Inside King's-Edgehill School

Junior School Day of Indigenous Learning

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 26, 2020 9:11:00 AM

“Taliaq” is a Mi'kmaw word that means “what’s happening?” and on Monday, January 20 th, our King’s-Edgehill Junior School students discovered there was lots happening on campus as we experienced our inaugural Day of Indigenous Learning. The day began with a Junior School Assembly in our theatre where   Headmaster Seagram  opened with a warm greeting, acknowledging that King’s-Edgehill School stands in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq. Welcoming gifts were presented as each of our guests were introduced. The keynote address was by   Michael R. Denny  (Eskasoni First Nation), the coordinator of the Red Road Project, a youth education and empowerment initiative.   Mr. Denny  demonstrated the vibrancy of the Mi'kmaw culture through storytelling and his impressive musical talents. His ceremonial drumming and singing echoed through the Fountain Performing Arts Centre, drawing us all into the rhythm and emotion of the moment. Next, it was time for students to leave the theatre and spend the remainder of the day experiencing seven educational workshops led by our passionate panel of guests:

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

Successful Dryland Training Season

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 15, 2020 11:38:07 AM

The Varsity Ski and Varsity Snowboard Cross (SBX) teams had a very successful dryland training season for the first part of their winter sports term prior to Christmas exams. Agility, core, balance and leg workouts were mixed with visualization exercises, team building activities and race mindset. We also had a chance to go to the Trampoline Park as a team outing. A big thank you to   Mr. Foley and  Mr. Hadley  for their assistance in the dryland training season.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Cadets, Athletes at KES

Come Support our Wrestling Team!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 14, 2020 3:21:40 PM

Our 25th Annual KES Wrestling Tournament is being hosted on   Saturday, January 18th. We have 24 wrestlers on our roster this year, and we are very excited to see some of our new athletes compete in their first tournament. This is one of four wrestling tournaments that we will be hosting this term. We have also been asked to host the Wrestling Nova Scotia Open Provincial championships that will take place the following day of our invitational, on   January 19th. In addition to these tournaments, we have agreed to host the NSSAF Regionals and Provincial High School Championships on   March 6th and 7th.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Festive Faculty Fun

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 21, 2019 10:56:10 AM

New to the KES family this year is Ms. Stephanie Filman (opening scene - far left), who has taken on the task of being our in-house vocal coach and choir director. In addition to that, her talents and abilities have made their way into the classroom and everywhere around our campus. Her enthusiasm is infectious, to say the least. To help bring in the festive season and ease the tensions of the pending examinations, Ms. Filman assembled a number of faculty, and our Headmaster, to sing Christmas carols in the cafeteria at lunchtime on Thursday. By the grins on the onlookers' faces, their efforts were successful. Here is a glimpse at their joyous renditions of a few Christmas favourites. I suspect you may find yourself singing along!  Click here to watch the video. 

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

Chanter Caroling

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 20, 2019 10:55:26 AM

On Wednesday evening, the KES Pipe Band took to the streets of Falmouth for some celebratory "chanter caroling". Thirteen students played Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells on their practice chanter, an instrument that students learn to play before they take hold of the mighty highland bagpipes. If these students keep it up, this caroling tradition is due to get a bit louder each year. Congratulations to this wonderful crew!

Click here for a preview. 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Arts At KES

Christmas Cookies German Style

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 20, 2019 4:55:00 AM

When Christmas is near and you are away from home, it feels great to find moments in which we can create and experience some pieces of our culture and traditions. All of our students and teachers from Germany, as well as Ella Brown, one of our fierce learners of German, recently transformed Mr. and Mrs. Verryn-Stuart’s kitchen into a Weihnachtsbäckerei (Christmas bakery) and our living room into a movie theatre.

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

Meet Maestro Rodrigo de la Peña

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 17, 2019 2:35:04 PM

On arrival day to School last September, I met a wonderful couple, Mr. & Mrs. de la Peña from Cancun, Mexico. When they learned that I am the Music teacher, they told me that their son, Rodrigo Jr., loves to play the piano. I could tell that they were very proud of his talent and interested in making sure that he would have access and opportunity to play. The next day, classes began, and to my surprise, Rodrigo arrived to my IB Music class. Since that day, I have had the good fortune to teach this fine young man. He is both talented and a true gentleman. His piano playing impresses me, and he is motivated to improve his total musicianship. What also impressed me early on in the term was the fact that he willingly volunteered his free time in the greater community, helping strangers to clean up after tropical storm, Dorian. Last week, my IB music students had to perform for a jury of adjudicators. This process is helpful in receiving feedback for their full-on public recital next spring. Rodrigo selected Ocarina of Time Medley, by Konji Kondo. This medley has a broad scope of styles and dynamics and Rodrigo has it committed to memory. He seemed as comfortable playing this piece for a jury of four Music teachers and a panel of classmates as he looked wearing his Christmas-theme clothes during our dress-down day. 

I hope you enjoy the performance.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

Holiday Social at the Foggy Goggle

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 17, 2019 10:51:55 AM

For our second annual Holiday Social at the Foggy Goggle, held in Halifax on November 28 th, the weather truly could not have been   worse! As snow and rain wreaked havoc on the highways and streets of Halifax, our Advancement Team braved a very slow and steady 2.5-hour drive, managing to arrive only a few minutes behind schedule. While we had concerns that one of our busiest events of the year would be totally waylaid by this particularly nasty early winter storm, our KES Community ended up making a great showing—Alum, Friends, and Family alike! Despite a lot of (understandable!) weather-related cancellations, 40-plus people braved the elements to join us and make merry under the Foggy Goggle’s twinkling lights and garlands.
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Our Master Bowlers

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 15, 2019 5:05:11 PM

Greyson Corbett-Lumb  (Grade 9) was the Junior School victor at our annual Crawford Cup Bowling Competition. The event is hosted by our KES master bowler,   Dwayne Crawford.  Dwayne is our Finance Manager who works diligently each day in Marshall House; however, he loves to bowl and passed along some tips to our students. Greyson must have been listening very closely as he tied Mr. Crawford during the competition and only slipped behind him in the bowl-off. Greyson was the student with the best score this year and will have his named engraved on the trophy.   Ed O’Neill  (Grade 9) finished second.
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Topics: Campus Life, Athletics At KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Athletes at KES

Christmas at Richardson Hall

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 14, 2019 6:29:04 PM

Christmas spirit arrived at Richardson Hall a little early in order to have more days to enjoy the season. Mr. Cisneros, our girls and I decorated our house for Christmas in early December. The girls put decorations all around the dorm and set up a beautiful Christmas tree in the common room. 

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

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