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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

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Fri Jul 09 03:16pm

9 July 2021 Newsletter

We have no more tickets avail for 1.30 & 6pm Music Festival. Notice going home today with every child about tomorrow nights arrangements.

Wed Jul 07 10:08am

We have no more tickets available for the 6pm performance of our Music Festival on Thursday. We do have tickets for 1.30pm available.

Tue Jul 06 09:48am

Please read today’s newsletter which has some information about what is on next week…

Fri Jul 02 03:14pm

2 July 2021 Newsletter

School assembly today 2:30pm. It would be great to see you all there!

Fri Jul 02 10:56am

Hi everyone, just a reminder that all the students will be released at 12:30 tomorrow as the teachers are all off to a meeting. Thanks.

Wed Jun 30 02:49pm

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Fri Jun 25 01:03pm

25 June 2021 Newsletter

Hi everyone, a reminder that school is closed tomorrow (Friday) for a teacher only day. See you all on Monday!

Thu Jun 24 02:02pm

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Fri Jun 18 02:57pm

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Tue Jun 08 12:55pm

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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

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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

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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

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