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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

Boarding School Myths Busted

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 15, 2018 8:03:46 AM

Dorm studying.jpgBoarding schools are accredited independent schools (CAIS) that offer an engaging and enriched educational experience. They are a home away from home for many children whose parents are looking to give their children the tools they need to do and be more. Enrolling your child in a boarding school means giving them the freedom to form lifelong friendships and experience an educational experience unlike any other. 

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

This is That Q&A

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 11, 2018 2:18:38 PM

In early December, Patrick LePoidevin's English 8 class was treated to a Skype lecture followed by a Q&A with a special guest. CBC producer Chris Kelly comes from a long history of radio and music production. Currently, Kelly records and produces the hit National show This is That, a news satire programme featuring comedians Peter Oldring and Pat Kelly. Chris just so happens to also be my brother-in- law, so he graciously joined our English class during the unit on satire. Prior to the skype meeting, the class split into groups and created their own This is That.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Social Media, Cyber-Safety and the Law

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 3, 2018 12:52:27 PM

On Wednesday, November 15th, we welcomed Ms. Sonja Ferrera from the Nova Scotia Department of Justice to our Junior Assembly. She gave a relevant and candid presentation on “Social Media, Cyber-safety and the Law”. After pointing out the advantages of student Internet use, Ms. Ferrera highlighted some of the dangers. A compelling video made the dangers of sharing information online very clear. Cyberbullying was also defined and discussed, and the effects of cyberbullying were presented. The legal ramifications of requesting, posting and sharing intimate images also were made clear.
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Topics: Academics at KES, About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Junior Robotics Lunenburg Competition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 6, 2017 1:51:00 PM

This past Friday, the Junior Robotics team, represented by   Aden O’Callaghan, Jayden Morrow, Matvey Semenenko, David Helyer, Oliver Cox, Claire Meng, and  David Connors, 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 “Hydrodynamics” and featured challenges and projects related to the physics, cycles, uses and conservation of water. The competition involved solving a series of robotic challenges and presenting solutions to a water problem that the group had identified. Our 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: Academics at KES, About King's-Edgehill School

Math is a Wonderful Thing!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 6, 2017 7:38:00 AM

That is the slogan that   Michael Jachimowicz (’14) and  Sara Jones (’14)  came up with when they made a sign for my classroom a few years ago.  What a great way to start every work day, to see this simple, yet amazing slogan!
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Topics: Academics at KES, IB Programme

Mathletes Score at Acadia Math League

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 5, 2017 7:02:00 AM

On Saturday, November 25, 2017, three King’s-Edgehill School Math League teams visited Acadia University to compete in the first contest of the year. After a round of ten team questions and the pairs relay, and with only the individual relay remaining, our Math League Team of Phoebe Yuen, Yufei (Jessica) Wu and Jiashu (Jay) Liu finished it first; another of our Math League Teams of Qianhui (Venus) Hong, Ziyue (Shell) Jiang, Hsiao-Yu (Mia) Chen and Yue (Rebecca) Yu finished it third.



Congratulations, mathletes, and don’t forget we have practices on Tuesday evenings led by Captain Linxuan (Skyler) Li, and teachers Mr. Chris MacLean and Ms. Michelle Moon. 


We hope to see interested mathletes at our next practices!

The wonderful thing about striving to be more is that you never know where you might end up. Through our International Baccalaureate Programme, our students are able to pursue post-secondary education almost anywhere in the world. Download our IB Guidebook here.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

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