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



Make, create, innovate. Creativity is not limited to the curriculum areas of art and music. It is a vital tool for any occupation and a skill that we value.

Posted: Thursday June 18, 2015

Cool, calm and connected

 Learning at Balmacewen is active and relevant and utilises the latest digital technologies to allow students to solve problems. 

Posted: Thursday June 18, 2015

The Balmacewen Way

Our vision “learning is forever” means that the skills, knowledge and attitudes we acquire now will set us on a positive path to future learning. It implies a growth mindset that encourages us to always be inquiring and learning.

Posted: Thursday June 18, 2015

Band of Magicians

Regent Theatre 20-22 August Adult $65-$85, Child $35-$45, Family $160-$200 “Band Of Magicians will restore your sense of wonder” Daily Telegraph

Posted: Thursday June 18, 2015


Basketball Otago is proud to offer another school holidays program that will include basketball skills & other fun activities. We hope to continue the growth of basketball in our region and the OceanaGold Diggers camp is the next step in this process. So come and see if you like basketball or continue to hone your skills.

Posted: Wednesday June 17, 2015

July 2015 ASB
Holiday Fun Football & Futsal

Does your child want to improve their football skills over the school holidays?

Posted: Tuesday June 16, 2015

Children’s Show at Fortune Theatre this July

Something fun for you to do these school holidays.

Posted: Wednesday June 10, 2015


Visit by Columba College

Posted: Monday June 1, 2015

Year 7 News May 2015

It is hard to believe we are half way through our Term 2 Discovery focus – It has been a busy, hands on term with a number of exciting learning opportunities. 

Posted: Thursday May 28, 2015

Year 8 News

Welcome back to Term Two! Camp, Science and Technology Fair, the Awe and Wonder of Science!

Posted: Wednesday May 27, 2015

Year 8 Wall of Fame!

Congratulations to these students who have achieved at a high level in the extra-curricula activities outside of school. If your child has achieved success we would like to know about it! Please email your classroom teacher with the details. 

Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2015

Camp – Moment in Time

Kayaking as part of the Activity Day by Thomas Power

Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2015


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