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Balmacewen Intermediate School

School Newsletter: July 2021

IMPORTANT DATES:

Friday 9th July - last day of term 2.

Monday 26th July - First day of term 3.

Friday 6th August - Balmacewen Cross Country.

Wednesday 11th August - Balmacewen Open night.

Wednesday 18th August - Winter sports exchange with Columba College and John McGlashan College.

Contents

Message from the Principal

by Andrew Hunter

We are at the end of Term 2 and there's much to celebrate!

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Year 7 News

by Lisa Dixon

It has been a very busy Term for our Year 7 students - this newsletter contains a number of articles about some of the fantastic work and activities we have been involved in.

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Year 8 News

by Terry Tarapi

Kia Ora Year 8 Whanau Thank you for your support in the running of all our programmes this term.

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Mānawatia a Matariki

by Sara Quelch

We welcomed and celebrated Matariki with a fabulous hangi kai for all of our ākonga and kaiako this afternoon.

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Balmacewen Intermediate open evening.

by Sara Quelch

We warmly welcome all interested families and friends to our school open evening on Wednesday 11th August at 6pm. Meet in the school hall please.

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Y8's Pies & Mystery Boxes

by Alex Buttery

The Year 8's have been working hard this term

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What's hot in the kitchen with the Y7's?

by Alex Buttery

The final group of Year 7's have been through the Foods Room.

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Year 8 Fabrics

by Angela Burden

Softies / Wheat bags and Covers / Doorstops / Tote bags / Cushion Covers / Key Rings and Screen Printing - it has been all go!! Well done to all of the students who created an original outcome that they are proud of. I love your work. Enjoy your holidays!

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The last lot of Cushions - Year 7

by Angela Burden

Our Year 7 Fabrics students will be bringing home the cushion they created with their workbook at the end of term. Be sure to read through it with them and celebrate their success. All students have made progress and gained valuable new skills. Congratulations Year 7's, enjoy your holidays!

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Traditional waka and experimenting with plastic

by Mark Henderson

A wave of waka and exciting plastic possibilities

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Mid Season Netball Report

by Sara Quelch

Balmacewen Intermediate has 9 teams entered in the Dunedin Netball Centre Year 7 & 8 competition which is played on Thursday afternoons.

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UNIFORM REMINDERS

by Sara Quelch

All students are expected to wear the correct uniform. All items should be clearly named. Lost property is located in the library foyer. Please read on for specific information...

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High School Open nights and days.

by Sara Quelch

Please see below a list of the open nights for high schools for those students and families who are interested in attending

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Kai for Octacan

by Lisa Dixon

Thank you everyone who donated cans for this worthy cause. Last Thursday a group of Year 7 students helped place all of our cans in the Octagon as part of our Matariki celebrations.

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Term 2 Winter sport wrap up

by Bella James

Term 2 has been busy with weekly winter sport games.

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Art Technology teacher change for term 3.

by Sara Quelch

Next term our art teacher Mary Brady is taking an opportunity to learn about another part of education while working for NMSSA. She will be looking at visual art, dance, drama, technology and learning of languages during the teem. We warmly welcome Miss Anna Dixon to Balmacewen Intermediate who will be teaching in the Art room for term 3.

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Room 26

by Hannah Cowie

Term 2 highlights and work...

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Moment in time - Solo

by Sara Quelch

By Ruby

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Enrolments open

by Sara Quelch

Enrolments for the 2022 school year are now open. Please go to https://www.balmacewen.school.nz/about-us/enrolment/

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Year 7 Marae Trip

by Lisa Dixon

Last week as part of our Matariki celebrations the Year 7 classes had the opportunity to be welcomed onto our local Arai Te Uru Marae. This was a unique experience for many with an offical powhiri welcome. As part of our preparation each class also took part on an online Te Reo challenge.

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Science Show Success!

by Lisa Dixon

In Week 7 the Year 7 Students presented their final presentation of their science show to their audiences. We had Year 3 and 4 students from some of our local cluster schools come to watch our perfronmances.

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Year 7 Star Gazing

by Lisa Dixon

Over the last few weeks the Year 7 students and staff had the opportunity to go to the Observatory for a session with Amadeo....

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Friendly Reminder

by Sara Quelch

Please note that all visitors must report to the school office (this includes parents!). Please do not go directly to classrooms.

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Year 7 Lit Quiz

by Lisa Dixon

Over the last term in our weekly Library sessions, Gill our librarian has been running a Lit Quiz Challenge for all classes.

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Hockey - development opportunities

by Sara Quelch

Please read on for information regarding Otago hockey development programmes.

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Community Notices

Community news and events

by Sara Quelch

Please see links attached for notices from our community..

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