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

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 5, 2021 8:51:29 AM

On Friday, October 22, 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 an independent 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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Private school language explained

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 22, 2021 4:03:18 PM

If you are sending your child to a private day or boarding school, but never attended a private school yourself then you may feel a little lost when it comes to the terms used when referencing our academic programmes, faculty and systems. This online glossary of private school terms from OurKids.net is a great example of terms used in private schools and what they mean: Glossary of Private School Terms . For example, at KES we have a Headmaster, not a principal. Generally a principal is the head of a public school, while a Headmaster or Headmistress has the same function, but at a private school. 

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2021 Prefect Training

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 14, 2021 1:26:13 PM

This year’s grade-twelve student leaders spent a stormy Labour Day preparing for their new prefect roles. They had the opportunity to attend various workshops and events designed to aid them in their leadership positions. Teambuilding activities, self-care education, and Covid-19 preparedness are just some of the things the prefects learned about throughout the day. This year’s prefects have generated many wonderful ideas and have already set lots of plans in motion, including the welcome games for new student boarders. The training culminated in the students receiving their prefect ties at a lovely barbeque in the Headmaster’s home.  

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What to expect your first week at King’s-Edgehill School 2021

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 1, 2021 3:28:46 PM

Wednesday, September 8 marks the first day of the 2021-22 academic year, and we are excited to welcome everyone back for another year of learning, traveling, athletics, arts, and more! To help orient students and families as to what to expect at the start of the new School year, here is an outline of our first few days: 

Tuesday, September 7 (Move-In Day)  

8:00-11:00 am – New boarding students arrive

12:00-4:00 pm – Returning Boarding students arrive

10:45 am/12:00 pm – New parent orientation sessions (day and boarding families) Fountain Performing Arts Centre

1:00 pm – New boarding student orientation (meet on the KES turf field)

1:00-3:00 pm – Headmaster’s Parent Reception* in Alexandra Hall – hosted by Joe and Belinda Seagram

7:00 pm – All returning boarding students should be on campus

7:00 pm – House Meetings for all boarding students (new and returning)

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Packing Tips for our Boarding Students 2021

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 25, 2021 1:36:26 PM

Packing Tips for our Boarding Students

At King’s-Edgehill School we are busy getting ready for the 2021-22 School Year. In fact, next week, faculty is back at it with professional development and the school is buzzing as our facility team readies the campus.  We know our students are thinking about their time at our school and getting ready for their next chapter.  

Our suggested packing list can be found at the bottom of this blog post. Beyond the basics, here are a few ideas of other things to bring along so you are set for our special events. 

Throughout the school year there are many special occasions where we celebrate together as a community, such as banquet style dinners and noise days. Students may wish to come prepared with more formal attire for such events. While the events may be adapted for COVID-19 regulations the activities will still be full of spirit and a great way to get to know your classmates.  

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An Out of This World Experience

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2021 9:08:33 PM

Rowan Francis, one of our Grade 6 students from Canning, Nova Scotia, has quite an exciting summer planned.  In a recent news release, it was announced that Rowan and 51 other students from across Canada have been chosen to take part in the Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Camp. The Junior Astronauts initiative was first announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in February 2019. To quote the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, “…The Junior Astronaut Camp will inspire and empower the next generation of scientists, engineers and astronauts – and encourage them to consider all the opportunities offered in space exploration and STEM careers.” Rowan will be one of only seven Grade 6 students to take part in the national camp. 
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Summer has arrived!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 12, 2021 9:07:28 PM

 
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Congratulations to the Grade 9 Class of 2021!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 8, 2021 8:37:49 AM

On Wednesday, June 2 nd, we honoured our graduating Grade 9 Class of 2021.  While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented our 34 Grade 9 students and their parents from gathering on campus to celebrate with our customary Graduation Banquet, technology allowed us to gather virtually and to connect, contribute and celebrate meaningfully together.   A keepsake YouTube video was launched at 7:00 pm (KES time) and students from as far away as 12,000 kilometres watched in real time and joined in the group Zoom reception that followed. 
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It can be very tricky!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 7, 2021 8:37:00 PM

At the beginning of our distance learning phase, for their Health & Wellness class, the Grades 6 and 7 students were assigned the task of recording their own trick shots. There were no boundaries to their imagination, and they were free to do whatever they wanted, as long as it was fun. It was very entertaining to watch all the creative and fabulous submissions coming in. You can tell that everyone put some thought into their shots, and they tried very hard to be perfect and almost everyone succeeded.

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Who will be the final three?

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 1, 2021 9:46:00 PM

Each year, Senior School English classes participate in the annual speech competition.  This April, students had the opportunity to present speeches to their classmates.  From these class presentations, 16 finalists were chosen.  Not to be deterred by the challenges posed by distance learning, the finals went online in May.  Judging was opened up to our faculty and staff and many volunteered, eager to watch the videos submitted by the finalists.  From sharing personal experiences to informing the audience about a new topic, all speeches were engaging and thought-provoking.   The top three winners will be revealed at the virtual Closing Ceremonies on June 12 th
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Take a Peek Inside King's-Edgehill School

Explore King’s-Edgehill School with this short video.  Tour our campus and see inside Canada’s first independent school.  

 

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