Daily schedule

THE SCHEDULE BELOW IS FROM 2019 BUT WILL GIVE NEW FAMILIES AN IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT FOR ORIENTATION WEEK IN SEPTEMBER OF 2020

NEW PARENTS NOTE - AFTER DROPPING YOUR STUDENT(S) OFF ON TUESDAY YOU ARE FREE TO DEPART AFTER 3:30 PM

Note for New day students

* New day students will join the Orientation Program as boarders (Please bring a sleeping bag and pillow, casual, comfortable clothing- enough for two days, swimwear, sports clothing and shoes, toiletries, and an adventurous spirit).

All new day students will stay at the School on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and all day Thursday. Since re-enrolling students return to the School on Thursday, day students typically return home on Thursday night (pick-up around 9:30 pm), returning to school on Friday for a full program of events including classes for Grades 8-11, beginning with an assembly at 8:15 am.

GRADE 8 FAMILIES PLEASE NOTE - CAMP THUNDERBIRD TRIP INFO

  • Tuesday, September 3rd - 8:30 am - Meet at the Grade 8 classroom for a 9:30 am departure for Camp Thunderbird.
  • Thursday, September 5th - 3:00 pm - Return from Camp Thunderbird for pick up by parents/guardians from the Grade 8 classroom at 3:00 pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: New students arrive at Brentwood – DAY STUDENTS by 11 am!

9:00 am - 4:00 pm: School store open in basement of Crooks Hall

11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Day student parent meeting in the Bunch Theatre

12:00 - 1:45 pm: Buffet lunch for parents and new students

2:00 - 2:30 pm: New students and parents meeting with Mr. Patel in the Bunch Centre

2:30 - 3:30 pm: “Meet the House Staff meetings in the boarding Houses

3:30 pm: Parents say their goodbyes and go to the McNeill Centre

3:30 pm: New parents reception in the Foote Athletic Centre field house

4:30 pm: Welcome assembly for all new students with Mr. Sullivan in the Bunch Centre

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Dinner for staff and students in competitive houses in the Dining Room

7:10 pm: Sign in to the Houses

7:10 - 10:00 pm: House-centered orientation organized by House Staff

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th

7:00 - 7:40 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: House inspections and House meetings

Please note the school store is closed for this day

8:40 am: Assembly for all students in the Bunch Centre

9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Instructional periods and swim tests for new students

11:20 - 11:35 am: Cookie Break

12:20 - 12:50 pm: Lunch

5:30 - 6:20 pm: Dinner

6:40 pm: Students meet in Interhouse groups

7:00 pm: Returning Grade 12s to be back on campus!

7:00 - 8:15 pm: “Fun and Games” in the Foote Athletic Centre; new students meet in Competitive House dress

8:15 - 9:10 pm: Interhouse celebrations at residences

9:15 pm: Sign-in for all students in their Houses

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: House inspections and House meetings

8:30 - 8:55 am: Assembly in The Bunch Centre for new students

9:05 am - 4:15 pm: Instructional periods for new students

• Sports clothing/uniforms and school supplies available at the School Store

10:45 - 11:10 am: Cookie Break

12:00 - 2:00 pm: Buffet Lunch for all returning parents and students

5:00 pm: All returning Grade 10-11 students to be back on campus

5:10 - 6:15 pm: Dinner

7:00 pm: Assembly for all Grade 9-12 including day students in the Bunch

7:30 pm: All new and returning Grade 12 students to meet in the Killy Theatre

8:00 pm: Sign-in in the Houses; House meetings

9:00 pm: Day students may be picked up after the advisor meetings

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th

7:00 - 7:45 am: Breakfast

7:45 am: House inspections (official daily dress). New students may dress in ‘smart casual’ if they do not yet have their official daily dress

8:00 am: Advisors meet their advisees at the houses and walk them to the Bunch Centre for 8:15 am assembly

8:15 - 8:40 am: Full School Assembly at the Bunch Centre

8:30 am - 4:00 pm: School Store open for school supplies, etc. Sports clothing/uniforms for returning students are available

8:45 am: 6 ACADEMIC PERIODS – ABCDEF

10:40 - 11:05 am: Cookie Break

1:15 - 2:00 pm: Lunch

1:15 - 2:00 pm: All interested new and returning SPARC and SAC members to meet faculty sponsors for lunch in Room 101

2:30 - 4:30 pm: Inter-House EcoChallenge

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Dinner

7:15 pm: Sign-in at Houses

7:30 - 9:30 pm: House meeting on prep routines

9:00 - 9:30 pm: Fire Drill

9:30 pm: Cookie Break in the Houses followed by junior and senior bed times

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th

Staff and student sleep in!

8:30 - 9:30 am: Breakfast

8:30 am: Day student bus leaves Cowichan Community Centre

9:00 am - 3:00 pm: School Store open

10:00 - 10:15 am: Full school assembly in the T. Gil Bunch Centre

10:15 - 12:45 pm: Academic Periods A-B-C for all students (Grades 9-12) (Saturday #1)

12:45 - 1:45 pm: Lunch

2:00 - 4:30 pm: Regular sports afternoon

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Swimming on the Waterfront (SAC event).

5:30 – 6:30 pm: SAC Plaza BBQ. All residential and on-campus staff are welcome to attend.

7:15 pm: Sign-in to the Houses. Prepare for the Plaza Dance (SAC event).

8:00 - 10:00 pm: Welcome Back Plaza and Waterfront Party.

10:00 pm: Grade 9 and 10 students to sign-in and remain in the houses.

10:30 pm: Sign-in for all Grade 11 and 12 students.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8th

Regular Sunday Routine

10:00 am - 12 noon – Brunch

1:00 – 5:00 pm: Local leave available

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Any students wishing to sign up for private music lessons should see Mr. Newns in his office, located in the basement of the Killy Theatre

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Dinner

7:15 pm: Sign-in to the Houses, followed by House Meetings and preparation for Number 1 Inspections

9:00 pm: Number 1 Inspections followed by in-house cookie break and bedtimes