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Training for Nationals

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 5, 2019 3:13:00 PM

Bella Turner-Galaise has been preparing for the Canadian Wrestling Championships scheduled for April 5-7. She had a busy March break competing in our Senior Girls Prep hockey games in PEI as well as winning the PEI & NB Open Provincial Wrestling Championship tournaments. These three events have kept her busy over the break, and she has returned to School focused on preparing for the penultimate tournament of the year. She and team members, Team Captain, Téa Racozzi and Callum Lovelace have been training early each afternoon, prior to their additional new spring sports commitments, in preparation for the Nationals. The wrestling practices are short and intense and will continue every weekday afternoon prior to departing next week. This will be the first National Championship for all three wrestlers. Quinn Emery is helping to spar with and prepare his teammates and would be participating himself but he does not possess Canadian citizenship at this time. This event is where national team members are selected and citizenship is mandatory. He will be one to look for at this event next year. We are hopeful for some great results from these three student–athletes. Both Téa and Bella won GOLD at the high school provincials this year with Callum placing second in an upset.

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

Success at the Next Level!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 4, 2019 7:39:57 AM

KES was well represented in the dramatic AUS Women’s Hockey Final on March 7th. The St Thomas Tommies won 2-1 with   Rita Dorofeeva (2012-17)helping her team win their first ever AUS championship. They had to overcome an early StFX goal by our very own   Lea MacLeod (2012-18), who had a fantastic rookie season. StFX has a young team that almost reached the summit, and they’ll be very hungry next year!
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Topics: Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Bring a Friend to School - A Huge Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 2, 2019 3:23:00 PM

On Wednesday, March 6 th  we hosted our third annual Bring a Friend to School Day, and it was a huge success with 35 friends in attendance! Students and their guests each received special white KES hoodies. By opening our doors for a day, we let our students’ friends see what it is really like to be a part of the KES family and spend a typical day with us. Many even started the day by travelling on the Valley, HRM or Chester busses. During the school day, our special visitors joined our full School Assembly, attended classes, ate in the dining hall and even joined their friends for sports or bowling in the afternoon. Thank you to all our guests who joined us for the day and a special thank you to everyone who made our visitors feel so welcomed.

UPCOMING ADMISSIONS EVENTS

Spring Open House ~ Friday, April 5th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  
If you know of a student interested in experiencing our School, please let families and friends know about our annual Spring Open House. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to see our School in action and to get answers to their questions. Please   click here for more details.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

KES Music Miles High

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 2, 2019 8:07:38 AM

Part 1  - As I arrived to school the last morning of term before the March break and entered the Margaret Vair McLellan Concert Hall, I immediately invoked thoughts of Miles Davis. Greeting me was a collage of sound produced by a few students warming up. Yes, I arrive there each day to the sounds of students preparing for rehearsal of different bands; however, that morning was different. Given that quite a few students departed early for the break to embark on different school trips or early scheduled flights home, the soundscape was less cluttered than usual. I chose not to interrupt them and instead, I turned on a small recorder that I keep close at hand. Listen to this short clip I’ve entitled   Early Morning Mayhem.
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Topics: Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

Our Budding Scientists

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 2, 2019 7:41:00 AM

On Friday, February 22, our Junior School students were presented awards for outstanding Science Fair projects. Within each of our Grade 7, 8 and 9 groups, prizes were awarded for 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd  place, as well as a smattering of honourable mention awards. The winners of 1 st, 2 nd  and 3 rd  place were determined numerically from the evaluation forms that our judges used for each student. Honourable mentions were based on any number of possibilities (high marks overall, but not already a winner of a 1 st, 2 nd  or 3 rd place prize, an outstanding board, an outstanding presentation, crazy levels of knowledge of a topic, etc). These awards are below.

The Regional Fair will be held from the 1 st to the 4 th of April this year, at the NSCC campus in Kentville. The students were narrowed down from the field of 106 students to 16 students that were considered in “Round 2”, to the 9 that will represent us this year. The students that were selected are NOT necessarily the same ones who won 1 st, 2 nd or 3 rd place positions in their classes, rather, they were the students that the judges felt would have the best chance to be successful at the next level and to vie for the opportunity to win one of four places to attend the National Fair, which this year is in mid-May in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Often, the difference between 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd place amongst our ribbon winners is down to decimal points, and tweaking of minor aspects of a board, a presentation, or a demonstration makes all the difference. There is also no set number of positions for any one grade, and all of the Junior School students are up for consideration for these 9 spots. The judges felt that the following people had the greatest chance of “bringing home the bacon” from Regionals, and I do believe the judges got it right:
 
From  Grade 7: Holden Hoover
From  Grade 8: Jessica Ugwoke and Henry Mulherin
From  Grade 9: Mitchell Larkin, Cameron Stephens, Justin Day, Greg Otto, Hannah Bryant and Will Ahern


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

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

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 20, 2019 2:11:37 PM

On Friday, April 5th 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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Biathlon Team at Canada Winter Games

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2019 3:45:00 PM

It takes four years to train towards Canada Winter Games and  Aria MacDonald and Madi Taljaardworked hard to represent Team Nova Scotia in Red Deer, Alberta this February. Also included in the Nova Scotia Biathlon team was   Claire Miner,  a Grade 11 student from Horton High School.

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

KES Riders Shred the NSSAF Provincial Snowboard Cross Course

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2019 8:10:46 AM

Our varsity snowboarders have been focused and training diligently since the Christmas holidays, and their Western Region results were good enough to advance our teams on to the NSSAF Provincial Snowboard Cross race at Martock on March 5th. On race day, thirteen KES riders competed against other snowboarders from across the province. Each athlete had two runs to complete and the top 3 best times were combined to determine team placement, and individual standings were also tabulated.   Click here  to see the complete list. At the end of the day, here are our results:
GOLD performance for the  Senior Girls Team    Clare Bennett-Gibbs, Kyra Jarvis, and Téa Racozzi. In addition,   Clare  won GOLD   Senior Girls Individual, and   Kyra  placed only a few spots off the podium with a 5th place individual finish, and   Téa  placed 8th overall.

On the boys side,   Zach Logan  won SILVER   Individually in the Junior Boys Category. Together with his teammates   Fox Sullivan, Greyson Corbett-Lumb, and Kaz Schnitzer, they took a team BRONZE place finish on the podium.

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

Annual Grade 11 & 12 IB Art Exhibition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2019 7:58:22 AM

Once again I am very proud to announce our Annual Grade 11 & 12 IB Art Exhibition with the  Opening Reception on Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 pm in our Stanfield Dining Hall/McLellan Annex . 

This final exhibition is the culmination of our students' IB experiences. They chose a selection of their work which articulates the purpose and intent of their show. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality and diversity of their work. 

One of the first projects that the students completed in the   Grade 11 IB Visual Arts class  was a self- portrait. They were taught the proportions of the face and offered different materials to work with. Most students decided to use soft pastel chalk. They used both a photograph of themselves and a mirror. This is a very difficult project and they all should be very proud of their results. These self-portraits will be in our IB Art Show on Thursday, March 28. 
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Topics: IB Programme, ARTS

Freaky Friday

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 18, 2019 8:09:24 AM

You are invited to attend our Junior School performance of Freaky Friday on Friday, April 12th at 7:00pm and Saturday, April 13th at 2:00pm & 7:00pm. 

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. For Freaky Friday we have the two leads; Hannah and Maya talk about their role in the play and their experiences in theatre.

My name is Maya Faucher and I am the mother (Katherine) in Freaky Friday. Katherine is about to have her own wedding with her fiancé Mike. Katherine’s daughter Ellie is a typical teenage girl that Katherine has trouble handling sometimes. This will be my 6th play at KES. I was a daughter in the play ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, a backup singer in ‘School Of Rock’, a stepsister in ‘Cinderella’, and part of the ensemble in the plays ‘42nd Street’ and ‘Mama Mia’. I am very excited to end my Junior School musical experience with such a fun play like ‘Freaky Friday’! I hope you enjoy our show!

My name is Hannah Bryant and for this year’s Junior School Musical, ‘Freaky Friday’, I am playing the daughter, Ellie Blake. I love participating in musicals, being on stage singing and dancing is my happy place. Ever since I was young, I have competed in music festivals singing and playing the piano, so I was introduced to music at a young age. In Grade 6, I was Arial in ‘The Little Mermaid’ for my school musical. Last year in Grade 8 when I came to at King’s-Edgehill, I joined the Senior School musical, ‘42nd Street’, playing Phillis. Later in the year, I was the fairy godmother in ‘Cinderella’, the Junior School musical. This year I was in the ensemble for the Senior School musical, ‘Mamma Mia’, which was a blast. I am very excited about this year’s performance for ‘Freaky Friday’, and I hope to see you there!

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

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