Inside King's-Edgehill School

And, we’re off to a great start in the Junior School!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 18, 2018 3:17:40 PM

Wednesday, September 5th was Opening Day and the corridors were filled with laughter, chatter, and the welcoming voices of returning students and teachers as they helped new students navigate their first day at KES. After a full School Assembly, Junior School students had an opportunity to meet their student advisor, attend classes, and even get a little prep! The energy and positive spirit were contagious and the day ended outside on Menzies’ Field where students and teachers laughed and cheered as they played “get-to-know-you-games”.

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

From Class to Sport to Classical

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 12, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Knowing that Grade 8 student,   William Ahern, one of our most gifted pianists and our chapel organist, recently had a master class with Professor John Hanson, of Acadia University, I wanted to catch him while his fingers were still hot from the experience. We all have busy schedules here on campus, so I seized the opportunity to grab William just after he finished his afternoon sport activity. Without hesitation, he sat down at the piano and let me record his newly-polished piece. I am confident that this Eighth Grader will impress even the best of players.   Enjoy the performance!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES

The Grade 9 Bunny Brigade

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 2, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Adorned with painted whiskers and bunny ears, our Grade 9 leadership students: Victoria Dubois, Lily Gale, Grace Gallant, Kaylee Hickey, Sarah Hilborn, Ethan Hiscott, Jem Logan, Aria MacDonald, Emma MacDonald, Rhyan Rusaw, Matvey Semenenko, Mathangi Somasekaram, Claudia Villaorduna and Megan Woodworth put some smiles on the faces of our younger Junior School students as they staged the 2018 campus Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Chase on the day before our Easter Break began. Grade 7 and 8 students responded with enthusiasm as they burst forth into the Quad when the word was given to begin the annual hunt and chase. The squeals of laughter and the energy release were terrific as students navigated snow banks and pathways to spot the Easter treats! Chocolate eggs were found in record time and our Grade 9 bunnies did an amazing job outrunning the highly energized Juniors who were eager to tag them to capture the prized chocolate bunnies. What great fun! Special thanks are extended to Grace Gallant who planned and ran the day’s events, and the rest of the Bunny Brigade. It will be remembered for years to come.

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

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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Topics: Campus Life

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

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