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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....

Brentwood Reaches For the Top

Oct 24, '18

This past Saturday night, Brentwood students flooded into the T. Gil Bunch Centre to cheer on their housemates as the houses went head-to-head in the mind-boggling and reflex-testing inter-house competition, Reach For The Top. Student’s knowledge on history, geography, literature, mythology, and science & innovation were put to the test and many...

A Journey Into the Astounding Roots of Brentwood!

Oct 10, '18

“Imagine a world where there are no Iphones, no television. and no electronics.” This is exactly the world “Lifer” Mr Steve Cowie witnessed more than three decades ago years ago. Last Thursday Mr Steve Cowie introduced “History Bytes” a riveting way to explore Brentwood history and how it has influenced and shaped the amazing school we call home....

Slam Poetry

Jul 02, '18

Snacks, friends, and wonderfully written poetry. Is there a better way to start off our final month of school? The students who showed up for Brentwood's second Poetry Slam of 2018 would argue probably not. This year's Poetry Captain Ava Nilsson, Allard '18 has taken the initiative to organize two light-hearted and judgement-free poetry events...

English Elective 10

Jun 10, '18

All students enrolled in English 10 were given the choice of five electives to take for the month of May. There was Kid Lit, Photojournalism, James Bond, Gender Equality, and Scary Stories. The students had a range of feedback about the English 10 Elective. So did the teachers Mr Ganley, the teacher of two of the classes said, “I love the...

Pug Day

Jun 07, '18

On May 25th, Mrs Reynolds took her proud Grade 11 English classes to sit on the Gillespie Field in the sun. Mrs Reynolds brought her pugs to class for the day as a reward. She has two English 11 classes which she puts to competition. Both classes compete for something she calls “Pug Points”. She will give both class a quiz and whichever class...

Final Projects in Writing 12

May 07, '18

Mr. Collis’ Writing 12 is the worst attended class at Brentwood. It has the lowest enrolment rate. Students never show up to class. They submit their homework a month after it was assigned. But that’s not a problem because it is exactly what Mr Collis asks for. Writing 12 is essentially a correspondence course: Mr. Collis emails his students...

Writing 12 Contest

Apr 19, '18

The first ever Writing 12 Contest was held by Luka W and Mr Collis this month, with Mr Collis’ wife, Ms Handford, in charge of reviewing the submissions and choosing the winners for the two categories: prose and verse. The contest was open to all students, and aspiring writers in Grade 11 who intend on attending Mr Collis’ Writing 12 class next...

Monster Erg 2018

Feb 06, '18

Another rainy day in Mill Bay was turned around to be an exciting and sweat-filled day for 32 rowers who headed down to UVIC for the 33rd annual Monster Erg on Saturday, February 3rd. With strenuous but beneficial warm-ups for the Brentwood team, the mood was set with the coxswain crawl. For the women's category we had one coxswain compete, Emma...

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