Balmacewen Intermediate School - Dunedin, New Zealand


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.

Information for new students and families can be found by clicking here

Welcome to 2015

We have had an excellent first day! All students have made a great start in their new classes.

I look forward to getting to know our new students and watching them take part in the many opportunities on offer at Balmacewen.

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school office ph 466 7251.

School Swimming Sports 2015

All students participated positively in the annual school swimming sports competition on Friday 6th March. There were egg and spoon and other smaller swimming races in the non competitive section, and closely contested races in the competitve end of the pool. The house relay at the end of the day was very close and there was loud applause and encouragement from the stands above. Highgate managed to win the relay with Shetland house in 2nd, Chapman 3rd and Lynn 4th.

School Powhiri:

Today Friday 13th, we formally welcomed our year 7 students, student teachers and new teaching staff to our school. The year 8's did a fantastic job of welcoming the new students and teachers and exhibited this through a rousing haka performance, an excellent speech from Eli Ellison and waiata from year 8 students. Well done to all involved


What the 2015 Year 8 students have to say about Balmacewen

Have a read below and see what some of our 2015 year 8 students have to say about Balmacewen