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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

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

Annual Parade of Paddlers and Pumpkin Regatta

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 22, 2018 4:04:38 PM

Thanks to a great core of student volunteers which included pumpkin carvers, artists, parade goers and pumpkin paddlers, KES had a successful weekend taking part in the Town of Windsor Pumpkin Regatta and the Children’s Wish Foundation Parade of Paddlers.
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Topics: Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

KES Students Attend the Annual Dalhousie Math Camp

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 5, 2018 6:43:22 AM

This summer, during the month of July, we were given an opportunity to attend the Canadian Mathematical Society’s Annual Camp at Dalhousie University in Halifax. We stayed for five days in residence, attending seminars during the day and hanging around campus or participating in activities in the evenings. It gave us exposure to a high level of education beyond the confines of the classroom, and allowed us to meet peers with similar interests. On top of this, it gave us a taste of university life, and introduced us to people working practically in the field of mathematics, as well as to other students who were aspiring to that. We would like to thank our Math teachers, especially Mrs. Dufour, for thinking of us and wanting to send us to this camp. We are so grateful for this wonderful opportunity!

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

Athletes of the Week

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 4, 2018 7:37:10 AM

“Athletes of the Week” (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our Athletic Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing gentleness and learning and dignity and respect.

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2018 Windsor Terry Fox Run a Tremendous Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Sunday, September 16th, marked the 38th 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 (1968-69), gathered to continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope.

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

Community Gay Pride Flag Raising

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 25, 2018 2:32:48 PM

On September 19th, 2018, members of our KES Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) went to the Municipality of West Hants building here in Windsor to attend the raising of a Pride flag. This was done to provide acceptance in the community, and to move forward to the goal of being a town where all people can feel comfortable with being who they are amongst their peers. It was a short but very meaningful event which will hopefully be part of a larger impact.

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

Terry Fox Performers

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 24, 2018 2:30:26 PM

For more than 30 years,  Mrs. Taya Shields , our Director of the Junior School, has organized the annual Terry Fox fundraising event on our campus in an effort to support the community and aid in the quest to finance cancer research. Ten years ago, she suggested to me that some entertainment would be a welcome addition at the post-run BBQ, and so it began. This year, eight different groups of performers showcased their musical talents. In addition,  Ms. Stephanie Cummings , our new dance instructor and English teacher, had her team of dancers add to the festivities with an energetic, well-choreographed routine. 

The largest group to play at our post-run BBQ was the School's Jazz Band. The members of the group who performed are:
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