Mindfulness Matters

Jan 11, '19

Any typical student could attest to the busy and challenging life that Brentwood’s tripartite program has to offer. As we work vigorously to receive good grades - first term report cards came out in December - the talk of stress around campus has been no secret to anyone. Recently in the AP Psychology classes, we were immersed in learning the...

AP Psychology 12 Mindfulness

Dec 03, '18

The AP Psychology 12 class at Brentwood encourages students to delve into the brain and its various functions, from the biology to the effects of one’s environment on their behavior and thinking. So far this year, our psychology class has learned about how to better improve our memory, the different compartments of the brain that affect how we as...

Law 12: Try This

Dec 02, '18

Apart from the obvious downfall or ruining the integrity of all my favourite legal movies, Law 12 is a truly fascinating and enjoyable course. Astounded is the only word I can use to describe how I feel when I realize the delicate intricacies of our complex legal system. Most of the rights which we have remain in the average citizen’s realm of...

A Notable Night

Dec 01, '18

The Grade 8 class sat quietly in their seats waiting to receive their homework assignment. We all knew what was coming: Night of the Notables. Some were excited, some were terrified, and others didn’t know what to expect. But by the end of the lesson, we all knew what had to get done. Throughout weeks of preparation for the big night, with many...

A Morning with the Premier and our MPP

Nov 23, '18

Political Studies 12 is a class where students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 learn about the Canadian political system as well as other national systems and important political ideas and actions. In mid-October our class left campus early to spend the academic morning at the British Columbia Provincial Legislature in Victoria. We had a tour of the...

Powerful Philosophical Enlightenment (PPE)

Nov 21, '18

Imagine a full class load with some Advanced Placement courses likely mixed in, topped off with a healthy selection of demanding arts and sports, as well as all the other commitments that Brentwood life thrusts at its students. Most people in this situation would find themselves at full working capacity. Twenty-three dedicated students, however,...

A Brentwood Tribute to Those Who Served

Nov 15, '18

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” Laurence Binyon In November 11, 1918, an armistice was signed to end World War I. This was a monumental day in history that has been celebrated by Canadians every...

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...

Mill Bay, Mesopotamia and What’s Next

Oct 13, '18

Brentwood is truly unlike any other school I have attended. It would be my guess that you would be hard pressed to find another group of twelve teenagers so eager to undertake the scintillating, yet challenging adventure that is AP Art History. From ancient paleolithic rock drawings, to modern photography, this course uses art as a lens to...

Squash Soup

Oct 12, '18

SAC volunteers recently picked vegetables from the school garden. This produce was then turned into a delicious squash soup prepared by Fiona K, Alexandra ‘19 and her team of student volunteers. The school garden was an initiative by last year’s Environment AP class who can be proud that their work is bearing fruit (technically squash is a...

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