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Careers Day

Mar 12, '19

Near the end of second term, Brentwood hosts Careers Day when alumni of all ages return to campus to speak about and shine a light on many different paths that are possible in university and beyond. From Hollywood set directors, to environmentalists, to social workers, Careers Day covers a wide variety of futures. “It was really inspiring to see...

Blind Date With a Book

Feb 21, '19

Valentine’s Day isn’t everybody’s favourite day of the year. Some people greet February 14th with love and excitement, while others despise its arrival, and can’t wait for it to end. As a kid, Valentine’s Day was happy and stress-free, but as you get older, the connotation of the day, as well as its expectations, begin to change. This is why Ms...

Midterm Break's Afoot

Feb 16, '19

Midterm Break features five school trips that have more than 80 students hopping with energy over the holiday. Three of our basketball teams (Jr Girls, Jr Boys and Sr Boys) are participating in playoff tournaments with Ms Napier, Mr Sullivan and Mr Gage at the helm. Further afield, 14 science students are with Mr Doehler and Ms Lawrence on a...

Grade 8 Leadership

Feb 12, '19

Greetings Brentwood! As many veteran Grade 8s will tell you, the conference at Saint Michael’s University School is always a blast. The Grade 8s this year continued the tradition. The theme this year: Search your Selfie. After a bus ride to SMUS, we were led to a theatre where about 200 students and teachers were seated and standing. Two...

The Boss in Mill Bay: Bruce Springsteen Night

Feb 10, '19

Mr. Collis undeniably has nothing short of a passion for Bruce Springsteen. Thus, when three years ago he received “blank stares” from his students of AP Language and Composition upon his mentioning of “The Boss”, he decided to take action. And the rest, as the say, was history, Bruce Springsteen Night is an annual event for Grade 11 English...

A Life Transmuting Experience: A Lecture By Professor Martin, UofT

Jan 31, '19

At Brentwood the Science Department has dedicated their hard work towards increasing the exploration of the field of science beyond the classroom. This was evident in our recent Skype discussion with Professor Martin, a renowned professor and researcher at the University of Toronto who is currently working in revolutionary biological immune...

Law 12

Jan 29, '19

Apart from the obvious downfall or ruining the integrity of all my favourite legal movies, Law 12 is a truly fascinating and enjoyable course. Astounded is the only word I can use to describe how I feel when I realize the delicate intricacies of our complex legal system. Most of the rights which we have remain in the average citizen’s realm of...

Mindfulness Matters

Jan 11, '19

Any typical student could attest to the busy and challenging life that Brentwood’s tripartite program has to offer. As we work vigorously to receive good grades - first term report cards came out in December - the talk of stress around campus has been no secret to anyone. Recently in the AP Psychology classes, we were immersed in learning the...

Spare Block: Desperation Sinks In as We All Need It!

Jan 04, '19

Having a spare block during our highly demanding and hectic high school schedule provides a much-needed break from the school day for Grade 12s. It allows us to mentally recharge and prepare for our next challenging endeavour. As we all know, senior year is by far the most stressful for all students. We have pressing responsibilities such as the...

Writing for Rights

Dec 25, '18

Every year, in honour of International Human Rights Day on December 10th, Amnesty International launches a campaign called Write for Rights. Identifying individuals and communities facing human rights violations, they create a method for concerned citizens to partake in meaningful global action through the writing of letters urging governments to...

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