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The Grade 7 Class Explores the Bay of Fundy

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 24, 2018 6:00:00 PM

Recently, our Grade 7 students took their learning outdoors and stepped into the woods and fields of the Annapolis Valley and the spectacular beaches of the Minas Basin. The students explored a section of Nova Scotia’s coastline where the rich red mud and abrupt cliffs contrast with the fresh green of new spring growth. Blomidon Provincial Park is a wonderful place to hike and explore. They discovered many things along their journey including: Trillium and Trout Lily Lily flowers, eagles, waterfalls, fiddle heads, agate and amethyst rocks, and many other marvels found in the area. We also visited two local beaches where we hiked, clambered, explored sea caves and spires, and played in the sand.
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Topics: Travel at KES

Kayaking and Hiking on the South Shore

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The beauty of Nova Scotia never ceases to amaze anyone who has the opportunity to be outside in our spectacular natural landscape. Eleven students and staff had the great fortune to kayak and hike on the South Shore a couple of weekends ago in Chester, Blandford and East River. This was a Duke of Edinburgh Leadership trip coinciding with the Cadet Star expedition programme which requires two modes of transport.

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

KES Grade 8 and 9 Works of Art

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 22, 2018 8:00:00 PM

The Grade 8 and 9 Art classes started the term learning the basics of drawing such as line drawing, shading, contour drawing, perspective and other more advanced drawing skills.

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Topics: Arts At KES

Grade 9's Visit Garden of the Gulf

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 22, 2018 1:07:20 PM

The Grade 9 students and chaperones once again ventured to Prince Edward Island for our annual class trip. This journey is a staple of the Junior School and this year was once again a great success. The group visited the Museum of Industry in New Glasgow before boarding the ferry to “the Island”. The annual Lobster Dinner was enjoyed in Montague, followed by a trip to Cavendish Beach where some students went for a chilly swim as   Mr. LePoidevin  played the pipes. The next day the group visited Confederation sites, swam at UPEI and zoomed away on Go-Karts before catching a film at the cinema.  

The trip home was shortened as we stopped for a tour of Mount Allison University along the way, as believe it or not, soon these students will be making post-secondary education decisions. Another fun, safe and edifying trip to the “Garden of the Gulf” was enjoyed by all. It is evident that the Class of 2021 has a great foundation.
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Topics: Travel at KES

Provincial Win in University of Waterloo Math Contests!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 20, 2018 1:45:32 PM

The Pascal (Grade 9), Cayley (Grade 10) and Fermat (Grade 11) Waterloo Math Contests were held on February 27th, and presentations to our KES Mathletes were made at the April 25th 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.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, IB Programme

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Visit

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 19, 2018 4:00:00 PM

The Grade 10 Art Class visited the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on Wednesday, May 9th. We had the opportunity to view a few of the visiting exhibitions. The exhibit   The Light Fantastic was very popular -- the artists worked in neon light, video, print, paint and photography. This show was influenced by a line in one of John Milton’s poems of 1645. Other exhibits that we visited included:   Transatlantique: The Art of Fashion and Costume Design in Paris and Halifax;   Shifting Grounds, and   Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stations of the TŌKAIDŌ. To check out other Art Gallery of NS exhibitions  Click here.
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Topics: Arts At KES, Travel at KES

Athletes of the Week (April 2018)

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 19, 2018 1:45:00 PM

“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.

For the Week of April 23 – April 29

Senior Boys - Evan Logan performed exceptionally well during the Senior Boys Rugby team's close win against Avon View on May 3. Evan led a spirited defense and took the ball with speed every time he was directly involved in the play. We hope the team finds inspiration in his performance during their games against Horton and Avon View on the 10th and 17th.
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Topics: Athletes at KES

Luke Mainwaring - Evolving Musical Maturity

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 18, 2018 4:00:00 PM

On a frequent basis I am awed by emerging talent that students have kept hidden away from our daily routine.   Luke Mainwaring  plays the drums in my Grade 8 Fine Arts ensemble class, and he does a fine job of doing so; however, just the other day he sat down at the piano and played a terrific piece of music. As I listened, I realized that I had never heard this piece before, or anything resembling it, for that matter. Now, I don't profess to have heard all music in existence, but in my thirty-eight years of teaching music, it is my experience that most student musicians play the 'classic' familiar pieces. I've heard them time and time again. This is a rare and exciting exception.  I'll let Luke explain:

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Topics: Arts At KES

Kings-Hants District Track and Field Championships

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 17, 2018 7:04:00 PM

Tuesday, May 15 th, on Day 1 of the Kings-Hants District Championships, the weather story would have been that our faces were red from a burning sun, on Wednesday our faces were red from a cold north wind.  Such is Nova Scotia weather.  There is also a third reason why there were so many ruddy complexions: our students ran, threw and jumped with all their effort.  One of the thoughts which sprung to mind several times over the last two days as I watched many different KES athletes compete was just how much they were trying, how much they were giving all they had to the last meter.  (For a handful I did think – couldn’t they do this in practice?!)  There is an inordinate amount of practice time that goes into a 100m sprint, and the ratio is even worse for a split second throw or jump.  Better yet, if you do not perform well in that short moment of time, then you have no referee, no foul-committing player and no teammate to blame.  With rare exception it’s all on you.  This is one of the many reasons I love track and field – there is no excuse to hide behind (and not for a coach, either).  I think the happy side of this brutality is that it brings the team together.  I heard many rounds of cheering and saw plenty of support.  Oh, and I also received compliments by others more than once that "I could only see a sea of KES students moving the hurdles and the high jump mats (heavy and large)”.  That is the best of feedback.
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Topics: Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Shakespeare Outside

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 17, 2018 10:44:02 AM

On Friday, May 4, the Junior School celebrated Shakespeare outside with an adapted performance of Romeo & Juliet. Over the course of their Shakespeare unit, my Grade 8 classes chose the lines which they felt were most important and moved the story along in the most meaningful way. Knowing that their target audience would be the Grade 7s, the classes chose lines that gave students a great introduction to the world of Shakespeare!

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Topics: Arts At KES

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