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


AIMS GAMES - Thank you to our sponsors.

A huge thank you to all the amazing businesses and families who have supported our Aims teams, travelling to Tauranga at the beginning of September

Posted: Tuesday August 23, 2022

Year 7 Poetry

Over this term our Year 7 classes have been working on poetic writing tying this in with emotions. Here are a few of our poems. Some are modelled from the poem "If I were a Storm" by Katie Boom and the others use the senses to develop imagery around an emotion.

Posted: Tuesday August 23, 2022

Student Council - Non-Uniform Day

Friday 26th August is a non-uniform mufti day to raise funds for the cancer society. Please remember your $2

Posted: Tuesday August 23, 2022

Science Fair Success!

Over the last part of Term 2 a number of students took on the extra challenge of planning and completing a science and technology fair investigation for this year's event.

Posted: Tuesday August 23, 2022

The "H" Factor... Year 7 Update

All of our Year 7 classes are well into their topic of the "H" factor term focus on Health and Wellbeing and now planning has begun for the PBL project to run alongside this.

Posted: Tuesday August 23, 2022


All about our School Cross Country, class PE sessions & upcoming sport events.

Posted: Monday August 22, 2022

Year 7 Anatomy Museum

As part of our Term Three focus, all Year 7 classes went to the Anatomy Museum as an ignitor for our body unit.

Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2022

ICAS Exam Timetable

Kia ora whānaua, we have confirmed times and venues for ICAS exams over the coming weeks. You will notice maths is not yet confirmed, I will be in touch as soon as this is finalised.

Posted: Monday August 15, 2022

Attitude NZ parent presentation. Wednesday 24th August 7pm

If you are concerned with the impact of technology, social media, gaming and online safety for your child then this presentation aims to give you the tools and insights you need to confidently raise happy and resilient children.

Posted: Thursday August 11, 2022


Please read on for more information...

Posted: Thursday August 11, 2022

ICAS Sitting Windows

This week our sitting windows for ICAS start and will continue until the 2nd of September. Key information follows.

Posted: Tuesday August 9, 2022

Becoming a board member

School board members are active leaders in our schools. They have an important role of supporting strong professional leadership and ensuring effective teaching for all students through informed governance.

Posted: Tuesday August 2, 2022

Cross Country - Thursday 4th August

Please see the image attached for cross country reminders.

Posted: Monday August 1, 2022

Board of Trustees nominations

The school board election is coming up.

Posted: Thursday July 28, 2022

A generous donation!

A very kind donation of tech items has been received!

Posted: Monday July 25, 2022

Orbus: Reduced bus timetable.

As you may be aware Covid and the flu have hit bus drivers hard. To ensure that a reliable bus service is provided, Otago Regional Council has had to move to a reduced bus service timetable. This will impact some of our students as their buses to and from school will now run with reduced frequency.

Posted: Sunday July 24, 2022

Welcome to Term 3

I hope you have all had a good break. We look forward to seeing everyone again tomorrow!

Posted: Sunday July 24, 2022


Due to the weather, Otago hockey have decided to cancel hockey tonight (8th July). Stay warm and enjoy the holidays and we will see you back in term 3,

Posted: Thursday July 7, 2022

Hangi lunch tomorrow

Tomorrow we have a whole school hangi lunch to celebrate end of term and Matariki. Please read on for what you will need to bring...

Posted: Thursday July 7, 2022

Hockey development programs.

Please see images attached for information about upcoming hockey programs.

Posted: Wednesday July 6, 2022