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.
Term 3 2014 - Fairplay Cup - Nick
The Fairplay Cup is awarded to students who are involved in a range of sports and while doing so display qualities of fairplay often defined as determination, respect for their competition and team mates along with a general drive to be the best they can in the sports they participate in. The term 3 award was presented by two Otago Netball players and was awarded to Nick. Well done on receiving this award Nick.
2014 Balmacewen Production "Castle of Doom"
A huge congratulations to all students that were involved in our recent production "Castle of Doom" that was performed at Otago Boys High School on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th September. The staged performance is an end point of celebration to the many hours of hard work that went into preparing for this show. Our talented directors' Deb Tasi-Cordtz and Luke Herden ensured that all students were well prepared and guided through the preparation for this. A big thanks must aslo go out to other staff and parents who helped out behind the scenes.
It was fantastic to see the 'buzz' of all students on the stage as part of this performance - well done!
an online album off photos from this show can be viewed by clicking this link
A fantastic performance evening at the Edgar Centre on the 17th of September. The Balmacewen Kapa Haka group impressed all that were there for the 2014 Poly Fest. A big "well done' to all of our talented performers involved in this.
2014 South Island Chess Champions, Next step is the NZ Championship!
The talented Balmacewen Chess team recently competed in the South Island Chess Championship and came away as the Intermediate School Champions. A massive congratulations ot the team made up of Joe, Sam, Ethan and Max.
On the 26th of September these boys along with Samuel Leaper another one of our skilled chess players will be competing in the New Zealand Championship which is being held in Auckland. All of Balmacewen wish them luck and success in their pursuit of the National Championship title!
Otago Cross Country Champs - Friday 5th September
A huge well done to all runners who made up the Balmacewen Cross Country running team that worked so hard in retaining the Intermediate Schools Championship trophy. Balmacewen had some fantastic individual achievements in all races on the day. Full individual results are to be posted on the Sport Otago website in the coming week.
The 2014 Balmacewen Cross Country Team, celebrating their successes.
Year 7 runner - George Bates left nothing in the 'tank' in the last metres of winning Otago year 7 boys race.
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.