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Congratulations Katie & Harley!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM

This past weekend, Grade 12 Prefect and campus North Star, Katie Goddard and her horse Harley, won first place at the Eastern Canadian Eventing Championships held at Strathgartney, Prince Edward Island.

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KES Cooking Club

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 8, 2019 7:13:27 AM

The King’s-Edgehill Cooking Club started a new year on September 19th. We made crepes last class and we plan to make crispy Korean beef on October 3rd. Cooking club is a chance for students to try new flavours from around the world and to share favourite family recipes.

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Weight Room Supervisors

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 5, 2019 5:14:00 PM

Weight room supervisors are senior students (Grades 11 & 12) who ensure that student-athletes use the weight room safely. These student-leaders are trained in Emergency First Aid and also take part in the Weight Room Supervisor Workshop. They volunteer their time to make the free-weight rooms available to their fellow students. Other students are not able to access the free-weight areas without a staff/faculty member or a Weight Room Supervisor present. I would like to thank these students in advance for their selfless leadership and contribution to our School community.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Doing Well brings Rewards

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM

This year all of the junior girls living in Richardson Hall are new to our School. These twelve girls who are from China, Mexico and Canada are learning to celebrate and share their cultures and traditions to create a nice bond and, hopefully, long-lasting friendships.

We started the school year with a big win. With the help of our four enthusiastic Stewards: Amelia, Hidemi, Svenja and Yerin, all of our girls became a united group with a common goal: to help raise funds to help with cancer research. The Terry Fox Run took place at KES on September 15th and there were different fundraising activities organized by the different flats/houses. Mrs. Shields, our biggest Terry Fox promoter in our School, encourages us every year by issuing a Flat Challenge. It is always tough. Students come up with great ideas and everybody is willing to help in some way.

This year, besides the Terry Fox Foundation, Richardson Hall was a winner. We all worked hard for a noble cause. We are going to enjoy a nice pizza night. Not bad for rookies!

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Music Room, Take 5!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Learning to play a new piece is challenging enough, but throw into the mix the fact that it has to fit a documentary film, adds another element to the task. Here is an example of this in a short clip that brings IB musicians together after some have been away with our Cadet Corps to Holland for the past week and a bit. On top of that, those students didn't even arrive home until 3:00am and they were all in School first thing later that morning and ready to shoot. This video shows performers and technicians getting direction for a short introduction of a Vulfpeck song, Back Pocket. The Holland trip players had never heard this piece before that day. In the clip, you'll hear "music room, take 5". This illustrates a couple of things: everything takes practice and eventually, things come together satisfactorily. It also exposes the capability of these musicians, focusing and coming together quickly. I am happy that our music students got this opportunity to witness this experience. People seldom consider the planning that goes into the amalgamation of music, staging, timing and purpose. The video also gives an honest glimpse of the fun, comradery and potential of our IB Music Class. This is a work in progress, but I can assure you that the finished project will turn more than a few heads; literally!

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A Gold Clasp for our Major Hynes!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 3, 2019 7:20:00 PM

The cafeteria crowd was treated to a special award ceremony for Major Hynes on Tuesday night! 

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Rugby Players at Regional Identification Camps

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 3, 2019 5:13:12 PM

Last weekend two of our current King’s-Edgehill students and one alumnus were invited to take part in Rugby Canada’s Atlantic U18 Regional Identification Camp held at Acadia University.  
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Our Summer Rugby Players

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 2, 2019 9:35:32 AM

The mud on their boots probably wasn’t even dried up from their last games of the high school season before seven of our students were lacing them up again to represent Nova Scotia as members of the provincial ‘Keltics’ rugby programme. On the boys’ side, brothers   Evan (U-18) and Jem Logan (U-16)  were joined by   Greg Otto (U16)  in suiting up for their respective age-grade teams. Not to be outdone, four of our female students traded in their red KES uniforms for blue Keltics uniforms as they represented Nova Scotia.   Megan Mattie  and   Maya Faucher  both were members of the Under-16 team while   Courtney Ells  and   Camryn Kleynhans  led the charge for the Under-18 team. These seven student-athletes first competed in the Atlantic Canadian Championships in PEI before heading to Kingston, Ontario to compete at the Eastern Canadian Championships.
 
In addition to being selected for the Keltics,   Camryn and Courtney  were both identified as top players in their age group and were invited to attend the U-18 Canada East training camp which took place at Brock University in Ontario. While   Courtney  was unable to attend,   Camryn  had the opportunity to compete against the USA East U-18 team which is an accomplishment for which she deserves much credit.

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2019 Windsor Terry Fox Run a Tremendous Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Sunday, September 15 th, marked the 39 th  anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. Spirits were high on campus as students, parents, staff, alumni, and members of our Windsor community, including   Mayor Anna Allen, gathered to continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope. It was particularly memorable to have   Terry’s niece, Jessie Alder, the daughter of his younger sister Judith, attend and open our event. Jessie’s visit to our KES campus marked the third member of the Fox family and the third generation to visit our campus: T erry’s mother, Betty, and his brother, Fred, also addressed our community on earlier visits. A large crowd of about four hundred gathered to continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope on Sunday.
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Celebrating the Moon Festival

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 26, 2019 3:46:47 PM

Our King’s-Edgehill International Committee, led by Grade 12 Prefects,   Jiawen (Madison) Mu and Chang (Gavin) Liu, organized our first excursion of the school year to celebrate the Moon Festival. We visited a new restaurant on Spring Garden Road in Halifax called   Huole  for our celebration. The restaurant offers a huge selection of authentic Chinese cuisine including barbecued meats, stewed spicy dishes, and a variety of unique vegetarian dishes.
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