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Pug Day 2019

Jun 05, '19

Earlier today Mrs Reynolds’ Grade 9 English class gracefully skipped up to the field to enjoy the presence of Earl and Shirley, Mrs Reynolds’ pugs. Initially, Pug Day was meant to be a competition between 9E and 9C; however Mrs Reynolds decided to adopt a more communist approach and share the pugs equally. The hour was well spent with a Rustys’...

Exams in the Headlights

May 23, '19

Once again, it is that time of the year when Brentwood students prepare vigorously for exams (Advanced Placement and otherwise) as they focus on recollecting knowledge from the past. I took the AP Biology exam last week, and as I reflect upon my two year journey of endlessly memorizing various facts about signal transduction pathways, and pulled...

Brentwood’s Regatta Sonnet

Apr 26, '19

The 49th Annual Brentwood Regatta begins this afternoon and at this moment our students sit on the knife edge between the final academic class and an exciting weekend of rowing, guests, food, music, alumni and more. Mr Ganley’s Lit 12 class has recently been studying sonnets: Shakespeare’s “When in Disgrace”, Wordsworth’s “The World is Too Much...

The Adventure of Literature 12AP

Mar 29, '19

In the world of Literature 12AP, we students are given an opportunity to receive credit for English 12, Literature 12, and Literature 12AP all in one course. While the course dives into the worlds and works of Beowulf, Chaucer, and Shakespeare, preparation for the May AP exam is also a focus of the class. For every poem, short story or essay...

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...

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...

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...

A Win for Fiction

Dec 23, '18

Write the World is a global online community for young writers which provides feedback, competitions, and opportunities to publish works. Recently, the organization held a novel writing competition, in which young authors were challenged to write and submit an excerpt of a fiction novel. Always looking for opportunities for his creative and...

The Writing Elite

Nov 16, '18

Here at Brentwood, students can aspire to be essentially anything they want. They can turn hobbies into pathways for future careers. An example of this is the Writing 12 program. This is a class of a select ten students who are given prompts for various writing assignments - such as poetry, screenplays and short stories - who will then take...

Writing 12 in Victoria

Nov 09, '18

What do you call a bunch of eager nerds who would happily sign away their free time on a Saturday to look at old books? The Writing 12 class. This class is, in my opinion, one of my favourite things that Brentwood has to offer. Many students submit their work to Mr. Collis as a resume to get into the class, but in the end, only 10 are accepted....

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