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


2020 - what a year!

While most of us are looking forward to the end of 2020, it is a time to reflect on how lucky we are to be at school, playing sport, attending events and socialising while many other countries are still living with restrictions and lock downs. Written as part of our class speech competition we would like to share Tila's speech on the positives of 2020.

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020


This term all classes have written and presented speeches as part of our literacy programme. We were impressed with the diverse range of topics that engaged our students and the way they presented to their classes.

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

Year 7 News

Another exciting Term is underway for our Year 7 students - their last as Year 7's before they move on as Year 8 next year. We have our term topic "pARTicipate" underway. This is an integrated PBL focus of the ARTS and Literacy.

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

A tough finish for our cricket boys

Our boys team travelled to Arrowtown last week to play in the Otago/Southland final.

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

Orchestra Concert

On Thursday the Balmacewen orchestra performed a variety of pieces as the Guest Artists at the Otago Boys’ and Otago Girls’ combined Orchestra concert.

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

Itinerant Music Workshop Day

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

Term 3 Hospital Rebuild Project

Students had the opportunity to tackle a real world project that had a personal connection to their community. The Hospital rebuild project promoted ideas of wellness that extend to school life. We included a range of specialists within the process.

Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2020

Cooking with the Year 8

The final group of Year 8's have made it to the foods room.

Posted: Monday October 26, 2020

Balmacewen Basketball

Read on for a wrap up of the basketball season at Balmac...

Posted: Friday October 23, 2020

Yeah girls cricket

Cricket but not as you know it. To register see the link below

Posted: Tuesday October 20, 2020

Teacher Only Day

We have a teacher only day on Friday 13th November.

Posted: Monday October 12, 2020

Thank you to the Athlete's foot and our school community.

Thanks to the Athlete's foot school rewards program and our school community we recently received a donation of $870. This was gratefully received and will go towards sporting equipment in our school.

Posted: Saturday September 26, 2020


Holiday activities, summer sports and much more included in this article. Please see the images and links attached.

Posted: Saturday September 26, 2020

Hospital PBL

The Project Based Learning (PBL) focus for this term has been based round the Hospital rebuild. Here are some more of the creative ideas presented by some other Year 7 classes...

Posted: Saturday September 26, 2020


Please read on for important information regarding reporting your child absent from school.

Posted: Friday September 25, 2020

Winter sports uniforms

Please return all Hockey, Basketball and Netball uniforms on the first day of term 4. Summer sport uniforms will not be issued until winter uniforms are returned.

Posted: Friday September 25, 2020

Hockey season summary

Well done and thank you to all of our hockey players, coaches, managers, families and supporters for an excellent hockey season.

Posted: Friday September 25, 2020


We entered 13 teams in the Dunedin Netball Competition run on Thursdays during Term 3.

Posted: Friday September 25, 2020

What's cooking with the Year 7's?

The third group of Year 7's have made it to the foods room.

Posted: Friday September 25, 2020

Sassenachs Rugby

On Wednesday 23rd September 3 Balmacewen teams played in the annual Otago Rugby Sassenachs Rugby Tournament at Bishopscourt

Posted: Thursday September 24, 2020