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Welcome to Balclutha Primary

We are a Year 1-8 primary school with a proud history of providing quality education for the students of Balclutha and South Otago for over 150 years. 
Our students enjoy our great ‘family’ atmosphere and are provided with a variety of rich learning opportunities that enable them to develop the creativity, resilience and life skills needed to become effective members of our wider community.
We have excellent resources and significant student supports available.  Alongside our high quality teaching team, we have a great team of teacher aides and specialist teachers onsite to ensure classroom programmes are well supported and every learner has the tools they need to reach their full potential.
We have a wonderful playground area comprised of several playing areas, a large turf area, grass fields and a number of mature trees that our students love to climb. Across the street, we have the Balclutha sports fields and the Cross Recreation Centre which we access for a variety of purposes throughout the year.
Balclutha Primary School is a great place to learn and we look forward to sharing our school with you.

Vision & Values

Students will be empowered to face life with self-confidence, have the ability to be an effective member of society and to be life-long learners

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Enrolment Information

We would like to welcome new entrant children, transferring students and their families to our school. Please ring the school on 034190103 and make an appointment to visit. If you are new to the district and want to discuss enrolment or visit the school call the above number or the Principal 021 221 3776 or email admin@balclutha.school.nz

News & Events


Latest Notifications

11 June 2021 Newsletter is ready to read.

Fri Jun 11 03:10pm

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If you haven’t received your email about photos yet or you need help accessing the link, please contact the school office 4190103.

Tue Jun 08 12:55pm

Today’s newsletter is ready to read.

Fri Jun 04 03:29pm

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Thank you to all those who supported the cheese roll fundraiser. If you have any issues with your order please contact Rachael 0274482007

Mon May 31 11:47am

If you have a bread crate, please deliver to BPS hall by 10am. If after 10am, please deliver to back of Balclutha New World.

Mon May 31 09:51am

Newsletter for 28 May 2021

Fri May 28 03:19pm

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We need more helpers to make cheese rolls – especially Saturday. If you can help, even a couple hours, please phone/text Sarah 02102372282

Wed May 26 09:51am

Today’s newsletter is ready to read.

Fri May 21 02:58pm

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Don’t forget pink shirt and gumboot day mufti tomorrow. Gold coin donation.

Thu May 20 05:11pm

We would love it if you can help make cheese rolls, anytime on 29 or 30 May. Please email balcluthapta@gmail.com or contact school office.

Thu May 20 09:50am

14 May 2021 Newsletter

Fri May 14 03:36pm

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Reminder if you want to order cheese rolls – order forms and money need to be returned to school tomorrow, Friday 14 May.

Thu May 13 11:07am

Today’s newsletter (7 May 2021) is ready to read.

Fri May 07 03:18pm

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Apologies! Saveloys available on Fridays as usual this term. Not tomorrow as in previous message. Our apologies!

Wed May 05 03:26pm

Saveloys avail tomorrow $2each. Pupils can pre pay for a max of 8 weeks, $16, OR 7 weeks if going away to camp $14. Weekly pay is fine.

Wed May 05 02:36pm

BPS Photo day Thurs 13 May. An info sheet re Photo day has been emailed. Please check your email. Any questions please ask school office.

Tue May 04 11:31am

Check out this weeks newsletter on the app. Lots happening this week. Assembly today at 2:30pm.

Fri Apr 16 03:02pm

No Teeny touch game today.

Thu Apr 15 03:35pm

Last day of term tomorrow. Mufti day and assembly at 2:30pm. We’d love to see you all there!

Thu Apr 15 02:36pm

Football tournament is on today.

Thu Apr 15 08:50am

We are desperately in need of adult helpers to manage and coach teams for football tournament tomorrow. You don’t need to know any rules.

Wed Apr 14 11:27am

If you are able to help please email sports@balclutha.school.nz or contact the office today. 

A reminder that parents are welcome to come along and join our Clean Up Clutha walk at 1:30 this afternoon.

Wed Apr 14 11:08am

Year 5/6 and 3/4 Football tournament is postponed until Thursday.

Tue Apr 13 07:57am

Whānau and School meeting next Wednesday 14th at 7pm. All welcome.

Fri Apr 09 10:19am

If you had mini grip bags on backorder, they have arrived and they are ready to pick up from school.

Wed Apr 07 09:20am

A reminder that there is no school today. See you all tomorrow!

Tue Apr 06 09:34am

Good luck for touch games today. Game times are listed in link.

Thu Apr 01 02:42pm

BPS Girls V Warepa Wasted Talent – Ground 4 – 5pm

BPS Stars V Rosebank Jaguars – Ground 2 – 5pm
BPS Superstars V BPS – Ground 5 – 4:30pm
BPS Tigers V Valley All stars – Ground 4 – 7pm
BPS/St Jos Lions V Rosebank Bears- Ground 3- 4pm
Teeny Touch V Milton Teenys – Ground 2A – 4pm 

Good morning. A reminder that school is closed today for Teacher Only Day. Happy Easter!

Thu Apr 01 07:46am

Football Tournament – Year 3-6 – Tuesday 13th April. The last chance for football notices to be returned is tomorrow – Wednesday 31 March.

Tue Mar 30 05:28pm

The last chance for football notices to be returned is tomorrow (Wednesday).

You can send electronic permission to sports@balclutha.school.nz.

Please include – Child’s Name, year and classroom.

Room 11, 12 and 6 Hot Cross bun orders are ready to be collected from the hall.

Mon Mar 29 12:47pm

Foodwrap orders are ready to be picked up from the school office. Mini grip snack size bags are on back order and should be here soon.

Mon Mar 29 08:08am

Newsletter for 26 March 2021 is now available in Newsletter button.

Fri Mar 26 02:13pm

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Reminder BPS Whanau and School Group Annual Meeting tonight. 7pm in the school staffroom. Everyone welcome.

Wed Mar 24 01:51pm

Reminder that all raffle cards need to be returned to school by tomorrow. Many thanks.

Tue Mar 23 09:21am

19 March 2021 Newsletter is ready to view.

Fri Mar 19 02:40pm

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Can all raffle cards please be returned to School by next Wednesday 24 March. Many thanks.

Thu Mar 18 09:58am

Thank you to the families who have made interview times. We are making appts today for those who havent yet and will send these home today.

Mon Mar 15 10:53am

This months events