Inside King's-Edgehill School

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Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 19, 2021 8:49:23 AM

Mr. Lakes shares his weekly conversation with former students: Brehannah and Hayden Hopgood.

A delightful aspect of a teacher’s life is that we often have the opportunity to experience the flow of siblings through our classroom over the years.  The similarities and differences vary along with the mysterious combination of genes that exist within families.  It is always fascinating to see how similar (and, often dissimilar) siblings can be.
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Connect, Converse, Catch-Up

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 13, 2021 2:43:00 PM

Mr. Lakes  shares his weekly conversation with former student   David Akinboro (2019-20)  now living in Kamloops, British Columbia.

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Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 11, 2021 2:42:53 PM

Having grown up in a large family, Christmas was always a time of having many people in the house joyously bustling about decorating, wrapping gifts, and preparing and eating wonderful food and sweet treats. It was nice to have a house full this year with my daughter Rayannah (2014-19) home from university, and the addition to our family of three students from KES. Chengyu and Zachary provided the meal one evening, cooking up Chinese hot pot. 

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Minute-to-Win-It Christmas Antics

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 24, 2020 9:06:49 AM

Spirits were high on Friday, December 10th, as the entire Junior School took part in our year-end, Minute-to-Win-It Christmas House Competition.  It was a hilarious demonstration of crazy festive antics that competitors went head to head to win.  They raced their opponents and the clock, as the large countdown timers kept the pace lively in the six classroom stations. 
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A Christmas Tradition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 23, 2020 9:06:17 AM

Every year, as the first term draws to a close, our   Deputy Headmaster, Mr. Faucher  presents a fun and festive challenge to our School community.  It is his annual “Christmas/Holiday/Winter Scene/Warm Fuzzies” Anonymous Drawing Contest.  The rules are specific and include the drawing medium, paper size, originality, and absolute anonymity.  By the contest closing date, Mr. Faucher’s extra-large mailing envelope was filled with many creative, detailed, unsigned holiday originals.  Everyone was eager to find out which drawings would appeal to Mr. Faucher’s festive spirit and make his top three list. 

Congratulations to our winners who were announced in our final Junior Assembly on Wednesday, December 16 th:

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A Shout Out to the Chapel Prefects!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 22, 2020 8:53:00 PM

They have no special hoodies, no sweaters with distinguishing marks, no ‘branding’ bling or swag to highlight and signal any sort of prominence. Nothing that screams ‘look at me, look at me’. But there they are, day in and day out, faithful and reliable, responsible. They are the Chapel Prefects who serve quietly and responsibly, greeting students and faculty alike as they arrive at Chapel and organizing the servers and readers in time for the services. Along with our organists,   Mr. Steven Roe  on Tuesdays and Thursdays and   Will Ahern  on Mondays and Fridays, they are the most dependable and reliable of all the School with respect to Chapel. Their service is leadership without the need for attention and reward; the satisfaction lies in doing well what is needed to be done. They exemplify the best and truest sense of service and sacrifice.

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Cooking with our Amazing KES Alumni Chefs, Dev and Adam

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 21, 2020 8:49:00 PM

As many of you know, we haven’t been able to host many in-person events since the arrival of COVID-19.  So, since we were missing seeing our Friends, Alumni, Alumni Parents, and Grandparents of KES, we started hosting virtual events.  We started with a couple of trivia nights and then on the eve of Remembrance Day, we hosted a “Night of Remembrance” featuring Alumnus, Jared Smith ’08, and our Cadet Commanding Officer, Major Keith Hynes
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KES Christmas Break

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 17, 2020 9:46:00 PM

The mild weather in Nova Scotia always succeeds at tricking my brain into thinking it is earlier than it really is, but here we are almost in mid-December! When I looked at the calendar today, I had to shake my head and ask myself, “Where has the time gone?” 

Next week will wrap up with a KES Spirit Week, and students will be dismissed for the holidays. Although classes will end, the School will remain open for more than 50 international boarders for the two weeks of break. In some ways it is going to be a challenging time for those who are missing their families and their home, but we plan to make the absolute best of this situation and make this a holiday that will be talked about for years to come. 

The Residence Life Team has been working together to assure that all individual needs are met and that our students staying on campus for the holidays get what they need out of the break. Students who stay on campus will have a balance of activities to choose from and can also use all campus facilities. There will be daily activities for students to choose from, along with a strong dose of rest and relaxation. There are some short optional excursions planned for students as well as day trips both on and off campus. 

Chartwells has planned meals for the holidays, including a tradition Christmas Supper, complete with all the fixings. We are hopeful that Santa will also find his way to campus on Christmas day! We will “ring out the old, and ring in the new” together on New Year’s Eve (can’t wait to turn the page on 2020!).

Although it will be a different way to spend the holidays for all of us, we are truly blessed to have many of our KES students on campus and a strong feeling of family around us. Faculty, friends, and families who have opened their homes and hearts this holiday season and invited KES students for a meal, a visit, or an extended stay, thank you. There will be no shortage of love to go around. For those who are travelling abroad over the holidays, we will be here to greet you and get you back to KES safely and in good health. 

If you have any questions about the campus programming for the holidays, please feel free to contact me at anytime. 

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Emerging Leader – Harrison Klein

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 17, 2020 9:44:59 PM

Harrison Klein  is this week’s Emerging Leader. Harrison, who resides in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, started at King’s-Edgehill School in the 7 th  grade and is on track to be a KES Lifer. Throughout his time with us, Harrison has grown, not just in stature, but also in maturity and perspective. With his involvement and accomplishments in academics, athletics, the arts and community service, Harrison is a true ‘Four Pillars’ student. So far this year, Harrison has been involved in our peer tutoring programme and most recently performed a beautiful violin solo at our Junior School Service of Lessons and Psalms.
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Topics: Academics at KES, Campus Life

Playing and Learning

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 17, 2020 9:45:00 AM

An exam is usually used to measure scholarly knowledge, and the word “exam” is usually associated with stress. A few days ago, however, my Grade 12 Spanish class had the opportunity to test its academic acumen in a board game. For one challenging hour, students had fun testing their knowledge and being creative all at the same time. They played a Monopoly-like game, but in this case, every square had an activity to perform. The activities ranged from conjugating a verb to creating sentences based on a given picture and vocabulary words. Sometimes it was more complicated, such as for Ken, who had to repeat a sentence while jumping, or for Sarah, who had to conjugate a verb while taking her shoes on and off. Of course, everything had to be said in Spanish. Yes, there was pressure, but this time it was about winning a fun game.
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