We believe students learn best in an environment which is emotionally and physically safe.
A child's emotional and physical wellbeing is paramount to achievement. Caring teachers who know their students well are the key to creating a safe and happy school
High expectations for students behaviour are expressed daily in our school. Personal and social responsibilities are themes that carry through every programme
We're here to help - when children do experience difficulty, we work as a team to put things right.
The last day of school for 2014 is Friday 12th December. The first day for 2015 is Wednesday 28th January 2015.
Information for new students and families can be found by clicking here
11 - 11 - 11 - Armistice Day 1918 - 2014
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Armistice Day 1918.The Balmacewen Choir sang as part of the Armistice Day remembrance at the Queens Gardens today.
Balmacewen Music CD Recording
Our Choir, Kapa Haka and Orchestra have been busy working with a local music recording company. this week recording pieces that will make up the tracks on the soon to be released 2014 Balmacewen Music CD. More info on this Cd will be available in due course.
South Island Waterpolo - 31st October - 2nd November 2014
Balmacewen had two teams in the South Island water polo tournament held here in Dunedin. Teams from Invercargill to Christchurch competed in two divisions. It was a fantastic opportunity to play against high quality competition over the three days. The Balmacewen Gold had a double overtime penalty shoot out against James Hargest College (Invercargill) to place 2nd in the A Pool. The Balmacewen Blue team placed 3rd in the B Pool. Thank you to our coaches and parents who supported students with this tournament. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
Balmacewen Speech Finals- Friday 31st October 2014
Our School hall was filled with the voices of our best speech writers and presenters for our Speech Competition Final for 2014 today. All students had written and presented speeches in their classrooms. From the classroom speeches each class chose their top speakers to compete in the Year Group Semi Finals before our in school judges came up with the top speakers from each year group to compete in the final.
The 2014 Judges were English Teachers - Ms Jo Harford from Kings High School and Mr Stewart Tagg from Otago Boys High School. After listening to all 9 speakers the judges made the final decisions on the winners for 2014. Feedback from the judges was fantastic and they were very impressed with the quality of all speakers.
A big congratulations to all speakers and a big 'thank you' to our judges.
A Super Effort and our winners were...
George Bates - Year 7 Winner
Moli Ahokovi- Year 8 Winner
Balmacewen Athletic Sports - Friday 17th October 2014
The Balmacewen Athletic Sports were held on Friday 17th October at the Caledonian Sports Ground. It was great to see all students participating with such great enthusiasm in all events. From our school athletics a squad of students will be selected to compete in the upcoming Otago Champs. Thank you to all parents who came along and supported and assisted with events. A few photos can be viewed by clicking here ATHLETICS PHOTO ALBUM
What the 2014 Year 7 students have to say about Balmacewen
If you are looking to enrol your child for 2015!! Welcome enjoy browsing our site. You may like to have a read about what some of our 2014 year 7 students have to say about Balmacewen in the document below. Please note our enrolments for the 2015 school year close on the 29th September 2014.