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


Message from the Principal

We are at the end of Term 2 and there's much to celebrate!

Posted: Wednesday July 7, 2021

High School Open nights and days.

Please see below a list of the open nights for high schools for those students and families who are interested in attending

Posted: Wednesday July 7, 2021

Kai for Octacan

Thank you everyone who donated cans for this worthy cause. Last Thursday a group of Year 7 students helped place all of our cans in the Octagon as part of our Matariki celebrations.

Posted: Tuesday July 6, 2021

Term 2 Winter sport wrap up

Term 2 has been busy with weekly winter sport games.

Posted: Monday July 5, 2021

Hāngi on Friday!

Kia ora whanau! To celebrate Matariki and the end of Term 2, we are putting down a hāngi for our tamariki for Friday lunch.

Posted: Monday July 5, 2021

Art Technology teacher change for term 3.

Next term our art teacher Mary Brady is taking an opportunity to learn about another part of education while working for NMSSA. She will be looking at visual art, dance, drama, technology and learning of languages during the teem. We warmly welcome Miss Anna Dixon to Balmacewen Intermediate who will be teaching in the Art room for term 3.

Posted: Sunday July 4, 2021

Room 26

Term 2 highlights and work...

Posted: Sunday July 4, 2021

Moment in time - Solo

By Ruby

Posted: Sunday July 4, 2021

Community news and events

Please see links attached for notices from our community..

Posted: Sunday July 4, 2021

Hockey - development opportunities

Please read on for information regarding Otago hockey development programmes.

Posted: Sunday July 4, 2021

Enrolments open

Enrolments for the 2022 school year are now open. Please go to

Posted: Thursday July 1, 2021

Balmacewen Intermediate open evening.

We warmly welcome all interested families and friends to our school open evening on Wednesday 11th August at 6pm. Meet in the school hall please.

Posted: Wednesday June 30, 2021

Year 7 News

It has been a very busy Term for our Year 7 students - this newsletter contains a number of articles about some of the fantastic work and activities we have been involved in.

Posted: Tuesday June 29, 2021

Year 7 Lit Quiz

Over the last term in our weekly Library sessions, Gill our librarian has been running a Lit Quiz Challenge for all classes.

Posted: Tuesday June 29, 2021

Year 7 Marae Trip

Last week as part of our Matariki celebrations the Year 7 classes had the opportunity to be welcomed onto our local Arai Te Uru Marae. This was a unique experience for many with an offical powhiri welcome. As part of our preparation each class also took part on an online Te Reo challenge.

Posted: Tuesday June 29, 2021

Year 7 Star Gazing

Over the last few weeks the Year 7 students and staff had the opportunity to go to the Observatory for a session with Amadeo....

Posted: Tuesday June 29, 2021

Science Show Success!

In Week 7 the Year 7 Students presented their final presentation of their science show to their audiences. We had Year 3 and 4 students from some of our local cluster schools come to watch our perfronmances.

Posted: Tuesday June 29, 2021

10am start this morning

Good morning families, we have a 10am start at school this morning (29th June)

Posted: Monday June 28, 2021

Mid term reports and parent/teacher interviews

Mid term reports will be sent home to parents and caregivers on Friday 2nd July. Following these we have parent/teacher interviews scheduled from Monday 5th July to Wednesday 7th July. Please book an interview using the details below...

Posted: Monday June 21, 2021

Kai for Octacan

This year we would like to support the Presbyterian Support Octacan food bank appeal in the spirit of winter giving and as part of Matariki - a time of giving and celebrating.

Posted: Thursday June 10, 2021