Sports

Sport at Balmacewen 

Sport at Balmacewen is highly valued and remains vital to our students' experience throughout their time at school. We have an equal approach and see the benefit in sport that caters for both the competitor and the social sportsmen and sportswomen. 

Our staff, volunteer parents and local sporting organizations bring a wealth of coaching and managerial experience to our in-school sports teams. Students who attend Balmacewen are given quality sports experiences. 

Summer and Winter sports teams compete in local weekly competitions.  Balmacewen students are regular attenders at Swimming, Cross Country and Athletic meetings at a local and regional level. 

Balmacewen Intermediate School is home to a shared Indoor Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball and Netball Facility, 3 artificial Tennis Courts that double as a Hockey turf and outdoor Basketball and Netball courts during the winter months, the availability of grass cricket wickets and cricket training nets on Bishopcourts, Rugby and football fields.  

 

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

Balmacewen sporting code of conduct  Code-of-Conduct.pdf 

 

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 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 1 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.

 

Exchange Fixtures

Summer Exchange;

  • John McGlashan
  • Taieri College (Cricket)
  • Oamaru Intermediate 

Winter Exchange;

  • John McGlashan
  • Columba College 
  • Southland Girls & Boys High School 

 

Fairplay Cup

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.

 

 

2024 Winter Sport Registrations Term 2 & 3 - Coming Soon!!

 

 

Term 2&3 Sport Registration Links - coming soon!

Netball - 
Table Tennis - 
Badminton - 
Hockey 
Basketball 
Volleyball - Volleyball is run through our school. Therefore, further information about Term 1 Volleyball will be coming soon. For any urgent questions regards Volleyball, please touch base with our TIC of Volleyball Mr Terry Tarapi -  ttarapi@balmacewen.school.nz
Rugby - 
Football - 
Rugby League -  

2024 Term 2 & 3 Winter Sport Trials   

(coming soon)

     

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

Summer sport trials 2024 term 1

Posted: Tuesday January 30, 2024

Please find below the timetable for Term 1 Summer Sport Trials. These will commence this Friday. Please see information below for clarification.

Touch

Posted: Monday December 4, 2023

This term we had 8 teams that played at the Oval Junior Competition on a Thursday after school.

KINGS HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL TOUCH TOURNAMENT

Posted: Sunday November 5, 2023

Friday 3 November

Koru Games

Posted: Monday October 30, 2023

In week 10 of Term 3, 10 sports teams from Balmacewen headed north to Christchurch to compete in the Koru Games.