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


Skill development with smiles.

Positive students and positive actions. A good range of outcomes that reflect the developing and improving skills of the students. Some students have never used tools before and the speed with which they understand safe tool use shows a growth mindset.

Posted: Thursday June 6, 2019

Young Artists have a VOICE

Three Y7 classes have just finished their first PBL Art Project. The students viewed and discussed New Zealander Pat Hanly's protest art. Next, they selected a topic they wanted to have a voice about: either as a protest, to tell a story or about what inspires them.

Posted: Thursday June 6, 2019

Year 8 Happenings

A very warm welcome to our Year 8 Whanau.

Posted: Thursday June 6, 2019


Please read on to find out important information about registering with Otago Basketball

Posted: Tuesday June 4, 2019

Year 8 Designer Pies

Year 8 Food Technology classes have been busy designing their own pies.

Posted: Monday June 3, 2019

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

The Third group have a had a good time in the foods room.

Posted: Monday June 3, 2019

Charlie and Pippa - Live TechWeek TV

Charlie and Pippa recorded a live TV feed, as part of Tech Week 2019's School Series, teaching over 700 students from across the nation how to make apps.

Posted: Thursday May 30, 2019

Balmac Software Designers Take Off!

16 Balmacewen students took part in the one day Launch event organised by Hatch Education, designing software solutions for everyday problems.

Posted: Thursday May 30, 2019


Is an event created to encourage women to get into the tech industry Girls from schools around Dunedin participated......

Posted: Monday May 27, 2019

Otago Hockey trials.

Please read on for dates and times of hockey trials if you are interested...

Posted: Monday May 27, 2019

Writing Extension attends the Dunedin writers and readers festival.

On Friday the 10th of May, 29 ...........

Posted: Monday May 27, 2019

Strike day - hockey classes.

Please see the attached image for more information regarding a hockey clinic on Wednesday 29th.

Posted: Monday May 27, 2019

Year 7 News

Hooked on Science! It has been a very busy start for our Year 7 classes. This term our focus has been on a Science Based Project Based Learning unit building on the interests and skills of our students.

Posted: Sunday May 26, 2019

Board of Trustees election: Important information.

Please read on for important information regarding the Board of Trustees election...

Posted: Friday May 24, 2019


Please read on for information regarding the Science and Technology Fair

Posted: Wednesday May 22, 2019

Squash in Schools

All classes were lucky enough to take part in a Squash "taster" session last week - read on for information about the Otago Squash Club Open Days

Posted: Sunday May 19, 2019

Notice of Teacher Strike

Please find a notice attached that is from our Board of Trustees Chairperson regarding strike action that is planned for Wednesday 29th May.

Posted: Sunday May 19, 2019

Class Photographs

Orders for class photos are now being taken. Please read on for important information...

Posted: Sunday May 12, 2019


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - PARENT REPRESENTATIVES. Please read on for important information...

Posted: Thursday May 9, 2019

ICAS 2019

Do you want to compete against students from all across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific? We are pleased to announce once again there are a variety of ICAS Competitions being held this year.

Posted: Monday May 6, 2019