Inside King's-Edgehill School

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

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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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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Honouring and Respecting our Veterans

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 14, 2020 8:56:48 PM

Since we could not participate in Operation Veteran this year in Ottawa for obvious reasons,   Mr. LePoidevin and I  produced a video hosted on Youtube for the Royal Canadian Legion in co-operation with other CAIS schools. We wanted to find a way for youth to honour and respect our veterans. We did our best to replicate the educational event that is annually held at the Chateau Laurier prior to the ceremony at the National Cenotaph.     LINK IS BELOW !!

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National Waste Reduction Week at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 3, 2020 7:18:43 AM

KES took part in its second annual National Waste Reduction Week from October 19 to 23. The goal was to underscore our responsibility as a school community and as individuals to think and act ‘Green’ during our everyday living. The week’s themes touched on several ways in which students can make environmentally conscious decisions while having meaningful discussions about their collective and individual impact on the environment.

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Taking the Classroom Outside

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 23, 2020 2:02:00 PM

I cannot imagine a better backdrop for an Oceans course than the Atlantic coastline of Nova Scotia! Last week Grade 10 and 11 students from   Mr. Dietrich  and   Miss Keouhgan’s  classes ventured to Lower Prospect to spend the day exploring and learning about coastal and ocean ecosystems. The group was treated to a classic fall day in NS, complete with bursting colour, crisp air, warm temperatures and a light breeze.
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A King’s-Edgehill Thanksgiving

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 19, 2020 7:18:54 PM

We have so much to be thankful for.  Each day we gather as a School community, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to be together after such a long separation after the onset of COVID-19.  Now in the second month of school, we certainly are grateful for each other, every day.  Last Wednesday, our boarding community gathered for the annual Headmaster’s Thanksgiving Dinner.  While we couldn’t gather as our entire community of 300+, the kitchen staff created an amazing hot ham and turkey dinner for our boarding bubble, with delicious leftovers providing an extra special lunch for our entire community the following day. 
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A reason to be thankful…Irene “Rene” Rigold

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2020 8:37:54 PM

Last night, Headmaster Joe Seagram hosted his annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the KES Boarding Community.  This year, the Head Table boasted a special guest,   Irene “Rene” Rigold

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254 Sergeant Major Callum Lovelace

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 9, 2020 7:31:00 AM

Thursday was a great first day for the 254 Cadet Corps.  I did a job that I thoroughly enjoy; I promoted excellent young Cadets into supervisory ranks.  One of my most pleasurable moments was bestowing the rank of Master Warrant Officer on young Callum Lovelace.  Callum has been in the Cadet training system for 5 years.  He is an exemplary cadet with an intimate knowledge of drill, both foot and ceremonial.  During summer Cadet Training, Callum has commanded quarter guards for visiting dignitaries as well as leading winning drill teams in Cadet competitions.  Recently, Callum had the pleasure of being invited by the Minister of National Defence, the Honorable Harjit Sajjan, to participate in a webinar to honour his great-grandfather, Staff Sergeant Harry Lovelace.  Callum spoke on behalf of the family.  See the details below.
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