An assortment of student musicians got together the evening of Thursday, February 15th to perform for their School peers and some local family members.
We are very excited to announce the introduction of our King’s-Edgehill Girls’ Prep Basketball Programme that will begin play in the 2018-19 school year.
The programme will be led by our new Director of Basketball Operations and Girls’ Prep Basketball Team Head Coach Marc Ffrench.
King’s-Edgehill Athletic Director Kim Walsh has been instrumental in the planning and development of the addition to the King’s-Edgehill athletic programme. "We are pleased to welcome Marc to our coaching staff. He believes fervently in our School mission and is an extremely well organized and passionate coach who will inspire student-athletes to “Be More” in all aspects of the KES experience. He is a great choice to instill our School ethos to a new Prep School athletic programme that will enhance our overall student experience at KES."
Mr. Ffrench, who is a Kentville, Nova Scotia native, is a successful high school coach who has been living and coaching in Ottawa, Ontario. His programme at AY Jackson Secondary School has had a strong run including appearing in 2 consecutive NCSSAA Championship games in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
The KES varsity snowboard team hit the Martock slopes last Tuesday, February 20th to compete in our 1st boardercross competition of the season.
On Friday, February 16th, Mac Castle (McLellan House) welcomed the Year of the Dog and celebrated the Chinese New Year with a traditional hot pot while watching the Chinese Gala on television. The food was delicious and gave other residents in our house an opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture and traditions. The celebrations continued throughout the evening and were organised by Yanfei (Alina) Ji, Jiayi (Grace) Li, Liting (Olivia) Lin, and Xinyin (Cecilia) Zhang.
Topics: Campus Life
On Tuesday, February 20th, the Grade 11 King’s-Edgehill School ToK class made a pilgrimage to the University of King’s College, our sister institution, formerly located here in Windsor but since the 1920s located in Halifax and is now associated with Dalhousie University. Joining us at UKC were ToK students from Horton High School as well as a guest student, Bronwyn Appleby.
Our U16 Boys Prep Hockey Team competed in the last showcase for the season hosted by Newbridge Academy at the Dartmouth 4 Pad. The team faced some tough competition but had a successful weekend with a 2-1-1 finish. Game one played out with no score until Assistant Captain James MacGregor deked out Blyth Cougars goalie with 2.6 seconds left in the game. An instant celly erupted with Isaac Wilson and Will Keating, who assisted McGregor’s goal. Goalie Rustam Kulizade earned the shutout. Still competing against Blyth (Warriors) in the second game only a few hours later, KES battled with 100% effort until the end, falling short in overtime 3-2. Nigel Morris opened the scoring for KES with Ryan Costello tying up the game towards the end of the second period. Marshall Plandowski, James MacGregor, Noah Wilson and Isaac Wilsoneach had an assist in game two.
Next match up was a competitive game against rivals Bishops College. This early Saturday morning game brought out plenty of fans including students, teachers and family. KES entered the second period behind 1-0, however, MacGregor evened the score while Plandowski and Keegan Gilbert brought the team ahead by two. Josh Hunt, Noah Wilson, Will Keating, and Isaac Wilson all had assists in this game.
The last and final meeting brought the only loss for the weekend against Newbridge Academy. The players and coaches certainly appreciated the support from fans, especially their family members. This was the first weekend of the season that each player had at least one family member travel to cheer them on in game action while other family members and friends still had the opportunity to show support via Facebook live.
The boys head back for a week of practice at the Windsor Arena before they venture out for their longest road trip to date on February 28th. This takes them to the Prep School Hockey Federation League Championship in Rockland, Ontario on March 2-4, followed by a few days of practice and preparation in the quiet suburbs of Ontario before heading to downtown Toronto for the Prep School National Championship at Upper Canada College March 8-11.
Sharon Estrada won GOLD at the recent Atlantic Wrestling Club Championships. She was assisted by Téa Racozzi who won SILVER and Mona Mohamed who won BRONZE.
Dear KES Family:
Although there has been tremendous drama and excitement this week about the Olympics in Korea, and at KES we have celebrated all our national heroes - be they Mexican cross-country skiers, German hockey players, Russian figure skaters, Japanese skiers, and all our diverse national and Canadian Olympians - there is another movement taking place south of our border worth paying attention to.