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


Room 9's Volleyball Pros!

Over the last few weeks Room 9 has been learning about Volleyball. We have learnt how to serve, dig, set, spike and block.

Posted: Tuesday September 13, 2016

Room 14 and their coding journey!

At the end of Term Three Room 14 started their coding journey with an exploration session followed up by collaborative teaching and expert help using Hour of Code and Scratch.

Posted: Tuesday September 13, 2016

Year 8 Olympicvate!

Last Friday the Year 8 students finished their Olympic sports studies with a team challenge which we renamed for this year "Olympicvate".

Posted: Monday September 12, 2016

2016 Balmacewen Basketball Team Photos

Check out the 2016 Balmac Basketball teams

Posted: Sunday September 11, 2016

Edgar Sports Centre morning

What a fantastic morning the year 7 students had last Friday!!!! Trying a variety of sports, led by up and coming coaches.

Posted: Saturday September 10, 2016

2016 Balmacewen Hockey Team Photos

Thanks to our parents and coaches for their support of our teams this year. Here are our 2016 team photos

Posted: Thursday September 8, 2016

2016 Balmacewen Netball Team Photos

It has been a great season of netball for all of our teams. You can see all team photos here

Posted: Thursday September 8, 2016

Otago Cross Country Championships

48 students represented Balmacewen on Friday 2nd September at the Otago Cross Country Champs. Well done to everyone who competed, fantastic effort. Congratulations to the following students who placed in their race:

Posted: Thursday September 8, 2016

Room 3 and 4 Movie Trailers

Check out Room 3 and 4's Oscar winning performances in their very own movie trailers.

Posted: Monday September 5, 2016

Room 14's Day Out!

Last week Room 14 went to the Physical Education School at the University of Otago and to the Sports Hall of Fame at the Railway Station as part of our ongoing Sports Studies Unit.

Posted: Sunday September 4, 2016

School Council Rally the Troops for SPCA Fundraiser

The school council would like to thank those who have contributed to the SPCA fundraiser in some way over the last week.

Posted: Wednesday August 31, 2016

Catch Up

It is great to be back!

Posted: Monday August 29, 2016

A Time will come.

By Maia Puricelli-Callau

Posted: Monday August 29, 2016

Andrew Nicholson - three times Winter Olympics and Round the World Bike World Record holder.

Today we had a guest speaker to talk to both our Year 7 and Year 8 groups. Andrew is an Olympic Speed Skater and recently biked around the World to raise money for Cancer Research in world record time.

Posted: Thursday August 25, 2016


By Amber Pringle

Posted: Wednesday August 24, 2016

Read Kate's Highly Commended Short Story from the Extra Newspaper Yr 7 and 8 competition!

Well done Kate - enjoy reading her story.

Posted: Wednesday August 24, 2016

Room 14 Art Gallery Trip

As part of our current theme on the Olympics we had a visit to the Art Gallery. Our focus was on the Ancient Olympics and the stories behind some of the Olympic rituals.

Posted: Tuesday August 23, 2016

Writing Success!

Balmacewen writers have experienced huge success in the Extra Short Story and Poetry competitions.

Posted: Monday August 22, 2016

Stars on Earth

By Shima Jack (Second place in the Extra Short Story Competition)

Posted: Monday August 22, 2016


By Darcy Monteath (Second place in the Extra Poetry Competition)

Posted: Monday August 22, 2016