Inside King's-Edgehill School

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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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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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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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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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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