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Why Athletics is a key pillar

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 23, 2015 9:14:27 AM

Athletics joins Academics, the Arts and Student Leadership as one of the four major pillars of education at King's-Edgehill School in Windsor, Nova Scotia. As Canada's first independent co-ed school, our mission is to

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prepare children in Grades 6 to 12 for a university education and a rewarding life beyond by educating the whole child. 

Participation in various sport programmes is important in building body strength and coordination. Moving away from the sedentary lifestyle introduced early in a child’s life, there are many opportunities at KES to make use of all that youthful energy.

Participation in team sports builds an understanding of teamwork while developing discipline and leadership skills. Your child will learn how to interact while they improve their physical abilities along with mental skills. They’ll learn the importance of working together to achieve a common goal.  Students also learn more about their own natural abilities and build self-confidence through athletics.

Any child who feels that he or she can’t play hockey, basketball, soccer or rugby at KES is in for a happy surprise. They can learn to enjoy any game and to play it skillfully with practice and effective coaching. Athletic programs are designed for students of all ages with teams for girls and boys. Students are required to participate in activity, and encouraged to choose a new sport in each of our three sport terms.

The choice is varied: the KES campus covers 65 acres and boasts four playing fields, a swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts and double gymnasium amongst its many on campus athletic facilities.

Seasonal athletic programs

There is an athletic or fitness activity for everyone in all Grades throughout the school year and they change from term to term, giving students the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs. 

At KES, your child can participate in personal fitness programs, yoga, tennis, basketball and swimming during the fall. An equestrian program is also available. Team sports include soccer, cross-country running and Girls' Division III volleyball. Basketball is also part of the winter and spring athletic program.

Skiing and snowboarding are always popular winter sports selections. We are lucky to have a ski hill just minutes away and a special relationship that allows our teams to hit the hill daily during the sports period. KES offers recreational skiing and snowboarding and a great learn to ski/snowboard opportunity for those students who are new to the sport.  KES is also home to national quality ski and snowboard athletes and championship ski and snowboard teams who have captured more than 20 provincial championship titles in the past decade.

We have both Boys' Prep and Girls' Prep hockey teams. Students can also work on biathlon training during the winter. This involves Nordic or cross-country skiing combined with accurate target shooting from 50 meters.

Spring sports include outdoor activities such as cycling, badminton, golf, rugby and softball along with junior fitness. Students are encouraged to try different sports during the school year to become all-round athletes.

We want every child to find an activity they can pursue with passion. With 3 seasons of sports and over 20 different sports to choose from, we're pretty sure your child will find a few they love. Download our Athletics Photojournal to discover more sports at KES.

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