Welcome Back, Brentwood!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - By: Will P, Whittall ‘22

After three weeks away, 2022 at Brentwood has begun and our student body has made its way back to campus after a well-deserved winter break. Due to various travel issues, we do not yet have every Brentonian back in Mill Bay, but we are incredibly grateful to be able to return to school and continue to enjoy in-person learning.

As we all know, our students are returning to school with the world in a very different place than when they left for break on December 17. The global spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has meant that some new rules have been put in place, including moving assemblies online and restricting house visitation. As Mr Patel explained in Thursday’s assembly, having to go backward from where we were prior to winter break is far from ideal, but it is necessary and will take a schoolwide effort.

With the negatives out of the way, there are plenty of things to look forward to in the coming weeks and months. The basketball and hockey programs have already begun competitive action, with our Senior Boys Basketball Team recently being ranked the #1 AA team in the province. Sajeev S, Whittall ‘22, is excited about his team’s potential and is looking forward to continuing the year after a strong start: “We’ve played well so far this year but there is still more work to be done, so we’re keeping our heads down and staying focused.” There are high expectations for both the boys and girls programs, so there is plenty of action to look forward to.  

On the artistic side of things, Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons will be full of creative energy culminating in, among other highlights, the school musical, Chicago - High School Edition, March 3-5. Tickets are available here

Spirit Week has almost arrived, with many fun events planned, including the interhouse paint-in, several dress-up days, and the infamous Polar Bear Swim. SAC Captain Anna D, Allard ‘22, is looking to provide lots of fun despite the puzzle of COVID restrictions. “The SAC Spirit Week is going to look a bit different this year, but we are trying to make the best of current circumstances and make it enjoyable for everyone.”  

This is an exciting time at Brentwood, and despite some uncertainty, we are all looking forward to a great year.

Will P, Whittall ‘22

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