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KES Does New York! New York!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 29, 2019 11:31:00 AM

Twenty students and 3 brave chaperones started out for an adventure in New York City  on November 13 th. The crew was energetic and had a vibrant curiosity for all things New York and what it had to offer (especially the shopping on 5 th  Avenue!).
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Travel at KES

Operation Veteran

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 28, 2019 9:29:55 AM

Operation Veteran was once again a great success as 17 of our student-cadets represented KES at the National Cenotaph in our annual Call to Remembrance ceremony. Ottawa provided an excellent learning opportunity as we also toured Parliament, the Museum of Civilization, the War Museum and dined in the Byward Market. Once again,   Mr. Steve Cruikshanks, Laura Arenburg’s  cousin, did a moving toast to fallen comrades. “To those that lived the good life, fought the good fight, and paid the ultimate sacrifice.” Mr. Cruikshanks served several distinguished tours in the Middle East and continues to serve the public in the Ottawa Police Force.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Travel at KES

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 Weekend Surfing Trip

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 24, 2019 10:28:06 AM

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, a small group of students headed to the South Shore of this province with high hopes of breathing in the salty air and enjoying the vibrant fall colours.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Travel at KES, Athletes at KES

Grade 7 Trip to Brier Island

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2019 8:31:00 PM

Day 1
Well, our first day on Brier Island did not lack any of the adventures that Maritime isolation brings. We departed in the morning and made the 3-hour drive down the Digby Neck to Balancing Rock, where students were able to enjoy the sight of a famous basalt rock formation that teeters over the Bay of Fundy. Along the drive, the skies cleared up allowing us to get some beautiful views of the bay on both sides of the neck. After 2 ferry rides, we were actually soaked! The students enjoyed dancing in the waves that were breaching up and over the ferry. Direct quote from   Kai Choo: "Look, Mr. L, I'm kicking the water back into the ocean!" As we arrived on Brier, we were greeted by many seals, sheep, and decorative deserted fishing vessels as we walked up to the lodge to check in. We took an afternoon hike to a nearby lighthouse.   Jamie  tried out his hitchhiking skills but, unfortunately, there weren't many locals on the road. Our first day ended with a beautiful film screening of "A Place of Tide and Time," a doc that features life in the isolated fishing community of Saint Paul River in far East Quebec. This was followed by an excellent discussion featuring topics about life in extreme isolation, benefits of ecotourism, and differences in technology. Tomorrow will bring more hiking, meeting people in town, and an evening bonfire.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Travel at KES

Fun and Learning at our Summer ELL Camp

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 9, 2019 3:52:18 PM

This year’s ELL (English Language Learners) camp was another great success. The students’ days were filled with a variety of activities. Mornings were spent learning language skills in the classroom with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, and the afternoons involved many on-campus activities and excursions.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life, Travel at KES

Québec 2019 Grade 8 trip a tremendous success!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2019 12:38:00 PM

Twenty-nine Grade 8 students took learning on the road in May with a five-day trip to Quebec City, and the annual voyage was a tremendous success. Chaperoned by three Junior School teachers (and veteran travelers) – Monsieur Rochon, Madame Belliveau and Monsieur Hollett – the students took part in a wide variety of activities that were chosen to give them the opportunity to explore and enjoy the culture and history of this amazing city and the surrounding region. A walking tour of Old Québec, a traditional dinner and dancing at an authentic sugar shack, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica, suspension bridges, the Plains of Abraham Battlefields Park, circus school, the Museum of Civilization, a disco cruise on the St. Lawrence River and a visit to the aquarium were just some of the highlights of our trip; further details and pictures can be found on the travel blog. The shared memories and experiences will be cherished for years to come!

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Travel at KES

Prince Edward Island Fun!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 3, 2019 7:02:35 AM

Our Grade 9 Class once again visited the Garden of the Gulf or, as many know it, Prince Edward Island. This annual trip always proves to be a memorable event of learning, laughing and togetherness. Many lesson are always learned including just how cold the waters of the Northumberland Strait are in May, that lobster is delicious and that go-karts go very fast. 

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KES Grade 7 Class Explores the Bay of Fundy

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 22, 2019 6:45:00 AM

Recently, our Grade 7 students took their learning outdoors and stepped into the woods and fields of the Annapolis Valley and the spectacular beaches of the Minas Basin. The students explored a section of Nova Scotia’s coastline where the rich red mud and abrupt cliffs contrast with the fresh green of new spring growth.

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Dancing in Italy

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 15, 2019 7:28:00 PM

Many of our students went to Europe during the March break and when school commenced, they presented a video synopsis of their travels. Pending graduate, JooHyun (Judy) Park and Grade 11 student, Jimin Choe added their twist on the trip with a short video of them breaking out their synchronized dance moves at the various places they visited. To me, this illustrates the importance and infectious enthusiasm fostered by our new dance programme. It has become an integral component of our daily Performing Arts options. Jimin and Judy comment:

Since we don’t have enough time to spend together, we wanted to cherish the moment in Europe in a special way. We love dancing and the dance we performed in the video was popular in our country. Therefore, we decided to make a short film of our dancing at tourist attractions. It is an honor to show our video. We hope you enjoy it!

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

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