Inside King's-Edgehill School

Podcast Potential in Musical Imagery & Poems

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 25, 2019 10:41:01 PM

Adding to the Poetry in Music concept that I contributed to last week's Newsletter is this, another combination, created by Grade 9 student, Jada MacKinnon, from Clark's Harbour, NS. This time, I asked students to make a podcast of their poetry & music, identifying their artistic intentions and also conduct an interview to solicit comments from a classmate regarding their composition and execution. 

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

Grade 8 Discovery Trip

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 25, 2019 10:39:00 AM

The entire Grade 8 class took a trip to the Natural Museum of History and the Halifax Public Library on November 8th to enjoy the programme offered to young students on the history and living culture of the Mi’kmaq peoples of Nova Scotia. During their Social Studies curricula, students have been introduced to the meaningful history and culture of indigenous peoples in Canada and other indigenous themes.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Alumnae Rugby Players Making News

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 24, 2019 10:39:32 PM

Last weekend, the U-Sport Women’s Rugby National Championship was held in Ottawa, Ontario. For the fifth consecutive year, KES was represented as three of our alumnae   [Alexandra Ondo (2016), Kenzie Cecchetto (2018), and Morgan Rogers (2018)]  were members of the eventual bronze medal winning host team, the Ottawa Gee-Gees. Although   Rogers  was unable to participate as she was still recovering from an injury, both   Ondo  and   Cecchetto  played prominent roles on the pitch for their Garnet and Grey side.

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

Remembrance Day at the 254

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 19, 2019 7:03:57 AM

Remembrance Day is a sacred tradition in the 254, and 2019 was no exception. The drills were rehearsed, the wreath bearers appointed and the poppies ordered. All that remained was the call from the Royal Canadian Legion to set the location for either inside or outside at the Cenotaph in Windsor. The day dawned and the weather warmed up. The relief was evident on the faces of our Cadets. This year for the first time in a long while, all members of the Corps who paraded in Windsor were dressed in Highland Uniform. This has taken some time to accomplish, mainly due to a shortage of accoutrements for the full uniform. This year, thanks to the generosity of   Sir Graham and Lady Ann (Creighton) Day (Class of 1955) and King’s-Edgehill School, the necessary items were purchased. The Corps was ready to go.

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

A Safer Rugby Environment

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM

This past weekend, over 60 coaches from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland convened at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax for Rugby Nova Scotia’s first-ever East Coast Coaching Conference. Included in that group of 60 coaches were four of our very own KES staff members. Boys’ coaches   Jason Verryn-Stuart  and   Headmaster Joe Seagram  were joined by members of the girls’ coaching staff,   Rory   Campbell  and   Nathalie  Hardy, for this two-day event which covered a broad range of topics including “Building a Positive Team Environment” to “Building Game Variations”.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Looking Forward to Looking Back at 'Chicago' Once More

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 18, 2019 7:03:04 AM

We're excited to take our 2019 production of Chicago to the KES stage next weekend! We last mounted this show in November of 2004. Here are the yearbook pages from that year which include our now faculty member, Alyssa (Medina) Murphy (Class of 2006), among others. Kate Etienne (Head Girl 2005) played Roxie and now acts on the Mervish hit Stage production of Come From Away.  Lots of hard work, preparation and fun go into producing a musical, and we look forward to creating memorable moments with next week's show; one that we can look back on in future years to come with pride and joy, just like today! Who knows where these thespains and musicians will end up in another 15 years!

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

Senior School Musical, Chicago

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM

Chicago is an American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Jazz-age Chicago, this musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal".

Our King’s-Edgehill cast and crew will be performing an adapted for high school version in the Fountain Performing Arts Centre on:

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

Athletes of the Week October-November 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 15, 2019 2:32:44 PM

“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.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

The Alumni & Advancement Team Takes Toronto

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 14, 2019 9:30:00 PM

It was a short, but action-packed, trip to Toronto, Ontario for our Alumni Relations team October 28 th  – 30 th.   Advancement Officer Jenn Shaw  and   Director of Advancement, Heather Strickey,  left bright and early on Monday the 28 th, making it downtown through rush hour in time to watch the 2019 NBA Toronto Raptors defeat the Orlando Magic on home turf. They were joined at the game by   Myles and Bev Smith, Parents to Alumnae   Hannah (2014-17)  and   Maddie (2015-19).

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, KES Alumni

Creating Personal Sankalpas

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 14, 2019 2:32:02 PM

At last our School's growing community has found a little space to call our own. Settled on the edge of campus, a beautiful and tranquil studio has been constructed as a sanctuary for students and staff alike to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the practice of Yoga. As the fall term winds to a close, we reflect on a season of movement, mindfulness and extension activities that have allowed us to broaden the scope of our Yoga practice.

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

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