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Athletes of the Week - May 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 31, 2019 8:03:00 AM

“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.

For the Week of May 6th - 12th  
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

First Annual KES Dance Recital

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 30, 2019 1:05:05 PM

You are invited to attend our very first Annual KES Dance Recital on Monday, June 3rd. We will be showcasing a mix of styles including jazz, contemporary, K-Pop, and highland – just to name a few. The performances will begin at 7:00pm in our Fountain Performing Arts Centre and will last approximately 1.5 hours with a 15-minute intermission. While our dancers ask for donations at the door, there will be raffle tickets on a gift basket and flowers will also be sold. Come see what our brand new dance programme at KES is all about. You just might learn a new move or two! 

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

254 Annual Cadet Review 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 29, 2019 1:04:48 PM

The day of our Inspection finally arrived. The cadets of the 254 were excited. Boots were polished, spats were cleaned, and the uniforms were ready to go. Everything was ‘good to go’, to use an often quoted phrase. In the days leading up to the inspection, the Corps had marched outside in the cold weather, in the rainy weather and in any weather ‘sharpening up’ the routine for the parade.  
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Cadets

Girls Softball - Spring 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 28, 2019 2:37:35 PM

Amidst IB exams and a busy school schedule, the varsity Girls’ Softball team hit the road this past weekend to compete in their first tournament of the season.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Meet Mr. Rugby ~ Ryan Alguire

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 28, 2019 7:59:00 AM

Last weekend, the city of Langford, British Columbia hosted the world’s best women’s rugby sevens players from around the world during a stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, and our very own teacher/houseparent extraordinaire was in the middle of the action.   Mr. Ryan Alguire  was invited to travel to BC to be part of the referee and match officials’ team for the weekend. Having been recently appointed to Rugby Canada’s National Referee Panel, this was Mr. Alguire’s third international officiating appointment.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Students Support Alzheimer’s Walk

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 27, 2019 7:31:00 PM

KES students recently volunteered at the Wolfville Walk for Alzheimer’s, showing their support for Nova Scotian’s facing dementia. Our students were in charge of directing participants along the 5 km course throughout the town of Wolfville, and they did a fantastic job at cheering and encouraging the community members with bright smiles along the route. The event was also pet friendly, and in addition to the many dogs out for an evening stroll, there was also a therapeutic petting zoo set up onsite that our students loved! 

The volunteer experience was a great way to learn more about a disease that can effect our family, friends, and loved ones. We are looking forward to taking part again next year with an even bigger group from our School, and supporting the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. 

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

Shakespeare on the Rocks

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 27, 2019 2:36:03 PM

In our annual celebration of Shakespeare, my English 8S class wrote a condensed version of Romeo & Juliet and performed it for an enthusiastic group of Grade 7 and 8 students. They learned about the importance of outdoor theatre and paid respect to the history of performing at a time before electricity. Although our theatre can offer an incredible amount of resources to put on unbelievable plays and musicals, we also have countless areas around campus which form a natural amphitheater for students to enjoy performances in a natural setting. This space, in particular, was created by coincidence as it sits directly behind our new turf, creating a natural stage with the woods as a backdrop.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Arts At KES, ARTS

Arts & the Up and Coming are Here!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 24, 2019 1:16:00 PM

Often it is the students of the Senior School who get attention in my weekly newsletter article for their artistic talents. And so it is in the opening segment of this week's video clip; however, the interesting opening treatment gives way to a number of our Junior School girls performing a piece at our recent annual Arts Gala awards evening. Senior Visual Arts students designed and generated a time-lapsed photographic/video introduction to the night’s event. It is a cool and creative work of multi-media art. Following that, the young ladies performed with enthusiasm, a musical theatre number from Disney's Freaky Friday entitled  I'm Not Myself Today. I love the cross-pollination of ages and talents.   This clip  nicely illustrates a balance of ability and creativity, with the Juniors demonstrating that a young age does not limit ones’ ability or potential.

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

“But you, have you built well?”

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 23, 2019 7:09:10 AM

On Tuesday, May 14 th, the annual Cadet Church Parade took place at Christ Church (Anglican) at 6:30pm. This memorable annual event is one of two occasions when the whole School is together as a Corps, a body, and indeed a living body rather than a corpse. At least that is the challenge! Our  Head Girl, Julia Strickey,  read the first lesson from Genesis which recalls the so-called second creation story about our humanity being formed from the dust into which God breathes his spirit and places us in the garden of creation. We are placed there with a purpose - to cultivate and to till the land, in short, to care for the land in which we are placed. The world does not, in this view, exist for our manipulation and destruction although that has become so much a part of the story of the contemporary global world. The second lesson read by   Head Boy, Nicholas Cheverie, was taken from the last chapters of the last book of the Christian Scriptures, the Book of the Revelation of Saint John the Divine. That lesson emphasizes two things: God as the Alpha and Omega of all things, especially rational beings, and the reconciliation of garden and city. Civilization does not mean the annihilation of creation.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Cadets

Grade 10 Works of Art

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 22, 2019 7:08:00 PM

“Deconstruction Art” originated by the philosopher Jacques Derrida. Deconstruction is an approach to understanding the relationship between text and meaning (in the usage of language). In Art: The act of breaking something down into separate parts in order to understand its meaning, especially when this is different from how it was previously understood.

Three students in my Grade 10 Art class, Noah Szymanis, Ethan Hiscott and Patrick Browne decided to try this technique for their sculpture unit. Using one laptop computer and a moderator, they deconstructed the two pieces and saved all the parts including the screws, etc. After this, they composed a design using all of the parts on a 4 feet x 4 feet Masonite board. Because they wanted the audience to focus on the design, they spray painted it white and then black on one side. The gold touches are to emphasize the interesting design pieces. The mural is almost completed, and when it is, it will be permanently displayed in the Tech Office across from the Slounge. Amazing work, gentlemen!

I hope you enjoy viewing the beautiful paintings by our Grade 10 artists.

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

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