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More ESL Camp Fun

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

On Tuesday and Wednesday the students visited the Citadel in Halifax, had an informative tour of Halifax on the Harbour Hopper, went swimming in Windsor and visited the Haliburton House and Birthplace of Hockey Museums. Some of the students enjoyed beaver tails and poutine on the Halifax waterfront. We also visited the Truck Stop Food Market. Students could try Thai noodles, tacos, poutine, subs, stir fried vegetables and curry, deluxe burgers, just to mention a few of the dishes. A fun time was had by all.

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Topics: ESL Summer School

ESL Camp in Full Swing

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 24, 2016 8:47:01 AM

On Sunday we had our first excursion. Students and staff went to OnTree at Martock for an informative lesson followed by 4 hours of adventure. Students could chose basic, intermediate and advanced zip line courses. The students had a lot of fun and a great workout. They had no problem falling asleep that night!

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Topics: ESL Summer School

King’s-Edgehill Graduates Choose a Career

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 21, 2016 7:30:00 AM

It wasn’t so long ago that the top career choices that came to mind when a student was asked, “What do you want to do when you graduate?” were doctor, journalist, lawyer or teacher. Millennial parents grew up mainly pursuing medicine, law, journalism and science, but modern fields have broadened the academic horizon for many graduates heading into university or college. In addition to traditional fields of study, students can now pursue more niche fields, such as biomedical engineering, social media marketing, and nanotechnology (just to name a few).

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Topics: Academics at KES

ESL Camp Starts this weekend

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 18, 2016 5:48:04 AM

King’s-Edgehill School is proud to offer all international students the chance to participate in our ESL camp, which takes place right before the school year begins. Similar to the ESL program at KES, the ESL camp provides English language learners with an opportunity to learn and improve their English through a variety of activities and interactions.

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Topics: ESL Summer School

What an IB Diploma is really worth

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

An International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is a challenging two-year educational program for student’s in their final two years of high school. Graduating from this program provides students with internationally accepted qualifications for entry into universities and colleges worldwide. In addition to academic respect, graduates of the IB programme are known to flourish intellectually and emotionally. 

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Topics: Academics at KES

The Importance of Summer Reading

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Some students see summer as a time for leisure and look forward to closing their school books for a couple of months of sun and fun, but summer reading is important if you are looking to avoid the learning erosion that oftentimes occurs over the summer break. Reading is especially important for students who struggle with finding the joy in escaping with a good book.

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Topics: Academics at KES

King’s-Edgehill School Trips – Fun for every Grade!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

King’s-Edgehill School believes in the value of learning outside of the classroom and even outside of the community. The 2016-17 school year will see many trips for KES students, from surfing on Nova Scotia’s South Shore to cooking under the Tuscan sun.  As with every academic year, this year will also see plenty of opportunities for students to learn and experience life outside of school. 

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Discover King’s-Edgehill School with PhotoJournals

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jul 14, 2016 7:30:00 AM

The staff and faculty at King’s-Edgehill School encourage families to tour our campus and join us for scheduled Open Houses offered throughout the year. We are also proud to present a selection of eBooks and PhotoJournals created to give parents and students an overview of everything KES has to offer – from extra curricular activities, to travel, to academics, to the food services – our PhotoJournals walk you through a typical day on the KES campus and beyond! Some of our PhotoJournals include:

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Boarding School

Private school language explained

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jul 14, 2016 7:30:00 AM

If you are sending your child to a private day or boarding school, but never attended a private school yourself then you may feel a little lost when it comes to the terms used when referencing our academic programs, faculty and systems. This online glossary of private school terms from OurKids.net is a great example of terms used in private schools and what they mean: Glossary of Pricate School Terms . For example, at KES we have a Headmaster, not a principal. Generally a principal is the head of a public school, while a Headmaster or Headmistress has the same function, but at a private school. 

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Topics: Boarding School

Academic Fun with Mathletes at King’s-Edgehill School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jul 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

For most KES students the ability to exercise their academic potential beyond the classroom is important. One way we do this is through academic competitions and clubs, including the “Mathletes.” 

This co-curricular program is designed to encourage students who have a keen interest in mathematics to grow and learn. In addition to championships and competitions, KES Mathletes also have the opportunity to just have fun problem solving with like-minded students in a relaxed and multi-grade environment. During competitions these students enjoy showcasing the skills they have worked hard to develop while continuing to meet regularly to hone their mathematic skills with games and activities in between.

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Topics: Academics at KES

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