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


Finishing off in Fabrics

Screen Printing! Designer Doorstops! Brilliant Bags and Christmas Creations have been pumping out of the Fabrics Room Our Year 8 students have gained many new skills and can be proud of the progress made. Keep Calm and Sew On

Posted: Thursday December 5, 2019

House Leaders 2019

The 2019 House Leaders have worked hard on developing their leadership skills over the year.

Posted: Wednesday December 4, 2019

Flourishing in Fabrics

Our Year 7 students have designed and created their own unique Softie. They have been busy challenging themselves with new hand sewing techniques. Everyone has gained new skills and made wonderful progress. Well done Year 7s! Enjoy your handmade Softie.

Posted: Wednesday December 4, 2019

End of year school swim

Please read on for the information regarding the school swim on Wednesday 11th December....

Posted: Wednesday December 4, 2019

School Council Round Up

The school council have had a busy and productive year.

Posted: Tuesday December 3, 2019

Final Assembly and Prize giving - Thursday 12 December 6.00pm, Regent Theatre

A warm welcome to Balmacewen whanau and friends to our Prize giving assembly.

Posted: Monday December 2, 2019

Year 7 News

The final week is here - and where has this year gone? Our Year 7 students have been very busy over the last month - check out our articles on Long Beach, Ballet and the Science Roadshow also.

Posted: Thursday November 28, 2019

Waterpolo Term 4

Well done to all students who have played Waterpolo this term.

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019


We had our School Athletics, North Zones and Otago's all within a few weeks. It was a busy time for those competing in all.

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019


The school council has organised a mufti day for Thursday 28th November. The cost is $2. Students who have technology on Thursday also need to bring their school shoes along for those sessions. Proceeds from the mufti will go towards the SPCA. Thanks, School Council.

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019

Ballet Session

During Week 7 all Year 7 classes were given the privilege to have a Ballet lesson with Chloe, an educator dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. This was a fantastic session to tie in with our Term Four topic - pARTicipate - with our focus on the ARTS.

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019

Long Beach Rock Climbing Challenge

This term as part of our EOTC programme, all Year 7 classes had a day at Long Beach.

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019

Science and Technology Roadshow

Earlier this term Year 7 students attended the Science and Technology Roadshow. This roadshow comes to our school once a year and is an opportunity to look at hands on science concepts and models.

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019

Hats and sunscreen

We would like to remind all students about wearing sun hats and sunscreen at school especially over this term.

Posted: Thursday November 21, 2019

Otago Athletics

A reminder that the Otago Athletics is on tomorrow. Please read on for the programme and important information...

Posted: Wednesday November 20, 2019

Summer reading programme...

Our librarian Gill has organised a summer reading programme for year 7 students. Please see the attached notice.

Posted: Thursday November 14, 2019

Community Notices:

Please open to find community notices attached.

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019

Fish fish fish

Year 7 students have explored making clay fish. They also painted fish focusing on mixing new colours and using a variety of techniques.

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019

School Accounts

A friendly reminder to pay your child's school account.

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019

Bees Galore in Art

In art, more Year 8 classes have been busy using the observational drawing skills of a scientist crossed with the tonal skills of an artist. Next, they explored and played with developing cartoons of bees depicting some of the hive jobs. When designing their bee cartoons they focused on developing their character, setting, story, and composition skills. Some students explored bees through paper collage.

Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019