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Junior School Inuit Games

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 16, 2018 8:13:00 AM

The Junior School held their annual Inuit Games in the gymnasium this week. Organized by the Junior School teachers, the event was a fine display of fun and endurance inspired by the Inuit people of Canada’s north.
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Grade 7 Student, Sean Hurley, Gets Published!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 15, 2018 1:24:00 PM

Sean Hurley, a Grade 7 Honours student from Texas, has a passion for technology, reading and writing. He is a perennial Honours student whose creativity is complemented by a dedication to excellence in all that he does. This week, Sean received a letter and certificate indicating that he was a finalist in the Polar Expressions Canadian Short Story Competition that he had entered in November of 2017. You may recall in a previous newsletter story that one of Sean’s classmates,   Athena Cox, received word that she was also a finalist in this competition. This is terrific news for our Grade 7 class, and we applaud their interest and success in creative writing. For Sean it means that, aside from his work being judged as one of the best out of the thousands of student entries across the Country, he also will be published! His work entitled   Enter Player One along with his biography will be part of a Canadian publication of the top-selected entries in the collection titled   Pursuit, soon to be available among the other books in our Convocation Hall library. Sean’s short story, along with Athena’s, are being assessed in the final round of judging where monetary prizes will be awarded. We wish them both the best of luck. Enjoy this short introduction from Sean’s winning entry:

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Bring a Friend To School Day--a Huge Success 2018

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 14, 2018 7:02:15 PM

Valentine’s Day was extra special at our School as we opened our doors for our second annual Bring a Friend to School Day.  We know that our students are regularly asked about what it is like to attend King’s-Edgehill School. Today was our students’ opportunity to show their friends a typical day at King’s-Edgehill School.  Our students are proud of their unique school and, 61 students invited nearly 70 friends to spend the day with us! 


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Wrestling Update

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 14, 2018 1:24:00 PM

Téa Racozzi  led the KES Senior Girls to second overall in the team standings in the High School Wrestling Festival as well as the Nova Scotia Open Provincial championships over the weekend.   Sharon Estrada  chipped in 5 team points by winning her weight class in the High School event.   Ella Brown, Camryn Kleynhans, Elizabeth Usachova and  Mona Mohamed  added to the points total for the Senior Girls.   Téa  was upset in the final by a PEI Canada Games wrestler, in the High School event, but more than made up for that in the Sunday event where she won the NS Open Provincial Championship by defeating another PEI Games wrestler (by superiority 10-0 and pin), as well as winning the Most Outstanding Female Wrestler of the tournament. We only took 4 Senior girls to the Sunday event, but look forward to fielding our full competitive team for regionals at the end of February. The Saturday event provided ample experience for some of our up-and-coming junior rookies,   Quinn Emery and Callum Lovelace. With more experience, these boys will be exciting to watch.
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Junior School Ski Day Fun!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 14, 2018 12:51:00 PM

On Thursday, February 8th, after the first three classes of the day, the entire Junior School took to the slopes at Ski Martock for a day of recreation, camaraderie, and good outdoor fun.
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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Travel at KES

Grade 7 Student Athena Cox Gets Published!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 13, 2018 6:05:00 PM

Athena Cox, a Grade 7 Honours student at King’s-Edgehill, has a passion for reading and has recently demonstrated her love and aptitude for writing. At the suggestion of her English teacher,   Rory Campbell, Athena entered the Polar Expressions Short Story Competition in November 2017. This Canadian writing contest received short story submissions from thousands of students across the country. Athena recently received notification that her story   Shadows made it to the final level of judging for students in her grade. In addition, Athena’s work and biography will be published along with the other top-selected entries in a Canadian student short story collection titled Pursuit. Athena’s short story will also be entered in the final round of judging where monetary prizes will be awarded. We are very proud of Athena’s motivation and creative talents. Enjoy this short excerpt from her winning entry that will soon be available on a book shelf in Convocation Hall:
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Rugby Co-Captain Commits to National Champions

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 13, 2018 6:23:51 AM

We are excited to announce that one of our co-captains of this year’s Girls’ Rugby team, Morgan Rogers, has recently committed to study and play varsity rugby at the University of Ottawa. The Gee Gees are the defending USports (Canadian inter-university league) national champions and have consistently been one of the top programmes in the country for the last number of years. Morgan, who is also a co-captain of our Girls’ Prep Hockey team, only began playing rugby part-way through her Grade 10 season. From very early on it was clear that she had all of the physical tools and drive to be an elite player. Not only has she been a part of our provincial rugby programme, she was a recent attendee at the Rugby Canada Regional Identification Camp. Gee Gee’s head coach, Jen Boyd, who is also the head coach of the Rugby Canada’s National Under-20s team, identified Morgan as a player who would be able to make a positive impact on her programme. Boyd commented that, “uOttawa is excited to welcome Morgan to the team in the fall. Morgan fits the profile of a Gee-Gee WRugby player: hardworking, accountable and a good person. She will contribute on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”

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Chartwells – the Pulse of KES Food

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 12, 2018 7:51:13 AM

At King’s-Edgehill School we take pride in the ability to provide every student with nutritious and delicious food choices thanks to our Food Service partner, Chartwells. Together, KES and Chartwells work to create food and meal choices that are sustainable, balanced, interesting and serve the dietary needs of every student.

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Meet Sean LeBlanc (1996-1998): Photographer

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 9, 2018 10:17:29 AM

I attended KES for Grades 11 and 12 and was fortunate to play on the Senior Boys Hockey team, which was why I decided to attend KES. The school also offered International Baccalaureate courses which strengthened my application to my university of choice and KES offered a great Arts program which helped develop my musical talents. After graduating from KES, I completed my Engineering Degree at Western University and a Masters of Business Administration at Saint Mary's University. I then started my career in Renewable Energy at Suncor Energy in Calgary, Alberta. Today, I still live in Calgary with my wife and two little boys, and I still work at Suncor Energy in their New Renewable Technologies group. However, on a part- time basis, I am focused on building my photography business (www. seanleblanc

About 4 years ago, I discovered a passion for photography and started a wedding photography business. Today, my photography business has grown beyond my wildest dreams. I have been fortunate to photograph weddings all over the world including Japan, Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada. It was humbling to be named "One of the Top Wedding Photographers in the World for 2016" by Fearless Photographers. I absolutely love meeting new people and documenting their story. I found my way to owning a small business by trying new things and taking some risks. I have failed several times over the last few years, but I have also learned from those failures. My plan for the future is to expand my photography business. Over the next year, I will be hiring staff to help achieve our growth objectives. My advice is to find your passion and never work another day in your life. Always put your best work forward and go beyond the call of duty.

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On-Campus Health Services Benefit KES Students

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 7, 2018 8:39:00 AM

While academic and extra curricular programmes are often top of mind for parents looking to enrol their child in a private day or boarding school, access to professional medical and health services should also be considered. King’s-Edgehill School has a doctor in attendance each week on a scheduled basis and four qualified professional nurses on staff. We also have two, four-bed infirmaries that provide short-term medical care. Upon enrolment, students provide the School with a comprehensive medical record, which is confidential and on hand for necessary reference.

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