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AP Environmental Science Visits the Cowichan Bay Estuary

Oct 18, '21

Here at Brentwood, we are positioned in a very special corner of the world. With ocean views from our classrooms and offices, the water plays a vital role in our school’s setting, which is why it is so important to preserve it. On October 5, Mr McCarthy’s AP Environmental Science class traveled 15 minutes north to the Cowichan Bay Estuary...

The Bunch - A Thursdays Collective

Oct 16, '21

Monday is the beginning of the week and an Arts day. Tuesday is a typical day followed by afternoon sports. Wednesday is sleep in and breakfast cake day. Then, Thursday is number one uniform and Assembly day. We love our Thursdays. On this day (Saturdays too) we students dress in our number one uniforms collectively as a school, proudly...

The Beginning of Academics at Brentwood

Sep 30, '21

As the months of summer come to a close, many returning students are beginning to get back in rhythm, and many new students are realizing that this place is far more than just a summer camp with your friends - there is real work to be done. Students are beginning to utilize prep more as workloads increase, and Grade 12s have their hands full with...

Productive Prep

Sep 27, '21

With two weeks of classes done and assignments due, prep has instilled temporary silence in the boarding houses. Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 pm students are required to settle down and tackle the homework they’ve been tasked with. Getting work done during this time is made easy through Grade 12 Prefects and Brentwood staff ensuring...

Jane Austen Tea Party

Jul 28, '21

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Brentwood Grad in possession of some free time, must be in want of a tea party. In early June, as spring turned to summer, the AP Literature 12 students celebrated the culmination of their intellectual literary journeys with the annual Jane Austen Tea Party. Austen's Pride and Prejudice remains...

Kamloops Indian Residential School Discovery of Remains

Jun 26, '21

Kamloops is located at the bisection of the Thompson River. When driving from Vancouver, the Trans-Canada Highway descends into this dry, windy city. As drivers enter the city, they have a choice of crossing the river to follow the North Thompson River along Highway 5 (also known as the Yellowhead Highway) towards places like Clearwater and...

Physics 11 Piano Project

Jun 16, '21

As I sat in my Advisor's class, Ross 101, I couldn't help but notice the massive piano set on a table in the middle of the room. An exciting project, the Giant Piano fashioned by the Physics 11 classes was a sight to behold. The product of about a month of strenuous and exciting work, the piano project is a testament to the ability and ingenuity...

Pug Day

Jun 14, '21

On a Saturday afternoon in late May, students met on Gillespie Field under a cloudless, summer sky to take part in a glorious end-of-the-year occasion. Mrs Reynolds’s English 9 classes had been in eager anticipation of this momentous event all year: Pug Day. The tradition is one in which Mrs. Reynolds invites her students to the broad green field...

Photographers Take on Ye'yumnuts Ancient Site

Jun 06, '21

On May 28th, 19 of Brentwood’s finest photographers, ranging from wide-eyed Grade 10s who had picked up a camera for the first time ever this September, to award-winning Grade 12s, hopped on a yellow school bus in the Crooks parking lot. We sailed along Highway #1 for 30 minutes out to Duncan and reached the Somenos Garry Oak Protected Area and...

Academic Aggravation

Jun 05, '21

Every year at Brentwood, exam week is held in June as a way for teachers to observe what their students have learned during the entire school year. This week is often dreaded by most students, but for some it serves as a much-needed grade booster to end off their nine month year of education at Brentwood. The week usually involves an enormous...

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