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


Latest Notifications

3 February 2023 newsletter is available to read. Click on the attached link.

Fri Feb 03 02:17pm

3 February 2023

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow, Tuesday 31 January at 9am. Remember your water bottles and sunhat!

Mon Jan 30 11:51am

Last day of school. Yay!!!!!! Farewell assembly at 11:30. All welcome. Students released for the Summer at 12:30. Happy holidays everyone!

Wed Dec 14 07:32am

Picnic day today. Don’t forget packed lunch, drink bottle & swimming togs. Students in uniform please.

Mon Dec 12 07:22am

9 December 2022 Newsletter is available to read.

Fri Dec 09 03:21pm

9 December 2022 Newsletter

If you haven’t already returned them, please remember, all raffle cards (sold or unsold), need to be returned to school today.

Fri Dec 09 08:24am

BPS lions no touch game tonight. Can still go to prizegiving. 5:30pm in the grandstand.

Thu Dec 08 02:48pm

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

Today’s newsletter is ready to read.

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

Today’s newsletter is ready to read.

Fri Nov 11 02:21pm

11 November 2022 Newsletter

This months events