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ESL Summer Camp Wraps up...

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 3, 2017 9:15:05 AM

We concluded our week with a wonderful variety show before writing the final test and then heading off to Oak Island to board the Bluenose II.

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Birthday Celebrations at ESL Camp

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 1, 2017 4:31:40 PM

We celebrated a few birthdays this week. Emilio, Victor and Cindy all had happy birthdays during the camp. Good thing we love cake.

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Topics: ESL Summer School

ESL Camp Update

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 31, 2017 10:09:14 AM

The students have been making friends, studying hard and visiting a variety of Nova Scotia’s attractions. We enjoyed an educational walking tour of Oak Island, had a  shopping trip at Mic Mac Mall, went swimming and fishing at Aylesford Lake, and raced around the track at the Windsor Playland. The TOEFL Junior Assessment has been completed and results should be in soon. Students will perform in a variety show this afternoon and classes will conclude tomorrow. We are heading back to Oak Island for a few days and will have the pleasure of sailing on the Bluenose II, ocean kayaking off Lunenburg and touring the Ovens Provincial Park.   

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Topics: ESL Summer School

ESL Learning and Fun Continues!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 29, 2017 6:51:25 PM

 A little golf and visiting a Canadian Favourite, Tim Hortons, sounds like a good day in Nova Scotia.

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Topics: ESL Summer School

ESL Learning and Fun Continues

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 28, 2017 9:43:54 AM

Every evening students get together after classes and excursions to burn off some energy on the basketball court or on the soccer field. Tonight we will have a bonfire.

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ESL Camp Update

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 24, 2017 8:25:32 PM

The camp has been running for almost a week and we have enjoyed a variety of activities. We have gone bowling, tried zip lining at Ontree, toured Halifax on the Harbour Hopper, visited the Citadel, and had a tour of Haliburton House. The students have completed the math assessment and the speaking and writing components of the English assessment. Classes in the morning have helped the students warm up their writing, listening, public speaking, reading comprehension, and science lab skills.

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KES ESL Camp in Full Swing

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 23, 2017 10:15:00 PM

Hello everyone and welcome to the King's-Edgehill English as a Second Language Summer School 2017 session. Students and families arrived on Saturday, Aug 19th. It was a chilly, rainy day; however, that did not dampen the excitement of the opening day of our camp. Many enthusiastic KES student volunteers and teachers were here to welcome the new families, help them settle into their rooms, and to start new friendships. We had campus tours, games in the gym, a parent reception at the Headmaster's home, and had a good time bowling in the evening. Welcome, everyone - we are looking forward to a great year together!

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Topics: ESL Summer School

DELF and DALF French Language Diplomas

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 19, 2017 1:20:00 PM

At KES, we encourage our students to be more. This is the case for all academic studies, including languages. It is one of the reasons we encourage students to study and learn the French language. For those students who are proficient in French or see it as a requirement for their IB diploma, we urge them to have their language skills certified.

The DELF and DALF diplomas test and certify a person’s French-language skills. The DELF (diplôme d’études en langue française) is for beginners and intermediate-level learners and the DALF (diplôme approfondi de langue française) is for more advanced learners.

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Topics: Academics at KES

KES Alumnus: Diego Ramirez

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 15, 2017 7:46:00 AM

One of the many pleasures of coaching at a great school is that occasionally a unique athlete comes along, and you have the opportunity to play a role in developing them at a key stage of their life. In September 2006 a dynamic and boisterous 13 year old Mexican student arrived on campus for hios Grade 7 year, and it was clear he had the talent and the drive of a champion. His name is Diego Ramirez, and he is now a 24 year old man.

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Topics: Athletics at KES

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 19, 2017 2:30:58 PM

The Grade 9 junior achievement component this term saw students participate in a stock market simulation over the course of 6 weeks. Students learned how to research stocks and to follow their progress throughout the trading day while picking up some stock market lingo. There were also several classes spent discussing how to be ‘money smart’, what constitutes good and bad debt, and how one should be business savvy. The students came up with their own business ideas and pitched them to the class representing possible investors; quite interesting and impressive ideas! Over the course of 6 weeks of buying and selling stocks synced in real time with the stock market, many groups were able to profit with their $100,000 budget. While more than half the teams were profitable, the ‘West Side Richie’s’ were able to grow their equity by nearly $10,000! This impressive result meant daily trading and keeping a close eye on their stock watch list. Megan Huang, Andrew Atwood, Mario Villafuerte, and Diego Valdes (pictured here) ranked 96th of 1651 teams across Canada, and #1 in the province! Well done team, and watch out Wall Street!

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Topics: Academics at KES

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