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Dear Brent Community,

We will be celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages during Brent Baguio’s United Nations Week from Monday October 14th – Friday, October 18th. Below is a list of the various events that will take place over the week to celebrate Brent’s cultural diversity while also participating in activities surrounding the UN Week theme:

October 14 – 17: Dining Hall lunches will be based on a different ethnic cuisine each day (chosen by members of Model United Nations). Korean-Monday, Japanese-Tuesday, Mexican-Wednesday, Italian-Thursday

October 14: Homeroom teachers will help lead a discussion on each homeroom’s assigned Global Goal for Sustainable Development and a representative nationality of Brent Baguio. Ongoing 14-17

October 15: All-School Chapel (7:45-8:20am) with introductory remarks on the UN International Year of Indigenous Language and the Global Goals by Mr. Jeremy Power.

October 17: All school House Games! The entire Brent Community is welcome to join in this special UN Week House Games. International and indigenous surprise activities are in store for this event! Come show your support and be sure to wear your house colours and athletic wear!

October 18: A Flag Ceremony compliments of the National Honour Society will take place inside of Griffiths Theatre at 7:50am in honour of the cultural diversity within the Brent School Community. Students are strongly encouraged to wear appropriate cultural attire that is respectful of the Brent non-uniform dress code guidelines for the day. Following the flag ceremony, students will attend abbreviated classes (scroll down please).

From 11:55am to 12:55pm the PTA hosts a potluck lunch with musical performances from students throughout the festivities. After lunch, lower school will participate in an arts and crafts activity while middle and upper school students will take part in a variety of activities and discussions surrounding the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the International Year of Indigenous Languages, all made possible by Model United Nations students!


We look forward to a successful celebration of this year’s theme, while developing awareness of the importance of sustainable development in our community and abroad.