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ConnectMUN

Jan 28, '19

In early December, a group of Brentwood students went to Vancouver to participate in Connect Model United Nations. After preparing for weeks, we were all varying degrees of excited and nervous to delivery our points. From a security council on the topic of the Korean peninsula, to a committee on international lawmaking, and everything in between,...

Public Speaking Provincials

Dec 24, '18

Sitting in a small Greek restaurant in West Vancouver, with a group of six high school students, I realized how widespread the popularity of Debate and Public Speaking has spread. As we ate our hummus and pita, the waitress asked us what had brought us there. We told her about how we were in Vancouver for public speaking provincials. We expected a...

Connecting at ConnectMUN

Dec 04, '18

The world is full of problems ranging from climate change, war, and terrorism. While it seems impossible to change any of these major international issues as a mere high school student attending a boarding school on an island, our societal status did not stop a group of dedicated Brentwood students from discussing, arguing, negotiating and...

IISPSC

Nov 04, '18

Studies show that public speaking is feared more than death. So, naturally, we do it for fun. This past week, three students ventured all the way to Toronto for the International Independent School Public Speaking Competition (IISPSC). Having prepped for months, we boarded the plane, accompanied with little more than a wrinkled and well-used...

An Elective Debate

Oct 20, '18

Between Oct. 22 and Nov. 02, a voting package will be coming to all BC residents in the mail. As part of a referendum initiative, British Columbians are asked to weigh in on changing our First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system to what is seen as a fairer Proportional Representation (PR) voting, a system already used in 32 of 35 OECD countries...

Arts Captains 2018-19

Oct 01, '18

Brentwood's 2018-2019 Art Captains were announced at Assembly on Thursday. The students leading our art program his year include Drawing and Painting: Téa K Art Foundation: Kady S & Marquita Z 3D Pottery: Liam P 3D Art and Sculpture: Brylee M Hand Built Pottery: Chantal P &Evan D Robotics: Zoe T Woodwork: Joaquin G Brentwood Broadcast:...

Interhouse Public Speaking

Sep 23, '18

One after another, student step up to the makeshift stage and ready themselves to give a great speech. On their shoulders they carry the weight of winning their categories as representatives of their Houses. The audience sits on the concrete steps of the Campbell Common amphitheatre eating their specialized ice-cream sundaes and popsicles while...

Debate 2018

Jul 27, '18

From the Acropolis to the Big Apple, and various locations here in Canada, Debate has truly shone this year. The club participated in numerous tournaments, all of which included outstanding performances and many victories. A group of talented students travelled to Greece to participate in the World Scholars Cup Global Round. This highlighted...

Hector McIntosh Speaking Competition

May 06, '18

Many people are likely familiar with the Melhuish Speaking Competition that the school holds every year, and which all students participate in. The debate and public speaking programs, however, took these speeches one step further. All students involved in the Fine Art of Public Speaking, and any who chose to from Debate, utilized their carefully...

Debate at Glenlyon

May 02, '18

In late January, twenty-six members of the Brentwood Debate team traveled to Glenlyon Norfolk School to participate in the Vancouver Island Regional Debate Tournament. Over the course of the day, they participated in four debates, two of which were pre-prepared and two that were on impromptu topics. Teams had no idea what to expect in the...

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