Telephone: 08 8355 7000
Telephone International: +61 8 8355 7000
Fax: 08 8355 7070
Monday - Friday: 8am till 4pm
Cudmore Terrace, Henley Beach SA 5022

Program Entry Information

Entry into the Specialist Sports Program at Henley High School is through an application process where students must meet a variety of criteria to be considered for enrolment.


There are four types of application that are considered each year.

Application Type



Year 9-11 Semester 2 (2018 - HHS Student only)

Monday 29th January


Year 8 (2019)

Monday 29th January


Year 9-12 2019 (Current 2018 HHS students)

Monday 7th May


Year 9-12 2019 (Not currently a HHS student)

We encourage all families to apply, normal process will occur but there may be limited placements due to school capacity.


8.30am - Monday 22nd October

No applications will be accepted after the due date and time.


The selection of students into the program considers the following criteria:

  • High level of ability and performance in both a training and competitive environment
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude to support their personal development
  • High potential for future development and growth in their identified sport
  • High level of coachability that enables all individuals to seek and accept a variety of feedback
  • High level of ability to improve their skills and knowledge in all aspects of their schooling
  • Provide a positive role model for others in their approach to learning, school rules and behaviour
  • Demonstrate academic effort and achievement
  • Must play/compete for a peak body affiliated or community club


If successful in any of the application types both parents and the student are required to sign a student agreement form accepting an offer for a position in the Henley High School Specialist Sport Program. A student must agree to the terms and conditions specified by the ‘Specialist Sport Expectations’ in the Student Athlete Agreement Form.

Students are expected to:

  • Demonstrate a willingness, desire and commitment to developing their own skills and knowledge within their sport
  • Complete all required theory work and tasks, thoroughly and on time
  • Be prepared for each lesson with appropriate Specialist Sport Program uniform, footwear and safety equipment for their sport, in addition to all required theory equipment
  • Continually strive to improve their skills and knowledge in all aspects of their schooling
  • Provide a positive role model for others in their approach to learning, school rules and behaviour
  • Be active participants in Sports Day (minimum of 5 events including 1500m and 800m)
  • Be available to represent the school in their major sport and other sporting events the school offers
  • Abide by the spirit and rules of their sport, behave in a dignified manner when representing Henley High School and accept victory and defeat with dignity and grace
  • Students must stay in the Special Sport Program until the end of Year 10
  • Demonstrate academic effort and achievement
  • Participate in sporting exchanges and events
  • Students strongly encouraged to attend Specialist Sport Program events


The Specialist Sports Program strives to maintain the highest standards of performance by the students involved across all areas of the curriculum, therefore we will work as a team, using a range of strategies to ensure that the students involved in the program meet these standards.  Students will be expected to meet the criteria and expectations outlined in the “Special Sports Expectation”  document that Student Athletes have signed when they enter the program.  If students are unable to fulfil these expectations they may be put on one of three probation process:

  • Academic Probation
  • Behavioral Probation
  • Practical Probation

If students do not show acceptable improvement and meet the required expectations they may be removed from the program.  Students will have these processes explained to them by their Specialist Sport teacher.


As participation in the Henley High School Specialist Sport Program is voluntary, not all costs will be covered within the budget. An annual fee is set by the Henley High School Council and contributes to costs associated with the program and covers items such as excursions, guest speakers, celebrations, coaches and equipment use.  Some excursions will incur additional costs, especially where accommodation and transport are required. Parents will be given advanced notice of major excursions to assist with planning and budgeting.

The basic fee is:

Henley High School Year 8 - 12 student: $350 per year
International Student - $100 per term

Online student – Not attending Henley High School but completing program from current school: POA


All students are required to purchase a Specialist Sports Uniform as part of them accepting their position in the program. The Specialist Sports Uniform is in two categories. Firstly, a uniform for competition is compulsory on accepting an enrolment. Secondly, a training uniform is also available to be used but is not compulsory. However, if not used the Competition uniform must be used.

Further information on this can be found at the SSP Uniform page.


A login and password are required to order online and will be issued only after acceptance/ enrolment into the program.



All Specialist Sport Students are highly encouraged to achieve success both in their sporting and their schooling endeavours.  Students have the opportunity to be rewarded with an ‘All Rounder Award’, recognising their ability to succeed academically while juggling both their sporting and schooling commitments.  Students must achieve a GPA of 12.50 or higher in their school report to receive an award.  Students will have these processes explained to them by their Specialist Sport teacher.  Award winners will be recognised at the Academic Morning tea Celebrations. 


A component of our program is to provide students with the opportunity to be involved in exchanges and overnight excursions with other schools. These exchanges/excursions could include billeting. Billeting provides students the opportunity to foster close relationships with other student athlete families with similar interests and also helps to reduce costs of these events. If families are willing to billet student athletes from other schools, every adult (18 years and older) will need to complete a DCSI Child Related Employment Screening Form. Please note however that these forms do not need to be included in the application, and will only be requested should we require billeting from families. This is not a compulsory component of SSP, but is greatly appreciated.


 Internal Enrolment

 External Enrolment

 Re-enrolment after removal

 Application Appeal


Please click here for the Online Application

Please click here for the Hard Copy (printable) Application


Sammy Nutt
Assistant Principal – SPESS (Sport, Physical Education and Specialist Sport)
Phone: 8355 7000


Student Counsellor

Phone: 8355 7000