Inside King's-Edgehill School

Captain’s Council

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 10, 2017 9:56:00 AM

Our Captain’s Council group countinues to met and discussed the role confidence plays in leadership. The Captain’s Council is made up of those student-athletes selected as captains for their respective varsity team here at KES and is advised by  teachers Mr. Kim Walsh, Mme. Karen Jones, and Mr. Rory Campbell.

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KES and the power of mentorship

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 19, 2016 12:56:00 PM

There is power in relationships with those we look up to, which is why KES believes in the power of mentorship in the development of our students. Mentorship is often associated with post-secondary studies, but at KES it is something we take very seriously from the first time a student walks through our doors.

Schools often spend a lot of time talking about the curriculum and focusing on the books children read and the courses they take, but what about the people they are learning from? Mentorship takes place both in and out of the classroom and we believe that exposing our students to a variety of mentors can make a big difference in their academic success.

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Sophie Fraser Shares her story behind "Common Sense" -- an Award Winning Science Fair Project

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 27, 2016 7:08:18 PM

Grade 10 Student, Sophie Fraser recently chatted with CTA about her Award Winning Science Fair Project-- a cap, to be worn under helmets, that can diagnose and detect a concussion.

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Preparing for University Applications: Transcripts & Self-Reported Grades

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 7, 2016 7:45:00 AM

Preparing your child to go on to higher education after high school involves many steps, plans and processes. One key step is to understand how the high school transcript works.

Traditionally, your child’s high school transcript is the first piece of information on your child the university admissions office will review. A transcript is their first view of what your child's academic capabilities are and whether or not they are a good fit academically for their school.

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2015-16 Atlantic Canadian Scholarship Winners

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 8, 2016 9:36:30 AM

Each year, King’s-Edgehill School awards two renewable scholarships to new KES boarding students from Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Canadian Scholarship is worth up to half the cost of board and tuition.
Jacob Evans of Halifax and Tea Racozzi of Fredericton were the 2015 recipients of the scholarships and went on to successfully complete their first year and have returned for another year.

We recently asked last year’s scholarship winners, Jacob and Tea, questions about their first year at KES and here is what they had to say:

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King’s-Edgehill Graduates Choose a Career

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 21, 2016 8:30:00 AM

It wasn’t so long ago that the top career choices that came to mind when a student was asked, “What do you want to do when you graduate?” were doctor, journalist, lawyer or teacher. Millennial parents grew up mainly pursuing medicine, law, journalism and science, but modern fields have broadened the academic horizon for many graduates heading into university or college. In addition to traditional fields of study, students can now pursue more niche fields, such as biomedical engineering, social media marketing, and nanotechnology (just to name a few).

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What an IB Diploma is really worth

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

An International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is a challenging two-year educational program for student’s in their final two years of high school. Graduating from this program provides students with internationally accepted qualifications for entry into universities and colleges worldwide. In addition to academic respect, graduates of the IB programme are known to flourish intellectually and emotionally. 

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The Importance of Summer Reading

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Some students see summer as a time for leisure and look forward to closing their school books for a couple of months of sun and fun, but summer reading is important if you are looking to avoid the learning erosion that oftentimes occurs over the summer break. Reading is especially important for students who struggle with finding the joy in escaping with a good book.

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Academic Fun with Mathletes at King’s-Edgehill School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jul 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

For most KES students the ability to exercise their academic potential beyond the classroom is important. One way we do this is through academic competitions and clubs, including the “Mathletes.” 

This co-curricular program is designed to encourage students who have a keen interest in mathematics to grow and learn. In addition to championships and competitions, KES Mathletes also have the opportunity to just have fun problem solving with like-minded students in a relaxed and multi-grade environment. During competitions these students enjoy showcasing the skills they have worked hard to develop while continuing to meet regularly to hone their mathematic skills with games and activities in between.

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KES Students Prepare for University

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The staff and faculty at King’s-Edgehill School recognize the importance of a quality junior and senior school education, and understand that during this time it is also our responsibility to prepare students for post-secondary academic success.

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