Sports

Sport at Balmacewen 

Sport at Balmacewen is highly valued and remains vital to our students' experience throughout their time at school. We have an equal approach and see the benefit in sport that caters for both the competitor and the social sportsmen and sportswomen. 

Our staff, volunteer parents and local sporting organizations bring a wealth of coaching and managerial experience to our in-school sports teams. Students who attend Balmacewen are given quality sports experiences. 

Summer and Winter sports teams compete in local weekly competitions.  Balmacewen students are regular attenders at Swimming, Cross Country and Athletic meetings at a local and regional level. 

Balmacewen Intermediate School is home to a shared Indoor Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball and Netball Facility, 3 artificial Tennis Courts that double as a Hockey turf and outdoor Basketball and Netball courts during the winter months, the availability of grass cricket wickets and cricket training nets on Bishopcourts, Rugby and football fields.  

 

If there are any queries regarding sport at Balmacewen, please get in touch with our Sports Co-ordinator, Bella James at sport@balmacewen.school.nz 

Balmacewen sporting code of conduct  Code-of-Conduct.pdf 

 

Physical Education

Balmacewen has made Health and Physical Education a focus area. We understand that when children are fit, healthy and have a high self esteem, they become better learners. We also recognise that there are many intangible qualities within sport which can't be taught, like team work, comradary and how to deal with winning and losing. 

Balmacewen also has a weekly House Sport competition. Each House Group competes against other houses to gain points for the Clarke Cup. Year 8 students are selected as House Captains and Deputy House Captains at the beginning of Term 1 and lead their House Groups in annual school sporting events as well as at House Sport.

Annual sporting events at Balmacewen:

  • Swimming Sports
  • Cross Country

  • Athletics Day

Points from these sporting events are all added towards the Houses total points for the Clarke Cup.

 

Exchange Fixtures

Summer Exchange;

  • John McGlashan
  • Taieri College (Cricket)
  • Oamaru Intermediate 

Winter Exchange;

  • John McGlashan
  • Columba College 
  • Southland Girls & Boys High School 

 

Fairplay Cup

Balmacewen values and recognises fairplay and good sportsmanship in our students. Each term we award the Fairplay Cup to a student that has been recognised by teachers, coaches and parents, as demonstrating the traits of good sportsmanship and fairplay on the sporting field and in class PE lessons.

 

 

2024 Winter Sport Registrations Term 2 & 3 -

A reminder that registrations will close at the end of the week (3rd May) and to check trials for the next two weeks. All information is on the school website and sports notice board at school.

2024 Winter Sport Registrations - (Terms 2&3)

 

Welcome to Balmacewen's Winter Sport Registrations for 2024! As the chill of Autumn and Winter slowly settles in, it's time to gear up for an exciting season of athletic prowess and camaraderie. Whether your child/ren is a seasoned competitor or a newcomer eager to embrace the thrill of our winter sports, we're thrilled to welcome you. At Balmacewen, we believe in fostering a spirit of sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal growth, all while having a blast on the sports fields.
 
Please see links below to register your child/ren for Winter Sports provided at Balmacewen.

 

  • Rugby - We only provide Inter School fixtures. No need to register for this. Trials will be held at a later date during the term.  
  • Rugby League - No registrations needed. 
  • Football (Girls/Boys) - We only provide Inter-School fixtures. No need to register for this. Trials will be held at a later date during the term.  
  • Volleyball - Is run through our school. Therefore, for further information about Term 2-3 Volleyball please touch base with our TIC of Volleyball Mr Terry Tarapi -  ttarapi@balmacewen.school.nz

 

  

 

 

Term 2 & 3 Practice Timetable

   

 

Sports on Offer

Rugby

Rugby

Netball

Netball

Miniball

Basketball

Soccer

Soccer

Rippa Rugby

Rippa Rugby

Golf

Golf

 
Touch

Touch

Hockey

Hockey

Waterpolo

Waterpolo

Cricket

Cricket

Soccer

Futsal

Badminton

Badminton

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Rugby League

Rugby League

Volleyball

Volleyball

Orienteering

Orienteering

Athletics

Athletics

Tennis

Tennis

 
Swimming

Swimming

Cross Country

Cross Country