Inside King's-Edgehill School

Connect, Converse, Catch-Up – Léa-Kristine Demers

Posted by Mr. Kevin Lakes on Oct 20, 2021 9:38:49 AM

Join Mr. Kevin Lakes as he shares profiles of KES Alumni. It's always fun and motivating to Connect, Converse and Catch-Up!
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Topics: KES Alumni, bemore, kespride

Welcome to the Fold! Annual Giving 2021-2022

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 23, 2021 9:54:39 AM

Welcome to the KES Highlander Fold! Providing a welcoming environment for our Students, Parents, Faculty, Alumni, and the greater KES Community is the foundation of our new KES Highlander ethos of “Welcome to the Fold.” A unique aspect of Highland Cattle is that they live in folds, not herds. Hence, “Welcome to the Fold!” Our goal at KES is to build an inclusive and accessible community for everyone. We recognize that becoming a fully accessible School is a journey of continuous improvement and as part of this year’s Annual Giving Campaign, we are starting phase one of our journey. 

Integral to the overall KES experience is how well we facilitate movement on our Campus. Therefore, our first Annual Giving Campaign goal is to begin eliminating physical barriers through important campus improvements. Currently, some members of our community struggle to access the Hensley Memorial Chapel safely. To eliminate this physical barrier to the Chapel, we plan to build a ramp that will dovetail into the beautiful stonework of this historic 1877 building. Also, as part of Phase One of the KES accessibility plan, we will pave the Ted Canavan Athletic Centre parking area, allowing easier and safer, year-round access to Campus.

The second goal of our Annual Giving Campaign is to continue to ensure our School is accessible to every student who has the desire to receive a KES education regardless of their financial means. Financial Aid is always a priority at KES. One third of KES Students depend on our Financial Aid and Scholarship Programme every year. As enrolment continues to grow, so does our need for financial aid funding! Every time you give, you are making it possible for motivated students to bridge the gap between their finances and their educational goal of attending KES. Without donations from the KES Community, we must consider raising tuition fees each year which in turn makes KES less accessible to students who want to attend our School.

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Topics: KES Alumni, bemore, kespride

It can be very tricky!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 7, 2021 8:37:00 PM

At the beginning of our distance learning phase, for their Health & Wellness class, the Grades 6 and 7 students were assigned the task of recording their own trick shots. There were no boundaries to their imagination, and they were free to do whatever they wanted, as long as it was fun. It was very entertaining to watch all the creative and fabulous submissions coming in. You can tell that everyone put some thought into their shots, and they tried very hard to be perfect and almost everyone succeeded.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, kespride

Connect, Converse, Catch-Up - Michael Pitaev

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 1, 2021 6:30:00 AM

I often think that the best compliment to any school is when a significant number of its graduates become teachers. This does not necessarily mean that they are employed in a school system, but to be more precise - they have a drive to share their knowledge and wisdom with others.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, kespride

Virtual Event Season… Could we be nearing the end???

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 29, 2021 11:37:25 AM

When Jenn and I met in August to discuss what type of events the KES Advancement and Alumni Department would host for the 2020-2021 School year, we were really unsure of what the world would hold for us.  Would we need to plan virtual events for the whole year or would at some point, our battle with COVID-19 cease with it being vanquished from our planet?  We took a cautious, yet optimistic approach and planned virtual events spanning into April.  We were hopeful that, in May 2021, we could start welcoming guests back onto campus and host our annual events in person.  We still remain optimistic and hope that with the rise in vaccinations, the relatively low numbers of COVID-19 in the province, and with the re-opening of the Atlantic Bubble that we will be seeing some of you in the near future!

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, kespride

Grace Gallant – Our Great Debater

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 15, 2021 10:50:16 AM

It is indeed high time that we congratulate   Grace Gallant, who qualified for the finals in Parliamentary Debate and finished in the top 30 competitors nationally from those who attended the National Public Speaking competition hosted (online) by St Johns Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg.  Superstar performance, Grace - well done!

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Topics: kespride

Despite the Pandemic, You Will Be Found

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 1, 2021 2:24:37 PM

Our keen KES Performing Arts students have been working on a project that fits within the guidelines of the COVID-19 restrictions. As you are aware, singers have not been allowed to assemble and participate in a choral ensemble. Nevertheless, that didn't hold back our Arts teachers and our singers and dancers from collaborating in a challenging but fun activity.

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Topics: Arts At KES, ARTS, kespride

Emerging Leader – Lucas Martin

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 28, 2021 6:01:00 AM

Lucas Martin  is our next Emerging Leader. From Lucasville, Nova Scotia, Lucas came to KES in Grade 7 and has taken significant strides each year and has situated himself as a leader amongst his peers. He is a dedicated student whose humble approach to helping others does not go unnoticed. Lucas has used his interpersonal skills to help younger students as a peer mentor and is also a regular orator at our Junior School chapel services. Lucas’s reflective, thoughtful, and empathetic approach to leadership is one that can serve as a model for many in our School.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, kespride

Connect, Converse, Catch-Up

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 26, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Mr. Lakes shares his weekly conversation with former KES student, Lisa (Kennedy) Caissie (1995-2001)

Many of my former students are currently fully engaged in perhaps the toughest and most rewarding stage of life – the years of parenting young children!  This week I had a chat with Lisa about the exciting years of parenthood and balancing a vibrant career with family life.

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Topics: Campus Life, KES Alumni, kespride

Our Emerging Leader - Eva Palov

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 22, 2021 8:50:00 AM

The next leader in our   Emerging Leader Series  is Grade 9 dynamo   Eva Palov  from Bedford, Nova Scotia. Eva joined us last year to be a part of our blossoming high-performance soccer programme, but established herself as an exemplar of leadership, positivity, and engagement in all four pillars of School life here at King’s-Edgehill. Eva’s ability to bring out the best in others is apparent, and she shows a genuine desire to make meaningful connections with both peers and staff alike. Eva is someone who thinks beyond herself, and regularly makes the extra effort to find ways to help others. A perfect example of her selflessness was at a recent Junior School activity where, without want of recognition or praise, Eva stayed back after the rest of the group had departed to help ensure that the dining hall was clean and orderly.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, kespride

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