Inside 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

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

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

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

KES Robotics Club heading to World Robot Olympiad

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 25, 2017 2:32:35 PM

After months of intense planning, coding and robot building, the KES Robotics Club recently competed in a national competition in Montreal, Quebec and placed first against 12 other teams to qualify for the World Robotics Olympiad (WRO) that will take place later this fall.

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

KES Students to Visit University Campuses in Ontario/ Quebec

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 19, 2017 7:43:55 AM

There is nothing more exciting to a Senior Student then visiting and touring a university campus. It’s a student’s firsthand view of what university life is like, and get an opportunity to get information, ask questions and decide if that university if a good fit for their future aspirations. A campus visit allows a student to experience the people, the learning environment as well as see the dorms and walk around campus. 


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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, University Counselling

King’s-Edgehill School Offers the SATs

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 16, 2017 12:24:00 PM

Each year King’s-Edgehill School offers students the chance to take their SATs – a necessary examination for any student thinking of applying to an American university.

Students who wish to write their SAT examinations during the 2017-18 academic year, will do so in October 2017 and therefore must register the first week in September. King’s-Edgehill School is a Supplementary Examination Centre for SAT’s, so our students do not need to travel Halifax to write the tests.

We encourage students who would like to write their SATs to adequately prepare for the test. Students can do this by practicing and taking a course, such as or Princeton Review and get a tutor, if required. Some of the courses are free, and some come with a cost, but many are offered online.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, University Counselling

KES Helps Students Choose the Right University

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 15, 2017 8:09:00 AM

Choosing a university can be a daunting task, but at King’s-Edgehill School we work with our students to ensure they have the right resources and tools to choose the right university.

When choosing a university, we want KES students to not only look at the academic programming in question, but also ask: What is the campus culture like? Will this university properly prepare me for the career I am striving for? Is the school the right size for me? What is the community like outside of the campus? What scholarship opportunities are available to me? Does this school have the athletic or arts programming I am looking for? Is the school located within a distance from home that I am comfortable with?

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Topics: Academics at KES, University Counselling

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