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Sunshine and Smiles

Posted by Mr. Paul Hollett on May 5, 2022 11:15:00 PM

We started the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, followed by a short bus ride along the coast to our first activity this morning: a visit to the Basilica of Sainte - Anne - de - Beaupré . Its shrine has been a world - renowned pilgrimage site for over 3 5 0 years and it attracts more than a million visitors annually. The mosaic artwork and stained - glass windows were truly awe - inspiring for our students. They marveled at the pillars inside the entrance that are covered with crutches and canes that represented those who have been healed.

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Topics: Academics at KES, Travel at KES, kespride

History's No Mystery

Posted by Mr. Paul Hollett on May 4, 2022 11:00:00 PM

Bonjour!

After a good night’s sleep, our students started the day off right with a sumptuous breakfast at our hotel. We boarded the bus with our driver Steven and guide Gilles at 8:00 am, ready and excited to see what our first full day in Quebec City would bring—1,2,3, on y va!

Wolfe vs. Montcalm: The Battle of Quebec



A memorable and pivotal period of Canadian history came to life during our visit to Battlefields Park and the Plains of Abraham this morning. Students took part in an interactive presentation depicting the battle between the British and the French and gained a better understanding of the events that helped to build and shape this nation. 

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Topics: Academics at KES, Travel at KES, kespride

Congratulations to our KES Regional Science Fair Winners!

Posted by Ms. Taya Shields on May 2, 2022 9:36:53 AM

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Topics: Academics at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Grade 7 Students Take Over Brier Island

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 8, 2021 2:29:19 PM

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Creativity in GRADE 11 IB SL Math

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 15, 2021 9:13:00 PM

As a fun and different approach to logarithms and their connections with exponents during distance learning, our class had an option of using their creative side as a final assessment.  I decided to get a little creative and wrote a song about the ten major concepts in the unit.  It is written to the tune of “Jack and Diane” by John Mellencamp, and I titled it   “A little Ditty about Exponents and Logs”.  For Part 1 of the final assessment, students listened to the song and wrote about the ten key concepts expressed.  This was excellent insight into whether the students recognized and grasped each of the concepts.

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Topics: Academics at KES, Arts At KES

An Out of This World Experience

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2021 9:08:33 PM

Rowan Francis, one of our Grade 6 students from Canning, Nova Scotia, has quite an exciting summer planned.  In a recent news release, it was announced that Rowan and 51 other students from across Canada have been chosen to take part in the Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Camp. The Junior Astronauts initiative was first announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in February 2019. To quote the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, “…The Junior Astronaut Camp will inspire and empower the next generation of scientists, engineers and astronauts – and encourage them to consider all the opportunities offered in space exploration and STEM careers.” Rowan will be one of only seven Grade 6 students to take part in the national camp. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Who will be the final three?

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 1, 2021 9:46:00 PM

Each year, Senior School English classes participate in the annual speech competition.  This April, students had the opportunity to present speeches to their classmates.  From these class presentations, 16 finalists were chosen.  Not to be deterred by the challenges posed by distance learning, the finals went online in May.  Judging was opened up to our faculty and staff and many volunteered, eager to watch the videos submitted by the finalists.  From sharing personal experiences to informing the audience about a new topic, all speeches were engaging and thought-provoking.   The top three winners will be revealed at the virtual Closing Ceremonies on June 12 th
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Junior School Public Speaking Competition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 26, 2021 9:07:00 PM

The Annual Junior School Public Speaking Competition took place this past Wednesday, May 19th during our virtual Junior School Assembly. While every student had an opportunity to deliver a speech to their classmates in English class, the numbers were whittled down to the final nine who presented their speeches to their fellow classmates, faculty, judges and family members during our Zoom Assembly this week. 

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

Good luck to Vinnie at National Science Fair!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 25, 2021 9:07:01 AM

This was an exciting week of Science for   Vinnie Armstrong. He has been representing King’s-Edgehill School and the Annapolis Valley (AVRSF) at the virtual National Science Fair being held in Ottawa. 
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Topics: Academics at KES

Congratulations to our Junior National Debaters

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 24, 2021 9:06:00 AM

Congratulations to all our participants on their successes at Saturday's informal Junior National Tournament hosted by Lower Canada College in Montreal.  Eighty competitors from here to Vancouver were in attendance, and our KES Debaters represented themselves very well on the topic of: “this house supports a universal basic income”  for 2 rounds. There were 4 additional rounds where debaters were given 25 minutes to prepare before their topics were debated.
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