Sports

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 offers a wide range of sports with skilled and dedicated coaches.

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 2 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.
 
We also have annual exchanges:
  • Winter Exchange with John McGlashan and Columba College (girls netball, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys hockey, boys football and boys rugby)

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.

 

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

 

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

Thank you to the Athlete's foot and our school community.

Posted: Saturday September 26, 2020

Thanks to the Athlete's foot school rewards program and our school community we recently received a donation of $870. This was gratefully received and will go towards sporting equipment in our school.

Winter sports uniforms

Posted: Friday September 25, 2020

Please return all Hockey, Basketball and Netball uniforms on the first day of term 4. Summer sport uniforms will not be issued until winter uniforms are returned.

Hockey season summary

Posted: Friday September 25, 2020

Well done and thank you to all of our hockey players, coaches, managers, families and supporters for an excellent hockey season.

Netball

Posted: Friday September 25, 2020

We entered 13 teams in the Dunedin Netball Competition run on Thursdays during Term 3.