Inside King's-Edgehill School

Meet Nikki and Tanvi from England

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 22, 2019 4:50:47 PM

Meet two of the newest members of our King’s-Edgehill School Junior School community: Nikhita “Nikki” Kolla and Tanvi Manchineni. Nikki and Tanvi are from England and recently moved with their families to Nova Scotia and became Grade 7 students at King’s-Edgehill. They arrived just before Christmas and jumped in with both feet, taking part in all activities and even requesting to write term exams, which they did, just for the fun of it! Their enthusiasm for trying new things and taking advantage of new opportunities quickly earned them many friends and the respect of our entire community. They are fun-loving, capable and compassionate contributors to school life. It was terrific to watch Nikki and Tanvi play their first competitive game of basketball last week and, this past Wednesday, address the entire Junior School with a presentation on their home country, England. They provided a cultural lesson that shed light on the geography, customs, and some little-known British fun facts: you can never be more than 115 km away from the ocean; it is a criminal offense to stick a postage stamp to an envelope upside down; it is illegal to die in the House of Commons(!) They pointed out that a “boot” isn’t just footwear; in England it is commonly known as the trunk of a car. You wear “trousers”, not pants, and in team sports you wear “bibs”, not pinnies. As a follow-up to the Nikki’s and Tanvi’s presentation, lunch on Wednesday featured a delicious British menu that had been requested by the girls. The “Toad in the hole” dish was a particular favourite. I wish to thank Nikki and Tanvi for enriching us all with an interesting global lesson. 

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

Annual Grade 10 Mousetrap Car Races

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 10, 2018 8:58:00 AM

On November 29th, our Science 10 students were eager to get to School with their newly constructed cars that they all built independently. Each car was powered by a single small mousetrap. The students had been given two months to construct a unique vehicle that would travel at least two meters. Although there were a few frayed nerves and tense moments as the students readied their vehicles, all travelled more than the required threshold distance. Some even travelled over twenty meters!

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

Keeping Cool Under Pressure

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 6, 2018 3:08:36 PM

Last week the Grade 7 students met for their first science challenge of the school year. During a science challenge day, students are introduced to new science ideas and then challenged to apply these concepts to a novel problem. This challenge was all about: insulation and heat transfer. Students researched how heat moves, how it effects biology and how these ideas have been used to create new technology. Then came the challenge; each group was provided with cardboard, tape, plastic bags, newspaper, string and aluminum foil and were asked to build a structure that could insulate a 600 gram block of ice, preventing it from melting overnight.

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

Grade 7 Mock Parliamentary Committee Meeting

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 3, 2018 5:32:42 PM

On Wednesday morning, Marshall House became the Parliament Buildings for our Social Studies 7A class! The class held a mock parliamentary committee meeting as they are currently working through a unit on political empowerment. Following proper governmental procedures, students conducted a simulated meeting that was called by   Jose Maria Tapia Sanchez, the "Minister of Food".
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Topics: Campus Life, Academics at KES, About King's-Edgehill School

Haunted House

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 9, 2018 5:11:34 PM

With over 200 years of history, King’s-Edgehill School has plenty of spooky tales, from shadows walking through the dorms at night to spooky spirits haunting the library. On October 29th, our KES Prefects decided to add their own addition to those tales by constructing a haunted hospital in the basement of the athletic center.

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

Junior School “Halloween House Competition”

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Tuesday, October 30 th, was anything but a usual day on campus. In fact, it was a “dress-up” day instead of the more conventional “dress-down” day, and the theme was Halloween! The fun began first thing in the morning as witches, ghosts, prison inmates, giraffes, a Sumo wrestler and even a Tyrannosaurus Rex made their way to first class. It was our annual Junior School Halloween spooktacular and, after  a uniquely productive day in the classroom, all students gathered in the Athletic Centre for the “Annual Halloween House Competition”. The parade of costumes was impressive but  Athena Cox, Emily Mei, Qiaoman Tracey  and   Gabby Shaw  caught the attention of the judges, earning first place, dressed as characters from   Alice in Wonderland.   Freek Schep, Emma Schofield  and   Constanza Rubin de Celis Tirado  almost shattered the glass in the entranceway with shrill sounds as they competed in the best scream contest, earning first, second and third place respectively. Laughter echoed throughout the gymnasium as students performed their best death scene; but  Adrian Tse  was victorious earning first place, with   Emily Norton and Taylor Cole  as the “Tinkerbell Team” finishing second and   Emily Mei and  Sabine Wellard, third. The most maniacal laugh contest was won by   Jenny Zhang, with   Papa Ofori  finishing a close second. The fun continued with organized games including a photo scavenger hunt and a pumpkin carving competition that was won by   Ben Roddis, with the team of   Mitchell Larkin, Kaz Schnitzer and  Harrison Yale-Klein  finishing second. Grades 7 and 8 students submitted drawings for the Annual Halloween Art Competition and, though there were many impressive entries, the Grade 11 IB Art students awarded first place to   Greyson Corbett-Lumb, second place to   Sidney Schwartz, third place to   Jessica Ugwoke  and honourable mention to   Papa Ofori. At the end of the day, everyone agreed that it was a Halloween party that we would all remember.   Special thanks go to the Grade 9 leadership students who helped with the events, and to   Taylor Cole, Emily Norton and  Gabby Strickey  for creating Halloween treat bags for every student who took part in the day’s events.
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Western Region Cross Country Champs

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 31, 2018 7:52:24 AM

Our Senior Girls team won another Championship Banner with an astounding 21 points (the lowest total of the six winning teams today).  The girls were led across the finish line by soccer-rugby-wrestling-cross country-cross fit superstar athlete,   Tea Racozzi ’19,  as she powered her way to a second place finish. Eschewing her Intermediate girls 5km race and instead opting to run the 6km course with her teammates,   Aria MacDonald ‘21  fought a grueling race all by herself in fourth place. Pushing each other through the race were seniors   Lindsay Hogan ‘19  and   Antonia Ziegler ‘19  with both young women having their best races for different reasons.  One not wanting to pull in front of the other at the finish line, they crossed with hands clasped in unison - both in position 7.5, or so they tell me. Not so far behind were three rookies   Teresa Musi ‘20, Madison Taljaard ‘20 and  Kate Smith ‘19.   Musi  smiled each time I saw her, and had her best race of the season. Like   MacDonald,   Talijaard  raced up to the Senior division and added a full kilometer to her suffering while running each hill without stopping.   Smith had a great duel for nearly all of the race, until her racing partner cut the course by accident, or not, and ended up an intractable distance ahead.  However, displaying the best of sportsmanlike behavior, it didn’t bother our   Kate, didn’t affect the standings, and that was that - she chose to think that her competitor made an honest mistake.  
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Topics: Athletes at KES, Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

Braving the Chilly Atlantic!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 26, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Five courageous students braved the October chill to spend the Thanksgiving break in the chilly Atlantic! Our group ( David Ubber, Vincent Becker, Ayumu Goto, Harrison Lee, and  Pablo Bezares, along with staff members   Sven Dietrich and Morgaine Sullivan) were intimidated but undeterred by a storm surge that swelled the waves to more than double the normal size.
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Topics: Athletes at KES, Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

You Are the Reason

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2018 4:08:00 PM

Grade 10 day students, Victoria Dubois and Ileana Wheeler, are both musical dynamos who spend most of their spare time in the music room working on duets. In addition, these two are in my newly-formed jazz choir, and Victoria plays the flute in the Concert Band, while Ileana plays the violin. Recently, these two have been working on a Calum Scott song entitled You Are the Reason. Like last week's feature, this clip exposes both the talent and the joy that our musicians share when making music together for fun. Enjoy the performance! 

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Topics: Arts At KES, Campus Life

Proud of our Rugby Alumnae

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When we welcome new student-athletes to their first-ever rugby practices in the still snowy beginning of Spring, it becomes very clear just how little they know about the game. Year in and year out, however, those same girls who had never thrown a rugby ball before coming to King’-Edgehill are running, passing, and tackling as if they had been playing for years. This year, 10 of those former student-athletes, who got their start in rugby here at King’s-Edgehill, played varsity rugby at the USport level across Canada.

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

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