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2016-17 Atlantic Canadian Scholarship Winners Profile

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 12, 2017 7:01:00 AM

2016-17 Atlantic Canadian Scholarship Winner Profile Blog

Students from Atlantic Canada select King’s-Edgehill as their school because they want to “be more” and although some of these students live close by, some also become boarding students. Which is why, each year, King’s-Edgehill School awards two renewable scholarships to new KES boarding students from specifically Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Canadian Scholarship is worth up to half the cost of board and tuition. The 2016-17 scholarship recipients were Morgan Bryant and Ryan Alexander, who are well on their way to successfully completing their first year and have plans to return next year.

 

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King's-Edgehill School - Bring a Friend to School Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 11, 2017 6:54:00 AM

If you have ever wondered why your best friend goes to a private school then we invite you to save the date for the King’s-Edgehill School "Bring a Friend to School Day" on Wednesday, May 24th. This special day is for prospective students who have a friend already attending KES. This is your opportunity to meet the staff and current students of KES and find out why your best friend loves it here! 

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KES Headmaster Newsletter -- Issue 31

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on May 5, 2017 4:16:27 PM

Dear KES Family:


One of the fundamentals of good writing, especially of short stories, is capturing moments that reveal character. These occasions abound at KES, of course, but I am most impressed by those moments which come by surprise and demonstrate an endearing humility.

Perhaps in the long history of the School there is not a single student who has not made his or her way up Front Hill. Whether it was running for Terry Fox, sprinting up for team training, or marching up with the 254 Cadet Corps on parade, Front Hill is part of everyone’s experience at KES. This Wednesday morning I found myself at 6:00am at the top of Front Hill ready to take two students to the airport. It was a gorgeous morning, the early sunshine burning off a slight mist. I was surprised, yet thrilled, to see that I was not the only one enjoying the beauty of the dawn. For fitness and preparation for the track season, Joshua Goldson was sprinting up and down Front Hill. I only had my phone camera with me but if you look closely in the photo below you will see Joshua on the road down by the gates – I love everything about that silent moment of dedication.

As enjoyable an evening as it is, the Cadet Mess Dinner is long. After over three hours of ceremony and circumstance on the hard wood chairs in Stanfield Hall/McLellan Annex, one could hardly blame any of our students if they bolted back to their rooms once the meal was over. Afterwards, I thoroughly enjoyed some post-dinner conversation with our guests as the Dining Hall staff started to clear the tables of cups and cutlery, table cloths and centre pieces. It is a big job, requiring buckets for food and beverage leftovers, and multiple trolleys for all the crockery, etc. Recognizing this, two students joined in to help and did so completely of their own volition. I was so pleased to see Pablo Gonzales Sanchez (Class of 2021!) and Brenda MacDonald (Class of 2017) happily chatting away with the kitchen staff as they helped clear the banquet tables. Wonderful examples of leadership through service to others.

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KES Earth Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 4, 2017 6:43:27 AM

In anticipation of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd, students spent Wednesday getting in touch with nature and being stewards of the environment. Once again, Mr. Kershawset the tone for the day by cycling to School from his home in Wolfville, a distance of 35 km; even the cold morning temperatures did not deter him. During Assembly, Rustam Kulizade, Matvey Semenenko and Michael Pitaev did an informative presentation on their Russian homeland, highlighting their culture, geography, politics and food. It fit our Earth Day theme as we were reminded that, although we are almost 7000 km from Moscow, we are all connected globally to our one Earth. Later, a delicious Russian lunch was arranged by the boys and enjoyed by all. We also had a special visitor in Assembly: Jayden Morrow (Grade 8) brought in her five-year-old pet ball python and taught us a great deal about this interesting species. Its docile temperament and beautiful markings made it a great show piece and was a topic of discussion throughout the day.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Student Leadership, volunteering

KES Boys’ Rugby Team – Role Models On and Off the Field

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 27, 2017 5:46:50 PM

We recently received some very positive feedback regarding our boys’ rugby team. Our coaches instill in all of our student-athletes that living up to the high standards of dignity and respect that we have set at King’s-Edgehill is just as important as success on the field, the mat, the ice and in the classroom.

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KES Headmaster Newsletter -- Issue 29

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Apr 21, 2017 9:41:15 PM

Dear KES Family:


We are being inspected this week by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Like a nervous driver who, upon seeing a police car on the highway, instantly feels guilty and slows down, I have felt nervous all week (but it’s true, I feel guilty whenever I see the police, too – can’t help it!). When we are being evaluated it is only natural to be unsettled. The inspectors have been very good (so far anyway, we have not seen the report yet…) and the back-to-back-to-back interviews and sessions they have run hour after hour speak highly of their training and dedication. I kind of like them, too, even though the pens they wield are mightier than any sword.

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KES Headmaster Newsletter -- Issue 28

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Apr 14, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Dear KES Family:

I have been travelling in China this week and have had the opportunity to meet with alumni and parents (new for next year, current, and of graduates) in Shanghai, Beijing, Jinan, Shenzhen, Taipei, and Hong Kong. Many of our parents from Asia are unable to visit the School and so this visit is, in a small way, a chance to bring a bit of the School to them. Given that most of our Asian parents do not speak English, this is also a way to connect, to meet and answer questions. I am indeed fortunate to have a former parent, Dr. Michael Chow, as a companion on this trip. He has been invaluable as an interpreter and host in every city (and airport and train station!) on this trip.

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

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 10, 2017 8:38:00 AM

On Friday April 28th 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.

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KES Headmaster Newsletter - Issue 27

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Apr 7, 2017 4:41:37 PM

Dear KES Family:

I have been off campus this week and had a delightful two days in Vancouver before flying to Hong Kong (where I am now). Meeting up with alumni in Vancouver was fun.  The energy, the stories, and the passion that graduates of the School have for KES is really energizing. All of them are doing wonderful things and despite the generational differences there are striking similarities:  Taylor Wade '10 finished her Chemistry degree last year and is studying for her MCATs but won't write them until she returns from Ethiopia as part of an Athletes in Action mission trip. Former Head Girl Jenny Cho is on the Board of a Foundation doing transformative service work in Uganda - she is heading over there again soon. It was terrific seeing everyone. A very special thank-you goes out to David Bursey who hosted us at Earl's Restaurant (he works at Earl's head office in purchasing) and provided AAA steaks that he had aged in his own refrigerator at home for 70 days. They were mouth-wateringly delicious and tender! Best ever.

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Topics: Joe's Journal -- Weekly Headmaster's Newsletter, About King's-Edgehill School

Headmaster's Newsletter - Issue 26

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Mar 31, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Dear KES Family:

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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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