International Public Policy Forum

Oct 22, '20

On behalf of the Brewer Foundation and New York University, congratulations go out to our Brentwood team for advancing to the “Sweet 16” round of the 19th Annual International Public Policy Forum. During that 2019-20 competition, more than 150 teams representing schools in 19 countries and 28 US states submitted qualifying round essays....

From a Storage Closet Between Multipurpose Rooms

Oct 19, '20

In the 21st century, the connection of society between the religious metaphor and the legal metaphor has been broken. Neither expresses the community’s vision of its future and its past. Debate aims to reestablish that connection. Particularly in British Parliamentary style debate, which is the style with the maximum number of debaters, at eight...

UVIC Novice Debate

Oct 13, '20

In a classic K-shaped recovery pattern, as professional sports and other team events try to hang on to their competitive seasons, the digital world of debate has reached a fever pitch. UVIC hosts a novice tournament each October, and, this year, our students could debate from here on campus, in the multi-purpose rooms of the Foote Centre, or,...

Arts Captains Commissioned!

Oct 13, '20

With the conviction that creativity fosters wellness, imagination, community and joy, Brentwood proudly offers a diverse range of arts across four hour-long periods each Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. In the emotionally challenging time of the pandemic, these virtues are of heightened importance. To optimize these opportunities, a...

The Technicolour Dreamcoat Returns

Oct 11, '20

For this year's musical, Brentwood will be performing the Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice show, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. It is a musical based on the “Coat of Many Colours” story of Joseph from the Bible. Joseph is the son of Jacob and is one of the twelve brothers; he received the coat from his father and his brothers became...

A Brand New Batch of Photographers

Oct 02, '20

Photography is a much loved art class at Brentwood. Our teacher, Mr Fletcher, is an amazing instructor with extensive knowledge about the art. There are many different kinds of photography, but the two main kinds at Brentwood are digital and traditional film. Film photography is a course that all beginners go into. There is beginner and advanced...

French Provincial Debate

Aug 17, '20

Lots of things zigged rather than the preferred zagging during Brentwood’s Covidated 2020 third term. For nearly three rather long-seeming months, students have had their fitness go down, rather than the usual up, (inversely proportional to the body mass of many of their teachers), their AP exams go from a three hour leisure cruise of entire...

Senior Acting Adapts and Overcomes

Jul 13, '20

“Adapt and Overcome”. This seems to be the catchphrases of the last few months, and there is no escaping it. At Brentwood, adaptation has been embraced in our academic, athletic, and artistic programs, and beyond. The art of Senior Acting has been one of the few that have carried on with their specific classes in addition to the artistic...

Farewell, For Now, From the Arts Prefect

Jul 07, '20

The following address was delivered at the School's final assembly of the 2019-2020 academic year in early June, 2020. Last night I was thinking about what to put in this final speech, and I did not know where to start. I didn’t know whether or not to make it about the people I’ve met, the lessons I’ve learned, the experiences I’ve had, or the...

Carpe Argillum

Jul 01, '20

All I ever talk about is pottery as you all know, and today will not be any different. Today I want you to think about the lessons that clay can teach us. We often talk about the importance of resilience - the ability to come back and even thrive after going through a journey of tough times and difficult circumstances. Let’s look at clay as an...

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