News

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

 

Sarah's cycling success!

Sarah Ford represented Balmacewen at the South Island Schools Cycling Championships on the 9th and 10th of July in Christchurch. There were three events; an individual time trial, a team time trial and a road race. Sarah won the U13 Girls Time Trial by 8 seconds. In the U13 Girls road race, after chasing down the leader, Sarah won by half a wheel. In the Under 14 Girls Team Time Trial Sarahs team, of riders from four different schools, were the fastest but they were not eligible for a medal as they were from different schools.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Here is a wonderful opportunity for children to interact with writers and illustrators from around New Zealand at the Storylines Childrens Literature Family Day

Here is a wonderful opportunity for children to interact with writers and illustrators from around New Zealand at the Storylines Childrens Literature Family Day. We have included a programme of events which should appeal to children of all ages, from pre-school right up to young people in their late teens, as well as adults who enjoy author talks and writers workshops. There will be theatrical performances by high school students, workshops for budding poets and writers, art workshops, nature workshops, fashion, stories and talks, plus the usual fun of face-painting and craft activities. With a sausage sizzle and popcorn stand thrown in, its the perfect day out for the family. Weve even had people bring birthday party groups along in previous years, as the entertainments all laid on free! A copy of the bios is attached.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Perseverance, Excellence, Respect and Kindness

Many examples of Balmacewen students displaying our school values with added inspiration from the New Zealand Olympic team.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Music news

Well done to all those who are still attending their music lessons regularly. Your music badges have been ordered and will be given out next term.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Girls Football Festival - Forsyth Barr Stadium.

It's not every day you get a chance to play in one of the world's finest stadiums.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Minute to win it Olympic challenge

Our first Minute to win it challenge was called noodling around.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Term 3 - Anotomy Museum, PE school, Unipol and Stadium day out

On Thusday 11th August Room 10 had their big Term 3 day out. It was a great day out!

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Thief in the night

By Kate Waters

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

By Hetty Waters

The oil in the pan hissed as I placed in the succulent pork breakfast sausages. They began to emit a pungent aroma, almost overwhelming the scent of perfect, sunny side up eggs frying beside them..........

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

By Elizabeth Purvis

Perfect moments are hard to come by, but this was close enough.....

Posted: Wednesday August 17, 2016

Health & Wellbeing: A day out in Dunedin.

Thanks to the fantastic range of resources here in our own city, room 25 and 26 were able to spend a full day exploring and learning right on our door step!

Posted: Wednesday August 17, 2016

Balmacewen Cross Country

Our school cross country was held on Friday 12th August.

Posted: Wednesday August 17, 2016

Sassanachs Rugby Tournament

Balmacewen had three teams entered in the Sassanachs Rugby Tournament played at Bishopscourt on Wednesday 17th August. This is an annual one day tournament organised by the Otago Rugby Union.

Posted: Wednesday August 17, 2016

Room 2's Term 3 Trip

Last week we had a fantastic day out with Room 6, 5 and 11.

Posted: Wednesday August 17, 2016

Year 8 Olympic Week

This week the Year 8 usual programme was put on hold while we celebrated the Olympics with a sports themed week and alternative programme. Students were split into four groups named after local Olympians - Loader, Shanks, Bond and Williams and students rotated around four workshops for the day throughout the week.

Posted: Wednesday August 17, 2016

By Shima Jack

First it was just a tiny speck. Barely there. Alone in the vast blackness that was space. Slowly, meandering, it ventures closer, pulsing, vibrating with wild, burning energy...........

Posted: Wednesday August 17, 2016

The Year 7 trip!

All Year 7 classes visited some amazing spaces last week to learn about the body. Read Maia and Shima's account of the trip

Posted: Wednesday August 17, 2016

Netball 2016

The season has ended! Congratulations to every single player who represented Balmac so well throughout the last two terms.

Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2016

Year 7 August news

Another busy Month in Year 7 !

Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2016

Term 3 in the Foods Room

Biscuits, burgers, pasta, pies and more!

Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2016