Dear Brent families,

TGIF (Thank God it’s Friday)!

With students having nearly a full month of school, here is a gentle reminder about our Uniform Guidelines. While non-Brent jackets continue to be allowed due to the rainy/cold season, we ask all our parents and students to support our Guidelines. The Guidelines are found on our STUDENT PARENT HANDBOOK which is also accessible on the Parent and Student Resources Interface Page and our website.

Here’s sharing some highlights and updates:

  1. CAS CLUBS AT BRENT | In preparation for clubs to start on September 20, club registration starts today, Wednesday, September 7 to Friday, September 16, 6 pm.

Below are our Middle/Upper School and Lower School Student Club Registration forms with their accompanying video tutorials as well as the timeline:

September 7, Wednesday

LS, MS, US assembly on clubs featuring the Grade 11/12 Creative, Active, and Service (CAS) student-run clubs and teacher-run clubs

September 16, Friday

Club choice form due by 6 pm

September 20, Tuesday

Start of Clubs (3:05- 3:45)

December 2, Friday

End of Clubs

December 7, Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. (CAS Expo)

Face to Face exhibit for all student-led CAS Clubs

Optional for faculty-led clubs

Finally, we’d like to thank Ms. Laura Johnson (CAS Coordinator), our Grade 4, 11, and 12 CAS student-leaders, Ms. Pia for assisting in the setup, and our faculty club supervisors for sharing their passion, for their hard work and valuable contribution in making our activities program a commendable opportunity for our students to connect, build community, develop ESLRs and care for one another.  Here are some photos from Wednesday’s CAS Club assembly:

  1. Life Skills retreat for Grade 12 Students:

The grade 12 students have just had their workshop this afternoon, Friday, September 9th from 12:30-3:15. Cheering for our Grade 12 students and special thanks to, their homeroom teachers, Bb.Nelly and Ms. Donna, our guidance counselor, Ms. Almae, and IB Assistant Coordinator, Mr. Paul for facilitating this afternoon’s Grade 12 Life Skills Retreat this lunchtime until 3:15. Below are some photos:

  1. Pep Rally Practice Dates and Venues:

We had a good first run of our Pep Rally practices yesterday, Thursday. Kindly note the following dates and venues and don’t forget to bring your umbrellas! Thanks to Coach Boy, House Heads Blue house, Laura Johnson | Red house, Joshua Padulipan and James Young | Yellow house Drew Hare and our House Leaders for facilitating our pep rally practices!

September 15- Blue house, Little Theater | Red house, chapel | Yellow house, gym

September 22 – Blue house, chapel | Red house, gym | Yellow house, Little Theater

September 29 – Blue house gym, 30 minutes then Little theater | Red house, Little theater, 30 minutes then gym | Yellow House, chapel

October 6 – Blue house, chapel | Red house, gym 25 minutes then little theater | Yellow House, Little Theater, 25 minutes then gym

October 13 – Performance day!

More details to come! Thank you so much for your continued enthusiastic support!

  1. No classes on September 13, Tuesday. See presidential proclamation #49. Please note that on Wednesday, September 14, we will be following a Day 1 schedule.  This is in an effort to maintain alignment with other Brent campuses.

Note: The PTA General Assembly is moved to September 14, Wednesday from 2:45-3:45 at the Little Theater.

  1. PTA General Assembly |  September 14, Wednesday from 2:45-3:45 | Little Theater | All parents and faculty are invited to attend. See you there as we continue to build and create a “Collaborative Culture of Mutual Respect, Inquiry and Communication” (WASC).

  1. From the IB office:  You are invited to our Parent Support Session on September 21st from 3:15 to 4:15 pm for a talk on Supporting Your Child in Grade 11 in our Dining Hall. This will be hosted by myself and Almae Caluya (Guidance Counselor).

This is an important event for all Grade 11 parents. Information gained from the presentations and discussions will help us understand the workload and context of our Juniors, gather ideas on how to best support them, and be prepared for their college applications.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 21st!

  1. Thank you for supporting the STUCO fundraiser, Sept 5-12. Cheering for our Student Council Officers and Mr. Joshua and Ms. Geraldine –  supervisors)

  1.  THANK YOU | MAP testing September 5-9 

Thanks to Ms. Almae, our faculty proctors, and students for their participation and support of this week’s MAP testing. The MAP test provides information that we can use to facilitate the learning and growth of students—more updates to follow from the Guidance Office.

Finally, our Activities Calendar is regularly updated and is also posted on our website.

Have a good weekend, everyone!