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


The Arts eXtravaganza is on!

Over the past term many students have been busy preparing for our Arts Extravaganza which is on next Wednesday September 25th at 7.00pm at OBHS auditorium.

Posted: Monday September 16, 2019

Our FFF Family Bag!

Last week our orders went out for our FFF Family Bags. We would like to say a huge thank you to the families who supported this business - this is the first time we have done this PBL project and there was a lot of learning along the way.

Posted: Thursday September 12, 2019

Teacher Only Day - Friday 15 November

Posted: Wednesday September 11, 2019


Important information regarding the measles outbreak.

Posted: Thursday September 5, 2019

Summer Sports Sign up.

Please read on for details and the link to sign up to a summer sport for term 4.

Posted: Wednesday September 4, 2019

Balmac vs Southland Boys & Girls Exchange

Pictures and results to follow from the successful day.

Posted: Wednesday August 28, 2019

Hockey celebration and prize giving...

We will have a small prize giving and celebration of this year's season of hockey this Friday 30th August. Please read on for important information...

Posted: Monday August 26, 2019


Please read on for important information.....

Posted: Sunday August 25, 2019

Message from the Principal

We are well into Term 3 programmes with plenty of fun learning activities happening.

Posted: Friday August 23, 2019

Year 8 News

Kiaora families and friends

Posted: Friday August 23, 2019

Something is fishy

Year 7 students have explored making clay fish. They also painted fish focusing on mixing new colours and using a variety of techniques.

Posted: Friday August 23, 2019

Year 8 Artists are as BUSY as BEES

In art, the Year 8 classes have been busy using the observational drawing skills of a scientist crossed with the tonal skills of an artist. Next, they explored and played with making cartoons of bees depicting some of the jobs and types of bees in a hive.

Posted: Friday August 23, 2019

Year 8 Textiles

Some Year 8 classes have produced designer pin cushions. The students have learnt a variety of hand sewing stitches and have had to problem solve when developing their unique templates. I was impressed with the students creativity, perseverance and development of skills. Some look good enough to eat!!

Posted: Friday August 23, 2019

Softie Creating in Textiles

Our Year 7 students have started their 'Softie Creations' this term. There has been a lot of new learning involved from designing templates to threading needles and hand sewing a variety of designer stitches. Learning new things can be challenging but we have persevered and produced original softies jam packed full of personality and progress! Well done Year 7 Textiles :)

Posted: Thursday August 22, 2019

Cross Country

Read on for results, photographs and a video from last week's cross country...

Posted: Thursday August 22, 2019

Columba & John McGlashan Sport Exchange

On Thursday 22nd August Balmacewen girls played Columba in a variety of sports and the boys played John McGlashan. There were some convincing wins and tough matches for all schools. It was a great day out!

Posted: Thursday August 22, 2019


Please find attached some photos from the action at the Edgar Centre on finals day and the team photos from prize giving on Thursday.

Posted: Thursday August 22, 2019

Girls Rugby

An enthusiastic group of girls have been learning some skills and putting them to good use while playing some great rugby.

Posted: Thursday August 22, 2019


Balmacewen has 2 teams entered in this years' weekly league tournament.

Posted: Thursday August 22, 2019

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

The third group of Year 8 have started the term off with some amazing pastry making skills.

Posted: Thursday August 22, 2019