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


Mufti Day - Wednesday 3rd July

The school council has organised a mufti day for this Wednesday 3rd July. The cost is $2. Students who have technology on Wednesday also need to bring their school shoes along for those sessions. Thanks, School Council.

Posted: Monday July 1, 2019

Giraffe Antics!

Room 7 have been writing some moment in time creative pieces based on the video of Diving Giraffes. Here is the link to the Video which inspired our writing!

Posted: Monday July 1, 2019

Year 7 Star Lab...

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star... This week the Year 7 classes have a session with the Educators from Otago Museum who are here at school presenting with the Star Lab.

Posted: Monday July 1, 2019

Maths - Tiny Homes Challenge!

As part of our Measurement unit in Maths Room's 5,6,25 and 25 have been working on prototyping and designing tiny homes for our end of term project - with the need to think about our eco- footprints and the about of space we take up.

Posted: Thursday June 27, 2019

Year 7 News: The "F" Factor - Year 7 Term Three Focus

It has been a very busy Term for our Year 7 students - this newsletter contains a number of articles about some of the fantastic work and activities we have been involved in. Thank you to our parents and communities who continue to support our students. We now look ahead to Term Three. In Term Three the Year 7 classes move on to a Health and Wellbeing integrated theme. The "F" Factor is our catch phrase for the term which will look at - Friendship, Focus, Family, Food, Fun..... under the umbrella of thinking about what being happy and healthy is all about.

Posted: Thursday June 27, 2019

The Arts Expo - Term Three

Next term we will be having a celebration of the Arts performance in Week 10, September 25th at Otago Boys High School. This will include our WEARABLE Arts show and talent quest winners, plus other arts performances to link it all together. Below is a copy of the information shared with student who would like to take part in the Wearable Arts section of this performance night.

Posted: Thursday June 27, 2019

Inaugural Year 7 Science Expo!!!!

Last week was a hive of activity in the school hall with our Year 7 students hosting junior students from our local schools to our first ever Science Expo.

Posted: Tuesday June 25, 2019

Parent Interview bookings.

Read on for information regarding parent interviews...

Posted: Thursday June 20, 2019

Balmacewen Intermediate Open Night

We warmly welcome interested students and their families and friends to our school open night on Wednesday 7th August......

Posted: Saturday June 8, 2019


Please see attached images and PDF's

Posted: Saturday June 8, 2019

Message from the Principal

A busy and engaging term with plenty of great student achievement.

Posted: Friday June 7, 2019

Year 8 Artists

Students developed ideas, explored mediums, developed drawing, and painting skills. There was a focus on being creative, problem-solving and being independent.

Posted: Thursday June 6, 2019

Extra spelling quiz

On Wednesday the 5th June, nine students from Balmacewen went to Tahuna Intermediate for a spelling quiz.......

Posted: Thursday June 6, 2019

Skill development with smiles.

Positive students and positive actions. A good range of outcomes that reflect the developing and improving skills of the students. Some students have never used tools before and the speed with which they understand safe tool use shows a growth mindset.

Posted: Thursday June 6, 2019

Young Artists have a VOICE

Three Y7 classes have just finished their first PBL Art Project. The students viewed and discussed New Zealander Pat Hanly's protest art. Next, they selected a topic they wanted to have a voice about: either as a protest, to tell a story or about what inspires them.

Posted: Thursday June 6, 2019

Year 8 Happenings

A very warm welcome to our Year 8 Whanau.

Posted: Thursday June 6, 2019


Please read on to find out important information about registering with Otago Basketball

Posted: Tuesday June 4, 2019

Year 8 Designer Pies

Year 8 Food Technology classes have been busy designing their own pies.

Posted: Monday June 3, 2019

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

The Third group have a had a good time in the foods room.

Posted: Monday June 3, 2019

Charlie and Pippa - Live TechWeek TV

Charlie and Pippa recorded a live TV feed, as part of Tech Week 2019's School Series, teaching over 700 students from across the nation how to make apps.

Posted: Thursday May 30, 2019