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An Eventful Day on Campus

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 17, 2020 4:31:59 PM

Yesterday we welcomed Kings-Hants MP Kody Blois to our campus, and we had very productive discussions about working with Canada Border Services on the entry of students to Canada with valid study permits.

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

We did it! Distance Learning a Success!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 6, 2020 1:15:00 PM

We did it!  After nine weeks of KES Distance Learning during this time of global pandemic, we have successfully concluded the 2019-2020 School year.  Who would have thought that a predicted day or two delay after our March break would turn into weeks, and then, ultimately months apart?  Administration and teachers were quick to implement an online programme for all students so that learning could continue each day, and I am pleased to reflect in hindsight that it did.  The learning curve was steep for students and teachers but a supportive and committed approach contributed to the overall success of the plan.  Chapel services, weekly Assemblies, daily fitness workouts and Zoom classes provided regular opportunities for students, families and teachers to stay connected.  On the final afternoon of classes, it was terrific for Grade 7 and 8 students to gather in Zoom rooms with their teachers and classmates to share year-end reflections and summer farewells.  How exciting it was to see and hear everyone.  The hope for an on-campus reunion in September fills our hearts with joy and optimism.  Have a safe and fun-filled summer holiday!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Distance Learning

Meet IB Artist – Eva Redmond

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 5, 2020 1:25:00 PM

Coming into KES I had never even planned to do IB Art, but my life and my passions have changed drastically during the past two years. I decided to join the IB Art class about a month into Grade 11 and   Ms. Stewart  was so welcoming and supportive. I’ve grown so much as an artist not only in photography and film, but also doing things way out of my comfort zone like my first large painting, or my self portrait out of chalk. The pieces shown here are some of my favourites, comprised of many photos I’ve taken over the past two years.

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

We Miss You!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2020 6:25:00 PM

I hope you enjoy the video that I put together, with the help of some of your favourite people, so you know just how much you are missed. You might recognize a few of our friendly campus faces! 

Please click here to watch the video. 

Have a great summer with your family.

Stephanie Cummings

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Distance Learning

A 'Goodbye' from our Stewards

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2020 1:24:00 PM

Dear Richardson Hall Girls & Buckle House Boys,

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

Congratulations to the Grade 9 Class of 2020!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2020 6:26:00 AM

On Thursday, May 28th, we honoured our graduating Grade 9 Class of 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented our fifty-four Grade 9 students and their parents from gathering on campus to celebrate with our customary Graduation Banquet, technology allowed us to gather virtually and to connect, contribute and celebrate meaningfully together.   A keepsake YouTube video was launched at 7:00 pm Atlantic Standard Time and students from as far as 12,000 kilometres away watched in real time and joined in the group Zoom reception that followed.   Pedro Arjona  recited a special graduation prayer for the Class of 2020 from his home in Mexico City, and students shared Junior School memories and meaningful quotations as the video journeyed from baby photos to pictures of the students from this past year.  
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life, Distance Learning

Connect/Converse/Create - Grad Style

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 3, 2020 6:23:00 PM

Pat and I handed over the hosting duties to graduates Duncan McLaughlin and Eva Redmond for our final episode of Connect/Converse/Create. This one is devoted to our Grade 12 students. It was a pleasure to arrange this, and I think you will enjoy hearing about their many topics including: Ball Games, Yearbook, Photography, Black History, Prefects, Campbell’s Day Boys, Winter Carnival, Earth Day, Prep Basketball, Chapel, Cadets, History, Prep Hockey, Art Room and much more. A big thank you to Pat for digging up a lovely closing from the “archives”, to remind us of the perspectives that history provides. Hopefully our podcasts played a small role in keeping you sane; it sure helped us! 


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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life, Distance Learning

KES Athletics Celebrated!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 3, 2020 6:13:00 PM

It was great to be able to celebrate our Annual KES Athletic Banquet last Thursday evening. I was very pleased to see and hear so many of our Coaches chatting on Zoom prior to the 8:00 pm start of the event. I truly appreciate the time, commitment and passion that our Coaches invest in our athletics programme. I shared with the audience, that although there is an expectation for our faculty to coach for two terms, we have had about a dozen, over the past couple of decades, who coach more than two terms of sport. This reflects the selflessness and commitment to our student-athletes. These coaches share many highs and lows with their teams and develop strong bonds with the students, while mentoring the essential life skills that we learn in sport and then apply to life.

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Topics: Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Some Final Thoughts from Coach Stuart

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 3, 2020 1:18:00 PM

Humans are creatures of habit. This is especially true for athletes and, particularly so, for the young men of the King’s-Edgehill Rugby Team. These habits sometimes transcend into rituals, and rituals serve important functions. They give meaning to our endeavours, they provide comfort in a world that can sometimes seem chaotic, and they serve as steppingstones on the way to desired short-term and long-term goals. Most importantly, they help construct a feeling of collective identity that forms a sense of belonging. In addition to their ingrained understanding of the importance of hard work, a sense of belonging helps our athletes buy into the considerable amount of effort required in a programme like ours and, more significantly, contributes to the lifelong friendships that are formed here.

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

Distance Learning Deputy Head

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM

This is the final instalment of the Faucher family videos. The story of the distance learning deputy head concludes with a number of cameo appearances of KES friends and colleagues. Thanks to all who played along!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS, Distance Learning

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