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


Cardboard Construction

Students design and create a cardboard dwelling with a limited colour palette. Having a limited colour palette helps them use a variety of materials. We focus on two of our Balmac Super Skills: Problem Solve & Persevere and being an Independent Learner.

Posted: Thursday May 27, 2021

Year 8's in the kitchen

The Year 8's have been busy learning new skills and playing with flavours before planning their pies.

Posted: Thursday May 27, 2021

Year 8 News

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

Posted: Thursday May 27, 2021


Our Year 7 writing focus for the first few weeks has been on Moment in Time writing extending work from Term One into now writing by putting themselves in the shoes of someone else - an ANZAC soldier. Here are a few of our diary entries...

Posted: Thursday May 27, 2021

Fabrics - We Care

We have been invited to help support The Neonatal Trust by sewing small scent hearts out of cotton. These special fabric hearts are given, as part of a care package, to parents with a premature baby in a neonatal unit.

Posted: Thursday May 27, 2021

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 planning for our Term Two PBL - Hooked on Science. Read on to find out more and check out some of our work in this Newsletter.

Posted: Wednesday May 26, 2021

Fabrics - More Year 7 Cushions

We have 2 rotations to go! There are many wonderful cushions being created in our room. Our Year 7 students know to "choose PROGRESS over PERFECTION" when learning new skills and creating.

Posted: Wednesday May 26, 2021

Fabrics - Year 8 Screen Printing

The screen printing process is an exciting one for our Year 8 students. We use acetate, sharpies, scalpels, nail scissors, cutting mats and tape to create our own stencils.

Posted: Wednesday May 26, 2021

Rippa Rugby Festival

Balmac Blue, Red and White competed in the Dunedin Rippa Rugby Series

Posted: Sunday May 23, 2021

2021 Class photograph orders.

Online orders for class photographs close on Friday 11th June. Please read on for more information.

Posted: Sunday May 23, 2021

What's hot in the kitchen with the Y7's

Group 3 are working hard in the foods room putting their spin on the recipes we are following

Posted: Friday May 21, 2021

Message from the Principal

Pink Shirt Day!

Posted: Thursday May 20, 2021

Waka the NZ experience

Yr 8 students have been investigating Maori Waka history and building techniques. The students have then built their own concept as a model or display board.

Posted: Thursday May 20, 2021

Gold kiwifruit donation

Monday 24th May is Gold Kiwi Fruit gifting day! NO Cost but please bring your own bag/s.

Posted: Thursday May 20, 2021


The ICAS assessments provide an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessment situation. Read on if you would like more information about registering your child to participate in an ICAS exam.

Posted: Thursday May 20, 2021

Fabo Story by Ava.

Some of our writing Extension pupils have entered the Fabo Story competition, where a guest author writes a story starter, and pupils from throughout New Zealand are invited to finish the story in less than 550 words.

Posted: Thursday May 20, 2021

Paid Union Meeting - Wednesday 23rd June

There is a Paid Union Meeting on Wednesday 23rd June at 1.30pm. Please read on for important details...

Posted: Wednesday May 19, 2021

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

Pink Shirt Day - this Friday 21st May.

Posted: Sunday May 16, 2021

Winter sports fees due.

REMINDER: Winter Sports Fees are due tomorrow - Friday 7 May 2021. Read on for details...

Posted: Wednesday May 5, 2021

Water Polo

Read on for opportunities for water polo training...

Posted: Sunday May 2, 2021