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.

SUMMER SPORTS REGISTRATION - please follow the below link to register your child for all Summer Sports 

https://forms.gle/S7XpygrzGUCUkcDm9

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

Touch

Posted: Friday December 6, 2019

Despite the weather Balmacewen has had 8 teams in action at the Oval this term.

House Leaders 2019

Posted: Wednesday December 4, 2019

The 2019 House Leaders have worked hard on developing their leadership skills over the year.

Waterpolo Term 4

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019

Well done to all students who have played Waterpolo this term.

Athletics

Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019

We had our School Athletics, North Zones and Otago's all within a few weeks. It was a busy time for those competing in all.