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

Balmacewen Cross Country

Posted: Sunday August 5, 2018

On Friday the 10th of August Balmacewen Cross Country was held here at school. It was a fantastic effort from everyone involved, with excellent perseverance on display.

Black Fern 7's Team Visit Balmac

Posted: Wednesday August 1, 2018

We were very lucky to have 3 Black Fern 7's players come to school today to talk about their recent success at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup.

School cross country

Posted: Tuesday July 24, 2018

Please read on for important information about our upcoming school cross country

Balmacewen Boys Football

Posted: Wednesday June 6, 2018

A great result for Balmacewen first game of the season.