Kindergarten students experiment with a wind tunnel, May 2019


By Jennifer Pawluk, Communications Specialist

Mrs. Arda Thomson, who teaches Kindergarten, has been honoured with the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM, Certificate of Achievement, announced online earlier this week:
"Bringing up the next generation of scientists and engineers, (Mrs. Thomson) introduces the scientific method and design process, focusing class work around tinkering and building; very young girls build structures and learn to use tools."
Congratulations, Mrs. Thomson!
She told Eva Wasney, Community Journalist for The Metro, "this is for all the people I work with.
"We constantly collaborate."
Mrs. Thomson has been an employee of Balmoral Hall School since September 2004.
A few years ago, she invited me to spend a day in her classroom, inspiring me to write a blog post entitled "What I learned in Kindergarten."
On behalf of all of us, adults and children alike, who have collaborated with and learned from you throughout the past 15 years, Mrs. Thomson, thank you!


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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.