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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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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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2019 March Break Europe Trip

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 19, 2019 7:17:14 AM

On March 10th, 23 KES students embarked on an adventure to explore the beautiful countries of Italy and Greece. Our excited group enjoyed the rolling hills of olive groves, the best pizza shops, and perused the streets in sunny weather. Some highlights of the trip were the gondola rides through narrow water canals in Venice, touring around the colosseum in Rome, walking the stone paths in Pompeii, cruising the Aegean Sea to explore the Greek Islands, and tasting all of the delicious meals unique to the villages we were visiting.
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The Business of Fun!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 16, 2019 7:12:11 PM

On February 6th, 11 students and 2 chaperones packed their bags and headed to Orlando, Florida for five days to attend the Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference hosted by DECA. DECA is a not-for-profit organization which helps to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in high schools and colleges around the globe for the world of marketing, finance, hospitality and management. It was a unique opportunity for our students as they had the chance to listen to guest speakers as they addressed and discussed many areas of business.

Representatives from the resort industry talked about what decisions go into building a new resort. We heard from the sports and health industries as they discussed the importance of staying relevant to the next generation. In
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An Epic Hike

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 14, 2019 2:36:00 PM

Our Grade 9 Geography classes welcomed a guest speaker this week. Mr. Simon Irving from Wolfville grew up playing baseball locally, and as a past coach, we have kept in touch. Simon recently set his career as a Geologist to the side for a bit to go for a walk…..a really long walk! Simon decided to walk the Pacific Coast Trail from end to end! He walked from the Mexican border to Canada through the states of California, Oregon and Washington. Our Grade 9 class enjoyed hearing about his epic hike through the desert, over mountains, and alongside forest fires, withstanding hunger and of course the rains of the northwest. Let’s just say, it made our Keji Adventurous Journey seem like a “walk in the park”. Simon spoke of the planning, physical preparation, ambition, friendships, generosity, goal setting, solitude and deprivation that challenged him along his journey. In this age of jet travel, it was integral to hear that the continent is very expansive and vast, especially if measured one step at a time. When asked how many steps he believes he recorded, he said “north of 6 million.” That is geography at a fundamental level. Happy Trails!

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Grade 9 Adventurous Journey

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 3, 2018 6:59:59 AM

From Thursday, September 20th to Friday, September 21st, the largest Grade 9 class (ever!) embarked on their annual Duke of Edinburgh “Adventurous Journey” into Kejimkujik National Park. All 60 students were shuttled into the middle of Nova Scotia’s wilderness, located in the most central western half of the province.
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Grade 9 Students Hike Cape Split

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 19, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Our Grade 9 students have already recorded their first significant Duke of Edinburgh programme accomplishment, and they did it together.

Last Saturday, September 8th, the ‘Class of 2022’ hiked to the end of Cape Split and back for their adventurous journey practice hike.

With 13 km of backpacking now under their belts, the crew is well prepared for the upcoming overnight trip to Kejimkujik Park on September 20-21. Our hike took place on a beautiful day and the class discussed the Bay of Fundy ecosystem, tidal power and history of the region. 

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

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