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The Grade 7 Class Explores the Bay of Fundy

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 24, 2018 6:00:00 PM

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. Blomidon Provincial Park is a wonderful place to hike and explore. They discovered many things along their journey including: Trillium and Trout Lily Lily flowers, eagles, waterfalls, fiddle heads, agate and amethyst rocks, and many other marvels found in the area. We also visited two local beaches where we hiked, clambered, explored sea caves and spires, and played in the sand.
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Kayaking and Hiking on the South Shore

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The beauty of Nova Scotia never ceases to amaze anyone who has the opportunity to be outside in our spectacular natural landscape. Eleven students and staff had the great fortune to kayak and hike on the South Shore a couple of weekends ago in Chester, Blandford and East River. This was a Duke of Edinburgh Leadership trip coinciding with the Cadet Star expedition programme which requires two modes of transport.

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Grade 9's Visit Garden of the Gulf

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 22, 2018 1:07:20 PM

The Grade 9 students and chaperones once again ventured to Prince Edward Island for our annual class trip. This journey is a staple of the Junior School and this year was once again a great success. The group visited the Museum of Industry in New Glasgow before boarding the ferry to “the Island”. The annual Lobster Dinner was enjoyed in Montague, followed by a trip to Cavendish Beach where some students went for a chilly swim as   Mr. LePoidevin  played the pipes. The next day the group visited Confederation sites, swam at UPEI and zoomed away on Go-Karts before catching a film at the cinema.  

The trip home was shortened as we stopped for a tour of Mount Allison University along the way, as believe it or not, soon these students will be making post-secondary education decisions. Another fun, safe and edifying trip to the “Garden of the Gulf” was enjoyed by all. It is evident that the Class of 2021 has a great foundation.
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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Visit

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 19, 2018 4:00:00 PM

The Grade 10 Art Class visited the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on Wednesday, May 9th. We had the opportunity to view a few of the visiting exhibitions. The exhibit   The Light Fantastic was very popular -- the artists worked in neon light, video, print, paint and photography. This show was influenced by a line in one of John Milton’s poems of 1645. Other exhibits that we visited included:   Transatlantique: The Art of Fashion and Costume Design in Paris and Halifax;   Shifting Grounds, and   Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stations of the TŌKAIDŌ. To check out other Art Gallery of NS exhibitions  Click here.
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Adventure in Mexico

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 24, 2018 6:00:00 AM

At the beginning of the school year, my Grade 12 Spanish students mentioned that it would be nice if they could visit Mexico and practise everything they had learnt. Even though we were a small group, it was possible to set up an affordable proposal and for Easter Break.  Amy Marchand-Dion, Riley Coe and I were ready for this adventure.
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KES Visits the Land of the Sand!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 12, 2018 6:58:43 AM

KES was very pleased to offer a new and exciting travel opportunity for our students this year. Twenty-five students and four chaperones had the incredible privilege of visiting the United Arab Emirates during our recent March break. This amazing venture to the Middle East was a first for KES.

Our group enjoyed perfect spring weather as we explored Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. March is one of the best times to visit the UAE. Winter has just ended, and the days are warmer but not too hot! We enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Dubai, taking in the iconic Burj Khalifa, exploring old residential Dubai, bartering in the gold and spice souqs, and of course, lavish shopping in the famous Dubai Mall. Let’s not forget the food – it was divine. From lean, grilled meats, to flavourful hummus, fresh tabbouleh and fattoush, and warm Arabic bread. Everything was delicious!   Ms. Stewart  and I raved about an incredible bowl of hummus that we ate – perfectly smooth with spicy chicken shawarma and pomegranate on top. Just amazing! Take me back!
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Junior School Ski Day Fun!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 14, 2018 12:51:00 PM

On Thursday, February 8th, after the first three classes of the day, the entire Junior School took to the slopes at Ski Martock for a day of recreation, camaraderie, and good outdoor fun.
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King’s-Edgehill School Trips for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 15, 2017 7:10:36 AM

At King’s-Edgehill School learning goes beyond the classroom, beyond the local community, and sometimes beyond the province and country. As with every academic year, 2017-2018 will see plenty of opportunities for day and boarding students to learn and experience life outside of School. 

If your child has an interest in exploring the world, be sure to check out the trip to the Unites Arab Emirates KES has planned from March 11 to the 22, 2018. This 12-day visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi will give students the unique opportunity to explore one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Students will not only be immersed in the Arabic and Islamic culture and language, but they will also have the opportunity to visit the Grand Mosque, iconic skyscrapers and city-sized shopping malls.

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March Break Travels to Spain, Morocco and Portugal

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 18, 2017 8:25:33 AM

The KES Europe/Africa squad has returned from their travels abroad. Our trip began with a tour of the capital
of Spain, Madrid, where we saw how grand the city presents itself and its beautiful architecture, including the bull fighting stadium. For our soccer/football fans, we were fortunate enough to get a tour of the Real Madrid FC stadium before enjoying shopping in the city center square once used as a bull fighting arena centuries before. Our itinerary took us next to the old city of Toledo, where we soaked in the breathtaking landscape of the walled city before touring the city center itself. As was the common theme in southern Spain, the Moorish and Christian architectural influence was marvelous. This was clearly evident in Granada, where we walked the parapets of the ancient Alhambra Palace, once home to Muslim and Spanish kings alike. The most fantastic and intimate experience thus far was the flamenco show inside an unassuming home, whose basement opened into a low hanging, concave ceiling covered in photos and decorations from the past century of flamenco performances in that very room. Some students were called up to dance with our hosts before we made our way back on the bus through the winding and dimly lit streets of old Granada. The twisting road through the Sierra Nevada mountain range, dotted with olive farms and beautiful countryside, led our group to the Costa del Sol resort town of Torremolinos. Sitting on the Mediterranean, this was an opportunity for our students to hang out on the beach directly in front of our hotel before our delicious paella cooking class.
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King’s-Edgehill Students have the Travel Bug

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

King’s-Edgehill School provides all students the chance to learn beyond their classroom through unique travel opportunities. At KES, we believe travelling not only gives our students the chance to learn about the world around them, but also gives them the opportunity to learn more about themselves, bond with each other, and test the limits of what they thought they could do.

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