At Byron Bay High School we support and encourage students to pursue representative selection at all levels.
We are not only keen to extend our talented sports men and women to achieve their personal goals, but also to strengthen school pride by encouraging sportsmanship, leadership and co-operation on the sporting field. The school has a proud record of individual and team achievements in a variety of sports including Soccer, Surfing, Golf, Surf Lifesaving. Many of our students have gone on to be selected to represent at zone, regional, state and national championships, where they have enjoyed enormous success or been selected in AIS development squads. We have also had former students become World Champions and Olympic medallists.
Byron Bay High School competes in a wide range of CHS Knockout competitions for both junior and open teams.
Knockout competitions - Entry into CHS competitions is by school nomination where teachers are available to coach teams. Students from any year are given the opportunity to trial for inclusion in a knockout team, although senior students tend to dominate in the Open teams due to size and experience. Selection trials and training are generally announced on assembly or in the Daily Memo. We usually enter teams in soccer, netball, basketball, AFL, touch football, water polo, beach volleyball, cricket and volleyball. The school also participates in the Tennis, Golf, Surfing and Surf Lifesaving Competition.
Representative Teams - trials are held for a wide range of sports and students from years 7 to 12 are eligible to attend. Students need to be highly competent in these sports to be selected. Selections may be made via representation in a school team or if no school team participates, students may trial on an individual basis. If students are selected in a zone team they then train and play at an all-day Far North Coast Zone carnival. A North Coast representative team is selected on the day and this team plays against the other regions in a state carnival. Selection in state teams occur for only a few sports, which go on to play at National Championships.
Gala Days – on occasions a variety of gala days are organised within the zone providing students with the opportunity to play sport against other schools in the area.
Some carnivals are for Open teams and other for Junior Teams.
All students interested in representing the school in their chosen sport,
should ask the Sport organiser for more details.
Sport is an important part of the curriculum at Byron Bay High School and we are very proud of our sporting tradition.