Our Junior Division:
Our Junior Division:
The club programme is up and running in the Junior School. Clubs provide an excellent opportunity to try something new, from debating, to robotics, to yearbook. One club in particular excites me, as I love crafts! Every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 in room 205 on the second floor of the Junior School, Clare Fleckenstein runs a knitting club. It is welcome to anyone who would like to learn to knit for the first time, and to experienced knitters who might like to hone their skills or work on a larger project with some guidance and supervision. Knitting needles and a wide selection of yarns are available to work with. Lesson one for the beginners was accomplished …casting on! Pictured here are Clare Fleckenstein, Mathangi Somasekaram, Elisabeth Edwardsand Sean Hurley. Come and join us for some crafty fun!
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 360 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.
Topics: Campus Life
Sunday, September 16th, marked the 38th 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 (1968-69), gathered to continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope.
On August 29th and 30th, select Grade 12 students arrived early for the 2018/19 School year to partake in leadership training to become Prefects. At Prefect training, students took part in different activities to build stronger relationships between fellow Prefects and to plan upcoming events such as the Opening Day games and to establish their roles as Committee Heads. This Prefect group was also extremely fortunate to have Alumnus and former Prefect, Mr. Joe Grondin (1973-78), come in and share his ideals of leadership and his experience as a leader. Through these exercises, the Prefects gained tremendous new skills in how to lead and support one another which they will utilize in their various commitments within the School this year and onward.
To bring some perspective, Prefects are Grade 12 students who are chosen by the faculty, based on their contributions as exemplary student leaders. A Prefect exemplifies a myriad of characteristics for what it means to be a great leader, student, athlete and friend, symbolizing our core values of gentleness, learning, dignity and respect. Prefects lead by example. From planning dances, fundraisers, events for students and the end-of-the-year festivities, such as prom and alumni dinners, to being on duty in dorms on weeknights, the life of a Prefect is busy and the responsibilities are seemingly never ending. However, the members of our Prefect body are given the respect they deserve and their duties do not go unnoticed nor without appreciation. Volunteering in chapel, the local food bank and fundraising for cancer research through the Terry Fox Foundation, is not only work that is appreciated by those in need, but it is also rewarding for these leaders as they are giving back to their community and school. In addition, our Prefect group is very diverse, with 50% being international, representing more than 15 nations around the globe.
Prefects at King’s-Edgehill have exposure to different forms of leadership like how to plan events, work collaboratively and build upon leadership skills that they can utilize for the rest of their lives. Not only does being a Prefect benefit the student themselves, but it also benefits everyone around them. Teachers have students who they can rely on for support in and out of the classroom, and coaches see Prefect leadership on the ice, basketball court and soccer field and younger students can look up to and model themselves off of the leadership of their Prefects.
On September 19th, 2018, members of our KES Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) went to the Municipality of West Hants building here in Windsor to attend the raising of a Pride flag. This was done to provide acceptance in the community, and to move forward to the goal of being a town where all people can feel comfortable with being who they are amongst their peers. It was a short but very meaningful event which will hopefully be part of a larger impact.
The largest group to play at our post-run BBQ was the School's Jazz Band. The members of the group who performed are: