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


Tis the season

to be jolly ... We have been feeling jolly in Fabrics about creating festive decorations that show our individual designs and new hand sewing skills.

Posted: Tuesday November 3, 2020

Monkey Business is all about PROGRESS not perfection!

Some Year 7 classes were challenged to create a unique sock monkey that demonstrated the new hand sewing techniques they had developed.

Posted: Tuesday November 3, 2020

Final Assembly and Prize giving - Thursday 10 December 6.00pm, Regent Theatre

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

Posted: Sunday November 1, 2020

Community notices

Please see community notices attached below...

Posted: Saturday October 31, 2020

Waterpolo - South Island Championships

This weekend we have entered a team in the South Island Intermediate Waterpolo Championships here in Dunedin.

Posted: Friday October 30, 2020

Quick Art Lessons

Every now and then a group might just have one session left. One crew focused on working collaboratively and was inspiring by Keith Harring's body outlines. The other group focused on being creative and designing personified food characters.

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020

Cardboard Homes

In art Year 8 students reflected on the meaning of HOME and then designed and created miniature homes. The focus was on our super skill of problem-solving and persevering which helped us develop the skills of an independent learner.

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020

Terracotta Warriors

Year 7 students took up the challenge to create miniature clay warriors.

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020

A message from the Principal

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020

Am I Doing This Right?

Learning new skills, persevering and questioning.

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020


Balmacewen has 7 teams participating in the Oval Junior Competition this term

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020

Year 8 News

Kia ora year 8 Whanau

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020

2020 - what a year!

While most of us are looking forward to the end of 2020, it is a time to reflect on how lucky we are to be at school, playing sport, attending events and socialising while many other countries are still living with restrictions and lock downs. Written as part of our class speech competition we would like to share Tila's speech on the positives of 2020.

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020


This term all classes have written and presented speeches as part of our literacy programme. We were impressed with the diverse range of topics that engaged our students and the way they presented to their classes.

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

Year 7 News

Another exciting Term is underway for our Year 7 students - their last as Year 7's before they move on as Year 8 next year. We have our term topic "pARTicipate" underway. This is an integrated PBL focus of the ARTS and Literacy.

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

A tough finish for our cricket boys

Our boys team travelled to Arrowtown last week to play in the Otago/Southland final.

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

Orchestra Concert

On Thursday the Balmacewen orchestra performed a variety of pieces as the Guest Artists at the Otago Boys’ and Otago Girls’ combined Orchestra concert.

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

Itinerant Music Workshop Day

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

Term 3 Hospital Rebuild Project

Students had the opportunity to tackle a real world project that had a personal connection to their community. The Hospital rebuild project promoted ideas of wellness that extend to school life. We included a range of specialists within the process.

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

Cooking with the Year 8

The final group of Year 8's have made it to the foods room.

Posted: Monday October 26, 2020