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


IMPORTANT: Changes to Year 8 camps.

Due to the latest information regarding covid-19 and with the advice and guidance from the Ministry of Education we have decided to suspend our year 8 camps to Berwick until further notice.

Posted: Wednesday March 18, 2020

School photo orders...

Class photographs are now displayed in rooms for viewing. Order envelopes will be sent home today. Please complete these and have the correct money in these envelopes. Orders need to be into the school office by 30th March.

Posted: Tuesday March 17, 2020

Girls Cricket

As part of the National Primary Shield competition the girls have been playing in the Otago/Southland regional tournament.

Posted: Tuesday March 17, 2020

UPDATED: Sports cancellations due to COVID-19

Please read on for important information regarding junior sport competitions...

Posted: Monday March 16, 2020

Head lice

Please read the attached Ministry guidelines regarding head lice. We have been made aware that there are some cases of head lice around. Please check your child's hair and treat if necessary. Thank you.

Posted: Tuesday March 10, 2020

Lit Quiz team 3rd in 2020 Regional Heats.

In a close finish this year, teams only being separated by a couple of points, our Lit Quiz team of Tyne, Rosa, Amelia and Charlie placed third this year.

Posted: Monday March 9, 2020

COVID - 19 Coronavirus Update

Information regarding the COVID -19 virus is being updated regularly. The latest release from the Ministry of Education can be found below.

Posted: Wednesday March 4, 2020

Swimming sports 2020.

Please read on for the swimming sports notice...

Posted: Thursday February 27, 2020

Balmacewen Intermediate School Student Support Fund

A new initiative to support families and children.

Posted: Thursday February 27, 2020

A great start to the 2020 school year!

Thank you to all students, parents and staff for making the start of year such an enjoyable time.

Posted: Wednesday February 26, 2020

Mihi Whakatau Writing

After taking part in the Mihi Whakatau Room 6 students created some moment in time writing. I was really impressed with their use of descriptive language to create imagery. Below is a selection of their writing.

Posted: Monday February 24, 2020

Year 7 News

The Year 7 team have had a fantastic start to life at Balmacewen Intermediate - read on to find out about what we have been up to.

Posted: Monday February 24, 2020

Year 8 News

We extend a very warm welcome to all families and friends of our Year 8 Whanau.

Posted: Thursday February 20, 2020

Important guidelines for students who are sick....

We have had a number of children reported absent from school this term because of sickness, particularly vomiting and diarrhoea. Please be aware that, as per the Ministry of Health guidelines: Students who have had vomiting or diarrhoea should be kept at home until well, and for 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

Posted: Monday February 17, 2020


There are a number of meetings, camps and activities happening around our school over the coming weeks. Please remember to check the school calendar on our school website.

Posted: Sunday February 16, 2020

Reminder: Beginning of Year Interviews.

We invite all parents and caregivers to book a short interview with their child's teacher during week 6 (2nd-4th March.) Please read on for online booking instructions.....

Posted: Friday February 14, 2020

Resources needed!

Gather up your boxes and ice cream containers....

Posted: Wednesday February 12, 2020

School accounts for term 1

Please read on for important information regarding term 1 accounts...

Posted: Monday February 10, 2020

Homestay Opportunity

Are you interested in hosting our Mandarin Language Assistant in 2020?

Posted: Sunday February 9, 2020

School photographs

School photos will take place at school on Friday 21st February. All students need to have their correct school uniform including their school jersey for this photograph please.

Posted: Wednesday February 5, 2020