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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...

Guitar Ensemble at the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Apr 20, '19

The experience of the guitar ensemble at the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival on April 17th 2019 was a good one. The time of the bus ride coming back may have been a bit inconvenient considering it was rush hour, but it wasn’t that much of a delay and we were provided with more than enough food on the bus. As for the festival itself,...

Casino Royale: Playing the Odds in Ross 305

Dec 17, '18

Parents make the decision to enrol their children at Brentwood in the hope of them being well prepared for life beyond high school. At Brentwood we are given the opportunity to learn life’s most essential skills: we learn how to live independently, develop critical, global-minded thinking skills, foster lifelong relationships, and, as importantly,...

Junior Soccer - ISA Champs Times Two

Nov 17, '18

The season was a rollercoaster. The boys started out with a convincing win over Kelsey, kicking the year off with a 7-0 goal differential. A week later the short-staffed team faced next door rivals Shawnigan. The lads lost a hard-fought battle against a surprisingly strong & well instructed team. Next up was the 2018 Junior Boys ISA Championships,...

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...

Cracking The Code

May 15, '18

“Coding is like a sandwich, it takes time to build and make but the end result is worth all the effort.”, said Juan N, Whittall ‘20. Coding robotics is an area of programming that focuses predominantly on the tasks of robots. This elective at Brentwood is one of many that students are allowed to take for the entire year. Mr Harold Wardrop, a...

Technology in our Walls?

May 12, '18

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and co-founder of internet startup Broadcast.com, once said, “The world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives and applies it in ways we never thought of.” Welcome to the world of coding at Brentwood. We in the Coding 10 elective have been...

Brentwood Math Challenge

Apr 25, '18

On Thursday, we awarded the Brentwood Math Challenge Trophy to Genevieve P ‘18 and Ben H ‘19. Over ten weeks each winter, we send out a weekly math puzzle to all students and staff. The problems are hard, the topics varied, and the students love them. We receive responses from all sorts—from young Grade 9s who don’t do their homework to Grade 12s...

Probability on the 13th

Dec 21, '17

As part of their recent unit on probability, the three Foundations of Math 12 classes have been creating casino games. On Wednesday, December 13 they invited the school to stop by Ross 306 to play the novel games that they had created. Each participant was given $20 FoM12 dollars upon entry and those who increased their stake could cash in their...

Chopping on Chopin & Marvelous with Math

Mar 13, '17

After six rounds, Yiwen C, Allard ‘20, with 30 of a possible 30 points, is currently the top student in the Math Department’s fortnightly challenge. She is also a very accomplished pianist who performed at the Cowichan Music Festival Gala concert on Sunday at the Duncan United Church where she will be performed Frederic Chopin’s “Minute Waltz”....

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