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.
If there are any queries regarding sport at Balmacewen, please get in touch with Sports Co-ordinator, Dani Gray 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

Touch

Posted: Sunday February 3, 2019

Touch is a very popular sport at Balmacewen with over 100 students keen to play.

Summer sports

Posted: Sunday February 3, 2019

Please read on for a list of the summer sports available at Balmac for term 1.

Futsal registrations: Term 1, 2019

Posted: Sunday February 3, 2019

Please read on for information regarding the term 1 futsal competition and how to be part of a Balmacewen team.

Water polo 2019

Posted: Sunday February 3, 2019

If you would like to play water polo for Balmacewen Intermediate this term, it is on Thursday after school. Read on for the important information...