Bringing Some Brentwood Magic to École Cobble Hill

Feb 20, '23

Throughout the year, French 12 students have the opportunity to visit École Cobble Hill Elementary School for our “buddy activities”, as Mme Hall calls them. These visits put our French skills to the test, and more often than not, we’ve found that our third-grade friends outshine us. On February 2 we took on our most exciting challenge yet....

A Culturally Rich Day in Chinatown!

Feb 08, '23

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, occurred this year on January 22, 2023, and is the most celebrated and longest of all Asian festivals, observed by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Last Sunday, the Mandarin 11 & 12 class, along with some additional lucky Brentwood students, had the fun opportunity to travel down to...

Connecting to 1.1 Billion - Mandarin Chinese

Dec 02, '22

With over a billion people speaking Mandarin around the world, it is easily the most popular Chinese dialect, and learning it would be great for future business interactions and making Chinese friends. Mandarin is offered as a second language course at Brentwood, at different levels ranging from Beginner Mandarin to Mandarin 12. Students come...

Passing The Knowledge Torch : Peer Tutoring At Brentwood

Nov 12, '22

One of the many unique features of living at a boarding school is being constantly surrounded by classmates and friends. While this may come with some drawbacks – let’s be honest, we all crave some alone time – one of the most significant advantages is easy access to extra help resources: teachers, BFAs, duty staff, and, perhaps most importantly,...

An Afternoon of Macaron Mania

Oct 28, '22

After researching and learning about macarons and their complex preparation in Mme. Hall’s French 12 class, seven classmates and I departed Brentwood on October 18, 2022, for a highly anticipated and fun-filled afternoon in Victoria, specifically, at Bon Macaron Patisserie. Mme. Hall has done this field trip with her French 12 class for the...

Exacting AP Exams

May 09, '22

From May 2nd until May 13th, over two million students worldwide will be writing their Advanced Placement exams. With over 240 students here at Brentwood writing an 460 AP exams, the campus is currently pushing through its May academic climax. Students have been preparing for these exams since the beginning of the year, and in some cases with...

Faculty Focus Groups - Not Just a Day Off School

Dec 07, '21

The Faculty Focus Groups Saturday of last month featured many alumni on campus which allowed for a much more personal feel. Due to many presentations being held on Zoom last year, it was more challenging to connect with the presenter and vice-versa, as they were being viewed through a screen, which can also result in technical difficulties. And...

Examen AP sur ‘French Language and Culture’

May 16, '21

The sunny third term has arrived, and with it comes spikeball, open waterfront, and sadly, AP Exams. Back in September, 14 brave souls, many of whom had graduated from Madame Hall’s French immersion class the year before, made their way to C block AP French Language and Culture. Loch K, Jaxon M, Miranda NP, Davis P, Jonah M, Avik B, Baya I and...

The Final Boss: AP Exams

May 12, '21

This is it, folks. From Tuesday, May 4th, to Wednesday May 26th, Brentwood students, primarily in grades 11 and 12 (with the exception of some extra brainy juniors), will be furiously writing AP exams, which will test them on everything they have been learning over the year (and in some cases, two years) in their specific AP course. These exams,...

Ensemble à Distance

May 14, '20

“Chers juges, chers parents, chers professeurs et chers amis…” This is a dreaded line for any French Immersion student. If you have never taken French Immersion, or Core French for that matter, it is most likely you have no idea what this means. Every year around the end of March, French Immersion students all around Canada participate in a...

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