Inside King's-Edgehill School

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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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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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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Varsity Ski Racers Bring Home Provincial Medals!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 15, 2019 1:50:49 PM

The productive season of training and racing at Martock culminated with our Varsity Ski Team on the road for Provincial competition. Tuesday was a day of training to familiarize our athletes with the new environment and to train on the hill where they would be racing. Wednesday was Ski Provincials at Ski Wentworth. Fresh snow the previous two days along with a sunny and relatively warm winter day made excellent conditions to finish the year. Here are some of the highlights of the day:

• GOLD performance for the   Intermediate Girls Team    Svenja Priggemeyer, Sarah Sidorchuk, and Zhi (Angel) Li. In addition,   Svenja  won SILVER Intermediate Girls Individual, and   Sarah  placed only a few spots off the podium with a 7th place individual finish.

• The   Senior Girls  brought home the SILVER –   Katie Goddard  (who also placed 4th individually),   Elizabeth Walsh  (also placed 6th individually), and   Laura Gillis.

• On the Boys side,   Eric Sweetapple  placed 4th individually in the   Junior Boys Category.

• For   Intermediate Boys,   Mitchell Larkin  brought home the Individual SILVER Medal.
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Athletes of the Week - February/March 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 14, 2019 8:42:00 PM

“Athletes of the Week” (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our Athletic Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing gentleness and learning and dignity and respect.
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Welcome New Stewards Radka and Aimee

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 12, 2019 5:32:00 PM

Congratulations to   Aimee Cooper and Radka Sevcik, the newest members of our KES Steward team.These student leaders have earned a Steward tie for their ongoing dedication and commitment to helping others, and for their desire to help improve our KES community. Both Aimee and Radka are role models who exemplify kindness, gentleness, and respect for those around them.
 
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From One Family to Another

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 11, 2019 4:15:19 PM

On very short notice, the Grade 9 Sciences Humaines class organized a fundraiser bake sale in support of the Barho family in Halifax who tragically lost all seven of their children in a house fire in February. Having fled the civil war in Syria, the Barhos arrived in Nova Scotia in 2017 as refugees to start anew in Canada. 

Our Grade 9 students were determined to do something meaningful to help the surviving parents with their immediate and future costs associated with this tragedy. They quickly recruited volunteers among faculty, staff, and students to provide baked goods for what is rumoured to have been the most successful bake sale in all of KES history. With the support of the entire School, between the bake sale, generous donations, and dress-down-day contributions, we raised a total of just over 1,200$!!! All in one day!! 

We thank everyone who participated in some capacity with this initiative. We are certainly proud of everyone’s generosity and support. This money will go directly to the Barho family’s cause on behalf of KES; from one family to another. 

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Our Performing Artists - In front and behind the scenes

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 22, 2019 11:39:14 AM

King’s Edgehill is proud to introduce the first Senior School play which brings together a collection of passionate and dedicated students from Grades 10-12. Each week leading up to our opening night, our hard-working marketing team will highlight 2 students who are involved with the creation of our play, whether they are acting or working backstage. We are excited to present our talented cast and crew and hope you will support them by attending our performances on   March 29th & 30th!

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KES Spirit Week 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 21, 2019 12:41:19 PM

There were countless highlights from this week’s Spirit Week, but what was most impressive was the involvement and incredible participation from the KES students and faculty. Five dress down days in a row (which mostly involved wearing something warm, colourful and cozy), hot chocolate, treats, outdoor fun, inter-flat competitions, cultural fair and special carnival events kept our students smiling and looking forward to every day.
Of course, fun food selections are always a part of the celebrations around here, and items like a chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, student favourites such as hamburgers and pizza, and a decorate-your-own doughnut bar added to the festivities.

Our campus was livelier than usual in the evenings too, thanks to some planning by our residence Prefects. Minute to Win It Campus Cup games, a Valentine’s Dance, and a romantic comedy movie in the theatre were a few additional activities that filled up the campus life schedule this week. Whether we were inside or out, in the sun, snow, or freezing rain, this week was a good lift for everyone and a great excuse to play, smile, and laugh with one another!

"Well that looks fun, but what time will I have to go to bed?" If you know a child eager to apply but with questions still looming, flip through our downloadable photojournal, A Day in the Life of a King's-Edgehill School Boarding Student.
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The New Group in Town

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 20, 2019 5:05:00 PM

Last week, the Headmaster mentioned in his opening words, that I often say that I have the best gig going. It’s very true and, in fact, most days I don’t see it as a ‘job’ at all; I see it as an adventure that I get to share with a lot of like-minded and creative people. Having said that, I am proud to introduce the most recent jazz quartet to the King’s-Edgehill School music programme, jEBB. This group is co-founded by senior students Che Lim (Bryan) Li (piano), Benjamin Lohr (bass), and Grade 11 student, Ella Brown (trumpet): they’re the EBB of jEBB. They wanted someone to keep a simple beat behind their Miles Davis rendition of Bye Bye Blackbird; thus, they asked me to stand in: I’m the j in jEBB. For the record, the letters didn’t go together well enough to make up a better band name. I was adamant that I should not have lead billing in the band name but so be it, that’s how the letters fell into place; therefore, I insisted that the j has to be small case. Of course, I was delighted to do what I could to support these three terrific musicians. Be it known, that Bryan’sjazz piano style is harmonically rich and mature, with solos that will catch the attention of every jazz aficionado. Ben’s bass lines are rhythmically solid with just a touch of push in all the right places. And few can play the transcribed trumpet solo of Miles Davis like Ella. I just tagged on for the ride (I’m not a ‘real drummer’, you know) and hoped for the best not to screw up. Bryan set up the tune with a sultry piano prelude and then kicked the group in with a contagious swing intro. We enjoyed playing for the audience but, the truth is, we just enjoy playing. I trust you will witness that as you watch this week’s music clip.

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