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


Nau mai haere mai

A warm welcome to Balmacewen Intermediate School.......

Posted: Tuesday May 19, 2020

Online lunch options

Our regular online lunch options (subway and sushi) will be available again from Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May. NO DELIVERIES THIS WEEK SORRY.

Posted: Monday May 18, 2020

Bus travel - contact tracing

We are required to collect information about children who use a bus service.

Posted: Thursday May 14, 2020

Return to School

Please read on for details and reminders as we prepare for a return to school on Monday 18 May.

Posted: Tuesday May 12, 2020

A return to school at Alert Level 2

We are looking forward to welcoming students and staff back to school on Monday 18 May. Please read on to learn more about school life at Level 2.

Posted: Thursday May 7, 2020

Class photograph orders: closing Friday 29th May

Online orders for class photographs closes on Friday 29th May. Please read on for more information.

Posted: Monday May 4, 2020

Message from the Principal

Thank you and well done to everybody as we continue to learn at home. I hope this newsletter finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

Posted: Thursday April 23, 2020

The Shipwreck.

By Jordan T

Posted: Thursday April 23, 2020

Still the same

Some year 7 classes have been reading and analysing letters that were written over 100 years ago including during war time and the years after. After this they had to write their own letters in the form of an email. Here are a couple of examples...

Posted: Wednesday April 22, 2020

Autumn writing

By Zara W

Posted: Wednesday April 22, 2020

What autumn is for me.

By Jake K

Posted: Wednesday April 22, 2020

Artists tend to make art about what is happening around them... and presently we have a BIG happening... the students were challenged to draw their home.

Well done to the creative students who drew their homes. Here's a selection of those drawings. You can see the whole challenge in the Slides at this link.

Posted: Wednesday April 22, 2020


By Emma S

Posted: Wednesday April 22, 2020

Anzac day remembrance

Read on to see some Anzac art, baking and writing from some of our students...

Posted: Tuesday April 21, 2020

My happy place

by Madeline

Posted: Tuesday April 21, 2020

Technology in Lockdown

The Art & Technology Teachers have set some Anzac challenges for the students during lockdown and have had great responses

Posted: Tuesday April 21, 2020

Year 7 Textiles - Looking back

Some of our wonderful Year 7 students have completed their first rotation in Textiles. They have all gained many new skills that helped them create a cool cushion cover for their cushion inner. We have proudly reduced our waste in this classroom! All fabric off cuts, threads and practice pieces are cut in to confetti like pieces and used as stuffing. Every little change helps.

Posted: Monday April 20, 2020

Year 8 Textiles - Looking back

Our Year 8 students had to get creative when designing small hand sewn key chains. They developed their own template, chose fabrics and challenged their hand sewing skills. Their outcomes are fabulous! 100% hand made and perfectly imperfect :)

Posted: Monday April 20, 2020

ANZAC Poppy Challenge

Some students have been getting creative at home using a variety of resources to design and make their own ANZAC poppy. I have loved receiving emails of your work, thank you for sharing. Take care and keep creating! Ms Burden

Posted: Monday April 20, 2020

Back to School.... well sort of!

Kia ora everyone. Firstly, I hope you are all safe and well in your bubbles and managing the challenges of lockdown. We are ready to embrace online learning starting next Wednesday 15 April. Please read on for a guide to what learning might look like next week.

Posted: Wednesday April 8, 2020