News

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

 

Sport

All about our School Cross Country, class PE sessions & upcoming sport events.

Posted: Monday August 22, 2022

Year 7 Anatomy Museum

As part of our Term Three focus, all Year 7 classes went to the Anatomy Museum as an ignitor for our body unit.

Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2022

ICAS Exam Timetable

Kia ora whānaua, we have confirmed times and venues for ICAS exams over the coming weeks. You will notice maths is not yet confirmed, I will be in touch as soon as this is finalised.

Posted: Monday August 15, 2022

Attitude NZ parent presentation. Wednesday 24th August 7pm

If you are concerned with the impact of technology, social media, gaming and online safety for your child then this presentation aims to give you the tools and insights you need to confidently raise happy and resilient children.

Posted: Thursday August 11, 2022

YEAR 7 VISION SCREENING catch up

Please read on for more information...

Posted: Thursday August 11, 2022

ICAS Sitting Windows

This week our sitting windows for ICAS start and will continue until the 2nd of September. Key information follows.

Posted: Tuesday August 9, 2022

Becoming a board member

School board members are active leaders in our schools. They have an important role of supporting strong professional leadership and ensuring effective teaching for all students through informed governance.

Posted: Tuesday August 2, 2022

Cross Country - Thursday 4th August

Please see the image attached for cross country reminders.

Posted: Monday August 1, 2022

Board of Trustees nominations

The school board election is coming up.

Posted: Thursday July 28, 2022

A generous donation!

A very kind donation of tech items has been received!

Posted: Monday July 25, 2022

Orbus: Reduced bus timetable.

As you may be aware Covid and the flu have hit bus drivers hard. To ensure that a reliable bus service is provided, Otago Regional Council has had to move to a reduced bus service timetable. This will impact some of our students as their buses to and from school will now run with reduced frequency.

Posted: Sunday July 24, 2022

Welcome to Term 3

I hope you have all had a good break. We look forward to seeing everyone again tomorrow!

Posted: Sunday July 24, 2022

IMPORTANT: HOCKEY CANCELLED TONIGHT.

Due to the weather, Otago hockey have decided to cancel hockey tonight (8th July). Stay warm and enjoy the holidays and we will see you back in term 3,

Posted: Thursday July 7, 2022

Hangi lunch tomorrow

Tomorrow we have a whole school hangi lunch to celebrate end of term and Matariki. Please read on for what you will need to bring...

Posted: Thursday July 7, 2022

Hockey development programs.

Please see images attached for information about upcoming hockey programs.

Posted: Wednesday July 6, 2022

Class photo orders

Class photos can now be ordered online. Please read on for more details...

Posted: Tuesday July 5, 2022

Conceptual Cats

Year 7 artists develop an idea inspired by a cat. Next they research and draw their concept. The purpose of this unit is to showcase the painting techniques they learnt in their previous unit. During our "Art Talks," we learn about both historical and contemporary artworks about cats.

Posted: Saturday July 2, 2022

Conceptual Tiki

Year 7 artists develop an idea inspired by a tiki. Next they research and draw their concept. The purpose of this unit is to showcase the painting techniques they learnt in their previous unit. During our "Art Talks," we learn about both historical and contemporary hei tiki.

Posted: Saturday July 2, 2022

My Pet & Me Sculpture

Students develop and idea to explore the concept of Pets; real or imagined. The design and create an armature which they then paper mache and paint. The success skills they focus on are, "Problem-solving& Persevering" and "Be Creative."

Posted: Saturday July 2, 2022

The beginnings of a Clay Warrior Army

Year 8 art students create miniature clay warriors inspired by the vast pottery army created for the tomb of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty in China. Firstly students learn to draw from observation. Next they learn to join and sculpt with clay. The project focuses on the success skills of "Problem-solving & Persevering."

Posted: Saturday July 2, 2022