Mrs. West (left) and Mrs. Thomson


Mrs. Thomson ‒

My connection to Balmoral Hall School started as a parent 20 years ago. For the past 16 years, I have had the amazing opportunity to share my global view of education with Junior School families. I believe strongly in the importance of early years education with a science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) focus. If we want to see more women in the STEM fields, we need to teach girls to love learning these subjects at a young age. In 2019, I was honoured to receive Manitoba’s Teaching Excellence Award as well as a Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM, Certificate of Achievement. As a teacher, inspiring girls to become lifelong learners continues to be my passion. Guiding girls to become curious, resilient, and globally aware, I provide them with purposeful learning opportunities through dynamic programming that flows from and responds to their interests.

Mrs. West ‒

At age 17, I qualified for Atlanta’s Olympic Summer Games in 1996. Two years later, I accepted a full athletic scholarship to Arizona State University to further pursue my studies while swimming. I was captain of the women's swim team my junior and senior years and helped lead the team from being in the top 30 to a top-10 finish at NCAA Championships my senior year. Upon graduating, I spent five years living in Toronto, teaching and coaching, before our family decided to return to our roots in Winnipeg. When the opportunity arose a few years ago to teach Junior Kindergarten at Balmoral Hall School, I thought it would be a great fit, and it is! As our class sizes changed, I spent one year teaching Junior Kindergarten before transferring to Kindergarten. The confidence and self-esteem I experienced leading an all-girls swim team in college are like the feelings I experience here, and it gives me great pleasure to teach girls as they set out to become caring and confident young women.


Balmoral Hall School

630 Westminster Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  R3C 3S1
Tel: (204) 784-1600 | Fax: (204) 774-5534 |
Charitable Registration No. 12994 3932 RR0001
Our mission at Balmoral Hall School is to inspire girls’ imagination and the courage to excel, to reach, to lead, to care.

We are a nondenominational independent day and boarding school, educating students from Junior Nursery to Grade 12.

Information on this website can be requested through an accessible format or communication support by contacting us at or (204) 784-1603.