News

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

 

Waihola Camp - Room 9 and 26

What a blast! Our camp experience ticked all the boxes and I was particularly proud of everyone's perseverance through some hard times and the positive and respectful approach towards other students, staff and parents.

Posted: Thursday March 8, 2018

Busy times at Balmacewen

What a busy few weeks we've had at Balmacewen! Students have been on Museum trips, competing in swimming sports, participating in year 7 camps. Our School Newsletter will be out next week, but until then here are some images of what we've been up to.

Posted: Thursday March 8, 2018

Toit Otago Settlers Museum and the Chinese Garden visit

Today we had a great trip down to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and the Chinese Garden.

Posted: Wednesday March 7, 2018

Room 5 and 6 camp was a hit!

What an amazing three days we had....read on to hear all about it

Posted: Wednesday March 7, 2018

Toit

Our trip to Toit Museum & Dunedin Chinese Gardens...

Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018

Museum Madness!

On Monday, Room 23 and 24 visited the Otago Museum as part of our ongoing Adaptation unit this term. We learned about ecosystems, habitats and the way animals adapt to their environment in tropical areas. We visited the Animal Attic, Discovery World and The Butterfly Museum.

Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018

Summer poems!

Where has the Summer gone? Read the reflection poems written by Room 7 to about their Summer day memories. Check out the full display in our class and learning street.

Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018

Ukulele stars!

Room 7 came alive to the sound of music these last two weeks with our Ukulele sessions for Term One.

Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018

Cardboard Engineering

Room 26's cardboard marble runs.

Posted: Monday March 5, 2018

Animation in Action!!!

Room 2 & 11 was a hive of activity this morning trying out 'Stop Motion'. Students picked up the app quickly and using plastacine were able produce some short and entertaining animations.

Posted: Monday March 5, 2018

ICAS

If your child is interested in sitting the ICAS examinations for 2018, please find attached a PDF of the newsletter with all of the necessary information. Paper copies are also available at the school office.

Posted: Monday March 5, 2018

Otago Museum visit

As part of our Term 1 topic we ventured to the museum to learn about Ecosystems and Habitats.

Posted: Monday March 5, 2018

School Interviews

We invite all parents and caregivers to attend an interview with their child's teacher in week 8 (March 19-21st)

Posted: Sunday March 4, 2018

Room 7, 8 & 14's Designer Pies

The students from Rooms 7, 8 & 14 have planned their pies, wrote their shopping lists and finally got to make their pies.

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018

Whats hot in the kitchen with the Year 8's?

All the groups have started off well in the foods room this term.

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018

What's hot in the Kitchen with the Year 7's?

We have just about finished our first rotation with the Year 7's in Food Technology

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018

Edible Garden

We have been able to use the produce from the garden in our foods this week.

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018

Spaghetti Structures

Read on to hear about our recent problem challenge

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018

LED Locker Name Tags

One of Room 3's first challenges of the year was to create a locker name tag that included a LED light and a battery.

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018

Watch out Lydia Ko

Room 3 sharpen up their golfing skills.

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018