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


Nature at it's best - a day at the Ecosanctuary

As part of our Impact topic we visited the Orokonui Ecosanctuary to learn more about preserving our native species and forests for future generations to enjoy.

Posted: Monday August 27, 2018

Bethany's anatomy museum review

Read below to find out about the museum

Posted: Sunday August 26, 2018

R6 visit the anatomy museum

Read Emily's review below

Posted: Sunday August 26, 2018

Room 6s Trip to the Art Gallery

Read Bethany's review of our visit

Posted: Sunday August 26, 2018

Art Gallery

Recently Room 5 visited the Art Gallery as part of our topic for this term. Check out what we got up to.

Posted: Friday August 24, 2018

Orokonui Ecosanctuary

On Wednesday 22nd August room 14 visited the Orokonui Ecosanctuary. The purpose of the trip was to find out more information about the Ecosanctuary and discover the positive impact it is having on our native plants and wildlife here in Dunedin.

Posted: Friday August 24, 2018

Eco-Warriors - Year 8 Impact week activity.

Last week as part of the Year 8 Impact week our group - the Eco-Warriors embarked on a chocolate inspired journey to learn more about a local sustainable local business and also looked at the issues of fair trade, palm oil and eco-packaging.

Posted: Monday August 20, 2018

Art Gallery

Earlier this week Room 2 were lucky enough to head to the Dunedin Art Gallery.

Posted: Wednesday August 15, 2018

Cats vs Dogs - which one do you prefer??

Man's best friend or a purring companion? Which one would you choose?

Posted: Wednesday August 15, 2018

Sculptural Exploration

The Year 8 students have explored methods of creating 3D triangular shapes using sticks, card and cardboard. Next they explored other shapes, ideas and prototyped. And finally they were onto mading their final sculptures, which they are still making.

Posted: Sunday August 12, 2018

Sculptural Art in Progress

Year 7 students are exploring sculpture.

Posted: Sunday August 12, 2018

Community Notices

Read on for information regarding softball, fencing, life education trust, hockey and other events.

Posted: Sunday August 12, 2018

Year 8 Happenings

Term 3 is a personal impact extravaganza. Developing an awareness of how we impact on ourselves, others and the environment is a major focus.

Posted: Sunday August 12, 2018

Science Fair 2018

Last Sunday the Otago Science and Technology Awards were held in the St David Theatre of the University of Otago, with a contingent of Balmacewen students there to receive their well-earned awards.

Posted: Sunday August 12, 2018

From the Principal

Term Three promises to be a rollercoaster of learning and fun as we enjoy new topics and activities.

Posted: Sunday August 12, 2018

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

The third group of Year 8's have started their time in the Foods Room.

Posted: Friday August 10, 2018

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

The Year 7's have started their second time in the technology rooms.

Posted: Friday August 10, 2018

Swim the Cook Strait Challenge!

We nailed it! Today we were so proud of our students as they challenged themselves to the limit to collaborate as a class to swim across Cook Strait as part of our run NZ challenge.

Posted: Thursday August 9, 2018


We set out to make a 'cleaner' change in our community.

Posted: Wednesday August 8, 2018

Year 7 Term 3 news

It has been a great start to Term 3 for the Year 7 crew

Posted: Tuesday August 7, 2018