This year, we have been fortunate to receive a grant from Manitoba Arts Council's Artists in the Schools Residencies Program.
This has allowed us to welcome Ms Lasha Mowchun, who has introduced students to many image-capturing technologies, including: Super 8mm and digital stop motion filmmaking; low-tech photography processes inspired by traditional black and white dark room photography; script writing; general filmmaking techniques; and editing short films.
Patrons of Sifton Family Theatre may have recently noticed a transformation in the atrium. Thanks to Keith Levit, a professional photographer who is the father of three BH girls, a series of photos now adorns much of the wall space. This one-of-a-kind exhibition, "Girls of Our World," features more than two dozen photographs of girls Mr. Levit has met through his world travels in the last 25 years.
"We encourage all girls to try when learning is hard. 'Take that challenge,' we say. Students are developing skills to bring them closer to success in pursuit of their goals," notes Rita Trautmann, Centre for Learning Coordinator at Balmoral Hall School.
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.