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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...

English 12 Provincial Exam

Jan 28, '18

“A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast will help prepare you for the exam. Stay relaxed!” said Mrs Coy to her nervous Grade 12 students the day before the big exam. Thursday January 25th was just another typical day for many, but for Grade 12 English students all around the province of BC it was a day that helped determine their fate for...

Poetry Project Presentation

Jan 27, '18

One recent rainy Saturday, students gathered in Mr. Collis’ classroom among Pittsburgh Steelers posters and steaming mugs of coffee to hear two spoken word poets from the Victoria Poetry Project. Spoken word poetry is exactly what it sounds like: poetry that resembles everyday speech, though often with more artful description and figurative...

Melhuish Interpretive Reading

Jan 24, '18

The English department’s second term competition this year was the Melhuish Interpretive Reading Contest. Students from grades 9 to 12 were required to select a passage from a work of fiction and, in the finest tradition of reading aloud, entertain their audience with its delivery. Jaylynn B, Allard 19, won in Grade 11 and treated the school to...

Eve

Jan 09, '18

Below is the winner of the Grade 12 dramatic monologue in the Serup poetry competition. eve eve your lips are stained red with shame that crimson liquor which burns in your throat, engulfs your lungs, fills you up like the fruit that you consumed eve the prospect of knowledge made you tick that eternal rhythm in 4/4...

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