Inside King's-Edgehill School

Haunted House

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 9, 2018 5:11:34 PM

With over 200 years of history, King’s-Edgehill School has plenty of spooky tales, from shadows walking through the dorms at night to spooky spirits haunting the library. On October 29th, our KES Prefects decided to add their own addition to those tales by constructing a haunted hospital in the basement of the athletic center.

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Topics: Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

Junior School “Halloween House Competition”

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Tuesday, October 30 th, was anything but a usual day on campus. In fact, it was a “dress-up” day instead of the more conventional “dress-down” day, and the theme was Halloween! The fun began first thing in the morning as witches, ghosts, prison inmates, giraffes, a Sumo wrestler and even a Tyrannosaurus Rex made their way to first class. It was our annual Junior School Halloween spooktacular and, after  a uniquely productive day in the classroom, all students gathered in the Athletic Centre for the “Annual Halloween House Competition”. The parade of costumes was impressive but  Athena Cox, Emily Mei, Qiaoman Tracey  and   Gabby Shaw  caught the attention of the judges, earning first place, dressed as characters from   Alice in Wonderland.   Freek Schep, Emma Schofield  and   Constanza Rubin de Celis Tirado  almost shattered the glass in the entranceway with shrill sounds as they competed in the best scream contest, earning first, second and third place respectively. Laughter echoed throughout the gymnasium as students performed their best death scene; but  Adrian Tse  was victorious earning first place, with   Emily Norton and Taylor Cole  as the “Tinkerbell Team” finishing second and   Emily Mei and  Sabine Wellard, third. The most maniacal laugh contest was won by   Jenny Zhang, with   Papa Ofori  finishing a close second. The fun continued with organized games including a photo scavenger hunt and a pumpkin carving competition that was won by   Ben Roddis, with the team of   Mitchell Larkin, Kaz Schnitzer and  Harrison Yale-Klein  finishing second. Grades 7 and 8 students submitted drawings for the Annual Halloween Art Competition and, though there were many impressive entries, the Grade 11 IB Art students awarded first place to   Greyson Corbett-Lumb, second place to   Sidney Schwartz, third place to   Jessica Ugwoke  and honourable mention to   Papa Ofori. At the end of the day, everyone agreed that it was a Halloween party that we would all remember.   Special thanks go to the Grade 9 leadership students who helped with the events, and to   Taylor Cole, Emily Norton and  Gabby Strickey  for creating Halloween treat bags for every student who took part in the day’s events.
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Topics: Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

Western Region Cross Country Champs

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 31, 2018 7:52:24 AM

Our Senior Girls team won another Championship Banner with an astounding 21 points (the lowest total of the six winning teams today).  The girls were led across the finish line by soccer-rugby-wrestling-cross country-cross fit superstar athlete,   Tea Racozzi ’19,  as she powered her way to a second place finish. Eschewing her Intermediate girls 5km race and instead opting to run the 6km course with her teammates,   Aria MacDonald ‘21  fought a grueling race all by herself in fourth place. Pushing each other through the race were seniors   Lindsay Hogan ‘19  and   Antonia Ziegler ‘19  with both young women having their best races for different reasons.  One not wanting to pull in front of the other at the finish line, they crossed with hands clasped in unison - both in position 7.5, or so they tell me. Not so far behind were three rookies   Teresa Musi ‘20, Madison Taljaard ‘20 and  Kate Smith ‘19.   Musi  smiled each time I saw her, and had her best race of the season. Like   MacDonald,   Talijaard  raced up to the Senior division and added a full kilometer to her suffering while running each hill without stopping.   Smith had a great duel for nearly all of the race, until her racing partner cut the course by accident, or not, and ended up an intractable distance ahead.  However, displaying the best of sportsmanlike behavior, it didn’t bother our   Kate, didn’t affect the standings, and that was that - she chose to think that her competitor made an honest mistake.  
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Topics: Athletes at KES, Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

Braving the Chilly Atlantic!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 26, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Five courageous students braved the October chill to spend the Thanksgiving break in the chilly Atlantic! Our group ( David Ubber, Vincent Becker, Ayumu Goto, Harrison Lee, and  Pablo Bezares, along with staff members   Sven Dietrich and Morgaine Sullivan) were intimidated but undeterred by a storm surge that swelled the waves to more than double the normal size.
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Topics: Athletes at KES, Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

You Are the Reason

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2018 4:08:00 PM

Grade 10 day students, Victoria Dubois and Ileana Wheeler, are both musical dynamos who spend most of their spare time in the music room working on duets. In addition, these two are in my newly-formed jazz choir, and Victoria plays the flute in the Concert Band, while Ileana plays the violin. Recently, these two have been working on a Calum Scott song entitled You Are the Reason. Like last week's feature, this clip exposes both the talent and the joy that our musicians share when making music together for fun. Enjoy the performance! 

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Topics: Arts At KES, Campus Life

Proud of our Rugby Alumnae

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When we welcome new student-athletes to their first-ever rugby practices in the still snowy beginning of Spring, it becomes very clear just how little they know about the game. Year in and year out, however, those same girls who had never thrown a rugby ball before coming to King’-Edgehill are running, passing, and tackling as if they had been playing for years. This year, 10 of those former student-athletes, who got their start in rugby here at King’s-Edgehill, played varsity rugby at the USport level across Canada.

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Topics: Athletes at KES, KES Alumni, Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

Henna Pumpkins Workshop

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 24, 2018 4:05:00 PM

October is one of the greatest months of the year because there is so much to see and do! This year, we were able to get creative and incorporate the art of henna into the fall season. Although we used acrylic paint instead of actual henna paste, we still applied traditional henna patterns to decorate our pumpkins. While some students followed a step-by-step design process to create beautiful pieces, others decided to let their imaginations flow. Everyone created an amazing pumpkin that was artistic and unique.
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Topics: Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

Our Outstanding Debaters

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Our debating students attended a very exciting 6-round debate tournament at Halifax West last Friday and Saturday. Several of our students, both novice and experienced, were in fine form. 

Our Junior Division:
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Topics: IB Programme, Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Annual Parade of Paddlers and Pumpkin Regatta

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 22, 2018 4:04:38 PM

Thanks to a great core of student volunteers which included pumpkin carvers, artists, parade goers and pumpkin paddlers, KES had a successful weekend taking part in the Town of Windsor Pumpkin Regatta and the Children’s Wish Foundation Parade of Paddlers.
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Topics: Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Our Close Knit Club

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 5, 2018 12:32:00 PM

The club programme is up and running in the Junior School. Clubs provide an excellent opportunity to try something new, from debating, to robotics, to yearbook. One club in particular excites me, as I love crafts! Every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 in room 205 on the second floor of the Junior School, Clare Fleckenstein runs a knitting club. It is welcome to anyone who would like to learn to knit for the first time, and to experienced knitters who might like to hone their skills or work on a larger project with some guidance and supervision. Knitting needles and a wide selection of yarns are available to work with. Lesson one for the beginners was accomplished …casting on! Pictured here are Clare Fleckenstein, Mathangi Somasekaram, Elisabeth Edwardsand Sean Hurley. Come and join us for some crafty fun!

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

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