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We Miss You!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2020 6:25:00 PM

I hope you enjoy the video that I put together, with the help of some of your favourite people, so you know just how much you are missed. You might recognize a few of our friendly campus faces! 

Please click here to watch the video. 

Have a great summer with your family.

Stephanie Cummings

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

A 'Goodbye' from our Stewards

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2020 1:24:00 PM

Dear Richardson Hall Girls & Buckle House Boys,

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

Congratulations to the Grade 9 Class of 2020!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2020 6:26:00 AM

On Thursday, May 28th, we honoured our graduating Grade 9 Class of 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented our fifty-four Grade 9 students and their parents from gathering on campus to celebrate with our customary Graduation Banquet, technology allowed us to gather virtually and to connect, contribute and celebrate meaningfully together.   A keepsake YouTube video was launched at 7:00 pm Atlantic Standard Time and students from as far as 12,000 kilometres away watched in real time and joined in the group Zoom reception that followed.   Pedro Arjona  recited a special graduation prayer for the Class of 2020 from his home in Mexico City, and students shared Junior School memories and meaningful quotations as the video journeyed from baby photos to pictures of the students from this past year.  
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life, Distance Learning

Connect/Converse/Create - Grad Style

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 3, 2020 6:23:00 PM

Pat and I handed over the hosting duties to graduates Duncan McLaughlin and Eva Redmond for our final episode of Connect/Converse/Create. This one is devoted to our Grade 12 students. It was a pleasure to arrange this, and I think you will enjoy hearing about their many topics including: Ball Games, Yearbook, Photography, Black History, Prefects, Campbell’s Day Boys, Winter Carnival, Earth Day, Prep Basketball, Chapel, Cadets, History, Prep Hockey, Art Room and much more. A big thank you to Pat for digging up a lovely closing from the “archives”, to remind us of the perspectives that history provides. Hopefully our podcasts played a small role in keeping you sane; it sure helped us! 

Enjoy!

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

Distance Learning Deputy Head

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM

This is the final instalment of the Faucher family videos. The story of the distance learning deputy head concludes with a number of cameo appearances of KES friends and colleagues. Thanks to all who played along!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS, Distance Learning

Our Adaptive Volunteer Programme

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM

What a great year of volunteering this has been. Our students have worked throughout the Windsor community and beyond, at nursing homes, with Mermaid Theatre, at a drugstore, with churches in their communities and with residential homes.  Our volunteers were devastated to lose the opportunity to visit all their new friends as the spread of COVID-19 cancelled school and with it, our volunteer programmes. To address this, we started two programmes from home: Cards of Caring and a Pen Pal programme.  With Cards of Caring, volunteers were given the addresses of local nursing homes to send homemade cards.  The cards were addressed to “A Resident in Need of a Smile”, popped into the mail, and were distributed randomly by nursing home staff.  These were amazing!  The bright colours, the artwork and the warm sentiments inside spread joy, for sure. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Distance Learning

Revealing the 2019-2020 Arts Pin

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 31, 2020 8:05:50 AM

For the past two years, we have designed a new pin for our Arts Gala. The last two designs have been different versions of the drama masks. This year, with the help of Tom Gray from International Coat of Arms, we came up with a design that would include all our Arts programmes. Here is the big reveal of the new Arts pin!

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

Messages from our Stewards

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 26, 2020 8:25:00 AM

Our Steward Team wanted to take a minute to direct you to our   KES Steward Instagram account  that we set up a few weeks ago which has been busy. If you are looking for something to brighten your days, follow us, if you’re not doing this already. Check out the posts that our Grade 11 Stewards have made for our KES family to motivate and inspire and to bring some happiness and fun into your everyday life. They show that our KES community is strongly connected.   Thank you, Stewards!   Our Instagram name is   KESSTEWARDS.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Distance Learning

German Baking with Frau Stuart Episode 3: Kiwitorte

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM

Spring is here, bringing more of its gorgeous colours each day. In Germany, spring and summer are the times for so called “Obstkuchen” or “Obsttorten”, fresh or canned fruit cakes. You can take a break from your studies, sit on your porch in the sun with a cup of tea and sweeten your day with a piece of “Kiwitorte”. I chose this recipe not only for its popularity during warm weather but also for nostalgic reasons since not a spring or summer goes by without my Mom making this cake at least once. Whenever Mr. Stuart, the kids and I visit my family in the summer, “Kiwitorte” is on the menu. For me, it is the taste of home. With my parents not being able to travel to visit us in Nova Scotia as they had planned due to COVID-19, I thought I would at least make something that reminds me of them. So here is to my parents in Germany!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, kespride

KES Podcast - Snack Attacks

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 10, 2020 11:10:54 AM

EPISODE 3 of the   KES Podcast -   Connect/Converse/Create  is here and ready to your earbuds. This week is rather lighthearted as we chew on the   Snack Attacks  that we all have had during this time of homestay.  Although lighthearted, it is always great to hear the familiar voices that we are used to catching here at school.  Stay tuned until the end for another original piece of music and a thoughtful message from another of our talented students.  The final podcast will be released on May 22 and will be exclusively for the Grade 12 class.  We need your voices.

Please   click here to listen.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Distance Learning

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