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

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

Newsletters

Latest Notifications

Room 6 is running around 15 minutes late coming back from Dunedin. They should be at BPS by 3.15pm.

Wed Dec 07 02:21pm

2 December 2022 newsletter is ready to read.

Fri Dec 02 03:16pm

2 December 2022 Newsletter

Last Friday assembly for the year 2:30 today. Room 1 sharing their learning. All parents welcome.

Fri Dec 02 08:26am

Colour run is going ahead. We are all meeting on the school courts at 2pm. See you there!

Thu Dec 01 01:40pm

Colour run today 2pm. Wear old mufti to school today and bring a towel. Parents welcome.

Thu Dec 01 07:08am

Good morning everyone. Teacher Only Day today. Enjoy the sunshine today and we will see you all tomorrow.

Mon Nov 28 07:21am

25 November 2022 newsletter is ready to read.

Fri Nov 25 02:11pm

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25 November 2022 Newsletter

If you ordered a class/individual or family photo, please ask your child as they arrived today and were given to children to take home.

Wed Nov 23 03:07pm

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Fri Nov 18 03:19pm

18 November 2022 Newsletter

Found uniform tops will be on display on seating area under covered way before and after assembly today. Please feel free to check/take

Fri Nov 18 11:50am

assembly 2:30 today. Room 5 will be sharing some of their learning. All welcome. 🙂

Fri Nov 18 07:59am

Good morning. A reminder that all students will be released at 12:30 today so teachers can attend a meeting. Thanks.

Wed Nov 16 07:32am

Please remember, Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4 pupils will need their swimming togs, towel and goggles today and the rest of the week.

Mon Nov 14 08:16am

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Fri Nov 11 02:21pm

11 November 2022 Newsletter

Don’t forget the structured literacy info session, 5:30 today in the staffroom. All welcome.

Mon Nov 07 10:12am

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Fri Nov 04 03:00pm

4 November 2022

We need a couple more helpers for our Home and Garden tour this Sunday. If you can spare an hour or two, please phone Sara on 02102372282

Tue Nov 01 09:20am

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Fri Oct 28 02:09pm

28 October 2022 Newsletter

All primary touch is cancelled today 🙁

Thu Oct 27 01:30pm

21 October 2022 Newsletter is ready to read.

Fri Oct 21 03:03pm

21 October 2022 Newsletter

Happy Friday everyone. Assembly today at 2:30pm in the hall. All welcome 🙂

Fri Oct 21 08:16am

The BPS Spud Dig is back and will be happening Term 1 next year. Spuds and info going home today.

Wed Oct 19 12:35pm

 

30 September 2022 Newsletter is ready to read.

Fri Sep 30 01:38pm

30 September 2022 Newsletter

Yay last day of term and pet day! It’s mufti day too. Dress warm, it’s going to be a chilly one!

Fri Sep 30 07:28am

Pet diaries MUST accompany all living pets and virtual cat entries to Pet Day on Friday.

Wed Sep 28 07:30am

PET DAY BBQ- If you are able to help with the pet day bbq from 11.30-1.30 on Fri Sept 20. Please email Mrs Judson renee@balclutha.schoo.nz

Tue Sep 27 07:08am

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Fri Sep 23 04:29pm

23 September 2022 Newsletter

Spellathon tomorrow morning. Cam we please have all sponsorship cards back tomorrow. Thanks 🙂

Thu Sep 22 07:51pm

PET DAY BBQ- If you are able to help with the pet day bbq from 11.30-1.30 on Fri Sept 20. Please email Mrs Judson renee@balclutha.schoo.nz

Thu Sep 22 10:01am

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Fri Sep 16 03:17pm

16 September 2022 Newsletter

Our Room 12 campers are headed back to school and should be here just after 2pm. Parents are welcome to collect them early.

Fri Sep 16 02:31pm

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Fri Sep 09 03:24pm

9 September 2022 Newsletter

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