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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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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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The IB Diploma: Fake News?

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 10, 2019 1:07:08 PM

What seemed like a faddish, throwaway statement from a few years ago has become entrenched in the news world. Why is this? Surely if the audience possessed an informed and critical mindset, fake news, and accusations of it would dry up as the discerning eye to truth was applied to the situation and see through any falsehood of reporting. This begs the next question, “How do we get to be experts in subjects?”, and importantly, “How are we able to develop discernment across all knowledge types?”
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Fun and Learning at our Summer ELL Camp

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 9, 2019 3:52:18 PM

This year’s ELL (English Language Learners) camp was another great success. The students’ days were filled with a variety of activities. Mornings were spent learning language skills in the classroom with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, and the afternoons involved many on-campus activities and excursions.

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

Math Contest Results

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 24, 2019 7:59:22 PM

Results from the latest last Math Contests were announced this week. Written by 46 KES students from Grades 9 to 12, these contests are marked on the students’ full written solutions. The contests are written, distributed and marked by The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and they are administered by schools.  

The following competitors were awarded Certificates of Distinction for scoring in the top 25% of all contestants in the world who wrote the contests.

KES Grade 9 Fryer Contest Results:
1 st    Zhi (Angel) Li  - she also placed 3 rd  in NS
Tie for 2 nd    Mitchell Dinn and Xikun (Ted) Yu  – they also tied for 8 th  place in NS
Tie for 4 th  – Y unjin (Kevin) Bai, Hannah Bryant, and Greg Otto
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Congratulations to the Grade 9 Class of 2019!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 20, 2019 5:04:38 PM

On Wednesday, June 5 th, a special banquet to honour our Grade 9 Class of 2019 took place. It was an evening of friendship, achievement, and celebration as parents, Grade 9 students, and faculty shared memories of the Junior School years. A retrospective slideshow featuring some very cute baby photos and current shots of our students enjoying KES life captured the journey of each of the 57 students, our largest Grade 9 class in the history of the School.
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Environmental Law Presentation and Activity with Lisa Mitchell

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 11, 2019 7:40:35 AM

Earlier this month our Law class and Environmental Club at KES were privileged to participate in an invigorating and challenging presentation, activity and debate on a case study that closely mirrors some ongoing environmental concerns in our geographic area.   Lisa Mitchell,  who is the Executive Director of East Coast Environmental Law, did a masterful job of planning the event for the 27 student participants. Many legal issues have many dimensions and points of view, which prevents an easy solution. Part of the activity had students taking on the roles of farmers, environmental groups, businesses, Indigenous peoples and government to discuss and debate a solution for the given case study.
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Way to go, Grade 7 and 8 Mathletes!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 6, 2019 7:47:36 PM

All Grade 7 and 8 students recently took part in the University of Waterloo Gauss Mathematics Competition. This is the last contest in a series of year-long challenging Waterloo mathematics competitions for students from Grades 7 through Grade 12. Everyone benefits from the excellent problem-solving opportunities that these contests provide. This year’s results indicated some excellent up-and-coming mathletes. I congratulate the following students who were the top 3 scorers at each grade level:  

Grade 7: 
First Place:   Lucas Martin
Second Place:   Mengjin (Eric) He
Third Place:   Tanvi Manchineni
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International Climate Strike

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 5, 2019 12:44:13 PM

On Friday, May 24th, the third International Climate Strike of the year took place, with a whopping 1.4 million participants worldwide. As many of you know, the Climate Strike movement began with a young climate activist,   Greta Thunberg. Greta began protesting for climate justice at the beginning of this “school year”, and her activism and passion has generated tremendous support and action among youth.
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