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



One of the most challenging activities at the Year 8 camp was the Assault Course.

Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2015

What's hot in the Kitchen?

We have swapped technology groups around in both year groups, and are busy creating and tasting our creations.

Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2015

The Netball season begins! 

We are really excited to have 12 netball teams entered in the Intermediate competition that plays every Thursday at the Edgar Centre.

Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2015

Balmacewen kick off with a win

Balmacewen have kept the long standing winning tradition alive with a great first up win over Tahuna Intermediate.  

Posted: Monday May 25, 2015

Hard Materials

Learning, trying, applying-adventures with tools.

Posted: Monday May 25, 2015

Book review of The Book of Hat

This is one of the books Room 3 voted for in the NZ Book Awards.

Posted: Tuesday May 19, 2015

Basketball - Oamaru Tournament 

The middle weekend of the last school holidays was jam packed full of action at the Network Waitaki Basketball Tournament where Balmacewen sent two teams.

Posted: Tuesday May 5, 2015

Year 8 Triathlon

In Year 8 Term 4 is all about CHALLENGE! Last Friday all Year 8 students took part in a fun triathlon designed for the students to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. 

Posted: Tuesday May 5, 2015

BAL AIR 2015

The student driven hit television show Bal Air is due to release Episode 1 for 2015 at the end of week 5 (22nd May).

Posted: Tuesday May 5, 2015

Pacific Island Study Group

Students are relishing the Monday afternoon tutor sessions with University of Otago students.

Posted: Tuesday May 5, 2015

Otago Touch Awards

Angus Faulks (Room 25) was named his team's MVP for the 2014/15 Season for Otago U13 Boys team at the recent Award Ceremony.  Che Arekatera Te Ra (Room 8) was named the Greatest Contributor for the  Otago U13 Mixed team at the same ceremony.  Congratulations boys.

Posted: Monday May 4, 2015

ART talk

Students are busy continuing to create exciting projects in all technology rooms.

Posted: Monday May 4, 2015

Year 7 Art Exhibition

Summerset residents were recently WOWED by the 40 finalists in the Year 7 Art Exhibition.

Posted: Sunday May 3, 2015

Community Notices

These notices have come from our community.

Posted: Saturday May 2, 2015

Thank You Midway Motors

Midway Motors makes donation to Balmacewen Intermediate School.

Posted: Saturday May 2, 2015

Hockey Season begins

45 Balmacewen students eager to start the hockey season.

Posted: Thursday April 30, 2015

Principal's Message

I hope you enjoy our new newsletter format. As usual you'll find plenty of great stories that celebrate life and learning at Balmacewen!

Posted: Thursday April 30, 2015

Principal's Welcome

Dear Parents and Caregivers, we have enjoyed an excellent start to the year, with everybody quickly settling into new routines and getting to know one another. 

Posted: Thursday February 26, 2015

Room 2's trip to the Otago Museum

Room 2's museum trip to see the Rainforest Eco-Sanctuary and Animal Attic.

Posted: Tuesday February 24, 2015

Pōwhiri 2015

On Friday the 14th of February, I woke up with a smile on my face, excited about what would be happening that day. I got in the car, and as we drove to school I couldn’t believe how close it was getting now.

Posted: Saturday February 14, 2015