Inside King's-Edgehill School

Thank you for caring, Emily!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 7, 2021 8:37:14 AM

Our Junior School has an amazing group of caring and dedicated students; evidence of this is always around us in their chatter in the hallways, their leadership in the classroom and in the volunteering that they do.  In a year of lockdowns, there were limited opportunities for our students to leave the campus to do the volunteering that they love.  No cleanups at Camp Mockingee, no pharmacy or Mermaid Theatre volunteers, no reading with elementary school children, no serving lunches at Harvest House, and no hospital or nursing home visitations.  Despite that, our Juniors have still accumulated over 1125 hours of service since September, and I’m so proud of each of them for the garbage pickups, the peer tutoring, the volunteer coaching, the chapel service, and so much more. 

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Virtual Volunteering

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 17, 2021 10:12:05 AM

Years from now, we will look back on the COVID-19 lockdown and remember where we were, what we did, and how we coped.  Some will be able to say, “I made a difference for someone else during this difficult time.”  It is true that one of the best ways to deal with the uncertainty and anxiety associated with the pandemic is to focus on helping others.  I have discovered that several of our students quietly are doing just that.    Fox Sullivan,   Hunter Hood,   Dami Adeniji  and   Chaz Faucher  have taken advantage of spring afternoons to get outside in their respective communities and pick up garbage.    Isabella Barker  is focusing on greening up her community as well through a highway clean-up program.  She complements her outdoor activities by making creative cards of caring for the elderly and lonely.    Eva Palov  has dedicated hours of her time as well to card creations that spread messages of support and hope.  And there are many others who do the same.  Students don’t have to look far to find meaningful ways to help others.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Earth Day 2021

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 25, 2021 4:25:33 PM

Although Thursday, April 22 nd, was officially Earth Day, every day is a day to celebrate, protect and restore our Earth.  A consistent approach to environmental stewardship is necessary.  On Wednesday, April 21 st, the Junior School actively marked Earth Day 2021 with the help of our Green Team representatives   Sadie  Junger, Claire Morton, Jessica Etou and Ellie Blois.    Mr. Kershaw  and   Mr. LePoidevin  set the tone for the day by cycling to School from the Wolfville/Port Williams area, a round trip of over 60 km. Students took part in learning activities in the morning, including a discussion and analysis of each student’s carbon footprint.  Students assessed and compared their   ‘footprint’ results and created personal plans that could be shared with their families. 
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Connect, Converse, Catch-Up - Struan Robertson

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 21, 2021 7:45:00 AM

Mr. Lakes  shares his weekly conversation with former KES student,   Struan Robertson (1996-98).
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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, KES Alumni

The Grade 9 Bunny Brigade

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 3, 2021 6:29:00 PM

Adorned with sequined bunny ears, our Grade 9 leadership students   Rendi Ashley, Elizabeth  Hardy, Nolan Herritt, Sadie Junger, Harrison Klein, Fiona MacDonald, Tanvi Manchineni, Lucas Martin, Emily Mei, Claire Morton, Eva Palov, Danica Scully, Ava Shearer, Colin Stephens, Fox Sullivan, Reegan Wagg and  Sabine Wellard put some smiles on the faces of our younger Junior School students as they staged the 2021 campus Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Chase on Wednesday, March 31 st
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Lasting Joy of the Season comes from Giving

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 10, 2021 2:42:41 PM

Happy New Year!  Although holiday celebrations during these pandemic times were a little quieter than usual, the slower pace provided time to contemplate what really matters in our lives.  During this COVID Christmas season, the need to help and support others seemed amplified.  Our community response was widespread and meaningful.  Eight local families in need benefited from our student, staff and parental gift donations. How wonderful it must have been for these families to experience the magic of the holiday season on Christmas morning.  Our local Feed Nova Scotia Food Bank also benefited from the generosity of our community.  The bins under our Christmas Giving Tree were heaped full of non-perishable food items that were transported to the Windsor Food Bank on the final days of term.  Special thanks are extended to   Claire Morton, Danica Scully, Ava Shearer and  Reegan Wagg  who loaded the van and made the delivery, and to all the students and families who gave so generously. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, bemore

A Shout Out to the Chapel Prefects!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 22, 2020 8:53:00 PM

They have no special hoodies, no sweaters with distinguishing marks, no ‘branding’ bling or swag to highlight and signal any sort of prominence. Nothing that screams ‘look at me, look at me’. But there they are, day in and day out, faithful and reliable, responsible. They are the Chapel Prefects who serve quietly and responsibly, greeting students and faculty alike as they arrive at Chapel and organizing the servers and readers in time for the services. Along with our organists,   Mr. Steven Roe  on Tuesdays and Thursdays and   Will Ahern  on Mondays and Fridays, they are the most dependable and reliable of all the School with respect to Chapel. Their service is leadership without the need for attention and reward; the satisfaction lies in doing well what is needed to be done. They exemplify the best and truest sense of service and sacrifice.

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Helping Those in Need

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 16, 2020 9:44:48 PM

It’s an annual tradition at King’s-Edgehill School for our students to participate in a Christmas community service project. This year, we chose to stay local and provide a special Christmas for families in need. We partnered with the Family Resource Centre of West Hants which provides a variety of essential support and resource programmes to participating families, as a means of enhancing positive family values and encouraging participants to reach their full potential.  A variety of programmes are offered through the Centre, such as “Playgroup”, “Babylove”, and “West Hants Dial a Ride”.
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Connect, Converse, Catch-Up

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 14, 2020 10:07:00 AM

Mr. Lakes  shares his weekly conversation with Alumna   Jordan (Traynor) Guildford (2000-03)  now living in Calgary, Alberta.

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

Making Others Smile

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 9, 2020 9:10:00 AM

On November 11 th, some of our youngest students had a little extra time on their hands while their peers prepared for the Remembrance Day ceremonies on campus.  They were looking for a little something creative to do with their time, and I asked if they might like to write some letters to brighten the day of someone else.  Several of them jumped on the opportunity.  With careful hand-lettering, colourful drawings in the margins, and lots of stickers, detailed full-page personal letters were written to members of the Kings Meadow Community.  I dropped them off on my way home that afternoon.

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

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Explore King’s-Edgehill School with this short video.  Tour our campus and see inside Canada’s first independent school.  

 

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