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


Zine Competition with Lily Knox

On Friday 12th May the Zine Competition winners from the Dunedin Readers and Writers Festival were announced at the Public Library by Kate de Goldi and Paul Beavis.  Lily Knox was Highly Commended.

Posted: Wednesday May 17, 2017

Block 3 explores structure.

Block 3 used the design of the Cardboard Cathedral to explore how to design and construct a strong structure but using fragile materials. 

Posted: Tuesday May 16, 2017

Class Photographs

Class photographs are on display and ready to be ordered.

Posted: Monday May 15, 2017

Room 9 ANZAC recounts.

Room 9 has been developing strong ANZAC recounts using the feedback from the camp recounts and  developing  writing goals.  Here are some of our recounts.  

Posted: Monday May 15, 2017

Pop! Froth! Fizz!

As part of our reading programme we have been creating new knowledge from our science readings.

Posted: Monday May 15, 2017

Science with Amadeo

A big thanks to Amadeo and Jess from the Otago museum for their inspiring presentation. If you weren't excited by science, you will be now! 

Posted: Saturday May 13, 2017

May Mega Maths Month

We have a major focus on improving our knowledge and speed of our basic facts.

Posted: Friday May 12, 2017

Students Proud and Motivated

Students have pushed themselves to finish excellent projects and are proud of their results.

Posted: Thursday May 11, 2017

The Great Marble Challenge

Investigations in Room 1 and 2

Posted: Wednesday May 10, 2017

CAM LAB with Miss Dick

The other day we went to CAMLAB. Miss Dick set us a challenge - to make the ultimate school bag!

Posted: Wednesday May 10, 2017


Room 26 was humming on Monday afternoon - when we were attempting our first S.T.E.M. Challenge.

Posted: Wednesday May 10, 2017

Rooms 9, 10 and 11 begin discovering scribble bots.

Room's 9, 10 and 11 have begun to explore motion and forces through creating scribble bots.

Posted: Monday May 8, 2017

Room 9 begins learning the marimba.

We have begun learning to create music using percussion instruments such as marimba. It was a great start with focused learning and creating some lovely music.  

Posted: Monday May 8, 2017

Pompom blasters in action! 

Room 6 took part in their first STEM challenge! 

Posted: Thursday May 4, 2017

Welcome back to Term 2

It is going to be a busy action packed term ! 

Posted: Monday May 1, 2017

Welcome back to Term Two!!

Sandwiches, scones and sweets! The inspiration behind our Term Two planning meeting this week. This terms integrated theme is called Wonderment... the awe and wonder of the world around us. 

Posted: Sunday April 30, 2017

Welcome Back!!!!

I hope you all had a fantastic and enjoyable holiday.

Posted: Sunday April 30, 2017

Welcome Back to Term 2!

We are ready for another busy and exciting term in Room 2!  Read on to see what we will be learning about...

Posted: Saturday April 29, 2017

Nigel Brown Art

Check out our Nigel Brown Art we completed at the end of last term!

Posted: Saturday April 29, 2017

Room 3's Animal Creations

Check out the pictures of Room 3's Term 1 ASPIRE Projects. The goal was to create an animal that has the adaptations to be able to survive in a chosen habitat.

Posted: Thursday April 27, 2017