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254 Improv

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 21, 2020 5:00:48 PM

Our Cadet Leaders stepped up this week and tried their hands at Classroom Instruction.  It was very successful when you consider that the last time any of our students gave a Cadet lecture was in November of 2019.  Our future leaders learned the Principles of Instruction while the Junior platoons learned the basics of the Cadet Movement. When you have great leaders like   WO Lily Gale, Greg Otto and  Mikaela Hinds, success is guaranteed.

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Topics: Campus Life, Cadets, bemore

A King’s-Edgehill Thanksgiving

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 19, 2020 7:18:54 PM

We have so much to be thankful for.  Each day we gather as a School community, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to be together after such a long separation after the onset of COVID-19.  Now in the second month of school, we certainly are grateful for each other, every day.  Last Wednesday, our boarding community gathered for the annual Headmaster’s Thanksgiving Dinner.  While we couldn’t gather as our entire community of 300+, the kitchen staff created an amazing hot ham and turkey dinner for our boarding bubble, with delicious leftovers providing an extra special lunch for our entire community the following day. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

A reason to be thankful…Irene “Rene” Rigold

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2020 8:37:54 PM

Last night, Headmaster Joe Seagram hosted his annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the KES Boarding Community.  This year, the Head Table boasted a special guest,   Irene “Rene” Rigold

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

Cadets 254 Goes Under Canvas

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM

Cadets in the 254 do a variety of training.  With the new COVID-19 environment, we are making every effort this year to remain outdoors.  With this in mind, we enlisted the aid of the Supply Section of 14 Wing Greenwood.  The Wing provided us with Modular Tents.  For anyone unfamiliar with Mod Tents just remember the old MASH series on TV.  They had these long tents, 16 feet wide, 9 ft high built in many 8-foot sections.  On Wednesday afternoon, all our Platoon Sergeants, under the tutelage of the CO, learned how to construct the Mod Tent. 

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

Hot off the press!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2020 8:38:00 AM

This is the KES Chronicles, a school newspaper made by us, the 8K English class. We would love for all of you to read the paper. There are going to be copies distributed throughout different parts of the School. There will be papers in the cafeteria and in the Junior School by the theatre. The paper is also   available digitally  via PDF.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Moon Festival

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 15, 2020 7:03:17 PM

Chinese people celebrate the Mid-Autumn on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. The widely accepted origin of the festival is the tale of Chang E, a goddess who lives on the moon and meets with her husband every year on this day.  Extended families get together to see the moon while eating and sharing the moon cakes. These yummy treats symbolize reunion and happiness.

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

Junior School Highland Games

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 14, 2020 7:02:04 PM

Our Annual Junior School Highland Games was a huge success this past Friday, October 2nd.  Teachers donned their woollen kilts and students gathered at the top of Front Hill for the Opening Ceremonies. Students were placed in combined advisor groups representing the historic houses of   Haliburton, Howe, Tupper and Judd  as they headed into competition.  Everyone followed the sound of   Mr. LePoidevin’s  bagpipes down to Menzies “Glen”.    Ali MacLean  performed a   Scottish dance  to the tune of the pipes The Tug-of-War competition marked the start of the Games with much cheering, enthusiasm and teamwork.  The staff team vows to do more training before next year’s event!  In true highland tradition, our students learned about the Scottish Caber Toss and tried their hands (and quad muscles) at this heavy lifting event.  A six-foot-long log, the caber, was hoisted by competitors and launched forward from a squat position.  The goal was to toss the caber the furthest from the starting line. There were some impressive throws and good distances achieved by both boys and girls.  Races combining speed and Pictionary skills, and rugby throwing events followed, with the Annual Egg Toss closing out the day’s events.  Though many students ended up with egg on their shirts, congratulations are extended to   Hunter Hood, who demonstrated the baseball art of “soft hands”, handily winning the 2020 competition.  Special thanks are extended to   Mr. Campbell and Mr. Lakes  for organizing the 2020 House Highland Games.  We can’t wait for our next House Competition which is rumoured to have a Harry Potter theme.  Stay tuned.

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Topics: Campus Life, Athletes at KES

Powerful Words

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 8, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Words are powerful.  Just ask Grade 8 student Vincent Armstrong, now in his second year at King’s-Edgehill.  Vinnie is a dedicated student and athlete who has a passion for debating.  His initial contact with our KES community was through the summer Debate Camp on our campus.  As a young Grade 5/6 student he took part in the summer camp and, since his arrival as a Grade 7 KES student, he continues to hone his rhetorical skills as a debater.  Last week, Vinnie was one of the top 80 debaters from Grades 6 to 12 across Canada to take part in the online National Debate Seminar.  The Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association (SEDA) hosted this year’s event from Thursday, September 24th, to Sunday, September 27th.  “I learned so much about First Nations culture,” said Vinnie as he enthusiastically shared the reflections of his experience.  Speakers from the Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatchewan addressed the group daily, teaching the debaters about experiences of the First Nations through a variety of presentations, including: Aboriginal Myth Busters, Learning Circle Teachings, and the Ethics of Representation. “I also learned lots about how I can improve my debate skills for the future,” said Vinnie, reflecting on the inspirational addresses, including one by Tom Lawson, the founder of the Canadian Student Debating Federation.  I congratulate Vinnie on taking part in this level of debating competition; I can’t think of a better KES representative!

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life, bemore

Cameron Croons a Classic

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 7, 2020 7:30:40 PM

This week, I am pleased to introduce another new student to King's-Edgehill School, Cameron Stewart. Cameron has recently returned to his native Nova Scotia having lived and studied in Dubai for the past number of years. He is a senior, living in residence, and turning heads with his talent and outgoing personality. Cameron is passionate about music and theatre, and he is taking the rigorous IB SL music course, focusing on composition. He is a multi-instrumentalist and plans to further his studies in music to seek a career in performance. Here is his solo performance of The Beatles classic, Yesterday, recorded recently at our Terry Fox BBQ wind-up event. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES

World Wide BottleSumo

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 4, 2020 8:08:32 AM

Some readers of this article may recall that last February the King’s-Edgehill School Robotics Team did outstandingly well at the Regional Robofest Tournament held at Acadia University. At that event, KES teams earned first, third, fifth and seventh place out of 37 teams in total from across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The top four teams from this tournament qualified to compete at the World Championship at Laurence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Michigan; however, due to the impact of COVID-19, the World Championship event had to be cancelled. 

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

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