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


Tuesday Team Challenge!!!

This afternoon Room 2 were faced with a challenge. To create a tower, out of straws, stable enough to hold a tissue box.

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018

Syndicate Team Building Challenges

Rooms 7, 8 & 14 have been completing a number of team building challenges as part of our Term 1 Physical Education programme and having a lot of fun along the way!

Posted: Monday February 19, 2018

Room 14's Aquarium Visit

Room 14 enjoyed an awesome day out at the Portobello Aquarium to kick-start our Rocky Seashore Unit.

Posted: Monday February 19, 2018

Success in Room 8!

Over the weekend Sophie competed in the Surf Life Saving Championship in New Brighton and achieved some fantastic results.

Posted: Monday February 19, 2018

Mihi Whakatau 2018

Our formal welcome to Balmacewen.

Posted: Sunday February 18, 2018

Mihi Whakatau!!!!

What an experience today was. It was wonderful for our year 7 students to experience a Balmacewen tradition - Mihi Whakatau (Powhiri).

Posted: Sunday February 18, 2018

Spine tingling performance from the Year 8 students today.

Today we had our Mihi Whakatau - the welcome of the Year 7 students, new teachers and whanau into our school community.

Posted: Friday February 16, 2018

Supper in the Sea!

Stinging cells, poison darts, metal tongues- just a few of the amazing special features that we studied in during our visit to the Aquarium this week.

Posted: Thursday February 15, 2018

R6 goes to the CAMLAB

What's the Camlab all about? Read Bethany's review

Posted: Wednesday February 14, 2018


Today Room 2 were lucky enough to get into CAMLAB and have a look around.

Posted: Wednesday February 14, 2018

School Accounts

The school account for Term 1 has been emailed today. If you do not receive a Request for Payment via email please email

Posted: Wednesday February 14, 2018

Relaxing in our library!!!

Room 2 enjoyed exploring our school library today and seeing all the wonderful books that Gill has available.

Posted: Tuesday February 13, 2018

Room 2 begin swimming lessons!!!!

Today was session 1 of our swimming lessons held at Moana Pool. 

Posted: Tuesday February 13, 2018

Mihi Whakatau - Welcome to new students, staff and family of Balmacewen Intermediate.

On Friday we will officially welcome and acknowledge our new students and new teaching staff into our school community with a Mihi Whakatau. We would also like to welcome our new parent community at this time and we warmly invite any parents who would like to join us at our Mihi Whakatau at 1.15pm this Friday 16th in our school hall. Please get in touch if you would like any further information.

Posted: Monday February 12, 2018

Welcome to Room 23, 2018! 

What a busy couple of weeks we have had leading into Term One! 

Posted: Monday February 12, 2018

A Great Start to the Term

Room 10 has had a great start to life at Balmacewen. Everyone seems to have settled into school and is keen and ready to get into the term. 

Posted: Sunday February 11, 2018

Room 24's visit to the Aquarium

As part of our term topic "Adaptation", we ventured to the Portobello Aquarium to ignite our minds and explore the supper in the sea.

Posted: Sunday February 11, 2018

Welcome to Balmacewen Room 26

Room 26 have had a fantastic start to their Balmac careers.

Posted: Sunday February 11, 2018

Design, Create and Make!!

A huge focus this year in our syndicate is to create opportunities to create and make - giving our students the opportunity to be faced with a challenge or question and design, prototype and test solutions.

Posted: Sunday February 11, 2018


Room 2 had a wonderful session of golf today with specialist golfer Melanie Harper.

Posted: Thursday February 8, 2018