Grade 9 - 12 Student Arrival Schedule 2022/23
Sunday, September 4, by 5:00 pm: Student Executive Council (SEC) students arrive
Monday, September 5, by 5:00 pm: Orientation Assistants arrive
Tuesday, September 6, by 1:00 pm: All New Students* arrive - International, Canadian, BC Boarders, and Day Students
IMPORTANT NOTE: September 6 is a parent-friendly day, with several activities to help the guardians of new students get acquainted with Brentwood staff and with one another; refreshments will be served in the afternoon and campus tours are available. Parent/guardians of boarding students will be asked to leave their child(ren) in our care from 4:00 pm on, while they, themselves, are welcome and encouraged to enjoy our New Parent Reception from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
Wednesday, September 7, by 7:00 pm: Returning Grade 12 Boarders arrive
Thursday, September 8, by 5:00 pm: Returning Grade 9-11 Boarders and Returning Day Students arrive; all Grade 12s on campus today
Friday, September 9: First day of classes
All students are meant to benefit from the full Orientation Week experience with their peers. To facilitate this positive opportunity, we ask that new Day Students spend the night in their Brentwood boarding house on campus both Tuesday night (Sep. 6) and Wednesday night (Sep. 7)—returning home Thursday night for a good rest prior to classes starting Friday. Please bring suitable sleepwear, necessary personal items, and a sleeping bag for this purpose.
*Please see Grade 8-specific details below
Grade 8 Arrival Schedule
Grade 8 boarding students (not day students) will arrive on Tuesday, September 6, by 1:00 pm PDT and take part in the Brentwood Orientation Program for the day.
All Grade 8 students (day and boarding), will begin the school year on Wednesday, September 7. The Grade 8 class will do three separate day trips to Camp Pringle on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 7 to 9. Students will depart Brentwood at 8:30 am and return to the School at approximately 4:00 pm.
The Grade 8-specific orientation program begins one day later than the rest of the school to allow our Grade 8 boarding students a chance to get settled into their house and meet Houseparents during the Brentwood Orientation Program kick-off on Tuesday.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For Grade 8 boarding families, September 6 is a parent-friendly day, with several activities to help the guardians of new boarders get acquainted with Brentwood staff and with one another; refreshments will be served in the afternoon, and campus tours are available. Parent/guardians of boarding students will be asked to leave their child(ren) in our care from 4:00 pm on, while they, themselves, are welcome and encouraged to enjoy our New Parent Reception from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
Opening Day Campus Arrival
When you arrive on campus (anytime between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm—the earlier the better!), look for a tent just inside the school gates. From here, Orientation Assistants will direct you to parking, as needed, where you can unload luggage/belongings, and you will start to meet the people who will live with you in your new house. Please check in with your Houseparents at this time.
Orientation Assistants will be available to assist with unloading and moving belongings into the boarding house.
Casual dress is acceptable when arriving on campus.
Students can join the Brentwood wifi network using their Brentwood login.
Travel to Brentwood
If your child is travelling to Brentwood unaccompanied, please ensure you complete the necessary documentation to coordinate logistics and communicate with the School.
For information on getting to the campus and other travel tips, visit our Travel page.
If you are looking for a local place to stay and things to do in the area while you get your child settled into the School, visit the Tourism Cowichan website for a list of hotels and local tourism associations.
Many of the questions new students and parents have regarding what to bring, how to dress, and what is required before you arrive can be answered by referring to the Student Handbook.