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Junior School Play - CINDERELLA

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 9, 2018 5:37:34 PM

On April 20th and 21st, a timeless tale of transformation will unfold right before your eyes as the King’s-Edgehill Junior School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. 

This classic musical features all the moments you love – an incredible transformation, the glass slipper, and the lush score of classic songs "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible" and "Ten Minutes Ago.” In this hilarious and romantic musical experience, see how everything can be possible when a little bit of magic combines with the immense power of hope and love.

Show times are Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm and Saturday, April 21st at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students/Seniors. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 902-798-2278, ext. 3593.

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Meet Victoria Dubois - A Musical Force

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 8, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Meet the most recent talent to arrive to our School, Victoria Dubois. This Ninth Grader joined us in January and she plays the flute in the concert band and in her music class. Beyond that, this capable vocalist performed at our recent coffee house, accompanying herself on the piano. Today, I am pleased to feature her singing and playing the guitar for her most recent composition, Too Many Times. Sensational, I say! Click here and enjoy!!

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Meet Anna Gilkerson (1994-1999): Fashion Designer & Stylist

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 26, 2018 9:59:12 AM

I enrolled at KES because my parents wanted me to get a great education! Plus campus life seemed interesting to me as I had no siblings close in age. I loved living with people from all over the world, and I loved the great music and art programmes along with the academics. I grew up at KES and I enjoy all the memories - the good and the bad. One quick memory is when I had an emergency appendectomy and Mr. Penaluna, who was the headmaster at the time, leaned over my hospital bed where I was waiting for surgery and said "you look absolutely green, Anna!" But it was kind of funny and made me laugh. Everyone was there for you through thick and thin. It was a big family for me. After graduation, I went snowboarding in Vermont
then to art school in NYC a year later. Then I studied fashion design in NYC and Florence, Italy. I then worked in Montreal for three years in the fashion industry before moving back to Nova Scotia to start a family and my own sustainable made-in-Canada clothing line.

I opened the Makenew Curated Thrift Shop and a clothing line we currently produce here in Halifax called
AKG. (Check us out online makenew.ca). I am currently expanding to a larger shop space and starting a wholesale business importing fairly-made goods from around the world and raising my daughter and still making art on the side. I won the Art Prize when I graduated from KES so you know I have to keep that flame going! Being able to meld my love for fashion and contribute to a sustainable future has been the most rewarding. In the future, I will travel abroad collecting beautiful things for my shop and exciting product mix expansions and collaborations while raising my daughter with my loving partner Zac and working on our house in Dartmouth while making art on the side. Oh, and you know, a small farm off the grid in the woods near the ocean?! I will always be involved with the arts and fashion. I get to work with so many talented people; I am so fortunate! And Makenew will always exist in some form or another. I am always working to improve what I do. The best businesses must lead the future not follow it. My advice to current students is: Do what you love and then working hard will never feel like work.

You’ll find countless opportunities to express your artistic interests at our school.  The arts make up one of the essential four pillars of a King’s-Edgehill School education.

Arts at KES

This article was originally printed in the Alumni magazine, read more alumni stories here: https://bbk12e1-cdn.myschoolcdn.com/ftpimages/459/misc/misc_193060.pdf
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Our Coffee House Talent

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 8, 2018 11:13:00 AM

An assortment of student musicians got together the evening of Thursday, February 15th to perform for their School peers and some local family members.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 19, 2018 1:38:47 PM

Quick As A Wink Theatre Society’s latest musical,   The Drowsy Chaperone, featured local actors and musicians, including an impressive representation from the King’-Edgehill School community.   The Drowsy Chaperone is a Canadian musical which premiered in Toronto, and then went on to a Broadway production in 2005 which earned it 13 Tony award nominations and 5 wins. Featured actors in this production included  David Foley (staff), Kerri B. (2008-11; head girl), Max Cole (Grade 10), Laura Gillis (Grade 10), Joanna Bond (Grade 11), and  Isaac McWhinnie (former student). The production also featured the talents of   Karen Jones (staff)  who designed the set and did the set painting. Thanks to staff member   Manny Avila  for the photos!
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Meet Sean LeBlanc (1996-1998): Photographer

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 9, 2018 10:17:29 AM

I attended KES for Grades 11 and 12 and was fortunate to play on the Senior Boys Hockey team, which was why I decided to attend KES. The school also offered International Baccalaureate courses which strengthened my application to my university of choice and KES offered a great Arts program which helped develop my musical talents. After graduating from KES, I completed my Engineering Degree at Western University and a Masters of Business Administration at Saint Mary's University. I then started my career in Renewable Energy at Suncor Energy in Calgary, Alberta. Today, I still live in Calgary with my wife and two little boys, and I still work at Suncor Energy in their New Renewable Technologies group. However, on a part- time basis, I am focused on building my photography business (www. seanleblanc photography.com).

About 4 years ago, I discovered a passion for photography and started a wedding photography business. Today, my photography business has grown beyond my wildest dreams. I have been fortunate to photograph weddings all over the world including Japan, Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada. It was humbling to be named "One of the Top Wedding Photographers in the World for 2016" by Fearless Photographers. I absolutely love meeting new people and documenting their story. I found my way to owning a small business by trying new things and taking some risks. I have failed several times over the last few years, but I have also learned from those failures. My plan for the future is to expand my photography business. Over the next year, I will be hiring staff to help achieve our growth objectives. My advice is to find your passion and never work another day in your life. Always put your best work forward and go beyond the call of duty.

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This article was originally printed in the Alumni magazine, read more alumni stories here: https://bbk12e1-cdn.myschoolcdn.com/ftpimages/459/misc/misc_193060.pdf
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Grade 8 Art Project

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 1, 2018 1:27:00 PM

The Junior School “Fine Arts” students will be changing their Arts Courses when they return after the January break. The Grade 8 Art class wanted to do one final group project for the Junior School. With help and direction from Mrs. Shields, the class decided to photograph and paint a few of the main buildings on campus that make our community. For materials, they chose a large format (130 cm x 130 cm) masonite board and acrylic paint. The students have been working on this project in Art class for the past two weeks. This painting will be installed in the Junior School in a few weeks. I hope you enjoy their results.
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Meet Maria (Waddington) Kaiser (1943-1950): Artist

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 11, 2018 7:47:00 AM

Edgehill Church School for Girls became my school in 1943 when my father, Norval Waddington, became headmaster (1943-47). I then began three lives: life as a "Day Girl" in a girl's school, family life in a boy's school and, from 1947 to 1950, life as a boarder. Given the restrictions related to girls meeting boys in those days, it was a rather privileged life now that I think back. I loved Edgehill! The sports, arts and drama, music, classes, daily walks, trips by bus to Halifax and Wolfville and all those great friends.

Leaving after graduation in 1950 was heart wrenching. My parents had moved to the States and I, of course, went with them. I left behind so many good friends and relatives. I still can feel my sadness driving away from that old building and Nova Scotia. I enrolled at Adelphi College in New York in a teacher education programme. The final six months of the program were in Europe so I went to the Universities of Strasbourg and Grenoble, studied French and visited schools. I also "fit in" travel, bicycling trips, skiing and dancing. A job as Governess for a little Italian Baron in Palermo, Sicily, was offered to me and I took it and was there for 11⁄2 years. I also met my future husband there working for the American Consulate. Once married, we moved to Cleveland, and we had five great kids who are now great adults. My working life included being a teacher, Day Care Director, Director of Child Development in an inner-city health care center and 18 years at the Society for Crippled Children, now The Achievement Centers. Once retired, I taught classes at a community college and am now teaching at a Governess/Nanny School.

Art was always my interest. I drew, painted, and became a serious photographer through all the years the kids were growing up. Two trips into the far North and seeing that environment sparked an interest in learning about and creating woodcuts and etchings. That was 17 years ago. Finally, totally immersed into art, I gathered my courage and joined others in shows for the public. Now, at 84, I just had my first solo show at a Nature Center gallery nearby. Fourteen of the 30 pieces sold! I can hardly believe it. So what is my advice to KES students? I've taught many students so I don't get carried away thinking people will take my advice but I will say this: Whatever you have done, it will always be useful in some way. Any experience -- productive, thrilling, hateful, challenging -- will merge into your future in some helpful way, if you let it. Keep your eyes open for interesting things to learn or do. They're always there, but it's about whether we are open to seeing them. It's never too late to learn or do something new. Risk it!

Keep moving and keep your sense of humor!

Learn about our Fine Arts curriculum from Grade 6 to IB Art as well as countless extra curricular opportunities to express your artistic passions. 

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This article was originally printed in the Alumni magazine, read more alumni stories here: https://bbk12e1-cdn.myschoolcdn.com/ftpimages/459/misc/misc_193060.pdf

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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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Artistic Expression Abound at King’s-Edgehill School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 6, 2017 8:54:00 AM

As one of our four essential pillars, King’s-Edgehill Students are given countless opportunities to express their artistic interests through the arts. Whether it is for fun, such as the KES karaoke night that lets students let loose and share their vocal talents (and gives our international students a creative way to practice their English skills), or if it is through a more structured arts programme, KES students are always encouraged to let their artistic talents shine!

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