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Balmacewen Intermediate School

School Newsletter: November 2018


Mon 19th - Wed 21st Nov:  Boy's cricket team at National tournament.

Wed 21st - Fri 23rd Nov: Girl's cricket team at National tournament.

Wed 21st Nov: Room 10 at Long Beach.

Wed 21st Nov: Room 14 at Challenge Day out.

Wed 21st Nov: Polive PCT challenge.

Thurs 22nd Nov: Otago Athletics champs.

Mon 26th Nov: Room 22 at Challenge day out.

Mon 26th Nov: Room 2 at Long beach.

Tues 27th Nov: Room 13 Challenge day out.

Wed 28th Nov: Room 7 at Challenge day out.

Wed 28th Nov: Year 6 orientation afternoon.

Thurs 29th Nov: Room 8 Challenge day out.

Fri 30th Nov: Room 3 Challenge day out.

Tues 11th Dec: Year 8 lip syncs.

Wed 12th Dec: Year 8 social.

Thurs 13th Dec: Whole school swim.

Friday 14th Dec: Final school assembly.


Year 8 News

by Terry Tarapi

Kiaora Year 8 whanau and friends. The first 5 weeks of term have certainly flown by. Read on to find out about our exciting happenings thus far.

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Year 7 November news

by Beth Downie

What's been happening in the Year 7 team

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What's hot in the kitchen with the Year 7's

by Alex Buttery

Group C finished up with Designer Burgers and Cake-in-a-Cup and Group B have finally started their second time in foods room.

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The Year 8 Perfect Pies

by Alex Buttery

After all the time taken in planning, preparing and cooking,the pies disappeared very quickly!

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Year 7 Softie Creation

by Penny Riley

Year 7 students in Fabric Tech are working their way through the key stages to making a softie.

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Balmacewen Success at North Zone Athletics

by Sophie Napper

On Tuesday 6th November 107 Balmacewen athletes represented the school at North Zone Athletics Championships. Well done to the following students who placed in the top 3 in their events:

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Digital Artwork

by Phillipa Dick

Classes across the school have been exploring how to layer shapes and colours to make digital art.

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Video: Long Beach

Long Beach

by Jake Scott

As we drove over the hill, we saw the glistening water reflecting off the bright blue sky. I looked beside me and I saw the tiny lambs running and playing tag with their friends. I saw the fresh green grass swaying in the way of the wind and the little birds flying gracefully. It was a perfect day for the beach.

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Table Tennis Champs

by Hannah Cowie

That wraps up the season for table tennis and here are the results.

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The thing about Balmacewen School

by Sara Quelch

A poem by Holly Mein

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by Deb Tasi-Cordtz

Room 2 were lucky enough to have Lucy from the Royal New Zealand School of Ballet for a session on Wednesday.

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South island Waterpolo Tournament

by Lisa Dixon

Over the weekend of October 26th-28th Balmacewen entered two teams in the South island Waterpolo Tournament which was held at Moana Pool.

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Last Friday the Year 8 students took part in a team challenge called "Activ8"

by Lisa Dixon

This challenge is part of our Term Four unit and encourages teamwork, communication and physical challenges. There were two sections that the students took part in - either a School based challenge or a Community challenge. Points were accumulated by all teams to go towards the overall winning house group.

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The Unknown Pathway

by Sara Quelch

By Bethany Elder

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Quizzical Mr Jeff Performs to Balmacewen

by Beth Downie

Bethany shares her thoughts on our amazing performer.

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Community Notices

Community Notices:

by Sara Quelch

Please find attached this month's community notices

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