Karen Moore, Associate Director of Admissions at KES, will be attending a Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Boarding School Fair on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Accra Beach Hotel in Barbados. Karen will be meeting with current KES families and prospective families. For over 20 years, a group of CAIS Boarding Schools have been travelling to Barbados to meet with families who are interested in a Canadian boarding school education for their children.
There is no greater way to build a sense of community at school than to take some time off from school’s every day routines and have some fun with fellow classmates! Throughout the academic year KES hosts Junior School House games, which kick off in the fall with the Junior School Highland Games – after all Nova Scotia is, of course, New Scotland!
Dear KES Family:
The first frost of the year was glistening white on the ground and rooftops this morning. It is rather magical seeing the sun rise and watching its warmth melt the frozen dew. I realize that no Canadian enjoys scraping their car windshields – especially on a dark and chilly morning – but there is a freshness to a snapping cold autumn morning followed by brilliant sun and vivid colours that are good for the soul.
The students have that same warming ability. No matter what may happen or what my mood might be, at some point in the day the warmth and humour of our students will lift my spirits. Some highlights this week include Riley Coe’s classic eye-roll and communication with CBC’s Trent McClellan who was interrupting her debate during filming of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" on campus. Riley was poised, polite and composed despite being on camera and harassed by one of Canada’s foremost comedians.
Another moment would be running into Andrew Atwood on Monday night in the Athletic Centre. In an effort to exercise off some of my Thanksgiving turkey, I had headed over to the gym. Being a holiday weekend, I had not shaved for three days. In a classic reversal of roles, Andrew happily pointed out my fledgling beard, but was quick to mitigate my embarrassment by stating that it looked good on me. Hahaha! I love these moments.
After a few years absence, I am back in the classroom teaching one section of Grade 12 English. The course theme is good and evil and our current text is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It is the highlight of my day. Inevitably Quynn Rusaw or Heather Stanton or Nathan Danquah or Maverik Skeans or Sharon Estrada (or any other member of the class), will say or write something insightful and positive about what we are studying. Yesterday alumnus Anthony Archibald (1990-93) visited the School as a guest speaker in Mr. Avila’s Business class. He loved it. He felt the same energy and sense of fun I always do.
On Friday, October 27th King’s-Edgehill School (KES) teachers, staff and students look forward to opening their doors to parents, prospective students and their siblings for a day designed to highlight why so many families choose KES.
We understand that selecting a private school for your children is a difficult decision and can be overwhelming. The KES Open House is designed to simplify the process by allowing you and your child to fully immerse in the KES experience. You will not only tour the campus and get to know some of our KES family, but you will have time to ask questions, explore the classrooms and hear, first hand, the value and enrichment opportunities KES gives each and every student.
Topics: About King's-Edgehill School
In order for the brain to be more, the body needs to do more. It is for this reason that KES runs a weekly “High Performance” Training Group. KES values the role physical fitness plays in daily life and encourages healthy habits early on. Our emphasis on physical fitness is not only seen through our various athletic offerings, but because we also offer extra to students who want to train more.
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Dear KES Family:
A group of nine international education consultants came to the School this week. Representing nations from Brazil to Russia, our visitors started their cross-Canada tour of boarding schools in Victoria, British Columbia, last week. We were their 17th school in ten days.
Dear KES Family:
If you are ever losing hope in this young generation of teenagers, you have to come to our assembly sometime. Magical things happen.
After months of intense planning, coding and robot building, the KES Robotics Club recently competed in a national competition in Montreal, Quebec and placed first against 12 other teams to qualify for the World Robotics Olympiad (WRO) that will take place later this fall.
Dear KES Family:
Our Head Boy, Arturo Ramirez, made an announcement on Wednesday in which he urged his fellow students to make sure they left the Dining Hall neat and that when they put away their dishes to stack them in the appropriate piles (bowls with bowls, big plates on big plates etc.). He finished by saying “little things can make big changes”. He is right. We have to look beyond the small impact we make as individuals to see how transformative we can be as a community.
There is nothing more exciting to a Senior Student then visiting and touring a university campus. It’s a student’s firsthand view of what university life is like, and get an opportunity to get information, ask questions and decide if that university if a good fit for their future aspirations. A campus visit allows a student to experience the people, the learning environment as well as see the dorms and walk around campus.