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Thanks-paddling Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 8:00:00 PM

Because of the up and down weather forecasted over our Thanksgiving Break, we held our breaths when we left the School with 7 students (Ayumu, Jose, Kris, Laura, Ella, Isa, and Svenja) and 2 chaperons (Mrs. Verryn-Stuart and Mrs. Schafer) on Sunday, October 13th to go on a sea kayaking adventure.

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

Our Commemorative Tulip Garden

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 2:45:00 AM

Operation Liberation celebrations have come to an end; however, the friendships and connections are already taking root beyond our trip. In fact, we recently received a donation to beautify our Campus Cenotaph with a Tulip Garden. These perennials have their origins in Turkey; however, they have become symbolic of the Netherlands and their liberation 75 years ago. Our campus groundskeeper, Mr. Chris Northrup, recently planted 75 tulip bulbs that will be a symbol of remembrance for the sacrifice made by our very own Black Watch Regiment during the Battle for the Scheldt Estuary in 1944.

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

A Canadian Celebration

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 1, 2019 10:20:41 AM

Twelve years ago, Federico Cisneros, a young Grade 8 student from Mexico, came to King’s-Edgehill School to take advantage of a one-year cultural and learning experience in Canada. He embraced the KES lifestyle and excelled in all aspects of our programme. In fact, things went so well for young Federico that he returned for Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, and graduated in 2012 as our Head Boy.

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

Helping The Bahamas Relief Effort

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2019 7:27:00 PM

On September 1 st, 2019, the relentless Hurricane Dorian attacked my beautiful home, The Bahamas, as a Category 5, 200 MPH storm. This storm wreaked havoc on the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco for two days. During this time, homes were destroyed, many killed or now fighting for their lives, and heartbreak was felt all over the world. Though the awareness was strong, there was no such thing as enough help. The majority of Grand Bahama is now covered in water and Abaco is completely devastated. After the storm, all residents that could be found were relocated to the capital, Nassau, with nothing much more than the clothes on their backs. Nassau is very limited in size, with only so many shelters to provide for the thousands that were affected.

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Climate for Action Strike

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 14, 2019 6:45:00 PM

There was a small contingent of 20 students from KES who attended the Climate for Action Strike in Halifax on Friday, September 27th. We arrived early enough to see the crowd grow from a couple hundred to over a few thousand before some organizers spoke to the crowd to get everyone energized. The posters and signs we saw were so creative and thoughtful, and it was especially refreshing to see so many young people, including young children, ready to participate with their signs and voices. The pre-march gathering featured an indigenous drumbeat and song and really highlighted a particularly important aspect of this global issue: the importance of the right to sovereignty and the impact of environmental health for indigenous peoples. The march itself was a powerful demonstration of community action in motion. Here is what Mikaela and Luca have to say about their experience:
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Operation Liberation 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 2, 2019 2:59:00 PM

The 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps had the privilege of representing our Corps, the Black Watch Regiment, our School and Canada at the 75 th  Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands in Oss. The Battle for the Scheldt Estuary was a key initiative in 1944, where heroic Canadian troops played a major role in defeating the tyranny of the Nazis during World War II. Through a connection with Operation Veteran and the Mayor of Oss, Netherlands, 31 Cadets marched on parade proudly with pipes, drums and pride. As guests of the Dutch people, our contingent was treated with hospitality and kindness as we enjoyed a trip that we will never forget.  Please  click here for an amazing video by   Grade 12 Prefect, Eva Redmond. Here is a daily synopsis:

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

2019 Windsor Terry Fox Run a Tremendous Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Sunday, September 15 th, marked the 39 th  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, gathered to continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope. It was particularly memorable to have   Terry’s niece, Jessie Alder, the daughter of his younger sister Judith, attend and open our event. Jessie’s visit to our KES campus marked the third member of the Fox family and the third generation to visit our campus: T erry’s mother, Betty, and his brother, Fred, also addressed our community on earlier visits. A large crowd of about four hundred gathered to continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope on Sunday.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

KES Students Lending Many Helping Hands

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 25, 2019 9:38:59 AM

Our Annual Terry Fox Superstore Bagging Fundraiser took on special meaning this year as the promise of Hurricane Dorian placed additional importance on our community volunteer effort.  The weekend before the Terry Fox Run traditionally marks our Superstore Fundraiser for Cancer Research but this year there was an added twist.  The forecasted arrival of Hurricane Dorian on Saturday, September 7th, played havoc with our scheduled Saturday activity.  Plans changed quickly and students eagerly signed up to donate their time and energy on the eve of the hurricane.  While the purpose of the fundraiser is to raise community awareness of the Terry Fox story and kick-start our fundraising efforts for cancer research, this year students discovered that their help was needed to service the long lines of shoppers preparing for the effects of the storm. 

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

Come Support our Annual Terry Fox Run!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 11, 2019 3:53:00 PM

Sunday, September 15th marks the 39th Annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research and, once again, KES will host the Windsor community event. It will be great to see the entire student body, alumni, parents, KES friends, faculty, and the extended Windsor community continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope. Whether running, walking, pushing a stroller, or cycling the five kilometre route through town, participants are invited to complete the lap as many times as desired. The smell of barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs always provides good motivation on the final trek up the front hill. The spirit is festive and our student musicians provide first-rate entertainment as participants mingle and enjoy a post-run barbecue lunch in the Quad.

Our student volunteers will be busy bagging groceries at the Windsor Superstore Friday (today) from 2:00 - 8:00pm. Why not grab a few groceries before tomorrow's storm and also support a great cause!

There are a few 2019 commemorative t-shirt ($20/ea) left and if you are interested, please call the main office (902-798-2278). Our annual Terry Fox ‘Dress Down Day’ will be held on Thursday, September 12th. Students, alumni and parents are encouraged to collect their own pledges for the 2019 Terry Fox Run. Individual pledge sheets are currently available on-line: www.terryfox.org, or in Marshall House.

At KES we are great supporters of the Terry Fox Run, and our community has been instrumental in raising money for innovative cancer research. It is amazing to think that the efforts of our KES community over the past years have raised over $275,000! Last year’s contribution of just over $17,000 placed our Windsor Run 3rd in the province for fundraising out of 70 run sites across Nova Scotia. We hope to maintain this leadership position in 2019.

Families, pets, friends, and neighbours are welcome. Spread the word and see you at the starting line.

Let’s all be a part of the cure!

Student volunteers not only strengthen a community, but also builds the foundation for a compassionate and caring adult. At King's-Edgehill School, we help your child be more than he or she ever thought possible through volunteer work. Read more about our student volunteers, here.

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

Art in a Digital Age

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 12, 2019 6:31:59 PM

If you're like most people (and I know you must be, because you are reading this on some kind of electronic device) a computer of some kind or another plays a significant role in your life. The Arts programme here at King's-Edgehill School is steeped in tradition. Students are taught and exposed to all forms of Art in a classic fashion; however, today's world has become largely dependent on computers and other such electronic devices. In a conversation I had recently with an alumnus of our School, he told me that his cell phone has more technological power than the Canadian Navy battleship he captains. That same technology has now also become status quo in the artistic world. Most music produced today is highly engineered. Animated movies are block-buster sensations. Technology is now a launch pad for creativity. Of course, the essence of Art is still human, but now we're finding more ways to channel creative intelligence and deliver it to the interested consumer or art aficionado. At KES, we're ahead of the curve in this regard as well. Computers are almost a necessity and, as such, our Arts Department now includes them in our productions, performances, and creations. As you can imagine, it's a challenge keeping up with the hardware and software capabilities, but we do so with the support of our administration and IT Department. Don't worry, we're not letting go of the traditional artistic methods.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, ARTS

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