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


Stunning underwater art

On Monday Room 7 visited the Art Gallery as part of our Impact theme -our focus was on plastics and the oceans.

Posted: Tuesday September 11, 2018

Polyfest Livestream link

Read on for the livestream link for the Otago Polyfest.

Posted: Monday September 10, 2018

More Sculptures by Year 8 Artists

The Year 8 students have explored methods of creating 3D triangular shapes using sticks, card and cardboard. Next they explored other shapes, ideas and prototyped. Much problem solving and persevering have gone into creating their sculpyures.

Posted: Friday September 7, 2018

Term 3 Fabrics and Year 8

Year 8 students have been working hard to complete a variety of projects. All students should have completed 3 outcomes by the end of the term. The emphasis has been on developing skills, working through the design and creation process to complete outcomes that they are proud of.

Posted: Thursday September 6, 2018

Term 3 and Softie Extravaganza

The onset of Term 3 in the Fabrics room, signals the start of the Softie extravaganza!

Posted: Thursday September 6, 2018

Spring poems

Read some Spring inspired poems from R6

Posted: Thursday September 6, 2018

Year 7 News, September 2018

It has a been a busy time in Year 7, read below to find out what is happening for the Year 7 team.

Posted: Wednesday September 5, 2018

South Island Chess Championships

Congratulations to Alexander, Sam, Oliver and Harrison who won the South Island Chess Championships over the weekend. They have now qualified for the Nationals. Well done boys.

Posted: Wednesday September 5, 2018

On a Pedestal

Who has been placed on a pedestal?

Posted: Wednesday September 5, 2018

On a Roll in the Art Studio

Exciting and creative Roll Sculptures created by Year 7 artists.

Posted: Wednesday September 5, 2018

Polyfest Performance

Our school's kapa haka performance is on Wednesday 12th of September at 7.00pm at the Edgar Centre. We would like to warmly welcome our whānau and our school community to come along and watch our students perform.

Posted: Tuesday September 4, 2018

Room 4's Trip to the Art Gallery

What a fantastic afternoon we spent with John Neumegen down at the Art Gallery on Wednesday.

Posted: Thursday August 30, 2018

Some Unreal Ukulele in Room 23!

On Tuesday, Room 23 had an exciting first ukulele session with Mrs Brusse!

Posted: Wednesday August 29, 2018

Nature at it's best - a day at the Ecosanctuary

As part of our Impact topic we visited the Orokonui Ecosanctuary to learn more about preserving our native species and forests for future generations to enjoy.

Posted: Monday August 27, 2018

Bethany's anatomy museum review

Read below to find out about the museum

Posted: Sunday August 26, 2018

R6 visit the anatomy museum

Read Emily's review below

Posted: Sunday August 26, 2018

Room 6’s Trip to the Art Gallery

Read Bethany's review of our visit

Posted: Sunday August 26, 2018

Art Gallery

Recently Room 5 visited the Art Gallery as part of our topic for this term. Check out what we got up to.

Posted: Friday August 24, 2018

Orokonui Ecosanctuary

On Wednesday 22nd August room 14 visited the Orokonui Ecosanctuary. The purpose of the trip was to find out more information about the Ecosanctuary and discover the positive impact it is having on our native plants and wildlife here in Dunedin.

Posted: Friday August 24, 2018

Eco-Warriors - Year 8 Impact week activity.

Last week as part of the Year 8 Impact week our group - the Eco-Warriors embarked on a chocolate inspired journey to learn more about a local sustainable local business and also looked at the issues of fair trade, palm oil and eco-packaging.

Posted: Monday August 20, 2018