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


What's Hot in the Kitchen?

We welcomed new groups into Food Technology this term, and we have also changed the main focus in the Year 8 programme, so lots of fun in the Food Room.

Posted: Monday August 17, 2015

Friendly Bowling Competition

Balmacewen students played Summerset residents in a friendly game of indoor bowls at Balmacewen Intermediate last week. It was a close game and great fun.

Posted: Monday August 17, 2015

Project complete for a happy Stake holder

Carinn worked at lunch time once a week to complete a bookshelf for room 10 class mate Amber.

Posted: Monday August 17, 2015

2nd place at Otago Aerobics comp

Two of our students: Abby McMullan and Jessie Penhey placed 2nd at the NZCAF Otago Aerobics competition earlier this month.

Posted: Monday August 17, 2015

Otago O’Mathalon Winners

On 11 August the Otago O’Mathalon was held at the Edgar Centre with approximately 40 teams competing in each year level. This event involves teams of 4 competing to solve maths problems and then racing the answers to their markers.

Posted: Monday August 17, 2015

Gold Guitars winner!

Campbell Landrebe entered the Gold Guitar competition in Gore for the first time ever. Read on to see how he went...

Posted: Sunday August 16, 2015

Science Fair Success

37 Balmacewen students had their projects displayed at the Otago Museum as part of the Aurora Otago Science and Technology Fair. Many students were rewarded for their hard work and commitment. 

Posted: Sunday August 16, 2015

Dominant start to Term 3 for Football Boys

Balmacewen Boys Football Team has continued their unbeaten streak with two further wins to their tally. 

Posted: Friday August 14, 2015


Well done to Ashleigh Allum, winner of the 2015 Extra Year 7/8 Short Story competition.

Posted: Wednesday August 12, 2015

 Well done to Year 8 students. 

We are very proud of the achievements of all of our students. We would like to make special mention of the following students for their recent success in a range of sporting and cultural activities (as listed below)

Posted: Wednesday August 12, 2015

Character Writing Descriptions 

Room 14 have been working on character writing - here are a few of our descriptions:

Posted: Thursday August 6, 2015

Barbara Kendall - Olympic Ambassador

We were very privileged to host Olympic legend Barbara Kendall at Balmacewen.

Posted: Wednesday July 22, 2015

Balmacewen wins National Karting Champs

Congratulations to Josh Bethune, Jack Cayford and Alex Patrick on winning the National Primary and Intermediate Karting Champs

Posted: Wednesday July 22, 2015

Otago School of Piping and Drumming: Beginner classes

Free bagpipe and Snare drumming beginner classes

Posted: Tuesday July 21, 2015

Put down your Xbox and take up your tackle box!

Otago Fish & Game Council is running two FREE Take-a-kid-fishing days at the Southern Reservoir (located off Reservoir Road) on Sat 19th and Sat 26th September 2015. Both start at 10am and finish at 12 noon.

Posted: Monday July 20, 2015

Year 8 News

The end of another busy term is upon us and it a great time to reflect on everything we have achieved over this term.

Posted: Thursday July 2, 2015

         Year 7 news , June 2015

Congratulations to all our students on completing their first ever science fair inquiry. The effort, the organisation and the outcomes of these inquiries are impressive and I know the children are so very proud of their work and their achievements. What they have learned from the science fair inquiry will certainly help them in the future; be it time management, following a process or procedure, contacting an expert or a number of other equally important skills or habits that have formed. Well done to you all and as always, thank you to our families for their continued support. 

Posted: Thursday July 2, 2015


This term we are working in 'Social Action' groups to start trying to address some issues students have raised around the school. 

Posted: Wednesday July 1, 2015

Year 8 Sports Tournament 

On Wednesday the Year 8 classes took part in a large ball skills tournament at the Edgar Centre.

Posted: Wednesday July 1, 2015

G&T Foods

A group of 25 students have been exploring the world of cake decorating over the past 5 weeks.

Posted: Tuesday June 30, 2015