News

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

 

TECHNOLOGY is all about meeting a NEED!

The global pandemic has provided a meaningful learning opportunity for all of our students in the Fabrics room.

Posted: Thursday August 20, 2020

Year 8 Screen Prints

This is often a highlight of our Year 8 Fabrics programme.

Posted: Thursday August 20, 2020

What's hot in the kitchen with the Year 7's?

The final group of Year 7 students have completed their first unit in Foods Technology.

Posted: Thursday August 20, 2020

Year 7 Literacy

This term our Year 7 classes have started the term with a Poetry creative writing unit. Here are some samples of our poems - the first "If I were a storm" based on a poem by Katie Boom, emotion poems based on the senses and the rollercoaster of emotions at puberty and some classes also completed Metaphor poems - based on Iain Sharpe's - I am. Our Year 7's have also been reading picture books during our library sessions as part of our Oral language programme.

Posted: Thursday August 20, 2020

Year 8 News

Kiaora families and friends

Posted: Thursday August 20, 2020

Term Three Year 7 News

It has been a very busy few weeks in our Year 7 classes with the main topic of conversation being around Puberty and the changes it brings!

Posted: Wednesday August 19, 2020

Netball at the Edgar Centre

Attention all netball parents and caregivers. Some important information below.

Posted: Tuesday August 18, 2020

Sports exchange postponed until further notice.

Unfortunately the sports exchange planned for Wednesday 19th August with John McGlashan College and Columba College has been postponed until further notice.

Posted: Monday August 17, 2020

Hockey is still on for most teams this afternoon - COVID level 2 reminders

The Green team has been defaulted to this afternoon. However, all the other team's games are still on. IMPORTANT: Players and spectators need to be aware of the COVID level 2 guidelines that are included again below...

Posted: Friday August 14, 2020

Changes to basketball due to COVID level 2 restrictions...

Please read on for important changes to the basketball programme on Monday 17th August at the Edgar Centre...

Posted: Thursday August 13, 2020

UPDATE: Changes to scheduled events due to COVID level 2.

Due to the recent announcement that we are in level 2 there have been some changes to sports and events. Please read on for more information...

Posted: Tuesday August 11, 2020

Alert Level 2

We are under Alert Level 2. School is open but please read on for important reminders.

Posted: Tuesday August 11, 2020

Sausage sizzle fundraiser

Our year 8 boys and girls basketball teams are fundraising for an Intermediate schools tournament in Christchurch. There will be a sausage sizzle this Friday 14th August. Read on for instructions for ordering your sausages.

Posted: Monday August 10, 2020

Student Council: Mufti Day and Sausage Sizzle.

Our Student Council are organising a mufti day and a sausage sizzle to raise money for their chosen charities: Green Peace, Starship Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. The mufti day and the sausage sizzle will both be on Wednesday 4th November. Mufti is $2. Read on for instructions for ordering your sausages.

Posted: Monday August 10, 2020

Cross Country

Read on for results and photographs from the cross country...

Posted: Monday August 10, 2020

Science and Technology Fair success

Congratulations to our students who completed a Science or Technology Fair project and entered in the Otago Science and Technology Fair last week.

Posted: Monday August 10, 2020

Year 8 Mystery Box Challenges

Under a tea-towel the Year 8's find their food - the challenge is to make a yummy looking and tasting dish from the ingredients found.

Posted: Thursday July 30, 2020

Fabo writing

Emily entered a story on FABO story and received some great feedback. Here is her story.....

Posted: Thursday July 2, 2020

Personified Cats

Another talented group of Year Sevens have been learning painting techniques, developing ideas, and drawing skills.

Posted: Thursday July 2, 2020

POST-COVID POSTCARDS

The students' postcards were inspired by the exhibition Postcards from the Other Side at Gallery De Novo, which featured postcards by local artists. In particular, these postcards were inspired by local artist and educator Kerry Mackay.

Posted: Thursday July 2, 2020