Brentwood College School
Brentwood College School is a boarding school for boys and girls that helps students get ready for university. This school is in a small town called Mill Bay on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The school has modern classrooms, a theatre, and science labs. The school is next to the ocean. Students study the ocean and can go sailing, rowing, canoeing, and kayaking.
History[change | change source]
Brentwood College School was started in 1923 in Brentwood Bay. The old school was destroyed by a fire in 1947. The school was then moved to Mill Bay and opened again in 1961. In 1972, girls started going to the school.
The School Campus[change | change source]
Brentwood has tennis courts, rugby fields, student houses, and classrooms. There is a special building for rowing boats, a gymnasium, a medical building, and other buildings. In 1995, the theatre (T. Gill Bunch Centre Archived 2012-04-28 at the Wayback Machine) was built. This is a 20,000 square Foot (unit of length) theatre with 431 seats for the audience. Students act, play music, and dance in the theatre.
The theatre uses a heating system that doesn't harm the environment. The school will have another sustainable development building with classrooms, a big dining room and clothes laundry in February 2010.
Lessons[change | change source]
Brentwood offers lessons that help students get ready for university. These lessons are for students who are in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Brentwood is a very good school in British Columbia. All the students go to university when they leave Brentwood.
- These are the subjects students can study
- Art History
- Comparative politics|Comparative Government and Politics
- Computer Science
- English Language
- English Literature
- Environmental Science
- French Language
- Human Geography
- Music Theory
- Spanish Language
- Studio art|Studio arts
- These are the sports students can play
- Cross Country Running
- Field Hockey (girls only)
- Ice hockey
- Karate, Judo
- Outdoor Pursuits (Kayaking, Canoeing, Hiking, Biking, Rock climbing, Survival skills)
- Swimming & Lifesaving
- Volleyball (girls only)
- Weight training
- These are the art classes students can take
- Acting and Musical theatre
- Art Foundation, Drawing, and Painting
- Audio engineering
- Concert Choir
- Creative Science
- Dance (Ballet, Tap dance, Jazz dance, Hip hop dance)
- Debating and Public speaking
- Digital art
- Digital photography and Traditional photography
- Computer-aided Drafting and Design
- Environmental art
- Jazz Band Ensemble and Jazz Combo
- Pops orchestra
- Portfolio Program
- Private tuition: Piano, Voice, Music theory, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings
- Rock Band
- Theatre Production
- Video journalism and Video production
Clubs and Organizations[change | change source]
These are the clubs that students can belong to:
- Chess Club
- Community service
- Debate Club
- Foreign language Clubs
- Green Club
- Model United Nations
- Science Club
- Stock Market Analysis
- Student Activities Council (SAC)
- Student Executive Council (SEC)
- Student Peer Assistance Resource Counselors (SPARC)
- Yearbook Publishing
Scholarships[change | change source]
Some of the students receive money to help them study at the school.
Athletic Highlights[change | change source]
The students have won a lot of awards for sports.
- 2009 Canadian Junior Boys Rowing Pwn all
- 2008 Provincial Champions, Boys’ Rugby
- 2008 Canadian Junior Boys & Junior Girls National High School Champions, Rowing
- 2007 Provincial, ISA & Vancouver Island Champions, Girls’ Volleyball
- 2007 Finalist, Henley Royal Regatta, England, Rowing
- 2007 Rugby Provincial Finalists, Boys’ Rugby
- 2006, 2003, 2002, 2000 Canadian Men’s National High School Champions, Rowing
- 2006 Provincial, Vancouver Island and ISA Champions, Girls’ Volleyball
- 2006 Vancouver Island Champions, Boys’ Soccer
- 2006 ISA Champions, Junior Boys’ Soccer
- 2005 ISA and Vancouver Island Champions, Girls’ Field Hockey
- 2005 Canadian Junior Boys’ National High School Champions, Rowing
- 2005 Cowichan Valley High School Champions, Ice Hockey
- 2005 Bronze Mid Island Championships, Junior Boys’ Basketball
- 2005 Mid Island Champions, Junior Girls’ Basketball
- 2005 Provincial bronze medallists, Boys’ Rugby
- 2005, 2004 Provincial Girls’ Rugby Champions (Tier 2)
- 2004, 2001, 2000 Provincial Tennis Champions
- 2003 Canadian Women’s National High School Lightweight Champions, Rowing
- 2001, 2000 Canadian National High School Champions, Rowing
Brentwood Rowing[change | change source]
Every year Brentwood has a rowing regatta. The regatta is in April for three days. This regatta is the biggest high school rowing regatta in North America, with 1500 students rowing and 3000 people watching.
References[change | change source]
- Thomson, Ashley and Sylvie Lafortune. Handbook of Canadian Boarding Schools. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1999.
- Prowse, Nicholas R.B. Kindled from the Ashes: A Short History of Brentwood College. Victoria: Brentwood, 2002.
- "BC Hydro - Brentwood College School, PowerSmart Success Stories". Archived from the original on 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
- "GeoExchange BC Case Study: Ocean Heats & Cools Brentwood College School Theatre" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
- Brentwood College rowing coaches receive awards for 25+ years[permanent dead link]
- "Brentwood College School Hosts Boys and Girls Rowing Regattas". Archived from the original on 2009-11-14. Retrieved 2009-08-13.