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Meet IB Artist – Eva Redmond

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 5, 2020 1:25:00 PM

Coming into KES I had never even planned to do IB Art, but my life and my passions have changed drastically during the past two years. I decided to join the IB Art class about a month into Grade 11 and   Ms. Stewart  was so welcoming and supportive. I’ve grown so much as an artist not only in photography and film, but also doing things way out of my comfort zone like my first large painting, or my self portrait out of chalk. The pieces shown here are some of my favourites, comprised of many photos I’ve taken over the past two years.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES, IB Programme, ARTS

Meet IB Artist - Teagan Meyer

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 28, 2020 8:27:13 AM

I hope you enjoy our virtual exhibitions. We admire not only our students' skills and creativity but also their courage in sharing their work with us. Please join me in congratulating our 2020 IB Visual Arts students on their hard work and achievements.
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Topics: Arts At KES, IB Programme, ARTS

IB Artist: Yun Chi "Megan" Huang

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 19, 2020 8:41:03 PM

I hope you enjoy our virtual exhibitions. We admire not only our students' skills and creativity but also their courage in sharing their work with us. Please join me in congratulating our 2020 IB Visual Arts students on their hard work and achievements.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES, IB Programme, ARTS

IB Artist - Aimee Cooper

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 12, 2020 10:40:29 AM

I hope you enjoy our virtual exhibitions. We admire not only our students' skills and creativity but also their courage in sharing their work with us. Please join me in congratulating our 2020 IB Visual Arts students on their hard work and achievements.
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Topics: Arts At KES, IB Programme, ARTS

IB Visual Artist - Di (Stacey) Ao

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 27, 2020 9:13:00 AM

Before our world got turned upside down, our KES Grade 12 IB Visual Arts students were scheduled to unveil their masterpieces at our Annual IB Art show on Thursday, April 2, 2020. It is always a highlight of the School year. Nineteen students were to present the projects they have been working on for the last two years. Their creations are examined and this is an important part of the IB Diploma. We admire not only their skills and creativity but also their courage in sharing their work with us. Please join me in congratulating our 2020 IB Visual Arts students on their hard work and achievements.

We will be highlighting our very talented IB Visual Art students each week in our Newsletter. I would like to introduce   Di (Stacey) Ao:

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Topics: IB Programme, ARTS, bemore, kespride

Math Contest Results

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 27, 2020 3:50:23 PM

Results from the first Math Contest of the year were announced at this week’s full School assembly. Written in November by 76 KES students from Grades 9 to 12, these contests are written and marked by The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and they are administered by schools. Grades 9 and 10 wrote the Canadian Intermediate Math Contest and Grades 11 and 12 wrote the Canadian Senior Math Contest. This was a 2-hour challenge of Math skills; one that the students took on with enthusiasm and effort!
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Topics: Academics at KES, IB Programme

IB Core Values: The Extended Essay

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM

In the second of this three-part series on the IB, we have been taking a candid look at what the IB Diploma core components are; this week we examine the extended essay. Is it worth the effort? Why is writing a paper a “core” item? And lastly, why do both we and universities love it?

The IB says “the extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, on a topic of the student’s choice, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.” What the IB does not say is how daunting this can be for some of our students, and conversely, how ultimately rewarding the product and process can be. I might be getting ahead of myself, but every university that I speak with is totally sold on the EE and what it can do for a student; the deeper educational goals of research, communication, synthesis and ultimately thinking are specifically developed during this process and continue to pay rich dividends throughout one’s educational and professional lives. The real question becomes, why should I not do the extended essay? Mr. Alan Dick is our Extended Essay Coordinator, and he has aptly described the EE below:

What is the significance of the extended essay?

The extended essay provides:

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, IB Programme

Grade 11 IB Art - Oil Paintings

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2019 6:51:00 AM

The International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Programme is an intense course that is designed to allow students who are interested in Fine Arts, a chance to explore and develop his or her individual style.

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Topics: Arts At KES, IB Programme, ARTS

The IB Exams: One Year in One Hour

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 5, 2019 7:44:48 PM

One year in one hour – the International Baccalaureate programme can certainly be challenging at times, and during the fleeting moments of writing the final exams, one has to be prepared, focus hard and write fast! I am very happy to report that our current class of Grade 12 students, while finding some exams challenging, did report that they were prepared and able to do their best. The suspense will continue until July 5th, which is when the results are officially released by the IB organization.

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Topics: IB Programme

What Amazing Talent!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 15, 2019 7:44:50 AM

Congratulations to the IB Art Class for their amazing Exhibition last week! They should be very proud of their accomplishments, hard work and dedication. This exhibition marked a lot of “firsts” – it was the largest IB show at our School to date, and we had a record-breaking attendance on Opening Night!
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Topics: Arts At KES, IB Programme, ARTS

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