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Learn to Surf!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 19, 2018 4:30:01 PM

The September night air is a little cooler now; however, the ocean temperatures in the fall are still beautiful, warm, and swimmable! Students who want to test these waters for themselves are encouraged to sign up for the Thanksgiving Break Surfing Trip to the South Shore of Nova Scotia! 

This is a beautiful time of year to be by the water, to get some instruction in some of Nova Scotia’s favourite watersports and explore the seaside life!

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Kings-Hants District Track and Field Championships

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 17, 2018 7:04:00 PM

Tuesday, May 15 th, on Day 1 of the Kings-Hants District Championships, the weather story would have been that our faces were red from a burning sun, on Wednesday our faces were red from a cold north wind.  Such is Nova Scotia weather.  There is also a third reason why there were so many ruddy complexions: our students ran, threw and jumped with all their effort.  One of the thoughts which sprung to mind several times over the last two days as I watched many different KES athletes compete was just how much they were trying, how much they were giving all they had to the last meter.  (For a handful I did think – couldn’t they do this in practice?!)  There is an inordinate amount of practice time that goes into a 100m sprint, and the ratio is even worse for a split second throw or jump.  Better yet, if you do not perform well in that short moment of time, then you have no referee, no foul-committing player and no teammate to blame.  With rare exception it’s all on you.  This is one of the many reasons I love track and field – there is no excuse to hide behind (and not for a coach, either).  I think the happy side of this brutality is that it brings the team together.  I heard many rounds of cheering and saw plenty of support.  Oh, and I also received compliments by others more than once that "I could only see a sea of KES students moving the hurdles and the high jump mats (heavy and large)”.  That is the best of feedback.
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Girls Rugby Update

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 15, 2018 7:03:00 PM

This past weekend our Senior Girls Rugby team loaded the bus and headed across the Confederation Bridge to take part in the annual David Voye Memorial Tournament hosted at Three Oakes Secondary High in Summerside, PEI. With our Junior students away with their class trips and our IB students busy with exams, we travelled with an abridged roster on the trip, but the girls who did come with us came with focus, ferocity, and lots smiles.

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Table Tennis Take Provincial Gold

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 14, 2018 6:18:16 PM

Table Tennis Provincial Champs   Tin Long (Anson) Chan, Haichuan (River) Qi, Zhiming (Jimmy)and  Yize (Tom) Wang  competed at the NSSAF Provincial championships at NKEC on Saturday, May 5th. The team went 15 – 2 for the day.   Anson  and   River  went undefeated.   Jimmy  and   Tomalternated games. Anson’s media coverage had caught up with him, as he was the man to watch throughout the day. It soon became obvious that KES was the team to watch. Parents and competitors were more than complimentary of the entire team; the way they played and conducted themselves. I don’t think Tom changed his expression or body language in a back and forth defensive battle in the final match against the CEC athlete to seal the GOLD.

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Athletes of the Week

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Athletes of the Week (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our Athletic Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing gentleness and learning and dignity and respect.

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Tidal Bore Rafting Trip in May

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 6, 2018 2:00:00 PM

For any students interested in having an exhilarating thrill and a big taste of Maritime adventure, consider signing up for the KES White Water Rafting Trip to Tidal Bore Rafting. This trip will take place from May 20-22, over the Victoria Day long weekend, and students will lodge onsite for two nights at the Rafters Ridge Cottages and Chalets.
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National Biathlon Championship 2018

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Without any serious snow to train on throughout the winter, our biathletes still maintained serious focus last week at the National Biathlon Championships in Charlo, New Brunswick.

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Introduction of our KES Girls' Prep Basketball Programme

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Mar 8, 2018 7:36:00 AM

We are very excited to announce the introduction of our King’s-Edgehill Girls’ Prep Basketball Programme that will begin play in the 2018-19 school year.

The programme will be led by our new Director of Basketball Operations and Girls’ Prep Basketball Team Head Coach Marc Ffrench.

King’s-Edgehill Athletic Director Kim Walsh has been instrumental in the planning and development of the addition to the King’s-Edgehill athletic programme. "We are pleased to welcome Marc to our coaching staff. He believes fervently in our School mission and is an extremely well organized and passionate coach who will inspire student-athletes to “Be More” in all aspects of the KES experience. He is a great choice to instill our School ethos to a new Prep School athletic programme that will enhance our overall student experience at KES."

Mr. Ffrench, who is a Kentville, Nova Scotia native, is a successful high school coach who has been living and coaching in Ottawa, Ontario. His programme at AY Jackson Secondary School has had a strong run including appearing in 2 consecutive NCSSAA Championship games in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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Varsity Ski Teams Hit the Slopes

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 5, 2018 8:07:47 AM

The varsity ski team completed their dryland season in December and we returned to school in January with a great amount of snow. Mother Nature has provided a very strange winter with lows enough to make snow, and then highs with rain washing that snow away. As always, the ski team persisted with training and went into the first two races of the season in good shape, capturing many personal moments of growth and team conquests. We look forward to the last two weeks of the season with race #3 on Tuesday, February 27, and Provincials on Wednesday, March 7.
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Boardercross Competitions Begin

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 28, 2018 11:07:00 AM

The KES varsity snowboard team hit the Martock slopes last Tuesday, February 20th to compete in our 1st boardercross competition of the season.

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