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


Netball Report for 2019

This year we had 14 Balmacewen teams competing in the Dunedin Netball Centre Year 7 & 8 competition on Thursdays during Terms 2 and 3; 2 teams competing in the Primary School Champs and 1 team at the AIMS Games in Tauranga

Posted: Thursday September 26, 2019

Classroom league

League skills, drills & games.

Posted: Thursday September 26, 2019

Survival Kit - Hauora

The term 3 Year 7 focus was health and wellbeing based on the Māori concept of Te Whare Tapawhā.

Posted: Thursday September 26, 2019

Orchestra workshop a huge success!

On Thursday this week the Balmacewen Orchestra were joined by the Kaikorai Primary School Orchestra for a music workshop and concert.

Posted: Wednesday September 25, 2019

Year 8 News

Kia Ora Parents and Caregivers, Wow! Where has the time gone? Another action packed 10 weeks has raced by.

Posted: Wednesday September 25, 2019

Stars: A poem written by writing extension student Jocelyn Kluyts

Poem to follow.......

Posted: Wednesday September 25, 2019

Writing Extension

Writing extension is a group for students that enjoy writing or want to improve their skills. We meet from 8:30 - 9:20 every Wednesday morning. ........ Read on.....

Posted: Wednesday September 25, 2019

Current Events Quiz

Well done to our current events teams who competed in the recent competition at Bathgate school. Read on for more information...

Posted: Wednesday September 25, 2019

Year 8 Perfect Pies

The 3rd group of Year 8 Food Technologists have produced some amazing pies.

Posted: Wednesday September 25, 2019

What's hot in the kitchen with the Year 7's?

Group 2 have now completed their second time in the Foods room and they have been very creative with flavours.

Posted: Wednesday September 25, 2019

Fun concepts and skill development with smiles

Positive attitudes have lead to well engaged students.

Posted: Tuesday September 24, 2019

Year 7 News

It has been a very busy and productive term in our Year 7 classes. We have been impressed with the way our students have contributed throughout this term and the positive finish we have had to Term Three.

Posted: Monday September 23, 2019

WOW- the Arts eXtravaganza!

On Wednesday night over 200 students took part in our Arts eXtravaganza at OBHS. The night came alive with music, dance, lights and drama as the Wearable Arts, Talent Quest finalists, dance crews , Pacific Island Dance and the amazing creations from hats, lanterns and masks took to the stage.

Posted: Tuesday September 17, 2019

First Balmac Colour Run a huge success!

As part of our Year 7 PBL unit on family fun and fitness, a group of students worked on helping to plan the first ever Balmacewen Colour Run.

Posted: Monday September 16, 2019

The Arts eXtravaganza is on!

Over the past term many students have been busy preparing for our Arts Extravaganza which is on next Wednesday September 25th at 7.00pm at OBHS auditorium.

Posted: Monday September 16, 2019

Our FFF Family Bag!

Last week our orders went out for our FFF Family Bags. We would like to say a huge thank you to the families who supported this business - this is the first time we have done this PBL project and there was a lot of learning along the way.

Posted: Thursday September 12, 2019

Teacher Only Day - Friday 15 November

Posted: Wednesday September 11, 2019


Important information regarding the measles outbreak.

Posted: Thursday September 5, 2019

Summer Sports Sign up.

Please read on for details and the link to sign up to a summer sport for term 4.

Posted: Wednesday September 4, 2019

Balmac vs Southland Boys & Girls Exchange

Pictures and results to follow from the successful day.

Posted: Wednesday August 28, 2019