Innovative 8s

Jul 22, '19

Before the year started I was super excited for Innovations 8. I would have the opportunity to learn and use technology in so many different ways. But when I heard what we were doing for our first unit, my excitement dropped. We were going to learn how to use different G-Suite apps. I thought that I had already learned all that I needed in terms...

AP Biology Final Projects

Jul 13, '19

Brentwood is a platform that allows students to innovate and enhance in the field of science. Every year, Mr McCarthy encourages AP Biology students to apply skills we have learned in class to real life. This allows us to develop use of the scientific method and to research like students do in university. The projects this spring ranged from the...

Brentwood & Biodiversity

Jul 01, '19

Below is the text of an speech made to the school by science teacher, Mr Michaal Miller. 1,000,000 was the number... The preliminary summary of the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services was released on 6 May, 2019. It was a difficult read. In it was a review of more than 15,000 scientific papers and reports from the...

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...


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...

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