Inside King's-Edgehill School

Christmas Giving

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 3, 2019 7:38:00 AM

Happy New Year! How wonderful it is to reconnect with our King’s-Edgehill community as 2019 begins. As students and staff share stories about their holiday traditions and travels, it is great to remember those local families who benefited from our Youth-in-Action Christmas Giving campaign. Our beautifully decorated Christmas tree no longer graces the entrance to our Performing Arts Centre, but thoughts of the toys, gifts and food bank items, now in the hands of local families, can put smiles on our faces. It is pleasing to know that the sleigh-full of items was delivered just before Christmas and shared with many families in need in our Windsor area. In addition to the gifts under the tree, a cheque for $350 was also presented to Matthew-25, our Windsor Food Bank. Special thanks are extended to our Youth-in-Action team who organized the collection, to those who decorated our Giving Tree, and to all the students, staff and families who left donations. The lasting joy of the season really comes from the giving.

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

Travelin' Trumpets, by James D. Ployhar

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 10, 2018 3:29:00 PM

For the past three weeks, I have attempted to feature the Concert Band; however, I have messed up each time with incorrect camera settings. Yesterday, I managed to capture the video 'with' audio. This number features the trumpet section which consists of Ella Brown (Grade 11), David Ubber (Grade 10), Eva Redmond (Grade 11), Gala Holm (Grade 9), and Sachaa Rudrum-Bhimji (Grade 7). I am delighted and very lucky to have a full section as three trumpeters graduated this past June. Our new additions are terrific. They are doing some lightning licks in this piece which is carried along nicely by the other band members, and the high C at the end is executed by the section first chair, Ella. As the school year develops, I hope to turn up the heat and get the tempo up to 138; that's about 30 beats per minute faster than this performance! I know we'll accomplish this goal in time for the annual Spring Fling Concert. Wish us luck!

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

Career Night

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 26, 2018 7:51:00 AM

Recently, our Grade 11 students attended our annual “Career Night”. We operate the event on a model similar to “speed dating”. Each student was able to choose one of four “career clusters”: Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts, Applied and Physical Sciences or Business. On the night of the event, they met with three professionals from their chosen cluster, and three presenters from a different cluster. This way they had the opportunity to hear about a career they were interested in, plus they were exposed to careers that they may not have considered before. Students had 8 minutes to hear about each professional’s career and the path he or she took to get there. It was wonderful to have such a diverse group of presenters come to meet with our students. After the 6 circuits were completed, there was a reception that allowed students to mingle and chat more informally with our presenters. This was a highlight of the night for many. It was great to see so many of our students creating connections, networking, and engaging with our Alumni, Parents, and Friends of the School.

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Topics: KES Alumni, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Academics at KES

Operation Veteran at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 25, 2018 7:44:39 PM

Once again, our King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps represented our community at Operation Veteran in Ottawa. Our group of 25 attended the ceremonies at the National Cenotaph, toured the War Museum, the Museum of Canadian History, the Canadian Mint, Notre Dame Basilica and Parliament. Highlights included an insider’s tour of the Speaker of the House’s office as Halifax MP, Mr. Geoff Regan, currently holds that position.

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

The 254 Observes Remembrance Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 13, 2018 7:47:00 PM

Remembrance Day dawned cold and windy on the campus at King’s-Edgehill School. This year the Corps was spread out over three separate areas. We had 19 Cadets in Ottawa as part of Operation Veteran, 6 Cadets in Hantsport under command of the   Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, Master Warrant Officer Nicholas Cheverie  and 333 were on parade in Windsor.

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

KES Costumes and Candy on Halloween Night

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 8, 2018 9:19:00 PM

We really love getting into the spirit of Halloween at KES! This week was packed with fun and festive celebrations, including a Prefect orchestrated haunted house, a costume dress up and dance day, scary movies, pumpkin carving and more. If this was not enough, we then had many students take part in the traditional Halloween night, complete with trick or treating, costumes, and walking house to house to collect treats on campus and in the town of Windsor.

Nine of the residences on campus, including the homes of our Heads of Residence, Director of Admissions, Houseparents, and Headmaster, were giving out a variety of treats. A group of over thirty junior students also ventured off campus to local homes, and many of these students had created completely new costumes on their own for the evening’s festivities! It was a perfect Halloween night; mild weather, dark skies, and just the right amount of creepiness in the air! A huge thank you to our in house trick-or-treat chaperone,  Federico Cisneros , who has been taking KES students out to experience this tradition for many years.

 
 
Our hometown is the perfect location for International students to go to school. The town of Windsor is English speaking and our students will be speaking English as he or she interacts with the local community. It is a safe community that is alive with many recreation activities for all seasons. Download our Photojournal to learn more about the town we call home.
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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, About King's-Edgehill School

Please Support Pink in the Rink

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 6, 2018 7:07:57 PM

This weekend our Girls Prep Hockey team is hosting their first ever   PINK IN THE RINK  game and would love your support! Come out and cheer on our girls as we take on   Rothesay Netherwood School on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd at 5:00 pm at the Newport & District arena  in Brooklyn, NS! You can donate by supporting our bake sale and chuck a puck, and there will be prizes and more!
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Topics: Athletes at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Athletics At KES

Our 254 Builds a New Fan Base At Acadia

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 6, 2018 4:27:00 PM

254 KING’S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL CADET CORP GUARD OF HONOUR - ATTENTION! And a hush fell over the crowd. You could have heard a pin drop at the Acadia University Rugby Pitch as our  Regimental Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Sophie Fraser  readied her Guard for the march on. Our 254 was invited to participate in the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Women’s National Rugby Championship at Acadia University. The Cadets, decked out in full Highland Ceremonial Dress, were magnificent. The Guard consisted of the Colour Party commanded by  Warrant Officer, Madora Rae Barbour , and the Girl’s Rugby Team was commanded by  Company Sergeant Major, Master Warrant Officer, Tea Racozzi.  Our  Pipe Major, Master Warrant Officer, Nicola du Toit  and  Pipe Warrant Officer, Kelly Bouwman  provided bagpipe music to take the Guard onto the field. Formed to the left and right flanks of the Guard were the rugby players from Ottawa and Acadia. Ottawa featured Alumnae such as  Kenzie Cecchetto (Class of ’18), Morgan Rogers (Class of ’18), Alex Ondo (Class of ’16)  and  Amy Marchand-Dion (Class   of ’18) . I am sure they were proud to see their old Corps providing the pomp and circumstance for this auspicious occasion. Following the declaration of the games being open,  RSM Fraser  gave the General Salute to a rousing version of  Mary’s Wedding  on the bagpipes. This was immediately followed by the singing of  O Canada . Then the Guard marched off into the annals of our 254 history. What a night to be in the Corps!

Leadership. Precision. Respect for Tradition. That's why every King's-Edgehill student becomes a proud member of  our Cadet Corps. Download the Cadet Corps PhotoJournal for pictures and information on this exciting opportunity.
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Topics: Cadets, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, About King's-Edgehill School

Wheels and Spokes for us Folks

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 30, 2018 11:15:59 AM

Recreational cycling at KES is a fun and physical Fall sport. We go on road and trail rides with enough bikes to outfit 10-12 students. Of course bike maintenance is a must each and every day. We have a bit of a hard-core attitude   (see video)  and those who are new to cycling, learn quickly to keep up in a low gear on some of the rugged trails at the Fisherman’s Road trails, for example, and they learn to pedal hard on the Falmouth Flyer route on the Back Dyke Road.
Staying straight against the white line on a municipal road on a road bike requires balance and kinetic momentum which is fundamental to good biking and physical fitness. We have a dedicated group of students who like nothing more than to get outside in the sun, wind, rain or cold and pedal around Lake Pisiquid, Fort Edward, Haliburton House or the Sangster Bridge road.
We have a great community for biking!

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

Grade 9 Reading Buddies

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

At a time when schools are looking for ways to teach empathy to students, it is reassuring to know that we are ahead of the curve. Volunteering has been an integral part of our Junior School programme for years. Each Monday afternoon, dozens of students (too many to mention) head off to the local hospital and seniors’ homes to share their time and talents with others. Whether assisting with meals or sharing conversation with the elderly and the infirm, the students make a positive difference for others. Monday lunch times are popular too as students grab a bagged lunch and head to Windsor Elementary School where they spend their free time teaching young students to read. The elementary “reading buddies” arrive with their chosen book in hand and are excited to meet our Grade 9 students who are eager to read to the young children and to help them learn to read. It is a wonderful partnership between the local elementary school and King’s-Edgehill School, and all students return to their respective classes with smiles on their faces, recharged by this quality time spent together. Special thanks are extended to our first two teams of Reading Buddy volunteers:   William Ahern, Taylor Cole, Gala Holm, Megan Mattie, Emily Norton, Sarah Sidorchuk; Hannah Bryant, Carolina Herrera, Kayla Jarvis, Doga Mercan, Cameron Stephens and Gabby Strickey. There are many service opportunities available in the Junior School and it is clear that the benefit is as great for our students as it is for those they are helping in the community.
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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, About King's-Edgehill School

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