Family Fun at our Fall Open House

On Friday, October 28, we welcomed 28 families to campus to experience a day in the life of a King’s-Edgehill student. Beginning with registration in the Honourable A. Gordon Cooper Library, families were greeted with an Honour Guard comprised of members of the 254 King’s-Edgehill School Highland Cadet Corps.

After opening remarks by Assistant Head of School, School Life, Ms. Wade, families broke into groups led by our capable Grade 9 student leaders to explore campus. As the sun shone brightly, the crisp October air set the stage for a great day ahead.

Before long, it was time for lunch, and as usual Food Services Director, Twila MacDonald and her team pulled out all the stops for a delicious meal with several different options for even the most discerning palettes. Despite a broken-down dishwasher, the crew somehow managed to keep things running smoothly without having to crack out the Royal Chinet! After lunch, families were led into the Fountain Performing Arts Centre for an afternoon of entertainment.  

Performers gracing the stage with their presence included our student choir, Grade 8 English students, Junior School dancers, the jazz band, and members of the upcoming musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Sprinkled between performances was Ms. Wade with a thoughtful introduction, Assistant Head of School, Academics, Mr. Bouwman with an engaging talk on academics, and a reflection by head prefects Lucy Goddard ‘23 and Levi Spence ’23 on what KES means to them. To cap off the afternoon, families were then afforded an opportunity to mingle with staff and faculty before departing campus.   

A big thank you to everyone who helped make this event a resounding success! The feedback has been tremendous, and several families have since booked their children in to spend a full day with us. To our alumni and current parents who attended with their families – it was so great to see you again!

Karen Garvie and Daniel Kimbley
Associate Director of Admissions/Manager, Communications and Marketing

Cadets at KES
King’s-Edgehill School is located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.