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King’s-Edgehill School Soccer Team to visit Barbados

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 20, 2017 7:40:24 AM

Karen Moore, Associate Director of Admissions at KES, will be attending a Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Boarding School Fair on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Accra Beach Hotel in Barbados.  Karen will be meeting with current KES families and prospective families. For over 20 years, a group of CAIS Boarding Schools have been travelling to Barbados to meet with families who are interested in a Canadian boarding school education for their children.

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

KES Junior School House Games

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 18, 2017 7:01:46 AM

There is no greater way to build a sense of community at school than to take some time off from school’s every day routines and have some fun with fellow classmates! Throughout the academic year KES hosts Junior School House games, which kick off in the fall with the Junior School Highland Games – after all Nova Scotia is, of course, New Scotland!

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

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

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 11, 2017 10:45:28 AM

On Friday, October 27th 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 gives each and every student.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

KES Robotics Club heading to World Robot Olympiad

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 25, 2017 2:32:35 PM

After months of intense planning, coding and robot building, the KES Robotics Club recently competed in a national competition in Montreal, Quebec and placed first against 12 other teams to qualify for the World Robotics Olympiad (WRO) that will take place later this fall.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

KES Students to Visit University Campuses in Ontario/ Quebec

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 19, 2017 7:43:55 AM

There is nothing more exciting to a Senior Student then visiting and touring a university campus. It’s a student’s firsthand view of what university life is like, and get an opportunity to get information, ask questions and decide if that university if a good fit for their future aspirations. A campus visit allows a student to experience the people, the learning environment as well as see the dorms and walk around campus. 

 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, University Counselling

Students sign up to "Be More": KES Clubs and Activities Fair

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 18, 2017 3:51:43 PM

It is always exciting to chat with our new and returning students at the beginning of the year, and listen to what their goals are for the year ahead! Some students want to volunteer more in the local community, be in the school musical, or become a better public speaker, and others want to get involved in evening intramurals or learn a new language.  

Last Friday over lunch students gathered in the quad to hear all about what clubs and committees are offered this year at KES. Teachers and students creatively decorated tables, provided information, and encouraged students to sign up for clubs of interest.  

Here are some of the clubs we have offered at KES this year:

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, volunteering, clubs and committees

King’s-Edgehill School Offers the SATs

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 16, 2017 12:24:00 PM

Each year King’s-Edgehill School offers students the chance to take their SATs – a necessary examination for any student thinking of applying to an American university.

Students who wish to write their SAT examinations during the 2017-18 academic year, will do so in October 2017 and therefore must register the first week in September. King’s-Edgehill School is a Supplementary Examination Centre for SAT’s, so our students do not need to travel Halifax to write the tests.

We encourage students who would like to write their SATs to adequately prepare for the test. Students can do this by practicing and taking a course, such as Kaplan.ca or Princeton Review and get a tutor, if required. Some of the courses are free, and some come with a cost, but many are offered online.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, University Counselling, SATs

KES Headmaster's Newsletter -- Week 37

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Jun 17, 2017 4:21:02 PM

Dear KES Family:


What defines a good year? Is it prizes and championships, scholarships and university acceptances? Having just seen Grade 10 students Ben Fleckenstein and Justin Betance spontaneously throw their arms around each for an exuberant end-of-year hug, perhaps the measuring stick is simple: good friends, good memories, and a feeling of joyous accomplishment. A good year is that eruption of positive emotion one feels when a job is well done and freedom awaits. The yardsticks of success are both personal and collective. Summertime beckons.

I will miss this grad class. I know in my heart that they will thrive in the years to come, but there is a strange heaviness in me. You know that feeling when you say goodbye to a loved one at the airport? You know that little bit of heaviness as you turn away at the security gate and walk back to the car – they move on, their adventure begins, their life is separate from yours? Same thing. It is always tougher for those who stay behind.

The crows who live on campus always stay behind. Generation after generation they have witnessed more graduations on this campus than anyone. I consider it a compliment that they no longer squawk or caw when I walk by them. Maybe a tilted head, or a little hop away, but they seem to accept me as one of the clan. I take my cues from them and remember the old superstition about the crows at the Tower of London – all will be well with the British Empire as long as the crows are in good shape. I am happy to report, as I do every year at this time, that the crows at KES are doing well.
 
Sincerely,
Joe Seagram

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

Cultural Fair

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 15, 2017 7:59:58 AM

Third time is a charm, or so they say. Perhaps there is some truth to that, since the third annual KES Cultural Fair was “…the best yet!” according to many faculty and students.

Certainly it was a great day for students from various cultures to step into the foreground and share with us all the wonders of their country's, traditions, festivals, history, and food, glorious food! Students were treated to a delightful variety show where several students sang songs of love for each other or their home. The advanced soccer ball handling skills of a group of Mexican students was a fantastic finale to the show. The talents of henna and calligraphy artists was enjoyed as well.

It is always a delight to see the pride in the faces of the students who are sharing and the interest in the faces of the students who are travelling for the afternoon. A job well done by all.

Angie Folker, Sally Wride, Janice Kleiner
Fair Coordinators

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

Great Canadian Geography Challenge

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2017 8:23:00 PM

Grade 9 student Olivia Drava won the Junior School Great Canadian Geography Challenge for the second straight year. Brisnel  Etou also made it to the final round; however, Olivia emerged as the winner with a wide variety of knowledge that translated into correct answers in all rounds. She loves to travel and retains details with ease. Olivia is our first two-time winner; however, with her moving to the Senior School the field is open for next year. Liam Connor and Matvey Semenenko progressed well and are returning to the Junior School.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

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