Inside King's-Edgehill School

Alexandra Newbould (1994-1997): Illustrator, Court Sketch Artist, Painter

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM

I attended KES from Grade 10-12. Though it was difficult living away from home, it was cool to be surrounded by students from around the world. You become family because you're in it together. I have solid friends and many funny memories. After graduating from KES, I went to University of Victoria and received my BFA in Visual Arts. I did a bit of traveling before settling down in Panamá for a few years working as an English teacher and painter. After a while I wanted more technical training in illustration so I came back to Canada and studied Illustration.

I work out of my studio in Toronto's west end. I create fine art for exhibitions, freelance illustration for different clients from advertising to album covers, and my favorite work is courtroom sketching for the Canadian media. I also have a business called the Tat Shack in Sauble Beach, Ontario, where I do henna tattoos and sell art in the summer months. I tried many things along my journey, failing at some, learning from mistakes, listening and taking advice from friends and family. I like to meet as many people as possible, through networking opportunities that arise and I try to be open and flexible when they do. I intend to continue doing what makes me happy for as long as I can which is drawing, painting, and traveling at will. One day I might like to focus exclusively on portrait painting. My advice is to go into a field doing what makes you happy. You were probably put on earth to do it, and you are going to excel at it because you will be motivated. Keep your eye on the prize and the universe will make it happen.

Learn about our Fine Arts curriculum from Grade 6 to IB Art as well as countless extra curricular opportunities to express your artistic passions. 

Arts at KES Amazing art programs

 

This article was originally printed in the Alumni magazine, read more alumni stories here: https://bbk12e1-cdn.myschoolcdn.com/ftpimages/459/misc/misc_193060.pdf

Read More

Topics: Arts At KES

Headmaster's Weekly Newsletter -- Week 28

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Apr 13, 2018 7:34:33 PM

Dear KES Family:


With a population of 25 million people, Shanghai is the largest city in China. Like Mexico City or New York, the sheer size of the metropolis and the density of the people is almost overwhelming. The contrast of elements - from trees a thousand years old to meeting "Tami" the robot at the help desk in the train station - is staggering. Having just finished a visit with families in Jinan and basked in the peace and ancient natural beauty of Confucius’ historic home, Shanghai offers its own steep contrast.

Read More

Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

Headmaster's Weekly Newsletter -- Week 28

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Apr 13, 2018 7:24:42 PM

Dear KES Family:

With a population of 25 million people, Shanghai is the largest city in China. Like Mexico City or New York, the sheer size of the metropolis and the density of the people is almost overwhelming. The contrast of elements - from trees a thousand years old to meeting "Tami" the robot at the help desk in the train station - is staggering. Having just finished a visit with families in Jinan and basked in the peace and ancient natural beauty of Confucius’ historic home, Shanghai offers its own steep contrast.

Read More

Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

From Class to Sport to Classical

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 12, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Knowing that Grade 8 student,   William Ahern, one of our most gifted pianists and our chapel organist, recently had a master class with Professor John Hanson, of Acadia University, I wanted to catch him while his fingers were still hot from the experience. We all have busy schedules here on campus, so I seized the opportunity to grab William just after he finished his afternoon sport activity. Without hesitation, he sat down at the piano and let me record his newly-polished piece. I am confident that this Eighth Grader will impress even the best of players.   Enjoy the performance!
Read More

Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES

KES Visits the Land of the Sand!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 12, 2018 6:58:43 AM

KES was very pleased to offer a new and exciting travel opportunity for our students this year. Twenty-five students and four chaperones had the incredible privilege of visiting the United Arab Emirates during our recent March break. This amazing venture to the Middle East was a first for KES.

Our group enjoyed perfect spring weather as we explored Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. March is one of the best times to visit the UAE. Winter has just ended, and the days are warmer but not too hot! We enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Dubai, taking in the iconic Burj Khalifa, exploring old residential Dubai, bartering in the gold and spice souqs, and of course, lavish shopping in the famous Dubai Mall. Let’s not forget the food – it was divine. From lean, grilled meats, to flavourful hummus, fresh tabbouleh and fattoush, and warm Arabic bread. Everything was delicious!   Ms. Stewart  and I raved about an incredible bowl of hummus that we ate – perfectly smooth with spicy chicken shawarma and pomegranate on top. Just amazing! Take me back!
Read More

Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Travel at KES

KES Senior School IB Art Show 2018

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Once again, I am very proud to announce our Annual Grade 11 and 12 IB Art Exhibition, with the  Opening Reception on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 pm  in the Stanfield Dining Hall/McLellan Annex.
Read More

Topics: IB Programme

Junior School Play - CINDERELLA

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 9, 2018 5:37:34 PM

On April 20th and 21st, a timeless tale of transformation will unfold right before your eyes as the King’s-Edgehill Junior School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. 

This classic musical features all the moments you love – an incredible transformation, the glass slipper, and the lush score of classic songs "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible" and "Ten Minutes Ago.” In this hilarious and romantic musical experience, see how everything can be possible when a little bit of magic combines with the immense power of hope and love.

Show times are Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm and Saturday, April 21st at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students/Seniors. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 902-798-2278, ext. 3593.

Read More

Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES

Meet Victoria Dubois - A Musical Force

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 8, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Meet the most recent talent to arrive to our School, Victoria Dubois. This Ninth Grader joined us in January and she plays the flute in the concert band and in her music class. Beyond that, this capable vocalist performed at our recent coffee house, accompanying herself on the piano. Today, I am pleased to feature her singing and playing the guitar for her most recent composition, Too Many Times. Sensational, I say! Click here and enjoy!!

Read More

Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES

Headmaster's Weekly Newsletter -- Week 27

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Apr 7, 2018 1:50:41 PM

Dear KES Family:

The Air Canada's Boeing 767 has a capacity of 375 people. Upon arriving in Hong Kong this week, my suitcase was the first in line. How lucky is that? Considering that the flight was full and that many passengers had two or more bags, I figure that my suitcase had at best a 1 in 400 chance of being first. It was marvelous - no anxious waiting period as other passengers collected their bags and left the airport. No wondering if my bag was still in Vancouver. Instead, I was first out of the baggage claim area. What was even better was seeing King's-Edgehill alumnus Thomas Kam (Head Boy in 1982) waiting for me. My mother has always said that it is really nice being picked up at the airport. She is right. Despite my exhaustion and "plane brain", I felt fortunate and buoyant and grateful as I left the airport with Thomas.

Pictured with me at a Rugby 7's game in Hong Kong are Eric McKenna (2004) and Thomas Kam.



The last bit of travel I did on behalf of the School was to Miami where I visited a half dozen schools as part of a facilities tour. Many of the schools were gorgeous and blessed with magnificent venues for athletics and the arts. However, I could not help but notice that every school was hidden behind high walls, security gates, and razor wire (in some cases). All of them had security booths and police cars at their entrances. Visitors must have appointments and must show government issued identification. Each is given a visitor sticker to wear. This includes your name, the date, the time you entered and the time you must have vacated the premises. I understand the necessity for good security, but I could not imagine having the same kind of barricaded and secured enclave at King's-Edgehill School. We have cameras and alarms and night security, and we practice lockdowns as much as we do fire drills, but we don't live in fear. I cannot imagine what it would be like, and I hope we never find out.
Sincerely,

Joe Seagram

Read More

Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

Athletes of the Week

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Athletes of the Week (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our Athletic Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing gentleness and learning and dignity and respect.

Read More

Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Take a Peek Inside King's-Edgehill School

Explore King’s-Edgehill School with this short video.  Tour our campus and see inside Canada’s first independent school.  

 

Subscribe to our Blog

Recent Posts

A Full Day in Pictures

Want a better picture of what it’s like to be a student at King’s-Edgehill School? Our photojournals will walk you through a typical day for Day Students and for Boarding Students. Download yours now for a peek at one day as a KES student.  

A Day in the Life New Call-to-action