Frequently Asked Questions

Arrival: Where do we go on arrival at the school?
Upon arrival at the school you will be met on the main driveway by our Orientation Leaders who will give you further direction.
Orientation Dress: What are students expected to wear during orientation?
Smart casual clothing is expected during orientation. Refer to the Brentwood Handbook at http://files.brentwood.bc.ca
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. You can order through the school store.
Banking: How do we set up a bank account for our child?
The school is planning to host a bank on campus during Orientation. We encourage families to setup banking and phones BEFORE arriving at the School.
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.
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.
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.
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 on upon arrival. You can also purchase a lock in our school store.
Contact: Who should I call for more information?
Enquiries can be directed to reception at reception@brentwood.bc.ca or 1-250-743-5521
What does my child need for the Strathcona Trip?
Take a look at the printable PDF packing list: Gr. 9 Strathcona Equipment List
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.
Computers: Should we buy a computer before we arrive?
Laptop purchases will be available through the School and ordering forms will be sent to families prior to arrival. Chargers and adapters are available throughout the school year in the school store.

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