Balgowlah Heights Public School

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Representative sport

Primary school sports association

Balgowlah Heights Public School is a member of the Manly Zone Primary School Sport Association (PSSA) and subsequently, part of the Sydney North Region Primary School Sport Association. The zone determines the sports offered and the age/grade requirements for teams. PSSA competitions exist primarily for students who display a high level of skill and/or potential in those particular sports and teams selected must reflect this.

At Balgowlah Heights Public School, PSSA sport is offered to students in Years 4 to 6 only.

Sports

Cricket

Who: Boys

Season: Summer

Terms: 1, 3 and 4

Softball and t-ball

Who: Girls

Season: Summer

Terms: 1, 3 and 4

Volleyball

Who: Girls and boys

Season: Summer

Terms: 1, 3 and 4

Eagle tag

Who: Girls and boys

Season: Summer

Terms: 1, 3 and 4

Rugby league

Who: Boys

Season: Winter

Terms: 2 and 3

Netball

Who: Girls

Season: Winter

Terms: 2 and 3

Competitions are held on Friday afternoon and students in PSSA teams must fulfil their obligations to their team for the entire season.

Selection of teams

When selecting students during trials, consideration is given to those who best meet the selection criteria for each particular sport. No special consideration is given to age or grade level. Selection criteria for each team includes:

  • General ability and skill level
  • Sportsmanship
  • Cooperation and attitude
  • Commitment to trial sessions

Past representation and/or external participation is not taken into consideration during selection trials.

Uniform

Students who represent the school at PSSA may be required to special sport socks and/or a shirt specific to their sport e.g. a jersey for rugby league or soccer.

Training

Team training sessions will take place on Thursday afternoons, either at school or at Tania Park. In some circumstances, coaches may conduct an extra training session before school or during lunchtimes.

Code of conduct

All PSSA students and their parents must sign the PSSA Player/Spectator Code of Conduct prior to representing the school.

Trials

Students in Years 5 and 6 will be made aware of zone trial dates. Due to the limited number of students who are eligible from each school only those students who demonstrate exceptional skills relative to the sport will be considered.

The selection process will be based on:

  • evidence of representation for that sport
  • discussion with most recent PSSA coach (if applicable)

If the school is unable to identify student/s who demonstrate skills that equate to a representative level no student will be nominated for participation.

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