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Freaky Friday

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 18, 2019 8:09:24 AM

You are invited to attend our Junior School performance of Freaky Friday on Friday, April 12th at 7:00pm and Saturday, April 13th at 2:00pm & 7:00pm. 

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. For Freaky Friday we have the two leads; Hannah and Maya talk about their role in the play and their experiences in theatre.

My name is Maya Faucher and I am the mother (Katherine) in Freaky Friday. Katherine is about to have her own wedding with her fiancé Mike. Katherine’s daughter Ellie is a typical teenage girl that Katherine has trouble handling sometimes. This will be my 6th play at KES. I was a daughter in the play ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, a backup singer in ‘School Of Rock’, a stepsister in ‘Cinderella’, and part of the ensemble in the plays ‘42nd Street’ and ‘Mama Mia’. I am very excited to end my Junior School musical experience with such a fun play like ‘Freaky Friday’! I hope you enjoy our show!

My name is Hannah Bryant and for this year’s Junior School Musical, ‘Freaky Friday’, I am playing the daughter, Ellie Blake. I love participating in musicals, being on stage singing and dancing is my happy place. Ever since I was young, I have competed in music festivals singing and playing the piano, so I was introduced to music at a young age. In Grade 6, I was Arial in ‘The Little Mermaid’ for my school musical. Last year in Grade 8 when I came to at King’s-Edgehill, I joined the Senior School musical, ‘42nd Street’, playing Phillis. Later in the year, I was the fairy godmother in ‘Cinderella’, the Junior School musical. This year I was in the ensemble for the Senior School musical, ‘Mamma Mia’, which was a blast. I am very excited about this year’s performance for ‘Freaky Friday’, and I hope to see you there!

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

Welcome New Stewards Radka and Aimee

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 12, 2019 5:32:00 PM

Congratulations to   Aimee Cooper and Radka Sevcik, the newest members of our KES Steward team.These student leaders have earned a Steward tie for their ongoing dedication and commitment to helping others, and for their desire to help improve our KES community. Both Aimee and Radka are role models who exemplify kindness, gentleness, and respect for those around them.
 
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KES Spirit Week 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 21, 2019 12:41:19 PM

There were countless highlights from this week’s Spirit Week, but what was most impressive was the involvement and incredible participation from the KES students and faculty. Five dress down days in a row (which mostly involved wearing something warm, colourful and cozy), hot chocolate, treats, outdoor fun, inter-flat competitions, cultural fair and special carnival events kept our students smiling and looking forward to every day.
Of course, fun food selections are always a part of the celebrations around here, and items like a chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, student favourites such as hamburgers and pizza, and a decorate-your-own doughnut bar added to the festivities.

Our campus was livelier than usual in the evenings too, thanks to some planning by our residence Prefects. Minute to Win It Campus Cup games, a Valentine’s Dance, and a romantic comedy movie in the theatre were a few additional activities that filled up the campus life schedule this week. Whether we were inside or out, in the sun, snow, or freezing rain, this week was a good lift for everyone and a great excuse to play, smile, and laugh with one another!

"Well that looks fun, but what time will I have to go to bed?" If you know a child eager to apply but with questions still looming, flip through our downloadable photojournal, A Day in the Life of a King's-Edgehill School Boarding Student.
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Winter Carnival Blast

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 19, 2019 3:41:52 PM

February 12 dawned sunny and bright. The snowy campus of King’s-Edgehill School was ready to receive the participants for the annual Cadet Winter Carnival. The cadets had to step high to get over the unyielding snowbanks…..BEEP….BEEP….BEEP. Wake up Captain Hynes, you are dreaming! 

Let us start again. February 12 dawned sunny and bright with not a trace of snow on our KES campus. Undaunted, the cadets of the 254 formed up by flat and house combinations ready to compete in the annual Cadet Winter Carnival. Once again, we proved that the weather is not an obstacle to a plan. It simply provides the Cadet Leadership with an opportunity to innovate.

Under the supervision of our Drill Sergeant Major, MWO Lane Latreille and the amazing organizational ability of our Headquarters CQMS, WO Ava Benedict, the event was a success from the start.

The Toboggan Race on Grass was excellent. One cadet sat on and two more towed the toboggan through the course. The Senior Day Boys exploded out of this event with a timing of 24 seconds. Obviously, the video of their preparation was not all CGI. 

The Snowshoe Race was run on hard-packed sediment on the track around Jakeman Field. A superb level of fitness was displayed in this event.
This year, we mixed up the competition by having the Warrant Officers organize each event. They were great! They planned well and really impressed the Faculty with their level of preparation. Above all, they had to remain impartial. I will never forget the look of pure joy on the face of the judge, WO Alex Arki (a Senior Day Boy), when he leaped into the air as he announced the time for SDB in lighting their fire. 

And then the event came to its inevitable conclusion. Once again victorious, the Senior Day Girls mounted the podium and accepted the 2019 trophy as the Carnival winners. The Senior Day Boys, gracious in defeat, stood at the dinner and gave an eloquent standing ovation to the ladies.

What a great day and fun for all. Next year, SNOW!

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

Junior School Snow Sports Day 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 18, 2019 7:14:00 PM

It was a great wintry day on Monday, the sun was shining and the air was crisp, a wonderful day for our Junior School Snow Sports Day. The cold wind chill temperatures did not interfere with our fun, as everyone was dressed for the weather and excited to be on the slopes of Ski Martock. For the novice or the more experienced, there was fun for everyone. For some, it was the first time ever to step into a pair of skis or strap on a snowboard. For some of our Grade 7 students - Tanvi Manchineni and Nikhita Kolla - this was the case, and the sense of accomplishment was written all over their faces. Even Mr. Campbell’s five-year-old son, Lachlan, mastered the basics during his day on the hill. The memories will remain for years. For the more seasoned winter athletes, the jumps and rails provided the perfect challenge. After a few runs, everyone enjoyed the warmth of the lodge and the shared laughter of friends. And now, our local and international students understand first-hand what it means to enjoy a Canadian Beaver Tail! What a terrific way to kick off our 2019 Spirit Week.

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Music: What a Good Feeling It Can Create!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 14, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Our KES Stage Band performed the 1983 hit song Flashdance What A Feeling at our last coffee house. This group meets and rehearses on Monday and Friday mornings and has developed a diverse collection of tunes ranging in selections from James Brown, Jerome Kern, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Irving Berlin to name a few. Although some band members were absent due to other School commitments, the students in this performance include Grade 10 students, Victoria Dubois and Ileana Wheeler (vocals), Grade 11 students, Ella Brown (trumpet), Morgan Bryant(guitar), Max Cole (lead guitar), and Eva Redmond (cornet). Special recognition is extended to seniors Joanna Bond (vocals), Nick Cheverie (drums), Kyra Jarvis (alto sax), Miguel Villar Moreno(guitar), Che Him (Bryan) Li (piano), Ben Lohr (bass), and Piranavan Somasekaram (clarinet). You might want to put on your dancing shoes when you listen to this clip! 

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Topics: Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

Junior School Poetry Competition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 13, 2019 4:33:00 PM

Poetry limbers up the imagination and is a true art form that packs emotional punch. We saw first-hand the power of poetry in our Junior School Assembly last Wednesday, January 30th, when eight finalists from Grades 7 through 9 stepped forward to recite their chosen poems. 

Congratulations are extended to William Ahern, Hannah Bryant, Taylor Cole, Harrison Klein, Emily Norton, Sachaa Rudrum-Bhimji, Jessica Ugwoke and Sabine Wellard; they can each be proud of their efforts to stand before the entire Junior School and confidently present their poem. The range of styles and deliveries kept things interesting. You could hear a pin drop as students recited their chosen poems, making us think carefully about the power of the words and the messages conveyed. The judges did not have an easy task to select the winners; however, they did single out the top three performances for the 2019 Junior School Poetry Competition (3rd, 2nd, 1st, respectively): Harrison Klein, Taylor Cole and Emily Norton. The entire School was entertained at this week’s Full School Assembly as Harrison presented “Jabberwocky”, Taylor, “Social Media” and Emily, “A Million Pieces”. I congratulate and thank these students for sharing their passion with us and starting our day off in such a creative and thought-provoking way.

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Celebrating the Year of the Pig

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 13, 2019 1:29:04 PM

On Sunday, February 3, many of our Asian students celebrated the New Year in downtown Halifax. The New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar. The date for celebrations changes from year to year. Many festivities continue until the 15th day of the New Year.
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Celebrating Mexico Constitution Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 13, 2019 11:55:39 AM

On February 4 th  we had a great opportunity to get off campus with a group of twenty students from Mexico to celebrate Mexico’s Constitution Day. In Mexico, Constitution Day is a national holiday when people get together with family to enjoy a meal and conversation. Mexico Lindo in Halifax prepared a delicious assortment of authentic Mexican dishes. We enjoyed hominy soup, brazed pork, sautéed chicken and vegetables, guacamole, rice, beans and soft corn tortillas with cheese. Students said the food tasted just like home! 
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KES Robofest Fun!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 11, 2019 10:25:52 PM

This past Thursday, our KES Robotics Club had its annual in-house Robofest tournament. Teams of 2 or 3 students have been preparing robots since November to compete in a game called "Binary Blocks". The game consists of autonomous robots having two minutes to build a four bit binary number out of black and white colored blocks. Details of the game can be found on the Robofest website.

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

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