News

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

 

Butterfly House

Last week Room 14 enjoyed an awesome afternoon at the 'Butterfly House' at the Otago Museum. This was a a great way to introduce our new 'habitat' focus as we work towards our Term 1 ASPIRE projects.

Posted: Tuesday March 13, 2018

Congratulations to our Lit Quiz team!

On the 11th of March, a year eight team went to the Kids Lit Quiz Otago. Read on to find out how they went...

Posted: Tuesday March 13, 2018

Still the Same

In Room 10 we have been reading a story by David Hill call Still the Same.

Posted: Monday March 12, 2018

Butterfly Museum, Discovery World & Animal Attic!

Last Thursday, Room 7 and 8 visited the Otago Museum as part of our ongoing Adaptation unit this term.

Posted: Monday March 12, 2018

Camp 2018

Rooms 1 and 10 went to the Waihola Christian Youth Camp for 3 fun-filled days from Monday 5th March - Wednesday 7th March.

Posted: Saturday March 10, 2018

Camp Cooking

Room 1 learnt to use the gas cookers prior to heading to camp.

Posted: Saturday March 10, 2018

Stop Motion Animation

Lighting, camera and frames were the focus of our first animation session.

Posted: Saturday March 10, 2018

Toitu Museum and Chinese Garden Visit

This term we are studying Turangawaewae and our sense of belonging.

Posted: Saturday March 10, 2018

Room 1, 2018

We have had a busy start to the year with an exciting and fun-filled programme.

Posted: Saturday March 10, 2018

Room 22, 23 & 24'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: Thursday March 8, 2018

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