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Fantastic Wrestling Season at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 19, 2019 1:33:00 PM

Three KES students wrestled in their first-ever National Wrestling Championship in early April.   Callum Lovelace  (Grade 10),   Bella Turner-Galaise (Grade 9) and team captain   Téa Racozzi  (Grade 12) both trained the two weeks prior to nationals by wrestling early each afternoon followed by rugby practice immediately after.   Bella  won the PEI and New Brunswick Opens over the March break.

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

2019 March Break Europe Trip

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 19, 2019 7:17:14 AM

On March 10th, 23 KES students embarked on an adventure to explore the beautiful countries of Italy and Greece. Our excited group enjoyed the rolling hills of olive groves, the best pizza shops, and perused the streets in sunny weather. Some highlights of the trip were the gondola rides through narrow water canals in Venice, touring around the colosseum in Rome, walking the stone paths in Pompeii, cruising the Aegean Sea to explore the Greek Islands, and tasting all of the delicious meals unique to the villages we were visiting.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Travel at KES

Kudos to our Director of Student Life and Wellness, Monica Schafer

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 18, 2019 7:03:51 AM

This week our own  Director of Student Life & Wellness, Monica Schafer , completed the Canadian Accredited Independent School’s (CAIS) Leadership Academy and was presented with her Diploma in Independent School Leadership. Over the past three years, Ms Schafer completed the 10 module programme with course work in such topics as Faculty Culture, Leadership, Mental Health, and School Accreditation. In addition to her work directly in the diploma, she was also invited to join the visiting committee which carried out the school accreditation of Ridley College in Ontario. We are proud of Ms Schafer’s accomplishment and thankful for her unwavering efforts to support and positively impact the lives of all students and staff on campus!


O ur Students and Staff are very friendly. So are the campus puppies! Our students truly feel at home among the friendly people and canines on campus. If you'd like to find out how welcoming our campus really is, don't hesitate to visit us. Plan Your Visit here.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Junior School Regional Science Fair (2019)

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 17, 2019 6:03:18 PM

Last week, six KES students took their science fair projects to the next level and competed in the Regional Science Fair. Mitchel Larkin, Cameron Stephens, Hannah Bryant, Justin Day, Greg Otto and Henry Mulherin were all chosen by the judges at the KES Science Fair to go on to the regional competition at the NSCC campus in Kentville. All the students had excellent presentations and did a great job sharing their ideas and discoveries with the judges, other students and the public. 

The students merited many medals and awards during the closing of the competition. Cameron won a Shad Valley Scholarship. Hannah won a SILVER medal, admission to the Acadia University Huggins High School Seminar and a Shad Valley Scholarship. Mitchel won a GOLD medal, admission to the Acadia University Huggins High School Seminar and a Shad Valley Scholarship. Henry won a GOLD medal and the Canadian Federation of University Women: merit ward. 

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

The Great Geography Challenge

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 16, 2019 10:29:00 AM

The 2019 Junior School Geography Challenge had a close finish; however, the defending champion prevailed!

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Topics: Academics at KES

What Amazing Talent!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 15, 2019 7:44:50 AM

Congratulations to the IB Art Class for their amazing Exhibition last week! They should be very proud of their accomplishments, hard work and dedication. This exhibition marked a lot of “firsts” – it was the largest IB show at our School to date, and we had a record-breaking attendance on Opening Night!
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Topics: Arts At KES, IB Programme, ARTS

Headmaster's Weekly Newsletter -Week 28

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Apr 13, 2019 9:30:19 AM

Dear KES Family,


The story is told by Prince Harry that in the early days of their courtship, Meghan Markle’s (now the Duchess of Sussex) first visit to Windsor Castle to see Harry’s grandmother went very well. The reason for the successful visit was that the Queen’s beloved corgis, who had always given Harry a frosty reception, greeted Meghan warmly and happily. The royal canines gave their instant approval. The Queen’s quickly followed.
 
Belinda and I don’t have corgis but we do have two small dogs, both of which partake in receptions and School events with regularity. When hockey legend Guy LaFleur came to our home during the Long Pond Classic, Guy spent most of his time on the kitchen floor playing and petting with Zuri and Nara. Similarly, hockey famous tough guy Chris “knuckles” Nilan, would have much preferred scratching Nara’s exposed belly (she has no shame…) than signing autographs for the other guests. Who knew that these “larger than life” hockey players were so sensitive? (Guy confided that his little tea cup dog sleeps on the bed.)
 
And so on Tuesday night at 9:30pm, I made my way across the snow to the Dining Hall with Zuri and Nara for an evening walkabout. We did not actually make it into the Dining Hall itself as in the hallway were a group of students who spontaneously started petting and playing with Zuri and Nara. It was great chatting with Susana and Andrea and all their friends as well as Christian and Duncan and everyone who meandered through the hallway. Evening snack was ending and everyone seemed relaxed and happy. Zuri and Nara were in heaven with all the attention and quickly picked up the Spanish instructions they were given (Zuri is half Papillon so being a Spanish breed it was easier for her…).
 
While I sometimes lament that we are all generally more relaxed, expressive, and affectionate with animals than with people, I love the interchange that takes place. Perhaps our true selves show more clearly? Or, maybe dogs can sense who we really are inside. It was clear that all the students were happy and comfortable and in a ‘good space’. Christian mentioned that I should bring them around during exams. Maybe I should. Studies have shown that petting an animal reduces anxiety and lowers heart rate and blood pressure.
 
Be it the Mess Dinner, the record-breaking long assembly this week (superb prom-posal, Lane!), or the way in which the students embraced the winter storm which hit, I am finding the student body relaxed and fun to be with. As one Mess Dinner guest exclaimed after the student reception, “I have never seen such confident children. It is such a rarity to meet teenagers who look you in the eye.”
 
Sincerely,
Joe Seagram

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Topics: Joe's Journal -- Weekly Headmaster's Newsletter

Freaky Friday at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 11, 2019 3:32:00 PM

When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. In the end, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation.

There are 3 performances for the show so come out and support this wonderful cast on:
  • Friday, April 12th 7:00pm
  • Saturday, April 13th 2:00pm & 7:00pm.

There's always something exciting going on at King's-Edgehill School -- it's in the air. You can hear music in the halls, smell healthy meals cooking, see original artwork and performances and feel the energy of students who love to learn. Experience it for yourself! Plan your visit here.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

A Million Dreams can come alive

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 11, 2019 12:44:41 PM

Last night, our School celebrated the 2nd Annual Arts Gala, hosted by seniors   Nicola DuToit  and   Linus Mulherin  and assisted by the Arts Committee Head,   Joanna Bond. The event showcased talent and works from our various programmes of visual art, media art, dance, drama, and music. Midway through the show,   Nicola  (vocals) was joined by three more Grade 12 students,   Sharlene Chan  (vocals), and   Kathleen Balcome  (piano and vocals), and   Antonia Ziegler  (page turner) to perform a piece from the 2017 hit movie, The Greatest Showman, entitled  A Million Dreams  Click here to watch the performance. Their rendition was filled with passion and musicality and delivered an appealing message. The chorus of the song sums up nicely the ethos of art, in my opinion:

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

KES Wrestlers Win Gold!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 9, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Despite being a team of only two,   Greg Otto and Quinn Emery  put on such a dominant performance that they won the Junior Boys’ Regional banner. The Senior Girls’ Regional banner went to our girls. This put all of our wrestlers, including our two Senior boys, in an excellent position to compete for more gold at Provincials.

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Topics: Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

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