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Program Entry Information

Entry into the Henley Sports Academy 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 7 (2024)

Monday 30th January 2023

 8.30am - Monday 27th  March 2023

Year 8-11 Semester 2 2023

(Current 2023 Year 8-11 HHS students only)

Monday 30th January 2023

 8.30am - Tuesday 14th  March 2023

Year 8-12 2024 (Current 2023 HHS students)

Monday 8th May 2023


8.30am - Monday 19th June 2023


Year 8-12 2024 (Not currently a HHS student)


Monday 8th May 2023

8.30am - Monday 28th August 2023

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

If you choose to post the application please make sure you use registered mail.


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 Sports Academy. A student must agree to the terms and conditions specified by the ‘Henley Sports Academy 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 Academy 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 Academy for a minimum of 3 years
  • Demonstrate academic effort and achievement
  • Participate in sporting exchanges and events
  • Students strongly encouraged to attend Academy events
  • Be an active participant in SASI Talent Identification fitness testing in Term 1


The Henley Sports Academy 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 “Henley Sports Academy Expectation”  document that Student Athletes have signed when they enter the program.  If students are unable to fulfill 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 Sports Academy teacher.


As participation in the Henley High Schools Sports Academy is voluntary, not all costs will be covered within the budget. An annual fee is set by the Henley High School Governing Council and contributes to costs associated with the academy and covers items such as guest speakers, specialist coaches, transport and equipment. The annual fees are reviewed annually and parents will be informed of any changes. Some excursions will incur additional costs, especially where accommodation and transport are required. Parents will be given advanced notice of excursions to assist with planning and budgeting.


The annual fees:

  • Henley High School Year 7 – 11 students - $450 per year
  • Henley High School Year 12 students - $350 per year
  • Henley High School Year 8 – 11 students Semester 2 - $350
  • International students - $125 per term


A student who withdraws from the Henley Sports Academy will need to discuss this decision with the Assistant Principal Director for Sport. If they are withdrawn or removed from the Academy after week 5, term 1 they will be still required to pay the full annual fee.


All students are required to purchase a Henley Sports Academy Uniform as part of them accepting their position in the academy. 

Further information on this can be found at the Henley Sports Academy.



 Internal Enrolment

 External Enrolment

 Re-Enrolment after Removal

 Application Appeal


Chad Winstanley
Assistant Principal – Director for Sport
Phone: 8355 7000


Phone: 8355 7000