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The Bluenose Marathon

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 20, 2019 9:23:00 AM

Traditionally, the Bluenose Marathon (Nova Scotia’s race weekend) is held over the long weekend in May, but this year it was held over the June 8th-9th weekend. Rumour has it that it was the nicest weather for the races in many years, and it was well represented by our King’s-Edgehill community.  

The Lifemark 5km race kicked off the weekend, and it was a fast course around the Halifax downtown core. Impressive results were achieved by   Mr. Brodi Robinson  (18:35) and   David McCurdy ’19  (21:12) who finished 12th and 53rd out of a large field of over 2000 runners.

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

Provincial Track and Field: GOLD, GOLD, GOLD, SILVER

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 19, 2019 5:03:35 PM

With more than 4500 student-athletes participating in the 10 District Championships, track and field is by far the biggest sport in the NSSAF. That number is greatly reduced at the Regional Championships, and then reduced further at the Provincial Championships. It is a long road to the top of the podium, but the KES jersey was seen many times over the past two days of competition.
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Topics: Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Grade 11 IB Art - Oil Paintings

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2019 6:51:00 AM

The International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Programme is an intense course that is designed to allow students who are interested in Fine Arts, a chance to explore and develop his or her individual style.

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Topics: Arts At KES, IB Programme, ARTS

Art in a Digital Age

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 12, 2019 6:31:59 PM

If you're like most people (and I know you must be, because you are reading this on some kind of electronic device) a computer of some kind or another plays a significant role in your life. The Arts programme here at King's-Edgehill School is steeped in tradition. Students are taught and exposed to all forms of Art in a classic fashion; however, today's world has become largely dependent on computers and other such electronic devices. In a conversation I had recently with an alumnus of our School, he told me that his cell phone has more technological power than the Canadian Navy battleship he captains. That same technology has now also become status quo in the artistic world. Most music produced today is highly engineered. Animated movies are block-buster sensations. Technology is now a launch pad for creativity. Of course, the essence of Art is still human, but now we're finding more ways to channel creative intelligence and deliver it to the interested consumer or art aficionado. At KES, we're ahead of the curve in this regard as well. Computers are almost a necessity and, as such, our Arts Department now includes them in our productions, performances, and creations. As you can imagine, it's a challenge keeping up with the hardware and software capabilities, but we do so with the support of our administration and IT Department. Don't worry, we're not letting go of the traditional artistic methods.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, ARTS

Environmental Law Presentation and Activity with Lisa Mitchell

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 11, 2019 7:40:35 AM

Earlier this month our Law class and Environmental Club at KES were privileged to participate in an invigorating and challenging presentation, activity and debate on a case study that closely mirrors some ongoing environmental concerns in our geographic area.   Lisa Mitchell,  who is the Executive Director of East Coast Environmental Law, did a masterful job of planning the event for the 27 student participants. Many legal issues have many dimensions and points of view, which prevents an easy solution. Part of the activity had students taking on the roles of farmers, environmental groups, businesses, Indigenous peoples and government to discuss and debate a solution for the given case study.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Welcoming the KES Class of 2019 to the Alumni Community with Jim Mullan!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 10, 2019 8:36:00 AM

On May 24th, the Alumni & Advancement Department team attended our annual Grade 12 & Alumni Dinner and Pinning Ceremony, an event hosted each year by our office to welcome the graduating KES class to Alumni life. Prior to the Cadet Ball, the Class of 2019 gathered in the dining hall decked out in (gorgeous!) formal attire for a reception and delicious meal provided by the always awesome Twila MacDonald and her fantastic Chartwells team. The evening began with the lovely musical talents of Joanna Bond (2012-19) and Elizabeth Walsh (2017-19) as our special Alumni guests mingled with our graduating class. 

After everyone was seated for dinner, we welcomed members of our Alumni Liaison Committee, Ross Porter (2005-09) and Carlisle Norwood (2003-09). Carlisle and Ross shared how their relationship with KES has evolved and changed since they became members of the School’s vibrant Alumni community, and what an interesting experience it has been as dynamics with former teachers have transformed into lifelong friendships. 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

Way to go, Grade 7 and 8 Mathletes!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 6, 2019 7:47:36 PM

All Grade 7 and 8 students recently took part in the University of Waterloo Gauss Mathematics Competition. This is the last contest in a series of year-long challenging Waterloo mathematics competitions for students from Grades 7 through Grade 12. Everyone benefits from the excellent problem-solving opportunities that these contests provide. This year’s results indicated some excellent up-and-coming mathletes. I congratulate the following students who were the top 3 scorers at each grade level:  

Grade 7: 
First Place:   Lucas Martin
Second Place:   Mengjin (Eric) He
Third Place:   Tanvi Manchineni
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Cadet Ball 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 6, 2019 4:11:00 PM

The Annual Cadet Ball is a spectacular event at King’s-Edgehill School. This year was no exception due to the efforts of many dedicated people. I am so thankful for the support given to the Corps. Right from the start, we had the much needed involvement from the staff at Marshall House, in particular Ms Kathy Bonang and Ms Jenn Shaw. These two fine ladies coordinated notices out to faculty and parents. Within the Cadet office, Ms Morgaine Sullivan maintained the file detailing attendees and guests. This is no mean feat as there are always last minute people who have selected a date and finally found the courage to ask the young man or lady. 

Of course, there is no point in having a ball if no one knows the dance movements. This year we called upon the multi-talented Sarah Bell and Ms Stephanie Cumming. Between these two extraordinary dancers, they staged dance lessons for the students that were amazing and lots of fun.



Everybody finally got their ducks in a row and the day of the event came. Mr Jeff Smith’s Big Valley Swing Band once again provided fabulous music for the evening. The space looked amazing due to the efforts of Ms Sandy Stewart. Ms Stewart can take any area, use her great talents and turn it into a dream world. What an amazing lady and a true supporter of the cause.



This year I received a very fine comment from the orchestra. They really like to play for the Cadet Ball because the students are so charged up on the floor, not afraid to try new movements and just thoroughly enjoy the experience. What more could one ask for? What a great way to end the Cadet Year.



Don’t worry though, 11 September 2019 is fast approaching. Wednesdays -- the best day of the week!

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

The IB Exams: One Year in One Hour

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 5, 2019 7:44:48 PM

One year in one hour – the International Baccalaureate programme can certainly be challenging at times, and during the fleeting moments of writing the final exams, one has to be prepared, focus hard and write fast! I am very happy to report that our current class of Grade 12 students, while finding some exams challenging, did report that they were prepared and able to do their best. The suspense will continue until July 5th, which is when the results are officially released by the IB organization.

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Topics: IB Programme

International Climate Strike

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 5, 2019 12:44:13 PM

On Friday, May 24th, the third International Climate Strike of the year took place, with a whopping 1.4 million participants worldwide. As many of you know, the Climate Strike movement began with a young climate activist,   Greta Thunberg. Greta began protesting for climate justice at the beginning of this “school year”, and her activism and passion has generated tremendous support and action among youth.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

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