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Balgowlah Heights Public School

Balgowlah Heights Public School

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School sport program

Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.T he school implements a separate sports and physical activity program for students in Kindergarten to Year 2 and students in Years 3 to 6.

Students who are in Years 3 to 6 are given the opportunity to participate in the school's swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals. Students who are 8 years of age in Year 2 are given the opportunity to participate in the 8 yrs events at the swimming and athletics carnivals.  Students who are successful at these carnivals are also given the opportunity to advance to zone, regional, state and national representative levels.

There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations. The school is a member of the Manly Primary School Sports Association (PSSA). Go to the representative sport page for more information.

Students are grouped into four sport houses and compete for points during sporting activities:

  • Echidna – yellow
  • Blue Tongue – blue
  • Sea Turtles – green
  • Wobbegong – red

Years 3 to 6

Teachers play a major role in the organisation and conduct of the school sport program.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety externally delivered sports including  beach sports and tennis. A participation fee is charged for these activities.

A no-cost option is also provided each term. These activities include track and field, netball, basketball, softball, cricket, soccer and eagle tag.


All students are required to wear full sport uniform to school on Thursday and Friday.