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


Best in New Zealand - ICAS results

Some of our pupils have recently completed the ICAS examinations which are an international competition designed to recognise and reward academic excellence.

Posted: Thursday November 2, 2023

Year 8 Foods

The final group of Year 8 students have started their rotation in Foods.

Posted: Thursday November 2, 2023

Year 7 Foods

The students are learning to adapt their recipes and demonstrating a growth mindset with new flavours or combinations

Posted: Wednesday November 1, 2023

School speech finals

Over this term all of our students have planned, researched and written a speech as part of oral language programmes.

Posted: Tuesday October 31, 2023

Pasifika Fono

Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Bula, Kia orana!

Posted: Tuesday October 31, 2023

Year 7 News

Our Year 7 classes are well underway with our "pARticipate" PBL theme underway. The term has started really well with many activities in the Arts happening in our classrooms with rotations in drama, dance and music,

Posted: Tuesday October 31, 2023

Koru Games

In week 10 of Term 3, 10 sports teams from Balmacewen headed north to Christchurch to compete in the Koru Games.

Posted: Monday October 30, 2023

Non-uniform day this Friday 25th October ($2)

The school council have organised a non-uniform day this Friday. They encourage you to show your support for the Black Ferns and the All Blacks by wearing black clothing. $2 will go towards the student council's chosen charities; SPCA , Ocean Clean Up and I Am Hope.

Posted: Tuesday October 24, 2023

REMINDER: Teacher only day - Friday 24th November

A reminder we have a teacher only day on Friday 24th November

Posted: Sunday October 22, 2023

School Athletics - Reminders

We are all really looking forward to the Athletics Sports on Friday 20th October at the Caledonian sports ground. Below are a few reminders;

Posted: Wednesday October 18, 2023

Athletics sports - Friday 20th October

Our school athletics sports will be held on Friday 20th October at the Caledonian grounds near Logan Park. Please see the notice and timetable attached below:

Posted: Monday October 9, 2023

HPV reminder - Year 8

A reminder to all parents/caregivers

Posted: Wednesday October 4, 2023


Balmacewen entered 2 teams into the Otago Rugby League Y7-8 competition this term.

Posted: Friday September 22, 2023

Alphabetical Story

Room 26 created these artworks this week. The learning was focused around learning observational drawing skills and mark making while using 6B pencils, aquarelle pencils and Indian ink. The also had an opportunity to put their painting techniques into action.

Posted: Thursday September 21, 2023

Bandquest success

After two terms of individual and group preparation the two Balmacewen Rock Bands, “On Point” and “Ultraviolet”, were ready to perform their set of two songs at the annual Rockshop Bandquest competition in September.

Posted: Thursday September 21, 2023

Choir and Orchestra outing

On Tuesday, 19th September, the Balmacewen Choir and Orchestra went to Summerset for a morning concert, performing 5 items each.

Posted: Thursday September 21, 2023

Year 8 News

It's a Term 3 Wrap!

Posted: Wednesday September 20, 2023

Year 7 News

It is hard to believe it is the end of Term Three already!

Posted: Tuesday September 19, 2023

Year 8 - Heat bags & covers

These heat bag covers were designed with a stakeholder in mind. I was impressed with the variety we had in our Term 3 classes. Check out our last completed coves!

Posted: Monday September 18, 2023

Year 8 - Screen Printing

Our Year 8's have enjoyed learning about the screen printing process.

Posted: Monday September 18, 2023