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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, Campus Life, Athletics At KES

Captain Pins

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 9, 2018 7:51:02 AM

At our most recent assembly, we presented lapel pins to 26 of our students who have been named or appointed captains of their respective varsity teams during both the Fall and Winter seasons. This is the first year we’ve presented these “Captain Pins” and they serve as a way to formally recognize the leadership positions these student-athletes hold as a part of their athletic commitments here at the School. These students have also been taking part in our Captain’s Council leadership programme which helps to support and further develop our students’ leadership abilities.

The pin itself shows our School’s athletic crest surrounded by green laurel. Laurel is a symbolic image as it was awarded to the champions of the first Olympic Games in ancient Greece. Interestingly, it was also customary for laurel to be awarded to distinguished poets as well, which is fitting considering how committed our own athletic leaders are to their academic studies. The expression “don’t rest on your laurels” is also derived from this symbol and will serve as a constant reminder for our captains to continue to grow as leaders within our School community.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

KES' Amazing Junior Boys and Girls Basketball Teams

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 11, 2017 4:01:31 PM

The Junior Boys Basketball team competed in the Lockport Invitational Tournament to begin the season. It was the prefect launch as the team improved markedly against strong competition. Tip-off tournaments are inherently planned to determine the teams’ strengths and weaknesses. We discovered that we have excellent athletes who will learn basketball quickly, and we will thoroughly enjoy competing together this season.   Righo Etou, Lucas Tam  and   Rodrigo Morales each won a Player of the Game Award, and the coaches left the tournament feeling very optimistic about the season. We were especially pleased during the final game as the team was tired and down 18-2, but fought back to pressure the tournament champions in the final minutes, losing 64-61! #nevergiveup
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Topics: Athletics At KES

Star Cyclocross - Duncan Ferguson

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 11, 2017 3:52:21 PM

Duncan Ferguson  has had a busy fall term, playing a key role in nets leading the Division 3 Senior Boys’ Soccer team as well as striving to do his best, in his first love, as a cyclist.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Anson Chan – Table Tennis Champ

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 4, 2017 7:25:50 AM

In late November   Tin Long "Anson" Chan put his table tennis skills to the test in Canning, Nova Scotia. The event was divided into 5 different divisions and round-robin games. Anson was in the “B” division (this includes all age groups, youth to adults), and he came first without losing any matches. He is looking to make the “A” division for the next event. He also won first place in Junior Under 18 division. In the same tournament,   Yujianxuan "Rain" Cui came first in “E” division.  Congratulations Rain! The following day Anson participated in his first session of the Canada Games trials. He missed the first event while playing with the Senior Boys’ D3 team at the Regional Soccer Championships. Anson, once again, placed first in the Canada Games trials competition. Anson continues to keep his table tennis game at a very high level, while continuing to participate fully in his regular KES afternoon sports programme.
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Topics: Athletics At KES

Girls Hockey Captain Lea MacLeod Commits to SFX

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 27, 2017 2:17:37 PM

We are very pleased to announce our Girls Hockey Team captain,   Lea MacLeod, has officially committed to play her University career in Nova Scotia at St-Francis Xavier University. She will join former captain   Julia Schmitt (2014-17), who is currently with the X-Women this season. We are excited to continue our season with Lea and look forward to cheering her on next year in Antigonish. Here are a   few words from her coach at X  on her commitment. Congrats, Lea! Your KES family is very proud of this accomplishment and wish you all the best next season!
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Lea and Mae at Team Atlantic U18 National Championship

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 22, 2017 7:12:00 AM

The King’s-Edgehill community congratulates   Lea MacLeod and Mae Batherson  on an awesome week spent in Quebec City representing Team Atlantic at the U18 National Championship.
The girls played some of the best hockey players in the country, and came back with memories of a lifetime. A highlight for them was opening the tournament with a 2-1 victory against the eventual champions, Ontario Red! The girls made us very proud representing their province and our School with pride and honor! Thank you to everyone who was able to watch some of the games and cheer the girls on from a distance!
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Topics: Athletics At KES

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day for the 254

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 21, 2017 4:01:18 PM

Our 254 Cadet Corps was in full dress mode for Remembrance Day 2017.  The Corps was spread out with 12 cadets in Ottawa under the guidance of Mr. Kevin Lakes as part of Operation Veteran.  In the Town of Hantsport, a Flag Party commanded by   Sergeant Major Charlotte Hache  was piped on parade by   Master Corporal Grace Gallant.   Click here  to see the video. The main body of the 254 paraded at the Cenotaph in the Town of Windsor.  Though the day had a bit of a cold bite, there was very little effect on the individual cadets.  As the   Regimental Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Ella Jollymore  gave the word of command – "By the Left – QUICK – MARCH", the Corps moved off and marched down to join the Veterans and the public at the Cenotaph.  The cadets looked splendid -- some arrayed in traditional Highland dress and the others in Army Cadet Greens.  The haunting notes of   Last Post  and the rousing   Reveille  were played by the   Corps Bugler, Sergeant Ella Brown.  The   Lament  was played by our own   Pipe Major, Warrant Officer Nicola du Toit.  The Vigil at the Cenotaph was commanded by the   Drill Sergeant Major, Master Warrant Officer Meredith Chambers.  The official wreath from the Corps was laid by none other than   Lachlan Campbell, aspiring cadet and son of KES teacher   Mr Rory Campbell and Dr Amy MacDonald  Junior Cadet Campbell  was accompanied by   Sergeant   Major Julia Strickey.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Cadets

Girls Hockey Win Vermont Tournament!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 7, 2017 7:32:59 AM

The Girls Hockey Team travelled to Burlington, Vermont this past weekend for the Vermont Starts Fall Foliage Classic tournament! We were all very excited to enjoy the beauty of the fall colors but also to face off against competition from New Jersey and Vermont! Although short benched due to injury and illness, the girls battled hard all weekend and, of course, left some energy to explore downtown Burlington, and the girls threw a surprise party for   Morgaines  birthday. We had an amazing weekend with so many highlights on and off the ice, it’s hard to pick only a few. Let’s start with the girls scoring 11 goals in 4 games! With the cherry on top being   Kenzie Cecchetto’s  hat trick in the second game!
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Topics: Athletics At KES

King’s-Edgehill School Soccer Team to visit Barbados

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 20, 2017 7:40:24 AM

Karen Moore, Associate Director of Admissions at KES, will be attending a Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Boarding School Fair on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Accra Beach Hotel in Barbados.  Karen will be meeting with current KES families and prospective families. For over 20 years, a group of CAIS Boarding Schools have been travelling to Barbados to meet with families who are interested in a Canadian boarding school education for their children.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES

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