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


Year 8's Mystery Box Challenge Term 3

4 ingredients....40 minutes....1 great dish to produce....sounds like a television competition!

Posted: Wednesday September 28, 2022

Technology Reports (copy)

The technology department's new look books, which also act as their report are coming home in your child's bag today. Have a look for them...

Posted: Wednesday September 28, 2022

Haere ra Year 8 "Fabs" Students

Mauri mahi, mauri ora! Do the work, get the treats! Many of our Yr 8 makers have designed and created awesome double sided aprons with at least 1 screen print. These fabulous outcomes are a real treat for those who put in a lot of hard work. Ka rawe!

Posted: Wednesday September 28, 2022

Year 7 Hand Sew

Our Year 7's have made their first hand sewn outcome in our Fabrics room this year. They are gorgeous corner bookmarks for the reader in the house.

Posted: Wednesday September 28, 2022

Athletics Day 2022

On Tuesday we had a fantastic day with students competing across all athletic events. It was great to see lots of children dressing up in their house colours and earning house points!

Posted: Wednesday September 28, 2022

HPV - Round 2 (Year 8 students only.)

A reminder to all parents,

Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2022

Author visit.

On Thursday the 18th of August, Glen came and visited the Writing Extension group here at Balmacewen. Traveling around NZ to talk to schools about his career, we were lucky enough to have him here in our school.

Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2022

A Maori Focus

Taking pride in their projects and treasuring their outcomes.

Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2022

Buy a bike for good.

The Malcam Charitable Trust is holding a low-cost bicycle sale event during the school holidays, on the 11th of October to support the community to purchase low-cost, good quality and safe secondhand bicycles.

Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2022

Community notices.

Please see pdf's and images of community notices attached.

Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2022

Ukelele jam

Balmacewen hosted this year’s mini ukulele Jam, “Jam on the Hills” where students from Kaikorai, Maori Hill, and Wakari Primary schools joined together with a group of Balmacewen students for some ukulele fun.

Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2022


Balmacewen had four bands that entered into the Bandquest competition this year.

Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2022

Athletics Day: Tuesday 27th September

A reminder that our school athletics day is tomorrow Tuesday 27th September. Students need to meet at the Caledonian athletics ground between 8.15 - 8.45am please. They also need to be picked up from there at the end of the day (3pm.)

Posted: Monday September 26, 2022

The Health of Our Stream

This term as part of our Kaitiakitanga PBL some Year 8 students have been focussing on water quality.

Posted: Thursday September 22, 2022


The school council needs your help!

Posted: Wednesday September 21, 2022

Tau 7 Korero

It is hard to believe the end of Term Three is here! We have had an excellent term in Year 7 - all classes have been extremely focused, engaged and motivated around our Term Three topics.

Posted: Tuesday September 20, 2022

Family/Whanau Night

Last Thursday, as a final part of our Term 3 PBL, Room's 1,3,4 and 25 hosted a family/whanau Wellbeing night. The aim was to celebrate our term of Health and Wellbeing and also to encourage and support our Hauora - particularly around social wellbeing.

Posted: Tuesday September 20, 2022

Giant Brain??

In Week 6 a group of students from Year 7 took part in a workshop that was facilitated by the University of Otago Brain and Brain Health research centre.

Posted: Tuesday September 20, 2022

Summer Sports Registrations

Please find below the individual links to each summer sport on offer here at Balmacewen Intermediate.

Posted: Tuesday September 20, 2022

Kei te poho kererū tātau

Poho kererū is a term used in Te Ao Māori which means to be full of pride, like the (wood pigeon) with its chest puffed out displaying all its beauty to the world.

Posted: Sunday September 18, 2022