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British Parliamentary Nationals

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 2, 2020 7:44:05 AM

Thank you for supporting our provincial representatives at this past weekend's   British Parliamentary Nationals.  It was not an easy tournament; Zoom protocols aside.  Each province involved sent some of their best in the senior and U15 categories, and our students toughed it out in 6 challenging rounds of BP debate. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

254 Takes A “Walk” Through the Past

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 26, 2020 8:53:00 PM

On the Cadet training day following Remembrance Day, there is always a difference in the Corps.  Even though we did not have the opportunity to march downtown this year, the Corps displayed a level of steadiness and determination on parade that would be the envy of many military units.  Having gone through the Remembrance Day Service there is a new energy in the Corps.  They had passed the big test.  On the opening march past for this week, the arms were a little higher, the sword drill had more snap to it and the Cadets were moving as one unit.  Once the drill ended the business of training got underway.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Cadets

German Immersion Field Trip to Lunenburg

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 23, 2020 9:32:04 AM

One of the aspects of King’s-Edgehill School that makes our school environment so unique and the school experience so rich are the many cultures and languages that are being brought to us from our international students. The value of our cultural environment becomes especially apparent during this time of a worldwide pandemic.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Our Debaters are up for the Challenge!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 17, 2020 10:38:00 AM

A heartfelt congratulations to   Thane Morgan (Grade 11), William Ahern (Grade 11)  and   Danica Scully (Grade 9)  who represented King's Edgehill in last weekend's Dalhousie Invitational British Parliamentary Debate Tournament where they advanced through 6 rounds of very challenging motions!  The tournament was online, and our Senior Boys took on topics such as:
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life

Grade 9 Art Class Watercolours

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 16, 2020 10:38:26 PM

The Grade 9 Art class has been experimenting with many different types of media. They are presently working on acrylic painting on stretched canvas with the theme of viewing the object “close up”, influenced by the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES, ARTS

Sergeants Step Up

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 15, 2020 8:57:00 PM

Leadership is defined as “the art of influencing human behaviour to accomplish a task in the manner desired by the leader”.  Fine words but sometimes easier stated than executed.  I have been influencing human behaviour of soldiers and cadets for the last 44 years.  I feel that I have it down to a fine science.  It is quite refreshing when I see the skill of leadership being practised successfully by a pair of teenagers.  This was a particularly busy week in the 254, and the lectures were assigned and ready to go.  Suddenly a Platoon Warrant Officer told me that the Sergeant scheduled to teach the stoves and lanterns lecture was not available. Now, when you speak of a stove and lantern, like any other tool, the first thing you think of is safety.  This is not just a subject that you can pick up and teach without some prior knowledge.  The week before Sgt Luke Fawson and Sgt Eric Sweetapple had given the same lecture. Let’s try it again I thought.  I got both of their attentions and told them my dilemma.  True to form, Luke and Eric simply asked which platoon needed the instruction.  I gave them the number; they gathered the kit together and taught a flawless lecture.  Now I can walk into any platoon in the Corps and teach the material I know and gain their attention.  However, now I had two young Sgts, unfamiliar with their audience (look for the friendly face may not have applied here) who carried on and employed the art of leadership.  Days like this make me proud to be the Commanding Officer.  There is boundless professionalism in our Corps.  What a great day to be a member of the 254.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Cadets

Honouring and Respecting our Veterans

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 14, 2020 8:56:48 PM

Since we could not participate in Operation Veteran this year in Ottawa for obvious reasons,   Mr. LePoidevin and I  produced a video hosted on Youtube for the Royal Canadian Legion in co-operation with other CAIS schools. We wanted to find a way for youth to honour and respect our veterans. We did our best to replicate the educational event that is annually held at the Chateau Laurier prior to the ceremony at the National Cenotaph.     LINK IS BELOW !!

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Halloween Dance!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 12, 2020 10:52:00 PM

This Halloween dance was a truly exciting one! With the nice build up from the spirit week full of fun dress-down days, themes, and competitions, the atmosphere at School was perfect for the dance. With tons of spooky decorations and the amazing lights, thanks to   Mr. Smith, the theme sure was spooktacular!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Junior School Halloween House Extravaganza

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 12, 2020 7:52:25 PM

Friday, October 30th, was anything but a usual day on campus.  In fact, it was a “dress-up” day instead of the more conventional “dress-down” day, and the theme was Halloween!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

International Cooking Club - Crepes Anyone?

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 10, 2020 9:03:00 PM

This year the International Committee will provide students with the opportunity to try a new dish and even teach their peers how to cook a favorite food from their country. This week we made crepes, a delicious food often served in France or Quebec as a meal or snack. Crepes can be sweet or savory.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

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