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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. 

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Topics: Arts At KES

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!
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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!
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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.
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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.

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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!!

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

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.

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

Tidal Bore Rafting Trip in May

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 6, 2018 2:00:00 PM

For any students interested in having an exhilarating thrill and a big taste of Maritime adventure, consider signing up for the KES White Water Rafting Trip to Tidal Bore Rafting. This trip will take place from May 20-22, over the Victoria Day long weekend, and students will lodge onsite for two nights at the Rafters Ridge Cottages and Chalets.
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Topics: Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Tyra Alleyne at CARIFTA Water Polo 2018

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 6, 2018 7:11:18 AM

Grade 9 student Tyra Alleyne was selected to compete as a member of the Barbados CARIFTA Water Polo team 2018. She played on the Under 19 female team and the Under 16 male/mixed team. On the Under 19 female team, she trained to play primarily in the position known as the “hole” or “hole set”. This is a central position approximately two meters away from the opponents goal bar and key for powerful close range shots. She was able to score a number of key goals during the game and was considered to be one of the more powerful shooters on her team. This year, the Under 19 females came away with the SILVER medal and the under 16 male/mixed team secured the BRONZE medal. Tyra also represented Barbados in the CARIFTA Water Polo Championships in 2017 and that event was held in The Bahamas. 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

The Grade 9 Bunny Brigade

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 2, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Adorned with painted whiskers and bunny ears, our Grade 9 leadership students: Victoria Dubois, Lily Gale, Grace Gallant, Kaylee Hickey, Sarah Hilborn, Ethan Hiscott, Jem Logan, Aria MacDonald, Emma MacDonald, Rhyan Rusaw, Matvey Semenenko, Mathangi Somasekaram, Claudia Villaorduna and Megan Woodworth put some smiles on the faces of our younger Junior School students as they staged the 2018 campus Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Chase on the day before our Easter Break began. Grade 7 and 8 students responded with enthusiasm as they burst forth into the Quad when the word was given to begin the annual hunt and chase. The squeals of laughter and the energy release were terrific as students navigated snow banks and pathways to spot the Easter treats! Chocolate eggs were found in record time and our Grade 9 bunnies did an amazing job outrunning the highly energized Juniors who were eager to tag them to capture the prized chocolate bunnies. What great fun! Special thanks are extended to Grace Gallant who planned and ran the day’s events, and the rest of the Bunny Brigade. It will be remembered for years to come.

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

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