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...

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...

A Change of Pace: English 10 Genre Units

May 31, '21

By the end of the year, the Brentwood Grade 10s are ready for a change. So, instead of staying in their regular English classes until summer, they get to choose between three genre units to study new topics for a couple of weeks. Grade 10 English at Brentwood is taught during A and B blocks only so there were two classes for each unit and students...

BOOM Goes the Dynamite!

May 17, '21

BOOM! To most, this word is just an onomatopoeia used to convey a resonant reverberation. Though, when many hear this sound, they ask, “Boom goes what?” It could be the deep boom of a bass drum, or the booming of the economy. This year at Brentwood, however, for the first time in school history, a select group of inquisitive, engrossed and zealous...

The Amazing Ms Mullin

May 15, '21

While the year 2020-2021 has been a setback for many people around the world, Ms Mullin and her family decided to move across the globe to take on a new adventure. Ms Elizabeth Mullin was born in Ontario, but states she is a “BC girl (she grew up in Victoria from age 11) by heart”. She attended Glenlyon-Norfolk School in Victoria, where she...

The Final Boss: AP Exams

May 12, '21

This is it, folks. From Tuesday, May 4th, to Wednesday May 26th, Brentwood students, primarily in grades 11 and 12 (with the exception of some extra brainy juniors), will be furiously writing AP exams, which will test them on everything they have been learning over the year (and in some cases, two years) in their specific AP course. These exams,...

AP English Literature & Composition

May 02, '21

The art of writing has been the outlet for countless authors and creatives for centuries, and will likely continue to develop for generations to come. At Brentwood, the AP English Lit course provides students the opportunity to read and understand thought-provoking poetry, prose and drama. It is, without a doubt, one of the most valuable courses...

Glory Days: Collis and His AP Army

Apr 28, '21

It’s a bird, it's a plane. No it's Mr Paul Collis, the man, the myth, the legend behind the notorious AP English 11 course here at Brentwood. AP English is a world-renowned course that is taken by hundreds of thousands of students internationally. The only major difference between the students of AP English at Brentwood and the students in the...

The Crown Prince: Mr Toby Collis Handford

Apr 10, '21

Being a new teacher at Brentwood can be a difficult and intimidating task. It becomes all the more difficult when you are expected to live up to a name that is royalty at the school. The Collis name is the stuff of legend here at Brentwood, and it takes an extraordinary man with extraordinary talents to not only handle that pressure, but thrive...

So You Think You Can Spell

Feb 23, '21

Saturday February 20th, at 8:00pm was the start of Ms Reynolds’ favourite event at Brentwood, the biennial Interhouse Spelling Bee. Sixteen brave souls volunteered to test their spelling skills in Crooks Hall, and by the end of the night only two, one junior and one senior, would be defined as the best spellers at Brentwood. All throughout the...

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