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KES Student Chefs on the Chopping Block!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 30, 2018 6:34:00 AM

Last week teams of KES student chefs had the chance to cook head to head in an intense and entertaining competition based on the television show “Chopped”. Here is how it worked:

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Boarding School

Headmaster's Weekly Newsletter -- Week 19

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Jan 26, 2018 7:33:46 PM


Dear KES Family:


Question: What does Tristan Alleyne, a Grade 12 student from Barbados, have in common with six month old Ossi Keddy from Canada?

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Rugby Canada Identification Camp

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 25, 2018 7:49:00 AM

Last weekend, some of the top female rugby players from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland were invited to the East Hants Sportsplex to participate in an identification camp run by Rugby Canada’s Senior Women’s head coach Sandro Fiorino. Three of our students,  Amy Marchand-Dion, Morgan Rogers, and  Camryn Kleynhans  were invited to participate.

Morgan  and   Camryn  were both able to attend the two-day event, while   Amy  was unable to attend due to her basketball commitments here at School. Over the course of the weekend, the girls took part in both on-field sessions to improve their skills, but also off-field ones which focused on their individual goals and the pathways available to them through the national program.
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Topics: Athletics at KES, KES Athletes

Reading Buddies

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 24, 2018 7:56:00 AM

Volunteering is about giving, contributing and thinking beyond oneself. Volunteering is lauded in our community, and it is not just an after-school activity. Opportunities exist over the lunch period as well. Each Friday, there is just enough time for teams of Grade 9 students to grab a bagged lunch and head to Windsor Elementary School where they spend their lunchtime reading to young elementary students. The Grade 1 “reading buddies” arrive with their chosen book in hand excited to reconnect with our Grade 9 students who are eager to teach them to read. It is a wonderful partnership between the local elementary school and King’s-Edgehill School, and all students return to their respective classes with smiles on their faces. It is wonderful to watch our students develop relationships with these young students and instill a love of reading. Our students exercise responsibility, patience and good teaching skills as they keep their buddies focused and feeling good about learning to read. Confidence, pride and the satisfaction of helping others are the rewards for our volunteers. Special thanks are extended to this week’s group of Reading Buddy volunteers: :   Ana Becerra, Edward He, Emma MacDonald, Franck Ruiz Ortega, Mathangi Somasekaram  and  Megan Woodworth
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, volunteering

Choosing An American University

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 24, 2018 6:03:00 AM

Some KES students look to the United States to continue their education either through Ivy League or specialized schools. With thousands of post-secondary institutions to choose from, there are many things students need to consider before applying to a US university.

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Firstly, we encourage any KES student looking to apply to the US to think about what is most important to them in a university. We want to ensure students understand the full course offerings of an institution and ensure they are of high quality. Academic excellence is always top of mind at KES – even after a student graduates from our school!

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Topics: Academics at KES, University Counselling

Even More Drill Fun!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 23, 2018 3:46:00 PM

Last week the 254 Drill Team decided to take a break from the parade square and take advantage of the latest gift from Mother Nature -- the snow. We went outside for some snowshoe training, and this was a treat as there were varying skill levels.  Olivia Drava  is a seasoned trekker while  Nydia Liu  had never snowshoed before -- first time for everything. The team explored some of our fantastic on-campus trails. We learned hand signals (so we could communicate without speaking and that was fun!) and specific drills to ensure that you know your group is complete when you are hiking at night. At the end of the trail everyone agreed that we had a great fresh air break from the classroom and a great time in the snow.

The Drill Team meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we do more than drill. Watch the Noticeboard in the Student Lounge for upcoming activities.

There are ten modules to the empowering Cadet Corps at KES including the Confidence Course and On Tree. Find out what being a Cadet will mean for your child by downloading the Cadet Corps PhotoJournal.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, KES Cadets, Cadets

Pot…here it comes. What you need to Know

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 23, 2018 8:10:58 AM

This week KES students welcomed   David Klein, Advanced Care Paramedic, to Convocation Hall for the first of several presentations being offered to the Senior School on the hot topic of marijuana. Mr. Klein educated students on Canada’s Cannabis Act and how this new legislation will effect drug use and sales across the country.
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Topics: Boarding School

Why Caribbean Students Choose King’s-Edgehill School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 23, 2018 7:55:00 AM

Caribbean families have entrusted King’s-Edgehill School with their children for many years because of everything KES and our surrounding community has to offer.

King’s-Edgehill School is proud to be a CAIS (Canadian Association of Independent Schools) Boarding School. Our family consists of over 350 university-bound students from Canada, North America, the Caribbean, and around the globe. We not only offer outstanding academic programming, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, but we also strive to provide the best in athletics, arts, leadership opportunities and extra-curricular activities. 

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Topics: Boarding School

Meet Kristina Metcalf (1984-1988): Florist

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 22, 2018 8:37:50 AM

I came to KES in 1983, as an adult, I am more inclined to say that the move was motivated by an opportunity to experience a more challenging academic environment and broader range of extra curricular activities; however, in reality I was more interested in going to a school with boys, and the idea of not living at home was highly appealing.

After graduating in 1988, I attended Bishop's University for two years. I transferred to Dalhousie University to attend the Costume Studies Program, followed by The Nova Scotia College of Art and
Design. I graduated from NSCAD with a BFA in Textile Design and Art History. In 1993, I married, and had my son Christopher Titus (2012). I am living in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with my husband Dan, and younger children Caroline (18) and Julian (11). Christopher (23) returned to Canada to attend KES for Grades 12. After a few years of settling into American culture, I felt ready to start another business. I discovered floristry quite by accident after taking a part-time job during Mother's Day, in a florist shop. It turned out to be a great outlet for my creative side and, living in Florida, I am surrounded by gorgeous flowers and foliages for most of the year, so it was instant gratification!

I became a Master Gardener through the University of Florida, and then went on to study floral design through the South Florida School of Floral Design and the Floriology Institute. Recently, I achieved the national accreditation of Certified Floral Designer, and have received an invitation to become a member of the internationally coveted and highly esteemed, American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) after rigorous testing in Seattle, WA this year. In 2015, I opened a floral and event design business called Fleurs de Vedra. I also freelance for other designers like the PGA Tour's head florist, who I've worked with for five years now on The Player's Championship at TPC Sawgrass and the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake. Some of the work I have done is soon to be published in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.

My advice to students at KES is to focus on the things that they love and are naturally good at. Follow the path of least resistance and you will be successful! Not everyone is academic and that took me a very long time to figure out.

Our students – past and present – make King’s-Edgehill School great. We’d love to stay in touch with you, and ensure you stay in touch with each other. Have a look at all the benefits of staying connected here.

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Topics: KES Alumni

Headmaster's Weekly Newsletter -- Week 18

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Jan 19, 2018 6:05:54 PM

Dear KES Family:

The value of Nature’s beauty cannot be underestimated. It is inspiring and reassuring and calming at the same time. For the teenager it is really important. Not just because we want this young generation to appreciate the environment and protect it forever and ever, but because this generation’s world is faster and more urban and more steeped in technology and un-natural things than any previous generation on the planet.

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