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


Room 3 Easter Egg Hunt

To celebrate Easter Room 3 took part in a Easter Egg Hunt which led them around the school following clues before leading them to the playground to search for their Easter Eggs. Well done to Maia, Libby and Darcie who were the winning team on the day!

Posted: Tuesday April 10, 2018

Otago Swimming Champs

Read on to find out how our students went at the Otago Swimming Champs.

Posted: Tuesday April 10, 2018

Maths Outside?

Check out what Room 3, 4, and 13 have been up to as part of our maths unit this term.

Posted: Tuesday April 10, 2018

Room 3's Butterfly House Trip

As part of our Term 1 Adaptation topic, Room 3 took a trip to the Butterfly House in the Otago Museum.

Posted: Tuesday April 10, 2018

Don't forget Mufti Day tomorrow

A reminder that tomorrow is mufti day. Don't forget your gold coin donation. Those in tech please remember that you need appropriate gear ie shoes for class - Hard Materials would need hard shoes (school shoes are encouraged), Fabrics and foods need covered in shoes eg sneakers are fine. All students need hair tied back like normal please.

Posted: Tuesday April 10, 2018

The Zoo comes to life!

Last week the Balmac Room's 7, 8 and 14 Zoo was presented at our parents sharing night. The students have been working on this term's ASPIRE inquiries to create, make and present an invented creature that would survive in the habitat of their choice.

Posted: Monday April 9, 2018

Aspire - Term 1

Our Tūrangawaewae

Posted: Monday April 9, 2018

Room 9 Out and About in Dunedin

Our Toitu and Chinese Garden visit perfectly supported our in-class learning with this terms Tūrangawaewae focus.

Posted: Tuesday April 3, 2018

The Freshman Shield Challenge

Congratulations to Room 2 who took out the beginning of year Tug of War tournament. They truly showed commitment and perseverance in an excellent display of competitive team work.

Posted: Thursday March 29, 2018

Metaphor Writing

Over the past couple of weeks, Room 23 have been writing metaphor poems to send to another year 8 class in New Zealand.

Posted: Wednesday March 28, 2018


Last Friday Room 5 took a trip down to Toitu Museum and the Chinese Garden as part of our Aspire inquiry for Term 1.

Posted: Wednesday March 28, 2018

Room 7 is......

Over this term for writing Room 7 has been focusing on improving our writing using our senses, descriptive and figurative language. Here is a selection of Metaphor poems written by some of our students.

Posted: Wednesday March 28, 2018

Olympic Ambassador

Today Balmacewen were blessed to have legendary sportswoman Suzie Bates come along to school.

Posted: Wednesday March 28, 2018

Term 1 review

What an amazing first term all of our Year 7 team have had.

Posted: Tuesday March 27, 2018

Balmac Zoo Update!

Room's 7,8,& 14 have been very busy working on our Zoo inquiries over the last few weeks. Our learning street and the art room were a hive of activity last week as we worked on the many parts of our inquiry presentations. The results of this inquiry will be on display for parents to view on Thursday 5th April from 6.30-7.30pm when the Balmac Zoo will be open!

Posted: Monday March 26, 2018

PBL Update

This term many classes have been busy with a number of Project Based Learning activities and incorporating a number of new technology tools and hands on challenges into their classroom programmes.

Posted: Monday March 26, 2018

Freshman Shield underway

Today was our first team challenge to see who would be the first holder of the 'freshman shield'. A tug-of-war is how this would be decided.

Posted: Sunday March 25, 2018

Year 7 Vision Screening

The vision hearing technicians from Population Health, Southern District Health will be visiting our school to screen all year 7 students for distance vision. Screening is not required if your child wears glasses/or is currently under care for their vision. If you do not wish your child to be screened please contact the office as you will need to complete an opt-out slip.

Posted: Wednesday March 21, 2018

MMG Tournament!

The ‘Heights’ syndicate (Rooms 22, 23, 24) have been working collaboratively in groups to complete a mini mini- golf course. We then put them all together to hold an 18 hole mini mini-golf tournament.

Posted: Wednesday March 21, 2018

We're running the length of New Zealand!

Since the beginning of the year, Room 23 have been challenging themselves to run the length of new Zealand.

Posted: Wednesday March 21, 2018