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Balmacewen Intermediate School

School Newsletter July 2020

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday 20th July - Start of term 1.

Mon 27th - Wed 29th July - Parent/Teacher interviews.

Wed 5th August - Balmacewen Open Night.

Friday 31st July - Year 7 skills and drills at Edgar Centre.

Friday 7th August - Balmacewen Cross Country.

Friday 14th August - Year 8 skills and drills at Edgar Centre.

For more dates please see our school calendar on our website:

https://www.balmacewen.school.nz/news-and-events/events/


Contents

Message from the Principal

by Andrew Hunter

It's the end of Term 2. Well done to everyone for making it through a very unique time!

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Year 8 News

by Terry Tarapi

Thank you to all families and friends of our Year 8 Community for your support this term.

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Parent/Teacher Interviews.

by Sara Quelch

Mid term reports will be sent home in the first week of next term and our parent/teacher interviews will be the following week. Please read on for details on how to book your interview.

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Year 7 News: The "H" Factor - Year 7 Term Three Focus

by Lisa Dixon

As the end of the term is upon us, we take a look ahead to what is an exciting term plan for Term 3!

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Year 7 Matariki Celebrations - Ko Matariki te tohu mō te tau hau Māori.

by Lisa Dixon

To celebrate the end of term that coincides with Matariki the Year 7 students and teachers had a hangi shared lunch.

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Video: Tornado in a bottle

Year 7 Hooked On Science PBL

by Lisa Dixon

This week students have completed their Hooked on Science PBL - the first completed project for the year. Our videos are currently being sorted and uploaded to our school Youtube account and some will be selected to be added to the Museum Fun Science video channel also.

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Year 7 - Colourful Cushions

by Angela Burden

Our Fabrics room is the place be according to the Year 7 classes who have just completed their first project - the CUSHION!

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Year 8 Bags - Functional & Fantastic

by Angela Burden

Our Year 8 students have had the opportunity to develop a standard bag template to suit their needs. The have created lunch bags, toilet bags, larger swimming/sports bags. Some even made pot plant baggies.

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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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PBL in Rooms 3, 4 and 14.

by Paul Kemmett

After emerging from lockdown and our online learning Year 8 decided on a theme of 'Ka mua, ka muri; looking back in order to move forward.'

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What's cooking with the Year 7's?

by Alex Buttery

The third group of year 7's have just finished their time in foods room.

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Personified Cats

by Mary Brady

Another talented group of Year Sevens have been learning painting techniques, developing ideas, and drawing skills.

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Have a go at Rugby League

by Alex Buttery

On Wednesday 15th July Otago Rugby League are holding a 1-day Holiday Programme.

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Denim Donations

by Angela Burden

Did you know ...?

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POST-COVID POSTCARDS

by Mary Brady

The students' postcards were inspired by the exhibition Postcards from the Other Side at Gallery De Novo, which featured postcards by local artists. In particular, these postcards were inspired by local artist and educator Kerry Mackay.

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Y8's Amazing and Tasty Pies

by Alex Buttery

The second rotation of Year 8's in the foods room have just finished making their designer pies.

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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 5th August at 6pm.

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Classroom League

by Hannah Cowie

Skills, drills & games

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Enrolment 2021

by Sara Quelch

To enrol your child for the 2021 school year, please click on the link below...

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Fabo writing

by Sara Quelch

Emily entered a story on FABO story and received some great feedback. Here is her story.....

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