A SALTy Ahoy!

Sep 19, '16

This year’s SALTS (Sail & Life Training Society) trip started with 26 nervous, but excited, Grade 8 students waiting for the Pacific Grace to dock. The vessel slid sleekly through the water into Mill Bay as we watched intently from the classroom window. Activities were a blast! From soccer on the boat, to throwing apples onshore, the fresh new...

Seashells by the Seashore

Sep 18, '16

On yet another glorious September morning, Biology 12AP students explore the low tide in search of observations that will prompt questions and eventually yield experiments. In addition to shore crabs, starfish and tiny hermit crabs were discovered. How fortunate we are to have a shoreline on our doorstep! Mr. Dave McCarthy

Bug Study

Sep 14, '16

Brentwood AP Biology students are again taking part in a Canada-wide bug survey through the University of Guelph. Insects caught in the trap, recently set up outside of the biology lab by Kate L, are collected over a two week period and then sent to the university labs for analysis using DNA bar-coding techniques. The diversity and abundance of...

Grade 8s Take the Plunge

Sep 05, '16

The 26 members of Brentwood’s 2016-2017 Grade 8 Class took the plunge earlier today by completing their pre-SALTS swim test. Tomorrow they depart aboard the Pacific Swift for three days sailing around the Gulf Islands and managing the ship including raising and lowering sails, navigating, steering the ship, galley work, marine radio watch, and...

2,350,000 Timbits: The Journey of The Journey

Jul 12, '16

The following was delivered on Closing Day by second generation Brentonian and Valedictorian for the Class of 2016, Charlie Crooks, Rogers, ‘16. It’s a beautiful day in Beautiful BC. I mean it says that on the license plate, and I’m just going to say that if this were America, whoever wrote that would have been sued by now. Now first off, I’d...

Dogwood District Scholarships

Jul 10, '16

The following members of Brentwood’s Class of ‘16 were successful in winning Provincial Scholarships known as the Dogwood District Scholarships for excellence in arts, applied skills, sports or leadership. Paralleling the Provincial academic scholarships, these awards are valued at $1250. Liam Bontkes – Innovation/Invention Emma Carr – Dance...

Baring the Facts on Bears

Jul 08, '16

Alysa McCall, Director of Conservation Outreach and Staff Scientist at Polar Bears International was available able via internet in May to talk to a group of Biology 11 students about her research. Students were able to ask her about how climate change was impacting these creatures and how that was, in turn, affecting the whole Arctic ecosystem....

Visual Art Voyage to Vancouver

Jul 07, '16

Approximately two dozen Studio Art and Art History students crawled out of their beds early on a Friday morning in June to embark on their last field trip of the year. Led by Mr. Luna and accompanied by Ms. Ramundi and Ms. Suderman, we headed up to the Nanaimo ferry in order to get to Vancouver to see the exhibit “MashUp” at the Vancouver Art...

Stepping Back In Time To Be Reborn

Jun 30, '16

Last Monday evening the Grade 8s all went back in time to the Renaissance. Seamstress Sally Smith made us all amazing costumes and we memorized lots of details about our characters: Shakespeare, da Vinci, Francis Bacon, Mary, Queen of Scots, Anne Boleyn, etc. We walked around the lobby of the Bunch Centre filling people in on how important we...

Into the Woods

Jun 24, '16

June 8-9, the Grade 8s embarked on a spectacular camping trip at the Horseshoe Bend campsite. As soon as we arrived and escaped the confines of the bus, we went hiking on a wondrous trail. We played games and looked out on the wonderful ecosystem that surrounded us. When we got back to the site, we dove into the frigid, powerful currents of the...

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