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


What's hot in the Year 7 Kitchen?

Food Technology at Balmacewen has begun.

Posted: Tuesday March 26, 2019

Performing Arts off to a great start at Balmacewen!!!!

Choir, orchestra, musical instruments and dance groups are well underway already. Our music and performing arts programme is well attended and students are enjoying taking up something new and challenging.

Posted: Tuesday March 26, 2019

Girls cricket win Otago final

A huge congratulations to our girls cricket team for winning the Otago final and qualifying for the New Zealand Cricket Primary Shield!

Posted: Tuesday March 26, 2019

Winter sports registration

Please read on to find the link and details on how to register your child to play a winter sport for one of our Balmacewen school teams.

Posted: Sunday March 24, 2019


On Friday March 15th our two Balmacewen League Teams headed off to Opoho Park to complete in the annual Otago League Carnival.

Posted: Friday March 22, 2019


The Vision Hearing Technicians from Public Health South will be visiting our school to screen all year seven students for distance vision on May 15th. Please read on for more information...

Posted: Thursday March 21, 2019

That Was Summer

Here is a poem written by Brooke based on ""That was Summer" by Marci Ridlon

Posted: Tuesday March 19, 2019

Paid union meeting postponed.

Please read on for important details.....

Posted: Sunday March 17, 2019

Girls Cricket

Today our girls team played in the Otago semi final as part of the National Primary School Shield competition.

Posted: Monday March 11, 2019

Room 2 & 6 CAMP

What a fantastic 3 days Room 2 & 6 had at Camp Waihola.

Posted: Wednesday March 6, 2019

Paid Union Meeting - Reminder

There is a Paid Union Meeting on Wednesday 20th March at 2pm. Please read on for important details...

Posted: Monday March 4, 2019

Beginning of Year Interviews

We invite all parents and caregivers to book a short interview with their child's teacher during week 8 (18th-20th March.) Please read on for online booking instructions.....

Posted: Friday March 1, 2019

Term 1 school accounts:

Please read on for information regarding term 1 school accounts...

Posted: Friday March 1, 2019


It's been great to see the variety of activities going on in the CAMLAB at lunchtimes. We've also been exploring new learning tools in the classrooms. We're excited to be trialling the CAMLAB badge system this year. Find out more in the article below.

Posted: Thursday February 28, 2019

Hard Materials Technology

Learning new skills and persevering to achieve, a study of progress.

Posted: Thursday February 28, 2019

Year 8 Happenings

We extend a very warm welcome to families and friends of our Year 8 Community.

Posted: Thursday February 28, 2019

Mihi Whakatau 2019

Please read on to see some fantastic photographs from our school Mihi Whakatau which was held on Friday 15th February.

Posted: Thursday February 28, 2019

Message from the Principal

It has been a whirlwind start to the year with many events and activities to enjoy!

Posted: Thursday February 28, 2019

Family Zone

Thanks to all who came to our Online Safety Parent Evening. We are pleased to offer Balmacewen families the opportunity to subscribe to Family Zone.

Posted: Wednesday February 27, 2019

Tomorrow’s Schools Review Consultation

You may be aware that this review of New Zealand's schooling system is currently open for consultation. The review outlines significant changes which will affect schools at every level.

Posted: Wednesday February 27, 2019