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ABC Legislature Visit

Nov 02, '17

The month of September brought feelings of excitement to be back at school. The month of October brought feelings of excitement to the Political Science 11 class due to a visit to the BC Legislature in Victoria on October 3rd. Throughout our visit to the Legislature we received many opportunities to explore and learn not only about Question Period...

Something is Budding at Brentwood

May 30, '17

Indubitably, the Brentwood campus is a beautiful environment, with lush plant life and captivating, ecologically-inspired architecture. From the Millennium Trail, to the myriad of trees and flowers that dot our plazas, to our oceanfront location, there is a focus on connecting nature to our daily lives. However, it may surprise you that in spite...

Student Vote 2017

May 09, '17

As you are likely aware, the British Columbia provincial election takes place today. Brentwood students in Civics 11 ran Student Vote yesterday with several polling stations around campus. To make the process a little more interesting, the students in Civics 11 also participated in a simulation focused on engaging the school community in...

Nbisiing Exchange 2017

Apr 08, '17

At 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8th a bus left Brentwood carrying 11 students and two chaperones. We were headed to the airport. On this trip there were three Brentwood students and eight others from the Cowichan Valley. Along with our two chaperones, Ms. Beausoleil and Darla Smith, we were all very excited to begin our journey to North Bay,...

A Random Act of Kindness

Apr 02, '17

The following is a letter from a local elementary school teacher to Ms Wendy Patel, Brentwood Grade 8 teacher. Hello Wendy,My name is Sarah and I am a Grade 1/2 teacher at a local elementary school in Duncan. As you are already aware, a Brentwood student named Olin D approached me in February with the idea of doing a "random act of kindness" for...

Nicaragua 2017

Mar 31, '17

During Spring Break last year, two other Brentwood students and I were given the opportunity of a lifetime: a trip to Nicaragua to help strengthen and build a small fishing village that each year goes through many hardships. By the end of those 10 days, my life was forever changed by the people in the community as I saw with my own eyes the...

A Warm Visit about the Cold War

Mar 17, '17

In February, Sonia Furstenau from the Green Party of BC visited Brentwood for an afternoon to speak to Mr. Cowie’s Socials 10 class. She came to talk about her opinions on Canadian politics, her role in the Green Party, and shared some personal stories about her family in WWII and the Cold War. As the CVRD Area Director of the Cowichan Valley...

The YPI Experience

Feb 26, '17

The YPI is the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative in which Brentwood’s Grade 9s, in groups, research, interview, and advocate for a local charity. Our group chose the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association. While our group was at CTRA, we saw people’s lives being changed for the better, from little boys who were learning to show empathy towards...

Lieutenant Governor Visits Brentwood

Jan 30, '17

The Lieutenant Governor of BC, The Honourable Judith Guichon, visited our campus this afternoon to speak to the school about our history as a country, our government, and some programs and contests she has created with the aim towards sustainability and nation building. After a gracious welcome and an introduction by Mr Patel, and the singing of...

The Neuroscience of Making Decisions

Jan 25, '17

Last Friday we were treated to a lecture on “the neuroscience of decision making” by research Professor Olav Krigolson of the University of Victoria. Biology and psychology classes were able to get an insight into Dr Krigolson’s ground-breaking work on the brain’s decision making systems in which he uses electroencephalograph or EEG machines to...

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