Burwood Girls High School

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Message from Rebecca Wade, Sports Coordination Officer, Sydney North Schools Sports Association, 16 March 2020.

The media release from Mark Scott, Secretary - NSW Department of Education, last night indicated a ‘phased social distancing strategy’ is to be implemented from Monday 16 March 2020. As part of this strategy 'Arts, Sports and Initiatives events will be temporarily ceased until further notice'.

The Sydney North Schools Sports Association advises that the following trials/championships/knockouts will not proceed –

  • Primary girls football trials
  • Central venue water polo days
  • Primary Australian Football trials
  • Secondary Rugby League trials
  • Buckley Shield Central venue days
  • University Shield Central venues days
  • Secondary Boys Football trials
  • Secondary Boys hockey trials
  • Secondary Girls hockey trials
  • Secondary Girls football trials
  • Primary boys hockey trials
  • Primary girls hockey trials
  • Secondary swimming

  • Primary rugby league trials- opens and 11s
  • Secondary basketball central venue day
  • Secondary table tennis central venue day
  • Primary boys football trials
  • Secondary girls rugby trials
  • Secondary bowls trials
  • NSWCHS Baseball
  • NSWCHS Girls Volleyball
  • NSWCHS Swimming
  • NSWCHS Diving
  • NSWPSSA Swimming
  • NSWPSSA Diving

All Zone, Sydney North, NSWPSSA and NSWCHSSA activities will be 'temporarily ceased until further notice'.  This includes all NSWPSSA Knockout competitions and all draws and matches of the NSWCHS Statewide Competitions (formerly NSWCHS Knockout).

This situation will be regularly reviewed and updates provided as they are available.

End of message.

Attendance at sport carnivals is compulsory as they are part of the school curriculum. All students Years 7-12 must participate and be in full sports uniform.

The school Swimming Carnival is held in Term 1 and Athletics Carnival in Term 2. There is also a Cross-country Carnival in Term 1.

Year 7 sport

Sport in Year 7 is integrated into the curriculum, one period a week. It includes a range of sport and fitness activities. Year 7 have a Gala Day each year where our school teams will compete against other schools in our zone. Sports include soccer, netball and volleyball.

Recreational and grade sport Years 8-11

Recreational and grade sport for Years 8-11 is held on Tuesdays, 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Start time may vary depending on the sport.

We offer a wide variety of both grade and recreational activities. Some are held on the schools grounds and some are conducted at local sports grounds or external venues. There are fees involved for grade sport and some recreational sports.

List of sports with prices is available under 'Sport notes', below.

Each term, students go online to choose a sport for that term.

Sport and PE uniform

The uniform for sport and PE lessons includes a Burwood GHS polo shirt, school shorts or tracksuit pants, school tracksuit jacket or school jumper and suitable sport shoes. Grade sports may have a specific uniform. Students may be placed on sport detention for not wearing the correct uniform.


Students who are occasionally unable to participate in sport because of a serious medical reason must bring a note from home by recess, requesting permission to be placed in non-sport. Otherwise you may be placed on sport detention. Failure to participate in sport may result in ineligibility for the RoSA.

Dismissal from external sport venue

Tuesday sport for Years 8-11 finishes at school at 2:30pm. Students attending external sports venues will return to school by 2:30pm to be dismissed for the day.

If a student wants to be dismissed at the sport venue instead of returning to school, please ask a parent or carer to complete the sport venue dismissal form (PDF 80KB) and return it to the deputy principal by Friday of Week 3 each term, or as advised. Approved students will be able to leave the venue at 2:20pm every Tuesday of that term to make their own way home. Please note for Term 1, 2020, students will be dismissed early from Week 5.

Knockout sport

If you are talented in a specific sport and would like to participate at a competitive level against other high schools, listen carefully to announcements calling for student players for knockout teams. We usually field KO teams in netball, basketball, soccer, indoor soccer, water polo, volleyball, touch football and Ultimate Frisbee.

Sport notes (whole school)

Recreational sport general permission and information

Grade Sport general permission

BGHS Carnivals general permission and information