Inside King's-Edgehill School

A Message from the Chaperones

Posted by Mr. Paul Hollett on May 7, 2022 7:30:00 PM

We arrived at school right on time at 4:45 pm today. The students' smiles and buoyant mood said it all: while it was great fun to be away, it's good to be home.

It has been a wonderful trip. We have enjoyed having the opportunity to take learning on the road with our Grade 8 students; their shared memories and experiences will be something they will cherish for years to come.

We extend a special thank you to all the parents who have supported our annual voyage to Quebec City. We know that this year's Grade 7 students are already looking forward to Québec 2023!

Students have the remainder of the weekend to rest up and to work on their travel journal which they will submit soon. They have lots of details of their trip to share with family and friends!



— Michelle Belliveau, Paul Baumann, Paul Hollett

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

Au revoir à Québec

Posted by Mr. Paul Hollett on May 6, 2022 11:00:00 PM

We packed our bags this morning and got ready to say au revoir to Quebec City and begin the final leg of our road trip. The time has certainly flown by! After checking out of the hotel it was a short drive to the Museum of Civilization, where students explored the exhibits at their own pace.

Next, lunch and free time at Les Galeries de la Capitale shopping centre and indoor amusement park provided one final opportunity for retail therapy for our students before leaving Quebec City. 



After taking a group photo, we reluctantly said goodbye to our guide extraordinaire Gilles and thanked him for helping to make our stay such an enjoyable and rewarding one.



The drive to Edmundston, New Brunswick, went smoothly this afternoon. Once again, the weather cooperated fully, reminding us of how fortunate we have been to have had blue skies and sunshine for nearly the full duration of our trip. Upon arriving in Edmundston the first stop was for supper and there was something to suit everyone's tastes on the extensive menu at Maple Leaf Queen's Buffet. It was also very enjoyable to reconnect with the restaurant manager and staff whom we had not seen for three years. We also learned that we were their first bus group since the since the start of the pandemic.

After leaving the restaurant it was a short trip to the hotel where we settled in for the evening. Students enjoyed some social time in their rooms or in the pool until bedtime.

It has been another wonderful day with our group. We will make an early start tomorrow as we start the drive back to campus.

We plan to arrive at the Athletic Centre parking lot between 4:30 and 5:00 pm on Saturday. If there are any major changes to this schedule we will make every effort to update this blog to keep you informed.

Attn New Boarding Students

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

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

Today's the Day!

Posted by Mr. Paul Hollett on May 3, 2022 11:00:00 PM

Mr. Seagram, Mrs. Shields, Ms. Schafer, Mr. Chandler and parents wished us well this morning as the Grade 8s got set to begin the first leg of the journey to Quebec City. Sunshine and cool temperatures made for a very pleasant start to the day. As we left campus at 7:25 am our enthusiastic group sang “Happy Birthday” to Kohen Wainman!

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

Grade 7 Students Take Over Brier Island

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

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Topics: Academics at KES, Travel at KES, bemore

KES Does New York! New York!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 29, 2019 11:31:00 AM

Twenty students and 3 brave chaperones started out for an adventure in New York City  on November 13 th. The crew was energetic and had a vibrant curiosity for all things New York and what it had to offer (especially the shopping on 5 th  Avenue!).
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Travel at KES

Operation Veteran

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 28, 2019 9:29:55 AM

Operation Veteran was once again a great success as 17 of our student-cadets represented KES at the National Cenotaph in our annual Call to Remembrance ceremony. Ottawa provided an excellent learning opportunity as we also toured Parliament, the Museum of Civilization, the War Museum and dined in the Byward Market. Once again,   Mr. Steve Cruikshanks, Laura Arenburg’s  cousin, did a moving toast to fallen comrades. “To those that lived the good life, fought the good fight, and paid the ultimate sacrifice.” Mr. Cruikshanks served several distinguished tours in the Middle East and continues to serve the public in the Ottawa Police Force.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Travel at KES

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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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Travel at KES

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

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