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


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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

BPS speech finals today. 11:00 juniors, 11:45 seniors in the hall. Parents welcome but please wear a mask.

Fri Sep 09 10:08am

Assembly at 2:30 today in the hall. Parents welcome. Please wear a mask and stay home if unwell.

Thu Sep 08 09:51am

SO rep touch trials for U12 and U14 today have been postponed until Friday 9 Sept. Time and place remain the same.

Wed Sep 07 09:37am

school is open as normal today for everyone who can get here safely. All buses are running.

Tue Sep 06 09:18am

Please note there is a survey link included in todays newsletter. We hope you have time to take a look and answer the four questions.

Fri Sep 02 04:09pm

2 September 2022

Reminder our Whanau and School monthly meeting is on tonight, 7pm, in our School Staffroom. Everyone welcome.

Thu Sep 01 12:10pm

Reminder that school is closed today for Teacher Only Day. See you all tomorrow!

Mon Aug 29 07:27am

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Fri Aug 26 04:05pm

26 August 2022 Newsletter

Reminder Children can wear mufti (yellow if you can) tomorrow for Daffodil Day. Gold coin donation. All donations to the Cancer Society.

Thu Aug 25 04:36pm

assembly today at 2:30pm in the hall. Parents are welcome to attend but must wear a mask. Please do not come if you are unwell.

Thu Aug 25 09:08am

School photos today. Don’t forget to bring your best smiles 🙂

Wed Aug 24 08:00am

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Fri Aug 19 02:30pm

19 August 2022 Newsletter

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Fri Aug 12 02:59pm

12 August 2022 Newsletter

X-country tomorrow. 11am start. Wear house colours. FREE Sausage Sizzle avail for pupils and parents who want one at BPS after races.

Tue Aug 09 04:22pm

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Fri Aug 05 03:22pm

5 August 2022 Newsletter

Reminder that BoT nominations close tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12noon.

Tue Aug 02 09:49am

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Fri Jul 29 02:25pm

29 July 2022 Newsletter

BOT meeting 6pm Tuesday in the staffroom. Parents interested in standing in the BOT election are welcome to come along. RSVP to office.

Mon Jul 25 03:22pm

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back tomorrow for term 3. Everyone in Year 4 and up are asked to continue to wear masks please.

Sun Jul 24 01:21pm

Please read the standard letter for whānau from the Ministry of Education.

Letter for parents about mask wearing beginning term 3

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Fri Jul 08 03:55pm

8 July 2022 Newsletter

Last day of term 2 tomorrow and we will have a mufti day. Gold coin donation please.

Thu Jul 07 03:08pm

Good morning. BPS is currently experiencing a surge in COVID cases. If your child is unwell PLEASE keep them at home and test them. Thanks.

Tue Jul 05 08:32am

1 July 2022, Week 9, t2, Newsletter has been uploaded and will be ready to read this afternoon.

Fri Jul 01 04:38pm

1 July 2022 Newsletter

Religious Instruction to start in term 3. Info sent home with every family today. To opt in, complete form and return to school office.

Mon Jun 27 03:53pm

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