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Printed, Pressed, And The Biggest Book Yet

May 30, '21

After eight months of determined hard work, the yearbook team is proud to announce that the largest book in Brentwood history has been completed - in one of the strangest years. The final week of production turned into a blur of frenzied editing, excited meetings to visualize the final product, and last minute page number mix ups. Thanks to the...

Achievements & Illusion

Apr 23, '21

Tomorrow, the Illusion Art Show is opening in the Centre for Arts & Humanities. Our visual artists have worked really hard, and it would mean a lot if you stopped by and had a look. Please refer to Mrs. Widenmaier’s email sent out on Tuesday for cohort times! Our Vocal Jazz Ensemble, AcousChicks, received the Greater Victoria Performing Arts...

Senior Play: On Stage & Together

Apr 03, '21

This year’s Senior Play cast and crew have been hard at work in the Killy Theatre. I can speak first hand to the efforts of the cast as they have been crafting their characters, running their lines, and practicing non-stop for the upcoming Brentwood debut of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. Houses will be watching the pre-recorded show in their...

Bringing the Killy Theatre to Your Home

Mar 13, '21

The Brentwood Broadcasting team serves a pivotal role in making theatre events available for the school, and is run by Mr Minkler assisted by Mr McPherson. COVID-19 has made in-person experiences for Brentwood performances impossible to showcase, forcing the broadcasting team to transition their practices to a semi-virtual system. Though they have...

Snowball Art Show: A Very Special Addition

Jan 20, '21

Over the past few weeks, Brentwood has had the very special opportunity of housing a collection of works from Canadian artist David Blackwood in the Southam Gallery of the Arts Building. These works were front and center during the Art Show, hosted by Mr and Mrs Luna, which was held during Snowball. On Saturday, each learning group had about half...

Capture, Layout, Caption, Repeat

Nov 21, '20

Don’t duck, don’t walk away, don’t stick your tongue out, please don’t make any inappropriate gestures, don’t move at the last second, smile for the camera, oh, but make sure it looks candid! Welcome to the life of a Yearbooker. Every year, it is the responsibility of the Yearbook team, composed of a small group of determined Grade 10, 11...

Back in the Booth

Nov 13, '20

Undoubtedly one of my favourite things at school is the awesome art program known as Brentwood Broadcast. With sports commentating the career I want to pursue, this art has really given me lots of opportunities to explore the broadcast journalism industry. The course is run by Mr Minckler and Mr McPherson who are two individuals who know a...

Pottery Take Two

Nov 07, '20

This year I built up the courage to expand my horizons and try a new art at Brentwood, pottery. Having done pottery in the past, I felt that I would be fully competent with clay between my hands. Man, was I wrong! I live in constant fear. What if I didn’t wedge my clay well enough? What if my hard work explodes in the kiln? Emily W, Allard...

Arts Captains Commissioned!

Oct 13, '20

With the conviction that creativity fosters wellness, imagination, community and joy, Brentwood proudly offers a diverse range of arts across four hour-long periods each Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. In the emotionally challenging time of the pandemic, these virtues are of heightened importance. To optimize these opportunities, a...

Farewell, For Now, From the Arts Prefect

Jul 07, '20

The following address was delivered at the School's final assembly of the 2019-2020 academic year in early June, 2020. Last night I was thinking about what to put in this final speech, and I did not know where to start. I didn’t know whether or not to make it about the people I’ve met, the lessons I’ve learned, the experiences I’ve had, or the...

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