Talking Our Way to the Top at Debate Nationals!

May 09, '23

While the Brentwood community was gathered on the sunny shores of Mill Bay for the 51st Annual Brentwood Regatta, four debaters, accompanied by their coach, Ms Legassicke, boarded a plane bound for Calgary to compete at the Canadian National High School Debate Championships! This was the first time in five years Brentwood has been to the national...

Wit and Wins at Debate Provincials!

Mar 22, '23

After finishing among the top half of debate teams on Vancouver Island in BC Debate Regionals at the end of January, eight Brentwood debaters competed in the BC Provincial Debate Championship on March 3 and 4. At this tournament, the competition is stronger, the judges are more experienced, and the stakes are higher as debaters fought to break the...

Brentwood’s Public Speaking Program Reaches New Heights

Feb 25, '23

Public Speaking Captain, Macy D, Allard ‘23 has always had a stronger passion for public speaking, and this year Brentwood gave more opportunities than ever for avid public speakers like Macy to sharpen their skills. Macy explains: “Model United Nations, debate and public speaking used to be part of the same course. However, as the program grew,...

It’s Undebatable, BC Debate Regionals Was a Hit!

Feb 04, '23

What do you get when you combine strong opinions, an abundance of knowledge about current events, a desire to be right, and a competitive drive? A debater of course! Saturday, January 22, the Brentwood Debate Program and 16 of Brentwood’s finest debaters hosted 56 other students from schools across Vancouver Island to compete in BC Debate...

Brentwood Speaks Volumes - Public Speaking Provincials

Jan 05, '23

Voluntarily speaking in front of a group of judges and spectators on a topic you just learned about three minutes beforehand sounds like a nightmare for many, but Brentwood’s bravest and most talented public speakers fearlessly rose to this challenge and more in British Columbia’s Public Speaking Provincials, which took place this November in the...

Success at ShawMUN

Nov 02, '22

On October 20th, 18 of our bravest students suited up to be dropped off at Shawnigan Lake School for ShawMUN - a Model UN Global Goals Conference. The event was an eye-opening experience to the wonderful world of politics, especially for many of our students who had never attended a Model UN conference before. At ShawMUN, we were split into...

To Replace Liz Truss?

Oct 22, '22

Last weekend we had eight debaters participate in the 2022 British Parliamentary Debate Provincials, our first competitive event of the season! They were Daniel J, Grace S, Kennedy P, Karter P, Yash D, Sebastian EG, Hamish G & Luke P. We also had some brand new debaters make their debut alongside some of our more experienced members. A special...

Suiting Up For ShawMUN

Oct 10, '22

You can feel the anticipation as you step into Brentwood’s Model United Nations/Public Speaking class as we approach our first event of the year - ShawMUN. For readers not familiar with Model UN events, Martin A, Rogers ‘23 and MUN Captain explains: “ShawMUN is a simulated version of the United Nations where students become delegates of a country...

Model United Nations & Public Speaking

Jul 14, '22

MUN & Public Speaking started the year by preparing for the annual ShawMUN Global Goals Conference, which marked the first in-person event since early 2020. It served as many students’ first MUN. In October we travelled to Vancouver to attend CAHSMUN Horizons, resulting in three days of intense debate, sight-seeing, and Taylor Swift. While we were...

Gwynne Dyer Visits Brentwood

Jul 12, '22

On the afternoon of June 1st, Brentwood had the privilege of hosting Dr Gwynne Dyer at the Foote Field House for a lecture on the subject of war, current events and climate change. In attendance were Brentwood’s Debate, Model UN, Political Studies, and Comparative Government classes - and several others. Dr Dyer’s lecture addressed war through...

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