Inside King's-Edgehill School

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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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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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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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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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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Grade 8 and 9 Visual Arts

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 30, 2017 11:45:00 AM

The arts make up one of the essential four pillars of a King’s-Edgehill School education. Some aspects such as Drama, Music and Visual Art, are part of the regular academic curriculum and are available as IB courses as well.

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

Mouse Trap Car Races

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 28, 2017 7:46:00 AM

Last Friday morning, earlier than expected, students were out of beds and 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, mouse trap cars.

In early September, all of the students involved were presented with a challenge. They were to build their own vehicle that was to be powered by a single mouse trap. Students were given some direction, but mostly it was up to them to choose what to build. They were allowed to use pre-manufactured wheels only (all other parts were built). On Friday, each group ran their cars in the gymnasium. Each car needed to run two meters minimum but many ran for ten meters! Each car was timed so average velocity could be calculated for each run. In the end, extra points were awarded for the fastest car and the most beautiful vehicle.
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Mary Ann Dufour – CEMC Advisory Board

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 23, 2017 11:17:00 AM

With origins reaching back into the 1960s, The University of Waterloo math contests are written by over 200,000 students in schools around the world. In an age in which universities struggle to evaluate student ability based on regular class marks, Waterloo considers the results on these contests an independent means of measuring student ability and potential. Students who perform well on the various Waterloo math contests are offered scholarships and invitations to prestigious conferences. The organization behind the creation of these contests is named the Center for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC). In its own words, “The CEMC has become Canada's largest and most recognized outreach organization for promoting and creating activities and materials in mathematics and computer science.” Among the many people and groups comprising the CEMC is the “Advisory Board”. Comprised of 12 leaders in mathematics education – including the Dean of Mathematics, 3 members of the faculty of Mathematics at The University of Waterloo, the Director of the CEMC, the CEMC business manager, and six elementary and high school teachers – the Advisory Board provides insight into the current and future directions of the CEMC.
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Provincial Impromptu Debating Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 8, 2017 8:29:00 AM

  

Over the weekend of October 28-29, a number of King's-Edgehill junior and senior debaters participated in the Nova Scotia Debating Society Annual Provincial Impromptu Tournament at Halifax Grammar School.

Topics ranged from discussions on the pros and cons of trade protectionism to whether or not parents should be held accountable for their child's bullying at school.  Yes, 2 sides to all of these topics!  Our debaters engaged in 4 preliminary rounds on Saturday and observed the semi-finals and finals on Sunday. 

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