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:
  • Summer Exchange with Southland Boys and Southland Girls (boys and girls touch, boys and girls waterpolo, boys cricket, tennis)

  • Winter Exchange with Southland Boys and Southland Girls (girls netball, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys hockey, boys football and boys rugby)

  • 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.

 

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

Balmacewen Success at North Zone Athletics

Posted: Monday November 12, 2018

On Tuesday 6th November 107 Balmacewen athletes represented the school at North Zone Athletics Championships. Well done to the following students who placed in the top 3 in their events:

Table Tennis Champs

Posted: Sunday November 11, 2018

That wraps up the season for table tennis and here are the results.

Table Tennis

Posted: Wednesday October 17, 2018

Table Tennis Champs

Balmacewen Students represent Otago in Table Tennis

Posted: Wednesday September 26, 2018