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Summer Rugby Updates

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 8, 2018 8:35:31 AM

Soon after the high school rugby season ended, a number of our current stud ents and recent graduates continued their efforts on the pitch throughout the summer as members of our Provincial rugby programme, the Nova Scotia Keltics. The 2018 most outstanding male contributor and current University of Western student,  Alex Otto (2012-18) , led the charge on the Under-18 team. Joining Ale x was current Senior student and Prefect,   Ben Lohr .
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Topics: Athletes at KES, About King's-Edgehill School

Our Close Knit Club

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 5, 2018 12:32:00 PM

The club programme is up and running in the Junior School. Clubs provide an excellent opportunity to try something new, from debating, to robotics, to yearbook. One club in particular excites me, as I love crafts! Every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 in room 205 on the second floor of the Junior School, Clare Fleckenstein runs a knitting club. It is welcome to anyone who would like to learn to knit for the first time, and to experienced knitters who might like to hone their skills or work on a larger project with some guidance and supervision. Knitting needles and a wide selection of yarns are available to work with. Lesson one for the beginners was accomplished …casting on! Pictured here are Clare Fleckenstein, Mathangi Somasekaram, Elisabeth Edwardsand Sean Hurley. Come and join us for some crafty fun!

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

KES Students Attend the Annual Dalhousie Math Camp

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 5, 2018 6:43:22 AM

This summer, during the month of July, we were given an opportunity to attend the Canadian Mathematical Society’s Annual Camp at Dalhousie University in Halifax. We stayed for five days in residence, attending seminars during the day and hanging around campus or participating in activities in the evenings. It gave us exposure to a high level of education beyond the confines of the classroom, and allowed us to meet peers with similar interests. On top of this, it gave us a taste of university life, and introduced us to people working practically in the field of mathematics, as well as to other students who were aspiring to that. We would like to thank our Math teachers, especially Mrs. Dufour, for thinking of us and wanting to send us to this camp. We are so grateful for this wonderful opportunity!

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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Academics at KES

Athletes of the Week

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 4, 2018 7:37:10 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.

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Topics: Athletes at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, About King's-Edgehill School

A Month of International Celebrations

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 3, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Mexican Independence Day

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

Why Caribbean Students Choose our School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 3, 2018 1:15:04 PM

Caribbean families have entrusted King’s-Edgehill School with their children for many years because of everything KES and our surrounding community has to offer.

King’s-Edgehill School is proud to be a CAIS (Canadian Association of Independent Schools) Boarding School. Our family consists of over 360 university-bound students from Canada, North America, the Caribbean, and around the globe. We not only offer outstanding academic programming, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, but we also strive to provide the best in athletics, arts, leadership opportunities and extra-curricular activities. 

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Topics: Campus Life

Grade 9 Adventurous Journey

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 3, 2018 6:59:59 AM

From Thursday, September 20th to Friday, September 21st, the largest Grade 9 class (ever!) embarked on their annual Duke of Edinburgh “Adventurous Journey” into Kejimkujik National Park. All 60 students were shuttled into the middle of Nova Scotia’s wilderness, located in the most central western half of the province.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Travel at KES

Our New Spectacular Turf Field

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2018 5:27:45 PM

We are very pleased to have one of the finest turf fields in the country available to us as we start the School’s 230th year. It seems not too long ago that I played on Jakeman Field as a young Grade 10 KES student and was excited to be playing on the senior team. At that time, Jakeman Field was the most spectacular field at our School, the scenery to the south was phenomenal and   Henri Medina ( 1975-2011)  was our Senior Boys’ head coach. Time moves forward, now Henri and his wife   Deb (1977-2010)  are retired and their daughter   Alyssa (1998-2006) is on faculty.

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Topics: Athletes at KES, Athletics At KES

2018 Windsor Terry Fox Run a Tremendous Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Sunday, September 16th, marked the 38th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. Spirits were high on campus as students, parents, staff, alumni, and members of our Windsor community, including Mayor Anna Allen (1968-69), gathered to continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope.

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Topics: Athletes at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

2018 Prefect Training

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 26, 2018 2:33:00 PM

On August 29th and 30th, select Grade 12 students arrived early for the 2018/19 School year to partake in leadership training to become Prefects. At Prefect training, students took part in different activities to build stronger relationships between fellow Prefects and to plan upcoming events such as the Opening Day games and to establish their roles as Committee Heads. This Prefect group was also extremely fortunate to have Alumnus and former Prefect, Mr. Joe Grondin (1973-78), come in and share his ideals of leadership and his experience as a leader. Through these exercises, the Prefects gained tremendous new skills in how to lead and support one another which they will utilize in their various commitments within the School this year and onward. 

To bring some perspective, Prefects are Grade 12 students who are chosen by the faculty, based on their contributions as exemplary student leaders. A Prefect exemplifies a myriad of characteristics for what it means to be a great leader, student, athlete and friend, symbolizing our core values of gentleness, learning, dignity and respect. Prefects lead by example. From planning dances, fundraisers, events for students and the end-of-the-year festivities, such as prom and alumni dinners, to being on duty in dorms on weeknights, the life of a Prefect is busy and the responsibilities are seemingly never ending. However, the members of our Prefect body are given the respect they deserve and their duties do not go unnoticed nor without appreciation. Volunteering in chapel, the local food bank and fundraising for cancer research through the Terry Fox Foundation, is not only work that is appreciated by those in need, but it is also rewarding for these leaders as they are giving back to their community and school. In addition, our Prefect group is very diverse, with 50% being international, representing more than 15 nations around the globe. 

Prefects at King’s-Edgehill have exposure to different forms of leadership like how to plan events, work collaboratively and build upon leadership skills that they can utilize for the rest of their lives. Not only does being a Prefect benefit the student themselves, but it also benefits everyone around them. Teachers have students who they can rely on for support in and out of the classroom, and coaches see Prefect leadership on the ice, basketball court and soccer field and younger students can look up to and model themselves off of the leadership of their Prefects. 

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

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