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We Miss You!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2020 6:25:00 PM

I hope you enjoy the video that I put together, with the help of some of your favourite people, so you know just how much you are missed. You might recognize a few of our friendly campus faces! 

Please click here to watch the video. 

Have a great summer with your family.

Stephanie Cummings

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

Congratulations to Green Hero, Julia Field!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 22, 2020 3:03:00 PM

Grade 9 student, Julia Field, has continued to keep up her dedication as a steward of the environment during this period of isolation. She was one of a handful of students who took part in a recent webinar on Oceans and Climate Change delivered by Green Schools NS. She also helped lead a group of Grade 9 students who created a presentation on the unintend ed environmental consequences of the current pandemic which was featured in our School’s weekly virtual assembly. In addition to this, Julia was also the winner of our recent Earth Day photo challenge. She spent the day outdoors doing various projects! We are so proud to have Julia in our School for her leadership and passion for environmental protection.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Distance Learning

Making History with Heart

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 16, 2020 9:54:00 AM

There is no question that years from now we will be looking back on the COVID-19 pandemic and remember where we were, what we did, and how we coped. We are history in the making. But will we be able to look back and say, “I made a positive difference for someone else during this time of isolation and restriction”? We would not just be making history but making history with heart. At the start of our distance learning, Mikaela Hinds wrote to me in an email, “The global pandemic is taking a toll on all of us and it doesn’t feel right to sit back and do nothing.”

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

Buzzing for a Cure

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 11, 2020 8:58:41 PM

This year our School had decided to host a Relay For Life event on May 30th. This mission is still important to us and so we are moving the event online as a part of Relay for Life’s “Relay at Home” event and are excited to be hosting 6 weeks of fundraising initiatives, challenges and sharing of stories through our digital communities in Facebook and Instagram.

Each week we will announce a new fundraising goal in exchange for a fun teacher challenge. Our first challenge began this Wednesday and will run until we reach our   first goal of $300.   When we reach this goal, Mr. Faucher has agreed to get a buzz cut!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, bemore, kespride

KES Relay for Life

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 6, 2020 7:05:00 PM

This year, our School had decided to hold a Relay for Life event in an effort to raise funds for Cancer research as well as showing support for the many individuals in our community who have been touched by Cancer. Our committee of 13 students has been hard at work training and planning, and was excited to announce   May 30th  as our event day; however, the global fight against COVID-19 has meant that we had to return to the drawing board and re-envision this event.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, kespride

Are you up for the Challenge?

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 4, 2020 7:01:00 PM

Last week we held our “Earth Week Challenge” and the winner, announced at Wednesday’s Assembly by our Headmaster, is  Julia Field. Julia is a current Grade 9 student and she won an East Coast Lifestyle Strong tee shirt.

The next challenge is for you to send us the last KES photo you took on your phone. Tag us #stayconnected #kes or   email me  your photos. Good luck for Wednesday’s draw. You can’t win if you don’t play!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, bemore, kespride

KES Joins in Worldwide Piping Tribute

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 4, 2020 7:01:00 AM

On Friday, April 24 th, 2020, bagpipers across Canada and as far away as Scotland and Oman joined together in solidarity to play the well-known hymn,   Amazing Grace, as a stirring tribute to the 22 Nova Scotians who lost their lives in the terrible killings that happened the weekend before. The event had its roots in Nova Scotia, but the desire to comfort the families of the victims spread quickly over the internet and around the world. Although separated by distance, the pipers played   Amazing Grace  at exactly 8 o’clock in the morning.   Chaz Faucher, one of our youngest Grade 6 students, and   Mr. Pat LePoidevin, our Junior School pipe instructor and teacher, had their bagpipes ready. It was the first day of our adjusted four-day school week, but they were up early in their respective towns to take part in this tribute. Dressed in his Highland kit, Chaz did our KES 254 Cadet Corps and our entire School community proud as he played   Amazing Grace  with heartfelt passion on our campus. A video of his performance was shared on a YouTube site along with the recordings of 153 other pipers. The event was featured on CTV National News, highlighting this beautiful tribute for viewers across Canada. Chaz can be very proud of his efforts last Friday; we are all very proud of him. He has been taking piping lessons from Pat LePoidevin for the past three years. It is a popular programme which now continues each Friday morning through Zoom practices online. Chaz is joined by other interested Junior School pipers:   Ann MacQuarrie, Caitlin Behan, Emily Mei, Ezra Sasaki, Gabby Shaw, Jacob Fines-Belcham, Sabine Wellard, Tanvi Manchineni, William Larder, Qiaoman Tracey, Nate Montgomery, and  Kelly Bouwman  (our leading Senior School piper). I extend a sincere thank you to   Chaz  and   Mr. LePoidevin  for representing our entire community in this meaningful way.
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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Cadets, kespride, Distance Learning

Adam Ullock: Making the world a better place, one bag at a time

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 30, 2020 9:17:00 AM

Adam Ullock  attended KES from 2001-2003.  He was a Prefect, Captain of the Varsity Boys’ Hockey Team (as well as the MVP), and an integral member of the Boys’ Varsity Rugby Team.  In 2004, Adam returned to KES to become a Houseparent in the Boys’ Dorm and to help coach the Senior Boys’ Hockey Team with his former coach, Chris Strickey.  Alas, Adam eventually left KES to pursue the culinary arts.  Adam is now a chef who resides here in Nova Scotia; however, it isn’t his cooking that brings him to our attention this week!   Earth Day was Wednesday, April 22nd and it is only apropos to highlight a movement that Adam and a few of his friends started on March 29th to make our world a better place. 

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

Reflection and Contemplation by Ro de la Peña Cortizo

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 27, 2020 9:12:00 AM

No doubt the majority of you who are reading this Newsletter and this article are from outside our province of Nova Scotia. Such is the case for our Grade 11 IB Music student   Rodrigo, from Cancun, Mexico. You may have seen Ro featured in the Headmaster's Newsletter some time ago as well.

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

Earth Day 2020

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 25, 2020 9:12:00 AM

Wednesday, April 22 nd, was the   50th Anniversary of Earth Day  and although separated by distance, our teachers, students, siblings and parents celebrated the day together. As we think about our international students scattered throughout the world, we are reminded that we are all a part of one big ecosystem. Our contributions to Earth Day this year were truly worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has had unintended effects on our planet . Julia Field, Lucy Goddard, Hannah Stilwell and  Sidney Schwartz  started the day with an excellent Assembly video they created, focusing on the positive effects of living in isolation. The girls highlighted the dropping pollution levels and improved air quality through reduced travel emissions. The clear waters of the once-polluted canals of Venice and the re-emergence of the Himalaya Mountains were two examples of environmental optimism. Following Assembly, Junior School students had their first three classes and then had the opportunity to spend the rest of their day taking part in their own self-directed Earth Day activities. Siblings and parents were encouraged to get involved too.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, bemore, kespride

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