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


Southland Sports Exchange CANCELLED.

Due to the weather forecast and ground conditions the sports exchange with Southland Boys and Southland girls that was scheduled for tomorrow has now been cancelled.

Posted: Tuesday October 29, 2019

School Athletics this Friday

A reminder that our school athletics sports is this Friday. Please find the full notice attached for more information....

Posted: Sunday October 20, 2019

Save the Date: End of Year Assembly and Prize giving

Thursday 12 December 6.00pm Regent Theatre

Posted: Tuesday October 15, 2019

Community Notices

Please read below and find links to community notices

Posted: Friday September 27, 2019

Message from the Principal

It's hard to believe we're at the end of Term 3.

Posted: Thursday September 26, 2019


This term two Balmacewen teams competed in the 9-a-side competition held on a Tuesday at Kettle Park

Posted: Thursday September 26, 2019

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