January 2020 Sports Review

Feb 04, '20

January has been a busy time for our competitive sports teams. The hockey program certainly had an eventful month. They have impressed in league play and are coming off a big win over cross-town rival Frances Kelsey. They also hosted their annual showcase game with St Georges in front of a boisterous Brentwood crowd. The team played hard but...

Human Connections

Feb 04, '20

Last week, I attended a meeting of the Heads of School from all 26 members of the Independent School Association of British Columbia (ISABC). Over two days, we discussed the future of education and work. The conversations and collaboration were illuminating. All schools, it seems, are analysing challenges such as artificial intelligence (AI),...

Build A Whale

Feb 04, '20

One of the more memorable opportunities for learning we are able to enjoy this term is the ‘Build a Whale” project that comes to us via the Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society based in Tofino. They have created an educational experience based on an Orca skeleton that can be assembled and disassembled on a framework that is transported in the...

Spirit Week 2020

Feb 04, '20

Several years ago, our intrepid SAC Sponsor, Ms Marci McLean, had an idea to boost the spirits of our students before the midterm break. As the days are short and the nights are long in January and February in the Pacific Northwest, an idea was hatched to bring more joy to the inevitable grit that exists during this time of year. The creation of...

Debate Going Swimmingly

Dec 04, '19

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We Passed!

Dec 04, '19

November 20th and 21st, Brentwood was under the Ministry of Education microscope to ensure that we are meeting the regulations and expectations of the government in order to remain an accredited school in British Columbia. The documents were gathered to show we comply in our municipality for safety and have had all the necessary inspections....

Ms Erin Stevens

Dec 04, '19

Every year we seem to lose a couple of our essential teaching staff to retirement. While it is sad to see our colleagues move on, it can also be an opportunity for new perspectives and energy to be injected into our faculty. When we said goodbye to a much-loved Brentwood veteran, Alanna Martin, last June, it opened the door to hire another...

November Sports Review 2019

Dec 04, '19

A number of teams wrapped up very successful competitive seasons in November.  Soccer Our Senior Boys Soccer team had a thrilling playoff run to end their season. After capturing the Mid-Island league title and then the North Island Championship, they qualified for Islands where, despite being...

Raising the Bar

Dec 04, '19

Brentwood’s Remembrance Day Ceremony hits all the right notes. It’s emotional, respectful, and impactful. Every year, however, a debate ensues around the world about the loss of significance of this most reflective of days. Some argue that the Millennials and Gen Z-ers are too occupied with their “likes” and “streaks” to pay deference to those who...

October Sports Review 2019

Oct 29, '19

As you may know, things are never dull in the world of Brentwood Athletics. In the first term, we place a heavy emphasis on team sport. There is no better way to get to know your peers and the lessons learned from playing on a team last a lifetime. It is easy to see the benefits of working closely together towards specific goals in both practice...

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