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


Principal's Message

Welcome to Term 3. There's plenty to look forward to as we get into our learning programmes.

Posted: Thursday August 20, 2015

Year 7 news - June and July 2015

Term 3 has been a busy, action packed term with many visits outside of the classroom  and engaging learning and lessons in the classroom.

Posted: Wednesday August 19, 2015

Basketball Season 

It has been a fantastic and busy year for Balmacewen Basketball!

Posted: Tuesday August 18, 2015

Year 8 News

High school visits, Eco sanctuary visits, future in tech speakers and the last of our Berwick Camps - it has been such a busy start to Term Three! 

Posted: Tuesday August 18, 2015

Columba and John McGlashan Winter Sports Exchange 

On Friday 7th August Balmacewen competed in a sports exchange with Columba and John McGlashan College. All teams were extremely competitive and fought hard in all sports.

Posted: Tuesday August 18, 2015

Sausage sizzle and Burger BBQ

There will be a BBQ at lunch time on Friday 28th August at school. Be sure to get your pre-orders in asap.

Posted: Tuesday August 18, 2015

Netball season 2015 

The season has ended with some outstanding results ! 

Posted: Tuesday August 18, 2015

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