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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...

The Bridge Between

Nov 26, '19

Near the end of term 1, Brentwood hosts a speaker series allowing Grade 12 students to explore different career pathways and meet past Brentonians as they reflect on their journey to their professions. On Saturday, the Grade 12s signed up for their two sessions and were given the opportunity to spend extra time with the speakers at lunch. The...

Brentwood’s Learning Centre: The Students’ Perspective

Nov 24, '19

The following is the text of a speech made at Assembly last week by Alice H, Allard ‘21 & Deklon S, Privett ‘20. Hey Brentwood! I’m Alice and I’m Deklon, and we’re here to talk about the Learning Centre program, and how it has helped us. Alice: In 7th grade, I was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is an...

Leslie Reid Carr - A Courageous Pioneer

Jul 29, '19

Below is speech made in honour of retiree Mrs Leslie Carr at assembly on June 6, 2019. I am going to start in the present, with a perspective of Mrs Carr shared with me from her Assistant House Parent, Mr Smith. Mr. Smith says: “I have been in awe of Leslie’s skills as a Houseparent. Her instincts are razor sharp; she can spot BS a mile away,...

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...

Spanish 12 AP

Nov 13, '18

In Brentwood’s Spanish 12 AP class, the students recently did a project studying various world problems. Many of the topics were those of economic crisis, drought, pollution, climate change, waste disposal, deforestation, hunger, and overpopulation all with respect to Spanish-speaking nations. We then presented on these topics to the class for...

Global Thinking En Francais

Oct 30, '18

In my Grade 12 AP French class recently we did a project on global difficulties. We narrowed the subject down to 7 categories: economy, environment, health, human rights, nutrition, peace and war, and drought. The class was divided into seven groups, one for each subject. Each person in each group chose a francophone country and found information...

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...

Not as EATsy as EAT seems - My French Trip to Bon Macaron

Oct 17, '18

After a much enjoyed Thanksgiving weekend, students from Mme. Hall’s French 12 class were able to go on an outing to Victoria to learn to make macarons. We left just before lunch and made our way down to Bon Macaron Patisseri owned and operated by two native Frenchmen who truly know the ins and outs of baking. Once we arrived, the eight of us...

Provincial Concours!

Jun 11, '18

Three students in our French speaking program took part in the provincial Concours D’art Oratoire at Simon Fraser University campus in Surrey this past April. Felix W, Privett, ‘20, Sophie H, Hope ‘21 and Leila M, Hope ‘19 are part of our French program and each prepared 3 to 5 minute speeches on a subject of their choice over the course of three...

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