IS THERE A QUARANTINE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?
July 2, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
ARRIVAL: WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR ARRIVAL AT THE SCHOOL for 2021-22?
QUARANTINE - Update above
If you have to undergo the 14-day quarantine (see above) students would be expected to arrive on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021. We would be running a quarantine program at the Doubletree Hotel in Victoria in the same manner as the one we ran prior to the 2020 school year.
SEPTEMBER 2021 ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Sunday, September 5th - by 3:00pm Student Executive Committee (SEC)
Monday, September 6th - by 5:00pm Orientation Assistants
Tuesday, September 7th - by 1:00pm ALL NEW STUDENTS Boarders & Day
Wednesday, September 8th - by 7:00pm Grade 12 Boarding Students
Thursday, September 9th - by 5:00pm Returning Grade 9 -11 Boarders & Day Students
Friday, September 10th - First day of classes
Please Note - Non-Canadian families, the Canadian Government has posted that study permit applications need to be submitted by May 15th for processing to be complete in time for September.
If your complete study permit application is received by May 15, 2021, you’ll get a decision by August 6, 2021, in time to attend the fall semester. If you submit a complete application after May 15, 2021, they will process it as quickly as possible—but you may not get a final decision before the fall semester begins.
SUPPLIES: WHERE CAN I BUY SCHOOL SUPPLIES, BOOKS AND CLOTHING?
The School has a fully stocked store for students study needs as well as Brentwood apparel including school uniforms.
The nearby Mill Bay Centre also has numerous stores including a supermarket and pharmacy.
UNIFORMS: DO I NEED TO PURCHASE MY CHILD’S UNIFORM BEFORE ARRIVING AT SCHOOL?
All uniform needs will be organised during orientation so students do not need uniforms prior to arriving at the school. Please Note – your child should have appropriate flat soled black dress shoes for their uniform PRIOR to arriving at school.
BEDDING: SHOULD MY CHILD BRING BEDDING TO THE SCHOOL?
Bedding is NOT supplied by the school, they have to bring their own sheets (twin bed sized), comforter/duvet, towels, as only a pillow is provided.
BEDDING: HOW DO WE ORDER BEDDING?
You can order bedding through our partner at Heirloom Linens at the following link: https://www.heirloomlinens.com/products/category/brentwood-college-school-66
PLEASE ORDER BEFORE SATURDAY, AUGUST 22nd to ensure delivery!
BANKING & PHONES: HOW DO WE SET UP A BANK/PHONE ACCOUNT FOR OUR CHILD?
We encourage families to setup banking and phones BEFORE arriving at the School. There are local banks with international branches in Mill Bay (see RBC, CIBC, Island Savings)
FRIDGE: CAN MY CHILD HAVE A FRIDGE IN THEIR ROOM?
Yes, students can have small mini fridges in the dorm rooms. These can be purchased prior to arrival or through the School store.
PURCHASE FRIDGE - CALL (+1) 250 - 743 - 8753 AFTER MONDAY, AUGUST 22nd!
LOCK BOX: SHOULD I BRING A LOCK BOX FOR MY VALUABLES?
All dorm rooms have a large drawer with a padlock option, they will need to bring their own padlock or purchase one upon arrival at the school store.
HOW DO I ARRANGE TRAVEL TO THE SCHOOL?
It is parents' responsibility to arrange flights and ferry travel to Vancouver Island. Brentwood provides transport for students from the ferry terminals at Swartz Bay (Victoria) and Departure Bay (Nanaimo) as well as Victoria International Airport. This is arranged through the MySchool Parent Portal. Information on travel can be found on the Travel website - https://travel.brentwood.ca/