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Where Ideas Come to Life

Feb 20, '17

Where Ideas Come to Life This year Brentwood has created a new room in the Centre for Humanities and the Arts known as the Makerspace. It was brought to Brentwood in order to meet the strategic objectives of the academic plan and has brought experiential learning to Brentwood becoming, in Mr Lee’s words, “Brentwood’s garage”. Everything and...

Pottery For Poppins: The Musical Ceramics Show

Feb 17, '17

Every year the advanced potters in the ceramics program put on a musical-themed pottery show that will be displayed in the foyer of the Bunch Centre for Performing Arts during the run of the musical. This year’s musical is Mary Poppins which opens a variety of themes and art designs that the potters can play with and have artistic freedom over....

World Scholar’s Cup

Feb 14, '17

For the second year in a row Brentwood hosted the World Scholar’s Cup. This competition is in it’s 10th year but it’s especially important to Brentwood because the first round in Canada was held here one year ago. The competition is a grueling experience in which diligent competitors, in teams, participate in essay writing, debates, a particularly...

Regional Debate Success

Feb 04, '17

On January 28th, twenty-six eager Brentwood debaters travelled to Victoria to compete at the Regional Debate Tournament. The fifteen teams, accompanied by their coaches and volunteer judges, arrived at GNS at 8am. All junior and senior teams analyzed and challenged the prepared rounds in the morning. Teams argued both sides of the resolution:...

Interhouse Debate

Jan 30, '17

January 13th. A Friday. Somewhat ominous. Sixteen debaters gathered in the Centre for Art and Humanities, eagerly awaiting the first topic to be released. Once released, they zoomed off for twenty minutes of prep before the first round began. Fierce debate took place across the junior and the senior rounds. As Allard/Rogers and Privett/Hope...

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...

Reaching for the Stars

Jan 18, '17

“If you reach for the stars, all you get are the stars” but the musical cast has found a whole new spin. “If you reach for the heavens, you get the stars thrown in.” As announced by directors Mrs. Widenmaier, Ms. Blake, and Mr. Newns earlier in the school year, the musical theatre version of Mary Poppins will grace our stage at the beginning of...

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...

A Fusion of Art & Colour

Dec 14, '16

As you walk into the Centre for Art and Humanities building, you are immediately greeted by a fresh wave of brightness, colour, innovation and creativity. This is the Fusion Art Show, a collection that encompasses months of hard work that students from drawing and painting, pottery, art foundation, and sculpture have been working on to get their...

It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

Dec 07, '16

Since – in some cases – September, students and teachers of the music department have been busily preparing for the School’s annual winter music presentation: Concert For A Winter’s Eve. The product – an approximately two-hour line-up of performances by solos, small groups, and the music ensembles – has progressed well into the process of...

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