Welcome to Balgowan Primary School

Be kind, work hard, make friends is the motto at Balgowan, and we encourage all our children to follow these guidelines in their daily school life.

Ship of Values

Introducing the Crew for Balgowan's Ship of Values

Balgowan Eco school committee

Balgowan has recently been awarded the Green Flag!

Music and Arts

All pupils at Balgowan have the opportunity to learn musical instruments, including the steel pans.

Creative curriculum and outdoor learning

Our creative curriculum includes lots of outdoor learning for Reception-aged pupils and those in Year 1 in our covered outdoor learning area.

Outdoor sport and play

Balgowan pupils participate in many sporting activities, both within the school and outside.

 

Welcome to Balgowan Primary School

Balgowan is a very friendly, high achieving and heavily oversubscribed academy in Beckenham. There are 678 pupils taught in 22 classes. The academy follows a creative curriculum which is designed to engage and excite all the children whilst also ensuring the acquisition of key reading, writing and mathematical skills…

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Y5/6 Athletics

The first event of this term was the Indoor Athletics competition held on 17.1.19 at Langley Park Boys School. Following a trial with over 50 pupils in attendance, a team of 19 pupils were selected to compete in track and field indoor events: standing long jump, speed bounce, chest push, vertical jump, individual sprints, team relays and an obstacle race. Balgowan finished in 5th place overall out of 20 Bromley primary schools. Well done to the pupils who took part – Ed, Thomas, Max, Alex, Jed, Karol, Tom, Romey, Toby, Robert, Claudia, Louise, Rihanna, Alexa, Isabelle, Melina, Ziannah, Delilah and Demi. Mr Jason Jones & Mrs Kirsty Bassett

Y3/4 New Age Kurling

Earlier this month, the very first ‘New Age Kurling’ competition was held for Bromley primary schools. We sent a team of 5 pupils from Y3 and Y4 to participate in this inclusive event held at Coopers School, Chislehurst, with Mrs Hillier, Mrs Monforte and Miss Taylor. Ellie and Luca from Y3 and Alfie, Aarav and Cristian from Y4 made up the team. The children were taught the rules of the game and learnt the appropriate techniques, aiming to score points for their team. They were competing against other school teams, and ended up finishing in 7th place out of 14 – a great result.

Y5/6 Hockey

A team of 7 went to Langley Park School on 29.1.19 to compete in the Bromley Schools Hockey competition – Tristan, Ed, James, Isaac, Olivia, Eva and Bella, accompanied by Mrs Parke. They played brilliantly, it being the first time they had played together in the same team, and won 2 games and drew 2. All enjoyed the competition and represented Balgowan excellently – well done! Mr Jason Jones

Future dates for your diary

Future Dates 2018_2019 (Jan 19).docx

Library News

The new academic year has meant twelve, brand new, year 6 pupil librarians starting in their new roles. Pupil librarians support the parent librarians in the everyday running of the library and, as such, they have spent the past weeks busily learning new skills, attending training and working towards their Bronze award; all this in addition to making sure the library is prepared for class visits and running sessions every lunchtime. Before half term they were particularly busy helping visitors make Halloween ghosts to hang across the room and recommending some of our favourite spooky books!”

Girls Football

Balgowan Girls Football Team attended the first round of the Bromley Schools tournament recently. It was a rainy and wet afternoon but all girls played brilliantly, winning their first two games 2-0. They went on to draw the third match against Cudham 0-0 and narrowly lost their last match 1-0 against Keston. The team showed excellent teamwork, determination and skill throughout the tournament. The girls managed to finish top in their group, meaning they are through to the final day to be held later this term. Well done girls! Alice, Chloe, Nell, Matilda, Freya, Issey, Eva, Olivia, Louise, Daisy

Swimming Gala – Y4/5/6

16 pupils attended the Bromley Schools Swimming Gala held on 16.10.18 at Beckenham Spa. We competed in the Large Schools division and were against 6 other schools. There were 6 individual events, 6 relay races, a squadron race and a novelty race – just for fun! All children swam brilliantly and Balgowan finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in 12 out of 14 events – incredible! We finished with 85 points, 25 points ahead of the school finishing in 2nd place, meaning we were crowned the Bromley Champions (for the 3rd year in a row!). Well done to all pupils who contributed to our team success. Isabelle, Louise, Olivia, Rosie, Grace, Daisy, Lotty, Abigail, Ted, Tom, James L, George, James B,

Y2 Gymnastics

We took 12 pupils to St Peter and St Paul’s Primary Academy to showcase their fantastic gymnastics skills and give our younger children the opportunity to experience a school sport event for the first time. The children each had to do a body management routine, a floor routine and two vaults and they all performed brilliantly. Two children received individual medals for their outstanding performances, as they really impressed the judges – well done Hannah O and Sunny. All children listened well, followed instructions and represented Balgowan superbly! A very big well done to our gymnasts. Hannah O, Florence, Molly, Hannah L, Nina, Eliza, Sunny, Luca, Kit, Max, Tim, John

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