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Congratulations Katie & Harley!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM

This past weekend, Grade 12 Prefect and campus North Star, Katie Goddard and her horse Harley, won first place at the Eastern Canadian Eventing Championships held at Strathgartney, Prince Edward Island.

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Topics: Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

The IB Diploma: Fake News?

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 10, 2019 1:07:08 PM

What seemed like a faddish, throwaway statement from a few years ago has become entrenched in the news world. Why is this? Surely if the audience possessed an informed and critical mindset, fake news, and accusations of it would dry up as the discerning eye to truth was applied to the situation and see through any falsehood of reporting. This begs the next question, “How do we get to be experts in subjects?”, and importantly, “How are we able to develop discernment across all knowledge types?”
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

KES Senior Girls Soccer - We Win or We Learn!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 8, 2019 3:26:00 PM

Our KES Senior Girls’ Soccer team experienced a tournament victory as well as a great learning opportunity this past week, as our team won the South Colchester Academy Senior Girls Soccer Tournament in Brookfield and were soundly outplayed 5-0 in Canning against NKEC on Monday afternoon.

On Friday afternoon in Brookfield, KES outlasted SCA 5-4 in a high-scoring game in which KES seemed to be in complete control of the play. However, inconsistent mental lapses gifted SCA’s willing forwards clear-cut chances to pounce and capitalize on our mistakes. They made no mistake in making this result far closer than what it should have been. Full credit to SCA.
Allie Martin continued her offensive production as she fired home 3 excellent goals to lead KES. Jill Griffith, dominant all game in midfield and then at central defence, demonstrated her offensive prowess by scoring twice.

On Saturday morning, KES claimed the 2019 South Colchester Academy Tournament banner by defeating Hants North High School 4-0. In playing their most dominant game of the season to date, KES strengthened all parts of their game play: maintaining better team organization in attack and on defence, completing more passes, and more consecutive passes, and producing more shots on goal. Protecting goalkeeper Maya Faucher and not conceding a goal was a solid team effort, too.

Jill Griffith opened the scoring and led the KES attack with 2 goals and a huge number of completed passes to open teammates. Hannah Bryant, out since the RNS Tournament, played the forward position and scored a breakaway on her return to action, as did Tyra Alleyne, injured since the beginning of the year and in her first game of the season. Goalkeeper Maya Faucher was not as busy as she was on Friday, but she was excellent in receiving back passes and re-starting the attack. Well done, team!

On Monday afternoon in Canning, the girls learned a number of valuable lessons as they were over-powered by a dominant NKEC Titans squad. A slow start accompanied by nervous and tentative play were all NKEC needed as they applied pressure early and often, scoring 4 first-half goals in the process. KES regrouped at halftime, made a few tactical changes, and were a much tougher and competitive squad in the 2nd frame, allowing a single goal. Maya Faucher was awesome in goal for KES! Fearing and being intimidated by an opponent is much different than respecting and digging in against one. With both of these mindsets clearly on display in this game, a valuable lesson was learned, bluntly, and stowed away for future reference, on a beautiful Annapolis Valley afternoon.

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

What to Expect at the King’s-Edgehill School Fall Open House 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 8, 2019 10:29:27 AM

On Friday, October 25th King’s-Edgehill School (KES) teachers, staff and students look forward to opening their doors to parents, prospective students and their siblings for a day designed to highlight why so many families choose KES.

We understand that selecting a private school for your children is a difficult decision and can be overwhelming. The KES Open House is designed to simplify the process by allowing you and your child to fully immerse in the KES experience. You will not only tour the campus and get to know some of our KES family, but you will have time to ask questions, explore the classrooms and hear, first hand, the value and enrichment opportunities KES provides each and every student.

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KES Cooking Club

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 8, 2019 7:13:27 AM

The King’s-Edgehill Cooking Club started a new year on September 19th. We made crepes last class and we plan to make crispy Korean beef on October 3rd. Cooking club is a chance for students to try new flavours from around the world and to share favourite family recipes.

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

Weight Room Supervisors

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 5, 2019 5:14:00 PM

Weight room supervisors are senior students (Grades 11 & 12) who ensure that student-athletes use the weight room safely. These student-leaders are trained in Emergency First Aid and also take part in the Weight Room Supervisor Workshop. They volunteer their time to make the free-weight rooms available to their fellow students. Other students are not able to access the free-weight areas without a staff/faculty member or a Weight Room Supervisor present. I would like to thank these students in advance for their selfless leadership and contribution to our School community.

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

Doing Well brings Rewards

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM

This year all of the junior girls living in Richardson Hall are new to our School. These twelve girls who are from China, Mexico and Canada are learning to celebrate and share their cultures and traditions to create a nice bond and, hopefully, long-lasting friendships.

We started the school year with a big win. With the help of our four enthusiastic Stewards: Amelia, Hidemi, Svenja and Yerin, all of our girls became a united group with a common goal: to help raise funds to help with cancer research. The Terry Fox Run took place at KES on September 15th and there were different fundraising activities organized by the different flats/houses. Mrs. Shields, our biggest Terry Fox promoter in our School, encourages us every year by issuing a Flat Challenge. It is always tough. Students come up with great ideas and everybody is willing to help in some way.

This year, besides the Terry Fox Foundation, Richardson Hall was a winner. We all worked hard for a noble cause. We are going to enjoy a nice pizza night. Not bad for rookies!

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

Athletes of the Week September 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 4, 2019 5:14:09 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.

Until the week of September 22nd

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

Recap League Race #2 Oct 1, 2019 - Lockhart Ryan 3.6 km

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 4, 2019 7:13:00 AM

A significantly shorter course compared to our home opener (3.6 km vs 5 km), should also lead to a shorter recap.  Click here  to view the pictures.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Music Room, Take 5!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Learning to play a new piece is challenging enough, but throw into the mix the fact that it has to fit a documentary film, adds another element to the task. Here is an example of this in a short clip that brings IB musicians together after some have been away with our Cadet Corps to Holland for the past week and a bit. On top of that, those students didn't even arrive home until 3:00am and they were all in School first thing later that morning and ready to shoot. This video shows performers and technicians getting direction for a short introduction of a Vulfpeck song, Back Pocket. The Holland trip players had never heard this piece before that day. In the clip, you'll hear "music room, take 5". This illustrates a couple of things: everything takes practice and eventually, things come together satisfactorily. It also exposes the capability of these musicians, focusing and coming together quickly. I am happy that our music students got this opportunity to witness this experience. People seldom consider the planning that goes into the amalgamation of music, staging, timing and purpose. The video also gives an honest glimpse of the fun, comradery and potential of our IB Music Class. This is a work in progress, but I can assure you that the finished project will turn more than a few heads; literally!

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

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