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Grade 11 Self Portraits

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 15, 2020 3:30:00 PM

I am always amazed when I mention to the IB Grade 11 class that we are drawing “self portraits” that the students don’t run out the door. A self portrait is one of the hardest subjects to draw in art.

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

Junior Robotics - Next Stop Provincials

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 16, 2019 5:17:22 PM

This past Friday, our Junior Robotics team, represented by Nicolas Sanchez Benet, Ezra Sasaki, Antonio Landry, Gianni Landry, Will Larder, Vincent Armstrong, Sachaa Rudrum-Bhimji and Alex Graham, travelled to the NSCC Lunenburg Campus to compete in the annual First Lego League Robotics Competition. This year’s First Lego League competition was titled “City Shapers” and featured challenges and projects related to building and city engineering. The competition involved solving a series of robotic challenges and presenting solutions to a water problem that the group had identified. The team worked hard all morning, competing with their robot and then presenting their robot design, innovative project and team core values to a series of judges.

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

Our Successful Debaters

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 16, 2019 6:16:00 AM

November 30th marked our 3rd annual King's-Edgehill Invitational Debate Tournament with an incredible turn out of over 10 different local and international high schools and over 80 debaters from Grades 7-12. Students tackled an array of challenging topics showing incredible ability to analyze the impacts and factors involved in a resolution. What sets this tournament apart is that the intention is to provide an opportunity for community and connection among the provinces’ debate teams as well as providing an opportunity for feedback and growth with open adjudication. The buzz of chatter between rounds and the engaging dialogue between debaters and judges was exactly what we hoped to create.  
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Dalhousie Math Circles #3

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 5, 2019 11:55:03 AM

Logic and puzzles go together like bread and butter.  On Wednesday, November 20th, Sarah Meng Li, an undergraduate Mathematics student at Dalhousie University, challenged all of the participants at the Math Circles event to think like mathematicians.  The focus was on solving puzzles and the challenge was to see how many of the problems presented could be solved. 

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

Mousetrap Car Races

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 29, 2019 9:31:05 AM

On Tuesday morning, earlier than expected, students were out of their beds snapping mousetraps all around campus. “What on earth could they be doing?” you may ask. Well, it turns out all Grade 10 Science students were putting the final touches on their latest project.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life

Career Night 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 15, 2019 6:30:00 AM

On Monday, November 4 th,  Jenn Shaw and Heather Strickey from our Advancement and Alumni Office  hosted KES’s annual Career Night for Grade 11s and Grade 12s in collaboration with   School Counsellor, Mrs. Aynsley Sasaki. At this year’s Career Night—which we are so pleased has become a dependable annual event— we hosted 12 professionals from four (broad) fields—Health, Business & Entrepreneurship, Applied Sciences, and Arts & Social Sciences.
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Topics: Academics at KES, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

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

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 6, 2019 9:30:00 PM

It's that time of year again. Our two Grade 8 English classes collaborated and created a School Newspaper which was a project part of their media studies unit. Enjoy their stories!

Click here to read the Newspaper.

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

IB Core Values: The Extended Essay

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM

In the second of this three-part series on the IB, we have been taking a candid look at what the IB Diploma core components are; this week we examine the extended essay. Is it worth the effort? Why is writing a paper a “core” item? And lastly, why do both we and universities love it?

The IB says “the extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, on a topic of the student’s choice, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.” What the IB does not say is how daunting this can be for some of our students, and conversely, how ultimately rewarding the product and process can be. I might be getting ahead of myself, but every university that I speak with is totally sold on the EE and what it can do for a student; the deeper educational goals of research, communication, synthesis and ultimately thinking are specifically developed during this process and continue to pay rich dividends throughout one’s educational and professional lives. The real question becomes, why should I not do the extended essay? Mr. Alan Dick is our Extended Essay Coordinator, and he has aptly described the EE below:

What is the significance of the extended essay?

The extended essay provides:

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

The Beginning of Math Circles

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 15, 2019 3:14:54 PM

On Wednesday, September 25 th, Dalhousie University hosted this year’s first Math Circles seminar. Our students are regular attendees at these events, and enjoy the interesting and interactive ways that mathematical topics are presented. The room was full of interested math students as   Dr. Peter Selinger  presented a seminar on “fun with slide rules”. The slide rule, invented in the 17 th  century, was the preeminent calculation tool used by scientists and engineers for almost 350 years. It was not until the 1970s that it was replaced by the electronic calculator.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

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