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Fashion en français

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 24, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Grade 9 students took full advantage of the opportunity to practise their French while strutting their stuff on the runway this week with the 2018 edition of the Défilé de Mode. This fashion show en français was the culmination of the class’s thematic study of clothing and accessories; the students went to great lengths to prepare and model their spring collection, to the delight of their classmates – félicitations!

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

Adventure in Mexico

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

At the beginning of the school year, my Grade 12 Spanish students mentioned that it would be nice if they could visit Mexico and practise everything they had learnt. Even though we were a small group, it was possible to set up an affordable proposal and for Easter Break.  Amy Marchand-Dion, Riley Coe and I were ready for this adventure.
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Topics: Travel at KES

KES Annual Cultural Fair

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 23, 2018 2:51:51 PM

What do you get when you put food, dance, song, and games together? You get the KES Annual Cultural Fair! Once again students from all corners of the globe and from across Canada stepped up and proudly displayed various aspects of their country’s culture for other students, the staff and the faculty at KES.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

Headmaster's Weekly Newsletter -- Week 29

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Apr 22, 2018 8:57:21 PM

Dear KES Family:

It is good to be home. Not just home-home, but back in the embrace of our KES family of students and staff. I arrived last night at 6:00pm from my eight city tour through Asia and Western Canada just in time to attend the annual Cadet Mess Dinner. Seeing everyone all dressed up and excited for the event was the best return possible.

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Alexandra Newbould (1994-1997): Illustrator, Court Sketch Artist, Painter

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM

I attended KES from Grade 10-12. Though it was difficult living away from home, it was cool to be surrounded by students from around the world. You become family because you're in it together. I have solid friends and many funny memories. After graduating from KES, I went to University of Victoria and received my BFA in Visual Arts. I did a bit of traveling before settling down in Panamá for a few years working as an English teacher and painter. After a while I wanted more technical training in illustration so I came back to Canada and studied Illustration.

I work out of my studio in Toronto's west end. I create fine art for exhibitions, freelance illustration for different clients from advertising to album covers, and my favorite work is courtroom sketching for the Canadian media. I also have a business called the Tat Shack in Sauble Beach, Ontario, where I do henna tattoos and sell art in the summer months. I tried many things along my journey, failing at some, learning from mistakes, listening and taking advice from friends and family. I like to meet as many people as possible, through networking opportunities that arise and I try to be open and flexible when they do. I intend to continue doing what makes me happy for as long as I can which is drawing, painting, and traveling at will. One day I might like to focus exclusively on portrait painting. My advice is to go into a field doing what makes you happy. You were probably put on earth to do it, and you are going to excel at it because you will be motivated. Keep your eye on the prize and the universe will make it happen.

Learn about our Fine Arts curriculum from Grade 6 to IB Art as well as countless extra curricular opportunities to express your artistic passions. 

Arts at KES Amazing art programs


This article was originally printed in the Alumni magazine, read more alumni stories here:

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Topics: Arts At KES

Headmaster's Weekly Newsletter -- Week 28

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Apr 13, 2018 7:34:33 PM

Dear KES Family:

With a population of 25 million people, Shanghai is the largest city in China. Like Mexico City or New York, the sheer size of the metropolis and the density of the people is almost overwhelming. The contrast of elements - from trees a thousand years old to meeting "Tami" the robot at the help desk in the train station - is staggering. Having just finished a visit with families in Jinan and basked in the peace and ancient natural beauty of Confucius’ historic home, Shanghai offers its own steep contrast.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

From Class to Sport to Classical

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 12, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Knowing that Grade 8 student,   William Ahern, one of our most gifted pianists and our chapel organist, recently had a master class with Professor John Hanson, of Acadia University, I wanted to catch him while his fingers were still hot from the experience. We all have busy schedules here on campus, so I seized the opportunity to grab William just after he finished his afternoon sport activity. Without hesitation, he sat down at the piano and let me record his newly-polished piece. I am confident that this Eighth Grader will impress even the best of players.   Enjoy the performance!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES

KES Visits the Land of the Sand!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 12, 2018 6:58:43 AM

KES was very pleased to offer a new and exciting travel opportunity for our students this year. Twenty-five students and four chaperones had the incredible privilege of visiting the United Arab Emirates during our recent March break. This amazing venture to the Middle East was a first for KES.

Our group enjoyed perfect spring weather as we explored Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. March is one of the best times to visit the UAE. Winter has just ended, and the days are warmer but not too hot! We enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Dubai, taking in the iconic Burj Khalifa, exploring old residential Dubai, bartering in the gold and spice souqs, and of course, lavish shopping in the famous Dubai Mall. Let’s not forget the food – it was divine. From lean, grilled meats, to flavourful hummus, fresh tabbouleh and fattoush, and warm Arabic bread. Everything was delicious!   Ms. Stewart  and I raved about an incredible bowl of hummus that we ate – perfectly smooth with spicy chicken shawarma and pomegranate on top. Just amazing! Take me back!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Travel at KES

KES Senior School IB Art Show 2018

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM

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

Junior School Play - CINDERELLA

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 9, 2018 5:37:34 PM

On April 20th and 21st, a timeless tale of transformation will unfold right before your eyes as the King’s-Edgehill Junior School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. 

This classic musical features all the moments you love – an incredible transformation, the glass slipper, and the lush score of classic songs "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible" and "Ten Minutes Ago.” In this hilarious and romantic musical experience, see how everything can be possible when a little bit of magic combines with the immense power of hope and love.

Show times are Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm and Saturday, April 21st at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students/Seniors. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 902-798-2278, ext. 3593.

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

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