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


Message from the Principal

It has been a fantastic term. Balmacewen students have excelled in so many areas. I am inspired by the way our students work together and strive to succeed in and out of the classroom.  

Posted: Tuesday September 22, 2015

Art Talk

Students have completed another busy term in Art.  

Posted: Tuesday September 22, 2015

Year 8 News

It is hard to believe another busy and action packed term is at an end!

Posted: Tuesday September 22, 2015

Turning Paper into Trees

Over the past 3 years Balmacewen Students have been earning native trees by recycling their paper and plastics.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

What's hot in the Kitchen?

Term 3 has seen a change in the Year 8 Programme and Year 7's putting their own twist on some favourites.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

Term 3 in Fabrics

It has been a very busy term in the Fabrics room with both Year 7 and Year 8 classes having stayed the whole term and making a wide variety of projects.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

Rhinos romp to victory

The Block vs Block rugby league title was up for grabs in term 3 and the Block 3 Rhinos (rooms 9, 10, 11, 13, 14) were the worthy victors.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

Year 7's - Sports morning

Earlier this month the Year 7 students were lucky enough to attend a sports coaching session at the Edgar Sports Centre.  This was run by the Sports Institute of Otago Polytechnic students.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

Our new website!

Our website has been under reconstruction over the past month, and we are really happy with the result.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

Students Hard at Work

End of term and students have been trying out a variety of tools or finishing off projects.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

Our Golden Girls!

Last weekend Jessie and Abby went to Wellington to compete at the Aerobics Nationals and came away with a win!

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

Southland Sports Exchange 

Well done to all students who competed and represented Balmacewen exceptionally well at the Southland Sports Exchange.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

Street Art - Inspiration for Writing!

As part of our Impact topic - looking at the positive impact street art has had on our inner city - Room 14 completed the street art trail.

Posted: Sunday September 20, 2015

Art Classes for Children

Sign your children up for art lessons with Pamela Brown and Kerry McKay from theartdept who are registered teachers, artists and art educators.

Posted: Thursday September 17, 2015

Successful Year Buddy Reading

Year 8 Balmacewen Intermediate School and Year 10 Otago Boys' High School students make reading fun.

Posted: Wednesday September 16, 2015

Stunning performance from Balmacewen Kapa haka 

Our kapa haka were brilliant as they performed on the opening night of Polyfest.

Posted: Tuesday September 15, 2015

Balmacewen win South Island Chess Champs - again!

Well done to Ethan, Ayoub, Cathy and Zi Shen for their great effort.

Posted: Sunday September 13, 2015


The School Council is trialing a lunch order system this term. We are offering a healthy lunch option through our local Subway outlet. 

Posted: Thursday September 10, 2015

Otago - Southland Netball Champs

A great effort from our top Year 7 and 8 netball teams at the Otago-Southland Champs.

Posted: Sunday September 6, 2015

Otago Cross Country Success!

The Balmacewen Cross Country team were outstanding and retained the Otago Intermediate trophy.

Posted: Thursday September 3, 2015