Keep up to date with the latest news and events from Balmacewen. 


School uniform...

Read on for the details on school uniforms and where to purchase them.

Posted: Friday December 6, 2019

2020 Stationery lists....

Please find a PDF of the year 7 and year 8 stationery lists for 2020 attached...

Posted: Friday December 6, 2019

Meet the teacher evening 2020

This is an early opportunity to meet your childs teacher and other parents to discuss class programmes and expectations. This will be held on Wednesday 5th February at 7.00pm. It will begin in the school hall with an address from our Principal Andrew Hunter

Posted: Friday December 6, 2019

End of year school swim

Please read on for the information regarding the school swim on Wednesday 11th December....

Posted: Wednesday December 4, 2019

School Council Round Up

The school council have had a busy and productive year.

Posted: Tuesday December 3, 2019

Final Assembly and Prize giving - Thursday 12 December 6.00pm, Regent Theatre

A warm welcome to Balmacewen whanau and friends to our Prize giving assembly.

Posted: Monday December 2, 2019


The school council has organised a mufti day for Thursday 28th November. The cost is $2. Students who have technology on Thursday also need to bring their school shoes along for those sessions. Proceeds from the mufti will go towards the SPCA. Thanks, School Council.

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019

Ballet Session

During Week 7 all Year 7 classes were given the privilege to have a Ballet lesson with Chloe, an educator dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. This was a fantastic session to tie in with our Term Four topic - pARTicipate - with our focus on the ARTS.

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019

Long Beach Rock Climbing Challenge

This term as part of our EOTC programme, all Year 7 classes had a day at Long Beach.

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019

Science and Technology Roadshow

Earlier this term Year 7 students attended the Science and Technology Roadshow. This roadshow comes to our school once a year and is an opportunity to look at hands on science concepts and models.

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019

Hats and sunscreen

We would like to remind all students about wearing sun hats and sunscreen at school as we make our way into the summer months.

Posted: Thursday November 21, 2019

Otago Athletics

A reminder that the Otago Athletics is on tomorrow. Please read on for the programme and important information...

Posted: Wednesday November 20, 2019

Summer reading programme...

Our librarian Gill has organised a summer reading programme for year 7 students. Please see the attached notice.

Posted: Thursday November 14, 2019

Community Notices:

Please open to find community notices attached.

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019

Fish fish fish

Year 7 students have explored making clay fish. They also painted fish focusing on mixing new colours and using a variety of techniques.

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019

School Accounts

A friendly reminder to pay your child's school account.

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019

Bees Galore in Art

In art, more Year 8 classes have been busy using the observational drawing skills of a scientist crossed with the tonal skills of an artist. Next, they explored and played with developing cartoons of bees depicting some of the hive jobs. When designing their bee cartoons they focused on developing their character, setting, story, and composition skills. Some students explored bees through paper collage.

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019

Well done to Flynn!

Early this term Flynn competed at the National Diving Championships. Here is his account of his trip.

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019

Message from the Principal

Bring on summer!

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019

Year 8 News

Term 4 promises to be the highlight of your child's time at Balmac!

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019