Inside King's-Edgehill School

Celebrating the Year of the Dog

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 28, 2018 7:49:00 AM

On Friday, February 16th, Mac Castle (McLellan House) welcomed the Year of the Dog and celebrated the Chinese New Year with a traditional hot pot while watching the Chinese Gala on television. The food was delicious and gave other residents in our house an opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture and traditions. The celebrations continued throughout the evening and were organised by Yanfei (Alina) Ji, Jiayi (Grace) Li, Liting (Olivia) Lin, and Xinyin (Cecilia) Zhang. 

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King-Edgehill School Offers Daily Tutorial Periods & Extra Help

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 22, 2018 8:40:00 AM

Academic excellence is of the utmost importance to everyone at King’s-Edgehill School. We understand that some of our programmes, such as the rigorous International Baccalaureate programme, can be intense and require a lot of work and focus.

It is for this reason that KES makes sure all students have access to the necessary tools and resources for them to do their best and reach their full academic potential. In keeping with this tradition, KES offers a daily tutorial period for Senior Students as well as extra help, for students who need it.

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

KES Student Chefs on the Chopping Block!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 30, 2018 6:34:00 AM

Last week teams of KES student chefs had the chance to cook head to head in an intense and entertaining competition based on the television show “Chopped”. Here is how it worked:

Four teams entered the competition. Each team had access to basic pantry ingredients, such as eggs, milk, flour, bread, oil, spices, and so on. Teams were set up at identical preparation and cooking stations, where they were given an electric cook top, mixing bowls, pans, and basic utensils. Each team was then given matching “mystery baskets” which they had to use for the appetizer, main course, and dessert.

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Pot…here it comes. What you need to Know

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 23, 2018 8:10:58 AM

This week KES students welcomed   David Klein, Advanced Care Paramedic, to Convocation Hall for the first of several presentations being offered to the Senior School on the hot topic of marijuana. Mr. Klein educated students on Canada’s Cannabis Act and how this new legislation will effect drug use and sales across the country.
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Why Caribbean Students Choose King’s-Edgehill School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 23, 2018 7:55:00 AM

Caribbean families have entrusted King’s-Edgehill School with their children for many years because of everything KES and our surrounding community has to offer.

King’s-Edgehill School is proud to be a CAIS (Canadian Association of Independent Schools) Boarding School. Our family consists of over 350 university-bound students from Canada, North America, the Caribbean, and around the globe. We not only offer outstanding academic programming, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, but we also strive to provide the best in athletics, arts, leadership opportunities and extra-curricular activities. 

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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

Social Media, Cyber-Safety and the Law

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 3, 2018 12:52:27 PM

On Wednesday, November 15th, we welcomed Ms. Sonja Ferrera from the Nova Scotia Department of Justice to our Junior Assembly. She gave a relevant and candid presentation on “Social Media, Cyber-safety and the Law”. After pointing out the advantages of student Internet use, Ms. Ferrera highlighted some of the dangers. A compelling video made the dangers of sharing information online very clear. Cyberbullying was also defined and discussed, and the effects of cyberbullying were presented. The legal ramifications of requesting, posting and sharing intimate images also were made clear.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life

Operation Veteran

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 24, 2017 8:09:59 AM

The 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps was well represented at the National Cenotaph in Ottawa during Remembrance Day 2017. The Cadets were invited, for the third time, to participate in Operation Veteran, a programme started by   Dr. Paul Kavanagh  in co-operation with the National War Museum. Operation Veteran began when Dr. Kavanagh noticed one day that our veterans had to pay for a meal in the cafeteria at the War Museum which commemorates their sacrifice.   Dr. Kavanagh  started Operation Veteran to raise money for a meal programme and to educate young people about our history with regards to global conflicts. Our School raised $900 to help his programme which gives 100% of all money raised directly to veterans’ meals.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Cadets

KES Junior School House Games

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 18, 2017 7:01:46 AM

There is no greater way to build a sense of community at school than to take some time off from school’s every day routines and have some fun with fellow classmates! Throughout the academic year KES hosts Junior School House games, which kick off in the fall with the Junior School Highland Games – after all Nova Scotia is, of course, New Scotland!

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Top Reasons Boarding Students Choose King’s-Edgehill School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 21, 2016 8:17:00 AM

There are many reasons KES boarding students choose our school. Our academics, athletics and extracurricular activities are just a few of the reasons and similar to why our day students choose to learn at King’s-Edgehill School. Our boarding students choose KES because they believe in the private school principle and in the opportunities a school such as KES will give them. 

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