1st Place: Jiahuan (Edward) He
2nd Place: Lily Gale
3rd Place: Matvey Semenenko
1st Place: Megan Mattie
2nd Place: Liam Connors
3rd Place: Santiago Caballero
1st Place: Sean Hurley
2nd Place: Elena Julien
3rd Place: Athena Cox
Topics: Academics at KES
Boarding schools are accredited independent schools (CAIS) that offer an engaging and enriched educational experience. They are a home away from home for many children whose parents are looking to give their children the tools they need to do and be more. Enrolling your child in a boarding school means giving them the freedom to form lifelong friendships and experience an educational experience unlike any other.
Every day this week I walked past a pair of earbuds sitting on a hallway desk in the senior academic wing. Each time I could not believe that they were still there. Unclaimed and literally open for the taking, no one had touched them. Taking them would be so easy and yet there they remained, testimony to the honesty of the community. I had to wonder how many places in the world this would happen? I suspect not many.
Topics: About King's-Edgehill School
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend a private school? Do you have a friend that already attends King’s-Edgehill School? On Wednesday, February 14th we are once again opening our doors for “Bring a Friend to School Day.” This is your opportunity to meet the staff and current students of KES and find out why your friend loves it here (and why you will too)!
What makes KES such a great school? There are many things that make King’s-Edgehill School a great school including small class sizes, numerous award-winning athletic programmes, unique arts experiences, and a strong academic foundation.
Topics: Plan a visit
Topics: About King's-Edgehill School
T’was the day before Christmas holidays and all through the School, the students were studying for exams and following the Golden Rule.
The day before examinations finished, I was visited by five students from Mr. MacInnis’ Entrepreneurship class. This lovely group from the Class of 2018 - Valeria (Mexico), Duncan (Windsor, NS), Alex (Chester, NS), Tristan (Barbados), and Maverik (Newfoundland) – had raised over $400 for charity through an auction at school. The items varied from sleep-ins and Strickey cookies, to a trip to Costco with Mr. Faucher and donated clothing from New Scotland designs. They split their ‘earnings’ with the IWK Foundation (supports women, children, youth and families at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax) and Phoenix House, which is a shelter for teenagers in Halifax. Impressive stuff!
The spirit of giving has infused our School and become a natural way of thinking and acting. Our Christmas Giving Tree had three ways to help others. Students could:
1. Share the Warmth: gently used (or new) winter hats, scarves, mitts or jackets
2. Help feed the hungry with a non-perishable Food Bank donation
3. Bring Christmas to a child with an unwrapped toy
In addition, we have just finished a powerful two-week awareness lesson about violence against women. Led by Mr. Campbell and our Youth in Action group, this was a sensitive and educational White Ribbon campaign. After an all-School fundraiser, we were also able to present a cheque to Chrysalis House, a shelter for abused women in Kentville, NS.
Helping others is both instinctive and learned behaviour. If children learn to share and to be generous, then they will be caring and sharing as adults. If our students learn how to help, and how to make a meaningful and thoughtful difference in the lives of others, then a KES education takes on a whole new dimension. Seeing our students treating others as they would like to be treated themselves, warms the heart.
Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases!