If your child is absent from school please call the school office ph 466 7251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please leave the full name of the student and the reason for your child's absence in your message.
Board Members for 2016-2019.
Craig Cumming (Chairperson)
Staff Rep: Sophie Napper
Board meetings are held on the last Monday of each month. Parents are welcome to attend.
A bus runs from Mosgiel via Fairfield and Green Island. This is operated by Otago Road Services. Other buses that stop near Balmacewen are part of the public bus routes.
Effective communication between parents and caregivers, and teachers is most important. We encourage you to contact your child's class teacher if you have any concerns. A telephone call, a letter, email or an arranged meeting may ensure that the child's best interests are being served.
Our newsletter is sent electronically and is also available on this website.
We are fortunate to have the Chatbus in our school. Referrals can be made through the booking system in the school office.
Homework can play a useful part in a child's learning. Normal "rote and retention" homework such as spelling and basic facts learning are common. Other homework may involve topic based research from classroom programmes.
Please ensure that all uniform is clearly named. Lost property is stored in the office.
If your child requires medication to be administered during the school day, please notify the school office. Medicine will be stored and administered by the office staff.
We have an extensive music tuition programme. Students who sign up are expected to commit to lessons for the full academic year.
School stationery lists are on our website under the stationery tab.
Our Year 7 and 8 camps provide opportunities for all students to participate in a variety of outdoor activities. Year 7 camps are 2 nights held at Waihola. Year 8 camps are one week held at Berwick. Parent support is welcomed. Specific dates for each class will be notified.
February : Meet the Teacher Evening
March : Preliminary interviews where it is considered beneficial for parents and school
June - July : Reporting to parents/Mid year Progress Report
December : Written end-of-year reports sent home
School starts 8.50am
Interval 10.25am - 10.45am
Lunch 12.15pm - 1.15pm
School finish 3.00pm
Physical activity is a daily event at Balmacewen. Students are expected to be organised with correct PE gear daily.