This past Friday, April 29 the school hosted our Annual Grandparents Day. We had our largest attendance to date with 370 family members coming through the doors to see their loved ones!!! Guests were treated to amazing finger foods & dainties courtesy of Dana Hospitality (our on-site food services provider) while they got to watch the hour long show consisting of singing and dancing that our talented students put on for them. Following the show all grandparents were escorted to their respective classrooms where they got to spend the last hour of the day learning and having fun in the classroom with their granddaughters. As it is every year it was a successful and special day for the school.
On April 15, Balmoral Hall School Class of 1986 began their reunion weekend celebrations with a wine and cheese on campus. Many in attendance had not previously returned to the school since the day they graduated, and a lot has changed on campus. Others had not connected since their teenage years, and the reunion between friends, as well as teachers and staff, was memorable.
Earlier this month, we organized our first "Tastes of the World" cooking class at Balmoral Hall School. This class is designed to teach life skills while offering a team-building opportunity for boarders. For the inaugural lesson students learned how to make a bannock taco, which is an Indigenous favourite in Canada. Having fun in the kitchen, students were keen to discover the traditional bread! Each week, "Tastes of the World" features new international cuisine, including Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, German, Nigerian, Spanish, and others. Keep reading for more cooking updates!
April 22 is Earth Day, and Balmoral Hall School is encouraging eco-friendliness in many ways. From campus cleanup to litterless lunches, we are thinking greener this spring. Students are reusing water bottles, reducing food waste, and, notably, recycling plastic bags.
BH Beginnings is honoured to be the recipient of Manitoba Child Care Association's Educaring Award in 2016 for its partnership with Balmoral Hall School, recognizing our shared commitment to communication, collaboration, and consistency.