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


Kaitiaki heads telling new houses story

Year 8 Art students designed and painted these heads to tell the story of our school's new houses: Whanaupaki, Kaikarae, Araiteuru and Whakaari.

Posted: Monday September 18, 2023

Kei te tino poho kererū mātou i te rōpū kapa haka.

Our Balmacewen Kapa Haka rōpū performed at this years 30th Polyfest last week during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. All students can be extremely proud of their efforts representing themselves, their whānau and our kura.

Posted: Monday September 18, 2023

Deputy Principal's Message

Term 3 has certainly been a busy one and we have many people, performances and achievements to celebrate.

Posted: Monday September 18, 2023

Y7 Foods

The Year 7's are mixing things up this rotation with a focus on modifying and adapting the recipe.

Posted: Friday September 15, 2023

Y8 Foods Mystery Box Challenge

The highlight of the term for many is the Mystery Box challenge.

Posted: Friday September 15, 2023

Y7 Hard Materials Miniature Furniture

The brief was to construct a piece of furniture out of cardboard in miniature.

Posted: Friday September 15, 2023

Y8 Hard Materials Construction

The brief was to create something in miniature out of cardboard.

Posted: Friday September 15, 2023

Community news:

Please see attachments below for holiday programmes and information shared with us from our community.

Posted: Thursday September 14, 2023

Balmacewen Strategic Plan

We invite you to contribute to our Strategic Plan!

Posted: Thursday September 14, 2023

Native plant give away

There are native plants up for grabs completely FREE, these are for families that want to and can grow them.

Posted: Tuesday September 12, 2023

Free seed kits

If you would like some free seed kits then fill out this form. Details below...

Posted: Monday September 11, 2023

Update Polyfest Performance Time

Please note the amended time for our Polyfest performance. Thursday 14th September, 1:30 pm. Just a note to arrive early before the performance time to ensure that you don't miss out.

Posted: Thursday September 7, 2023

Summer sports registrations

Welcome to Term 4 Balmacewen Summer Sports Registrations. Please find below our links to the Summer Sports we provide here at Balmacewen.

Posted: Wednesday September 6, 2023

Touch Trials

On Monday 12th September from 3.15pm we are holding touch trials for competitive boys teams.

Posted: Tuesday September 5, 2023

Kapa Haka

Our kapa haka group will be performing at his years 30th Otago Polyfest

Posted: Saturday August 26, 2023


The old PE tops and Jackets are no longer accepted as regulation uniform. Please do not purchase these second hand as they are no longer part of our uniform. Please see images below:

Posted: Thursday August 24, 2023


Posted: Thursday August 24, 2023

Non-uniform to support Daffodil Day.

Tomorrow Friday 25th August the school council have organised a non-uniform day to support Daffodil day and the cancer foundation. Students are encouraged to wear yellow and to please bring $2

Posted: Thursday August 24, 2023


Digital technology has transformed how we learn.

Posted: Wednesday August 23, 2023


The school calendar is available on our school website. You can also check the daily notices for our students from our web page.

Posted: Wednesday August 23, 2023