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Mary Ann Dufour – CEMC Advisory Board

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 23, 2017 11:17:00 AM

With origins reaching back into the 1960s, The University of Waterloo math contests are written by over 200,000 students in schools around the world. In an age in which universities struggle to evaluate student ability based on regular class marks, Waterloo considers the results on these contests an independent means of measuring student ability and potential. Students who perform well on the various Waterloo math contests are offered scholarships and invitations to prestigious conferences. The organization behind the creation of these contests is named the Center for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC). In its own words, “The CEMC has become Canada's largest and most recognized outreach organization for promoting and creating activities and materials in mathematics and computer science.” Among the many people and groups comprising the CEMC is the “Advisory Board”. Comprised of 12 leaders in mathematics education – including the Dean of Mathematics, 3 members of the faculty of Mathematics at The University of Waterloo, the Director of the CEMC, the CEMC business manager, and six elementary and high school teachers – the Advisory Board provides insight into the current and future directions of the CEMC.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Lea and Mae at Team Atlantic U18 National Championship

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 22, 2017 7:12:00 AM

The King’s-Edgehill community congratulates   Lea MacLeod and Mae Batherson  on an awesome week spent in Quebec City representing Team Atlantic at the U18 National Championship.
 
The girls played some of the best hockey players in the country, and came back with memories of a lifetime. A highlight for them was opening the tournament with a 2-1 victory against the eventual champions, Ontario Red! The girls made us very proud representing their province and our School with pride and honor! Thank you to everyone who was able to watch some of the games and cheer the girls on from a distance!
 
 
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Topics: girls hockey, hockey

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day for the 254

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 21, 2017 4:01:18 PM

Our 254 Cadet Corps was in full dress mode for Remembrance Day 2017.  The Corps was spread out with 12 cadets in Ottawa under the guidance of Mr. Kevin Lakes as part of Operation Veteran.  In the Town of Hantsport, a Flag Party commanded by   Sergeant Major Charlotte Hache  was piped on parade by   Master Corporal Grace Gallant.   Click here  to see the video. The main body of the 254 paraded at the Cenotaph in the Town of Windsor.  Though the day had a bit of a cold bite, there was very little effect on the individual cadets.  As the   Regimental Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Ella Jollymore  gave the word of command – "By the Left – QUICK – MARCH", the Corps moved off and marched down to join the Veterans and the public at the Cenotaph.  The cadets looked splendid -- some arrayed in traditional Highland dress and the others in Army Cadet Greens.  The haunting notes of   Last Post  and the rousing   Reveille  were played by the   Corps Bugler, Sergeant Ella Brown.  The   Lament  was played by our own   Pipe Major, Warrant Officer Nicola du Toit.  The Vigil at the Cenotaph was commanded by the   Drill Sergeant Major, Master Warrant Officer Meredith Chambers.  The official wreath from the Corps was laid by none other than   Lachlan Campbell, aspiring cadet and son of KES teacher   Mr Rory Campbell and Dr Amy MacDonald  Junior Cadet Campbell  was accompanied by   Sergeant   Major Julia Strickey.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics at KES, Cadets

King’s-Edgehill School Trips for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 15, 2017 7:10:36 AM

At King’s-Edgehill School learning goes beyond the classroom, beyond the local community, and sometimes beyond the province and country. As with every academic year, 2017-2018 will see plenty of opportunities for day and boarding students to learn and experience life outside of School. 

If your child has an interest in exploring the world, be sure to check out the trip to the Unites Arab Emirates KES has planned from March 11 to the 22, 2018. This 12-day visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi will give students the unique opportunity to explore one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Students will not only be immersed in the Arabic and Islamic culture and language, but they will also have the opportunity to visit the Grand Mosque, iconic skyscrapers and city-sized shopping malls.

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

Provincial Impromptu Debating Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 8, 2017 8:29:00 AM

  

Over the weekend of October 28-29, a number of King's-Edgehill junior and senior debaters participated in the Nova Scotia Debating Society Annual Provincial Impromptu Tournament at Halifax Grammar School.

Topics ranged from discussions on the pros and cons of trade protectionism to whether or not parents should be held accountable for their child's bullying at school.  Yes, 2 sides to all of these topics!  Our debaters engaged in 4 preliminary rounds on Saturday and observed the semi-finals and finals on Sunday. 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Debate Team

Girls Hockey Win Vermont Tournament!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 7, 2017 7:32:59 AM

The Girls Hockey Team travelled to Burlington, Vermont this past weekend for the Vermont Starts Fall Foliage Classic tournament! We were all very excited to enjoy the beauty of the fall colors but also to face off against competition from New Jersey and Vermont! Although short benched due to injury and illness, the girls battled hard all weekend and, of course, left some energy to explore downtown Burlington, and the girls threw a surprise party for   Morgaines  birthday. We had an amazing weekend with so many highlights on and off the ice, it’s hard to pick only a few. Let’s start with the girls scoring 11 goals in 4 games! With the cherry on top being   Kenzie Cecchetto’s  hat trick in the second game!
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Topics: Athletics at KES, girls hockey, hockey, athletics

King’s-Edgehill School Soccer Team to visit Barbados

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 20, 2017 7:40:24 AM

Karen Moore, Associate Director of Admissions at KES, will be attending a Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Boarding School Fair on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Accra Beach Hotel in Barbados.  Karen will be meeting with current KES families and prospective families. For over 20 years, a group of CAIS Boarding Schools have been travelling to Barbados to meet with families who are interested in a Canadian boarding school education for their children.

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

KES Junior School House Games

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 18, 2017 7:01:46 AM

There is no greater way to build a sense of community at school than to take some time off from school’s every day routines and have some fun with fellow classmates! Throughout the academic year KES hosts Junior School House games, which kick off in the fall with the Junior School Highland Games – after all Nova Scotia is, of course, New Scotland!

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

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

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 11, 2017 10:45:28 AM

On Friday, October 27th 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 gives each and every student.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

High Performance Training at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 10, 2017 8:07:00 AM

In order for the brain to be more, the body needs to do more. It is for this reason that KES runs a weekly “High Performance” Training Group. KES values the role physical fitness plays in daily life and encourages healthy habits early on. Our emphasis on physical fitness is not only seen through our various athletic offerings, but because we also offer extra to students who want to train more. 

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Topics: Athletics at KES

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