Inside King's-Edgehill School

KES Students get firsthand view of University Life

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 7, 2018 6:30:00 AM

One event King’s-Edgehill School Senior Students look forward to is the opportunity to tour a university campus.  Every other year, a limited group of students have an opportunity to travel to Ontario to visit a number of universities.

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Topics: Academics at KES

Dalhousie University’s Math Circle Finale

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 29, 2018 4:32:00 PM

On Wednesday, May 16th, we travelled to Dalhousie University for the final Math Circles event of our school year. The theme was a “math party”, and it was a great interactive way to end our yearlong commitment to math enrichment.   Erick Lee, a mathematics consultant from the Halifax Regional Centre for Education, led us through the party problems and provided opportunities to play games while exploring mathematical themes. The activities started with the Game of Sim; students competed in pairs to outsmart their opponent by trying to avoid making triangles while connecting the vertices of a polygon. This led to a discussion about Ramsey’s Party Problem and several other party-themed puzzles. Time flew by as our students worked collaboratively to solve the problems while enjoying the camaraderie of math friends and, of course, the free pizza and drinks. King’s-Edgehill was well represented by:   Matvey Semenenko, Max Escaravage, Oliver and Athena Cox, Jayden Morrow and  Mathangi Somasekaram. We look forward to reconnecting with the Dalhousie Math Circles team when the new school year begins in the fall.

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

The Art and Science of Balancing Life

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 26, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The last three weeks have been a whirlwind for Grade 8 student William Ahern. After a year of debate practices and tournaments with the King’s-Edgehill School debating team, William, and his debating partner Grace Gallant, qualified for the Junior National Debates held in Calgary, Alberta. At this national debating tournament, William and Grace competed for two days and placed in the top 20. 

In the days prior to debating nationals, however, William showcased his musical talent in the Annapolis Valley Music Festival, which is an annual music festival held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, involving over 3000 competitors of all ages and musical disciplines. William entered into four advanced piano disciplines (grade 9 and 10 Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) level music) and claimed first place in each. Furthermore, he was awarded the “Acadia University Rose Bowl/Mary Montgomerie Award”, which is an engraved bowl given annually to the most outstanding performer in any one discipline who has achieved the highest average marks in three or more solos; the “Senior Piano Trophy” for having a consistently high standard of solo performance in a number of classes; and the “Hester Jackson Baroque Award”, which is an engraved shield that recognizes excellence in baroque performance. A video is available here of his award-winning performance of Liszt’s Consolation #3. Watch his winning performance.

William’s interests not only span the arts, but also stretch to encompass the sciences where he is currently attending the Canada Wide Science Fair at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. His project is entitled “Fruit Flies Away”, and proposes a new innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly method for eliminating fruit flies.

Congratulations to William for striving for excellence in each of his recent achievements and for role-modelling King’s-Edgehill School’s Be More motto. 

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

World Robotics Olympiad Qualifier

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The King’s-Edgehill School Robotics team travelled to Montreal, Quebec last week to compete in the Canadian qualifier for the World Robotics Olympiad (WRO). The WRO is a LEGO based competition in which students are responsible for designing, creating, and programming autonomous robots to complete a series of tasks in less than two minutes. Thirteen teams from across Quebec, Ontario, and Nova Scotia competed in the Senior Division (ages 16 to 19). While all the competitors from King’s-Edgehill School did well at the competition, the robot created and programed by the team of   Jiashu ( Jay) Liu, Weijia (Torres) Liu, and  Xianlong (Daniel) Zhang  did particularly well coming in second place overall. My congratulations go out to all those involved. I am very proud of the accomplishments of such a talented group of future engineers, computer programmers, and scientists.

I would also like to thank   Chris MacLean and  Aynsley Sasaki  for their involvement with this trip. Without their help and great sense of humor this incredible learning experience could not have happened.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Acadia Robofest

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 5, 2018 3:46:00 PM

The King’s-Edgehill School Senior Robotics Team competed in an in-house qualifying competition on Thursday, February 8.  The top five teams from this event went on to compete against 20 schools from across Nova Scotia at Robofest held at Acadia University on Saturday, February 17.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

ToK Class goes to King’s College

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 27, 2018 7:04:23 AM

On Tuesday, February 20th, the Grade 11 King’s-Edgehill School ToK class made a pilgrimage to the University of King’s College, our sister institution, formerly located here in Windsor but since the 1920s located in Halifax and is now associated with Dalhousie University. Joining us at UKC were ToK students from Horton High School as well as a guest student, Bronwyn Appleby.

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Topics: Academics at KES, IB Programme

King-Edgehill School Offers Daily Tutorial Periods & Extra Help

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 22, 2018 8:40:00 AM

Academic excellence is of the utmost importance to everyone at King’s-Edgehill School. We understand that some of our programmes, such as the rigorous International Baccalaureate programme, can be intense and require a lot of work and focus.

It is for this reason that KES makes sure all students have access to the necessary tools and resources for them to do their best and reach their full academic potential. In keeping with this tradition, KES offers a daily tutorial period for Senior Students as well as extra help, for students who need it.

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

Grade 7 Student Athena Cox Gets Published!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 13, 2018 6:05:00 PM

Athena Cox, a Grade 7 Honours student at King’s-Edgehill, has a passion for reading and has recently demonstrated her love and aptitude for writing. At the suggestion of her English teacher,   Rory Campbell, Athena entered the Polar Expressions Short Story Competition in November 2017. This Canadian writing contest received short story submissions from thousands of students across the country. Athena recently received notification that her story   Shadows made it to the final level of judging for students in her grade. In addition, Athena’s work and biography will be published along with the other top-selected entries in a Canadian student short story collection titled Pursuit. Athena’s short story will also be entered in the final round of judging where monetary prizes will be awarded. We are very proud of Athena’s motivation and creative talents. Enjoy this short excerpt from her winning entry that will soon be available on a book shelf in Convocation Hall:
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Choosing An American University

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 24, 2018 6:03:00 AM

Some KES students look to the United States to continue their education either through Ivy League or specialized schools. With thousands of post-secondary institutions to choose from, there are many things students need to consider before applying to a US university.

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Firstly, we encourage any KES student looking to apply to the US to think about what is most important to them in a university. We want to ensure students understand the full course offerings of an institution and ensure they are of high quality. Academic excellence is always top of mind at KES – even after a student graduates from our school!

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Topics: Academics at KES, University Counselling

Beaver Competition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 16, 2018 7:36:00 AM

What better way to start 2018 than with some excellent University of Waterloo contest results. During the early weeks of November, every student in Grades 7, 8, and 9 rolled up their sleeves and turned on their laptops or tablets to take the University of Waterloo’s Beaver Computing Contest. This 45 minute competition, consisting of 15 logic problems, was completed in Mr. Hollett’s, Mr. Alguire’s and Mr. Campbell’s computer classes. Students exercised their best reasoning skills and raced the clock as the minutes ticked away on the screen in front of them. Like many of the other University of Waterloo CEMC (Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing) contests, the Beaver competition focuses on problem solving with an emphasis on computational and logical thinking. The problems are always interesting and some can be quite challenging. Questions are inspired by topics in computer science though only a comfort level with general mathematics curriculum is required. Over 12,000 students across the country took part in the 2017/2018 Beaver Computing Contest. Once again, many of our students performed above the national average. The following KES students are our top contest scorers:
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Topics: Academics at KES

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