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


Mid term reports and parent/teacher interviews.

Mid term reports will be sent home to parents and caregivers on Friday 1st July. Following these we have parent/teacher interviews scheduled from Monday 4th July to Thursday 7th July. Please book an interview using the details below... Bookings close midday Saturday 2nd July.

Posted: Monday June 20, 2022

Warm up Wednesday

The student council has organised a 'Warm up Wednesday' for this Wednesday 22nd June. Milo and sausages will be available. Read on for more information.....

Posted: Sunday June 19, 2022

ICAS Assessments 2022

ICAS assessments are on the horizon.

Posted: Wednesday June 15, 2022


Due to a large number of student absences, the class photos scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 14th June) will no longer be going ahead as planned. They will be postponed to a later date. Thank you for your understanding

Posted: Monday June 13, 2022

Octacan 2022

Octacan 2022 will take place on Thursday 23rd June from 7:30am - 2pm.

Posted: Wednesday June 1, 2022

Whānau Hui

Karanga mai, karanga mai, Nau mai, Haere mai! We would like to invite you and your whānau to our Whānau Hui.

Posted: Sunday May 29, 2022

Message from the Principal

As you will see in this newsletter, we have been very busy, with class programmes in full swing and winter sports underway.

Posted: Sunday May 29, 2022


Please read on for more information...

Posted: Thursday May 26, 2022

Year 8 News

A very warm welcome to our Year 8 Whanau and friends.

Posted: Thursday May 26, 2022

Australian Maths Competition (AMC)

Your child has the opportunity to sit the Australian Maths Competition (AMC) on Thursday 4 August. This the competition has be running for 40 years and covers more than 30 countries.

Posted: Thursday May 26, 2022

Community Notices

Please find attached PDF's and notices from our community

Posted: Thursday May 26, 2022

Year 8 Fabrics - Aprons with a Screen Print

Our brief was to design and create a double sided apron incorporating at least one screen print. Students also make decisions about their fabric choices and extra features, such as a pocket.

Posted: Wednesday May 25, 2022

Year 8 Fabrics

Our Year 8 classes are busy making design decisions for their aprons.

Posted: Wednesday May 25, 2022

Year 8's in the kitchen

The Year 8's have been rediscovering their skills in food technology.

Posted: Tuesday May 24, 2022

Rooms 3, 4 and 26 Boomerang Video.

Kindness is one of our school values. During our Pink shirt day week activities we planned and filmed our Boomerang video.

Posted: Tuesday May 24, 2022

Year 7 Aquarium Trip

Over the last two weeks the Year 7 students went to the Otago Marine Centre at Portobello. This was a fantastic trip to ignite our unit on the Living World.

Posted: Tuesday May 24, 2022

Year 7 ANZAC Writing

As part of our ANZAC unit, classes were working on moment in time memoir writing in the form of a diary entry from Gallipoli. Here are some samples of writing from our Year 7 students and some of the collage Artwork that was completed also.

Posted: Tuesday May 24, 2022

Year 7 News

We have had a very busy start to our term in classrooms and with winter sport getting underway. Classes have been working on ANZAC writing, Reading and ART, as well as starting our new unit - Survivor- for our Term Two PBL - . Read on to find out more and check out some of our work in this Newsletter.

Posted: Monday May 23, 2022

“Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!”

Last Friday, May 20th, our students and staff supported the Pink shirt day and the key messages that are important around being kind and inclusive of others.

Posted: Monday May 23, 2022

Teacher only day - Friday 17th June.

Posted: Sunday May 22, 2022