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The 254 Onward and Upward

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 26, 2017 1:50:32 PM

The band was tuned, the uniforms were smart and the boots were “shiny”. Oh well, two out of three is not bad. Friday had finally come and the cadets of the 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps were ready to go. A flurry of activity kept the morning going as cadets showed up for missing spats, hose top, and “can you sew this button on for me?”….and “someone stole one boot out of my locker.”
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Topics: Cadets

Bring a Friend To School Day--a Huge Success, with thanks to our students.

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 24, 2017 7:28:12 PM

A few weeks ago, we offered our students the opportunity to “Bring a Friend to School”.  We know that our students are regularly asked about what it is like to attend King’s-Edgehill School.  Our students are proud of their unique school and responded with enthusiasm. More than 30 students invited nearly 40 friends to spend the day with us! 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

First at Canadian World Robotic Olympiad!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The World Robotic Olympiad is an international organization that aims to bring together young people from all over the world to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions. In 2015 the WRO had 55 countries and close to 22,000 teams from around the world taking part in various competitions.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

KES Headmaster Newsletter -- Issue 32

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 12, 2017 6:40:43 PM

Dear KES Family:

Back in the 1700s the German writer and statesman Johann Von Goethe wrote that, “A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.” I don’t believe his statement is/should be gender specific. Our manners, our compassion for others, our understanding of proper etiquette, reflect our character. Do we hold a door open for those who follow us? Do we spit in public? Do we say please and thank-you? Do we leave the toilet seat up? (Okay…that one is absolutely gender specific!)

In this day and age of fast food, it is easy for the younger generation to lose sight of the joys of slow food and perhaps the art and niceties of sitting down to a formal meal. However, at the recent NSSAF Celebration of School Sport Luncheon it was not the young athletes from other schools who had poor manners, it was their coaches. I was very proud of our honoured KES athletes Laurence-Olivier Belley and Taylor Amirault when they waited for everyone to be served their meal before they started eating. Indeed, our whole table took their cue and waited respectfully while a vegetarian dish was delayed being served to a coach seated with us…except for his senior coach seated beside him. He was half finished his meal before his colleague’s arrived and never noticed that even the 12-year-old athlete from his school sitting beside him had been waiting patiently for his other coach to be served.

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Topics: Joe's Journal -- Weekly Headmaster's Newsletter

2016-17 Atlantic Canadian Scholarship Winners Profile

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 12, 2017 7:01:00 AM

2016-17 Atlantic Canadian Scholarship Winner Profile Blog

Students from Atlantic Canada select King’s-Edgehill as their school because they want to “be more” and although some of these students live close by, some also become boarding students. Which is why, each year, King’s-Edgehill School awards two renewable scholarships to new KES boarding students from specifically Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Canadian Scholarship is worth up to half the cost of board and tuition. The 2016-17 scholarship recipients were Morgan Bryant and Ryan Alexander, who are well on their way to successfully completing their first year and have plans to return next year.


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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

King's-Edgehill School - Bring a Friend to School Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 11, 2017 6:54:00 AM

If you have ever wondered why your best friend goes to a private school then we invite you to save the date for the King’s-Edgehill School "Bring a Friend to School Day" on Wednesday, May 24th. This special day is for prospective students who have a friend already attending KES. This is your opportunity to meet the staff and current students of KES and find out why your best friend loves it here! 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

Triple Provincial Win in University of Waterloo Math Contests!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 8, 2017 12:57:00 PM

The Pascal (Grade 9), Cayley (Grade 10) and Fermat (Grade 11) Waterloo Math Contests were held February 28 th, and presentations to our KES Mathletes were made at the April 12 nd School assembly. Certificates of Distinction are awarded to those scoring in the upper 25% of all contestants worldwide, and a medal is awarded to the highest scoring student in the school. For each contest, the top three scores in the school are added together to make up the school team score.

This year, KES placed 1 st in Nova Scotia for the Grade 9 Pascal Contest, the Grade 10 Cayley Contest, and the Grade 11 Fermat Contest. TRIPLE PROVINCIAL WINS! In addition, Jay Liu earned the top score in all of Nova Scotia for the Cayley Contest and Jacob Liu and Rebecca Yu tied for the top score in all of Nova Scotia for the Fermat Contest!

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Topics: Academics at KES, IB Programme

KES Earth Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 4, 2017 6:43:27 AM

In anticipation of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd, students spent Wednesday getting in touch with nature and being stewards of the environment. Once again, Mr. Kershawset the tone for the day by cycling to School from his home in Wolfville, a distance of 35 km; even the cold morning temperatures did not deter him. During Assembly, Rustam Kulizade, Matvey Semenenko and Michael Pitaev did an informative presentation on their Russian homeland, highlighting their culture, geography, politics and food. It fit our Earth Day theme as we were reminded that, although we are almost 7000 km from Moscow, we are all connected globally to our one Earth. Later, a delicious Russian lunch was arranged by the boys and enjoyed by all. We also had a special visitor in Assembly: Jayden Morrow (Grade 8) brought in her five-year-old pet ball python and taught us a great deal about this interesting species. Its docile temperament and beautiful markings made it a great show piece and was a topic of discussion throughout the day.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Student Leadership, volunteering

KES Athletes of the Week

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 2, 2017 8:45:00 AM

King's-Edgehill School 'Athletes of the Week' are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and is integral to our Athletics Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing ‘gentleness and learning and dignity and respect’.
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Topics: Athletics at KES

Move Over Habs, Here Comes King's-Edgehill

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 1, 2017 1:43:53 PM

The day had finally arrived. The uniforms were crisp and sharp, the pennants were positioned properly, and the flagpoles were sized for height. Best of all, the 254 Drill Team was ready to go. Resplendent in full Highland dress, the cadets of the 254 were piped onto parade at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The skirl of the pipes made the blood race through the veins of the audience as they watched the impeccable deportment of these fine young men and women. The pipers fell silent as the Drill Team Commander, Warrant Officer Josh Dupigny, executed flawless drill and positioned himself at the observation point. The quick march of St Catherine's played over the audience and the Drill Team was off. Acting in perfect precision, they executed the movements with dash and skill. The music changed to Road to the Isles, and the team progressed into the Slow March. The dressing was spot on, the bodies were erect with head and eyes straight to the front. Before our team could think about it, the strains of Highland Laddie broke through and the wave of the precision pennant drill commenced.

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Topics: Student Leadership, KES Cadets, Cadets

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