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Passing the Torch: July 2012

NOV 30, 2011 -

This morning at 11:05, the Killy Theatre in Brentwood’s Bunch Centre for the Performing Arts was as full as it’s ever been as 440 students and almost 200 faculty and staff took their seats for a surprise announcement, the type of historic announcement that has occurred only twice in our 50 year history in Mill Bay.

Mrs. Andrea Pennells, who has served our school for 30 years, the last dozen as Head of School, and Mr. Bruce Carlson, Class of 1964, past parent and Chair of the Board of Governors, had a secret that they were bursting to share. And share they did.

Drum roll please…

Mr. Bud Patel, currently Deputy Headmaster and Principal of the Senior School at St. George's in Vancouver, BC, formerly a teacher, coach and houseparent at Shawnigan Lake School, will be Brentwood’s new Head of School beginning July 15, 2012.

We look forward to warmly welcoming Bud, his wife Wendy, and their two daughters when they arrive this summer.

Until then, Mrs. Pennells reminds us that she’s still the boss!

Click here to read the announcement from Mr. Bruce Carlson, Board Chair

Click here to read the Letter from Mrs. Andrea Pennells, Head of School