Inside King's-Edgehill School

Our Outstanding Debaters

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Our debating students attended a very exciting 6-round debate tournament at Halifax West last Friday and Saturday. Several of our students, both novice and experienced, were in fine form. 

Our Junior Division:
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Topics: IB Programme, Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Annual Parade of Paddlers and Pumpkin Regatta

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 22, 2018 4:04:38 PM

Thanks to a great core of student volunteers which included pumpkin carvers, artists, parade goers and pumpkin paddlers, KES had a successful weekend taking part in the Town of Windsor Pumpkin Regatta and the Children’s Wish Foundation Parade of Paddlers.
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Topics: Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Our Close Knit Club

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 5, 2018 12:32:00 PM

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!

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

A Month of International Celebrations

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 3, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Mexican Independence Day

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

Why Caribbean Students Choose our School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 3, 2018 1:15:04 PM

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. 

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Topics: Campus Life

2018 Windsor Terry Fox Run a Tremendous Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

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.

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

2018 Prefect Training

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 26, 2018 2:33:00 PM

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. 

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

Community Gay Pride Flag Raising

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 25, 2018 2:32:48 PM

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.

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

Girls on Boards

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 25, 2018 8:04:00 AM

Last week the Girls’ Hockey team spent a beautiful and hot afternoon on Pisiquid Lake here in Windsor. We met up with a great non-profit organization from Wolfville called GIRLS ON BOARDS, whose mission is to “empower girls to love their bodies, trust their core and lead the way!” We spent a few hours paddle boarding and learning how to do headstands on a paddleboard in the middle of a lake. On land we had fun with some classic team-building activities! This was a great way for the girls to get to know each other and bond as a team. We are starting off on the right foot and can’t wait to hit the ice for our first game on September 28th, in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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

Terry Fox Performers

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 24, 2018 2:30:26 PM

For more than 30 years,  Mrs. Taya Shields , our Director of the Junior School, has organized the annual Terry Fox fundraising event on our campus in an effort to support the community and aid in the quest to finance cancer research. Ten years ago, she suggested to me that some entertainment would be a welcome addition at the post-run BBQ, and so it began. This year, eight different groups of performers showcased their musical talents. In addition,  Ms. Stephanie Cummings , our new dance instructor and English teacher, had her team of dancers add to the festivities with an energetic, well-choreographed routine. 

The largest group to play at our post-run BBQ was the School's Jazz Band. The members of the group who performed are:
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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

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