For...

Whittall Open House

Nov 05, '18

Every year, each house at Brentwood gets its chance to open their doors to the entire student body and showcase what their residence is all about. All students are allowed to come visit and enjoy the festivities each individual open house has to offer. Following Rogers, this year’s second open house was hosted by Whittall last Saturday, October...

Home Schooled to Boarding School

Nov 01, '18

Growing up in community on a small island is not your typical childhood. However, it has been something I will never forget. I was born and raised on an organic produce farm on Salt Spring Island, farming and stewarding the land with the community I was brought up in. I was homeschooled until Grade 8, so I spent almost 100% of my time before that...

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