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Brentwood is Doing Something

Jun 15, '19

To add to Brentwood’s climate change strides, the food services team has decided to wipe out plastic. The amazing team that makes all of our meals and prepares our snacks and food when we go on school trips, just stepped it up to the next level. This means that “We are no longer providing juice boxes, Gatorade or water bottles for packed meals for...

Our School Garden

May 27, '19

Not every school offers hands-on classes like environmental sciences, and even fewer schools have access to a garden for students to learn agricultural skills and to be able to get their hands dirty in the soil. Brentwood students are fortunate to have access to a plot of land with a number of garden beds and a fully operating aquaponics system...

BC Cancer Education Day

May 24, '19

Students Book P and Jasleen G had the privilege of being invited to attend the Education Retreat Day at the BC Cancer Agency this past Regatta weekend. The students were able to attend educational seminars presented by senior researchers at the Trev Deeley Research Centre in Victoria. These seminars provided invaluable insight into cancer biology...

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...

#FridaysforFuture

May 17, '19

Last August, 15 year old Greta Thunberg began a movement that soon grew into a worldwide initiative to address the severity of the climate change crisis. Greta began her individual protest by sitting in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks. She posted her actions on social media where it soon became viral. She continued...

Bears on the Big Screen

May 07, '19

The Brentwood Environmental Action Team organized a trip to Victoria just before Spring Break to see a showing of The Great Bear Rainforest which is an enlightening film that follows many animals in the last temperate rainforest. Since the film had many rave reviews, many other classes organized a second trip to the IMAX cinema for students or...

Midterm Break's Afoot

Feb 16, '19

Midterm Break features five school trips that have more than 80 students hopping with energy over the holiday. Three of our basketball teams (Jr Girls, Jr Boys and Sr Boys) are participating in playoff tournaments with Ms Napier, Mr Sullivan and Mr Gage at the helm. Further afield, 14 science students are with Mr Doehler and Ms Lawrence on a...

A Life Transmuting Experience: A Lecture By Professor Martin, UofT

Jan 31, '19

At Brentwood the Science Department has dedicated their hard work towards increasing the exploration of the field of science beyond the classroom. This was evident in our recent Skype discussion with Professor Martin, a renowned professor and researcher at the University of Toronto who is currently working in revolutionary biological immune...

Environmental Science 12

Dec 03, '18

Environmental Science 12 students enjoyed a trip to the Somenos Marsh north of Duncan earlier today to learn about conservation of these valuable habitats. They took a stroll on the birdwatchers’ boardwalk, viewed the marshlands, and learned about the ecological “services” these wetlands provide from flood control and carbon storage to waste water...

On Their Own Wavelength

Nov 29, '18

Students visited the Neuroscience Lab at UVic on Nov. 22 where Dr Krigolson (a former physics teacher at Brentwood and now research professor at UVic) organized a series of activities including a chance to wear portable brainwave devices. Students were able to watch their brains in action as the headset relayed them to an iPad that showed them...

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