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At Balmoral Hall School, we love to share our stories.

Whether it's a week of experiential learning, a day of community outreach, or exciting discoveries in our technology or science labs, there's always something newsworthy happening here.

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Student News

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  • A NEW APPROACH TO EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING WEEK

    By Jodi Hafenbrak, Middle & Senior School Principal

    Last week, Middle School students had a great time participating in a variety of activities as part of our experiential learning program, which we have adapted this fall in alignment with public health guidelines for schools.

    Grade 6 students spent time practicing their French and learning about Franco-Manitoban culture and history with a virtual tour of St. Boniface Museum and a workshop with cartoonist Gerald Laroche. They also explored science outcomes during their trip to Oak Hammock Marsh, where they examined life cycles, adaptations, and food chains of various aquatic invertebrates. The end of the week was spent at Manitoba Museum. They participated in a gallery tour entitled “Canada: An Emerging Nation,” which highlighted historical events in Canada’s history such as the World Wars, the Great Depression and the Winnipeg General Strike. Finally, Grade 6 students watched a show at the Planetarium that addressed the big question: How did life on Earth begin? Students witnessed key episodes in the 13.7-billion-year history of the Universe that have made life on Earth possible, from the first stars to the formation of Earth’s atmosphere, leading up to the incredible diversity of life on Earth today.

    Meanwhile, Grade 7 students participated in three different activities to start the week. They worked with Minecraft Education to create electronic biomes. Students also walked to the Legislative Building to complete an “Agents of Discovery” mission, which focused on the sculptures outside the building. Lastly, they spent time outside studying photographic techniques with a focus on artist Andy Goldsworthy. Thursday and Friday were spent at FortWhyte, participating in canoeing, hiking, wilderness survival, and observing the diversity of ecosystems.

    Grade 8 students also participated in a variety of experiential learning activities. Small groups of students rotated to different stations where they completed heart dissections, worked with clay to create sculptures, and joined Indigenous educator Gloria Beckman to learn about creating art with birch bark and the importance of trees and the environment to the Indigenous community. Thursday and Friday were spent with the group Momenta, engaging in activities that focus on strengths and connections. Grade 8 spent their days cycling, trekking, creating art, and playing team-building games, all of which were enjoyed by both the students and staff!

    Thank you to Middle School faculty for planning and organizing these activities to allow us to continue with our very popular experiential learning program this year!
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Faculty & Staff News

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  • Snapshots from our Season of Giving. (December 2020)

    DELIVERING JOY & HOPE IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING

    By Jennifer J. Pawluk, Communications Specialist

    One of our most cherished seasonal traditions is Day of Giving, when BH girls spend hours volunteering throughout Winnipeg for hands-on experiences and combined efforts to make a difference. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to host or participate in any community events to mark the special day this year; nevertheless, the Balmoral Hall School community continues to embrace the spirit of giving.

    “To our community, Day of Giving is much more than a habitual gesture of goodwill,” says Head of School Joanne Kamins, “as the spirit of giving stays with us year-round.”

    Given a variety of opportunities this holiday season that may not have arisen in any other year — we’re delivering joy and hope in newfound ways, making them uniquely meaningful.
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Alumnae News

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  • Lindsay Ross-Stewart '99

    CAREER TALK WITH LINDSAY ROSS-STEWART '99

    By Chloe, Grade 8

    On November 26, 2021, Dr. Ross-Stewart taught us about the path she followed after she graduated from Balmoral Hall. Dr. Ross-Stewart began attending Balmoral Hall in Grade 7. Her whole life, she was very involved in sports. She loved rugby, soccer, curling, and running. When she was in Grade 8, she knew she wanted to do something related to sports. Her parents supported her but wanted her to do something on the side just to make sure she had something to fall back on. At Balmoral Hall, she decided, as an extra-curricular activity, to join the debating club. She became really involved in debating and placed fourth in the country at one of the competitions. When she was in Grade 11, she boarded at the school because her parents were away in Europe. When she graduated, she went to Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. She was the first alumna to go there. She advised us to always trust our gut and just go with it. She finished her degree at Mount Allison University after four years and then spent a year in Ottawa being a waitress.
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Our mission at Balmoral Hall School is to inspire girls' imagination and the courage to excel, to reach, to lead, to care.

We are an independent day and boarding school, offering an exceptional all-girls education from child care, starting at age 2, to Grade 12.