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Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design

Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design

Designing Futures

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Mandatory sport at DHSVAD is held at the following times:

  • Tuesday morning: Years 9 & 10
  • Tuesday afternoon: Years 7 & 8

students have the option of participating in grade, recreational or house sport.  Students also have the opportunity to represent the school in the Bligh Zone grade competition.

Summer Sport: Terms 1 & 4 

Winter Sport: Terms 2 & 3

It is important that the students choose their sports wisely as there is no changing of sports choices throughout the year.


Grade sport
Bligh S.S.S.A. provides Year 7 & 8 students opportunities to participate in a range of sports in friendly interschool competitions. Our competitions are used to promote maximum participation and good sportsmanship.

Participation is dependent on number of students choosing the sport, trials, Bligh Zone organisation and availability of supervising teachers. There is a cost for this sport to cover the costs of travel to and from the venue.

Summer grade sports:

Boys: Cricket, Ultimate Vortex and Oz-Tag

Girls: Basketball, Oz-Tag and European Handball

Winter grade sports:

Boys: Basketball, Soccer and Touch Football

Girls: Netball, Soccer (7-a-side) and Softball

Grade sport member schools: Dulwich HS, Marrickville HS,
SSC- Balmain, SSC- Blackwattle Bay, SSC- Leichhardt, Newtown HSPA, Strathfield Girls HS and Tempe HS.

Recreational sport

Recreational activities throughout the year include – Laser Tag, Rock Climbing, Zumba, Ice Skating, Skyzone, Gym and Fitness. These sports are delivered off site  although still supervised by our teachers.

There is a cost for this sport to cover the costs of travel to and from the venue and entry.

House sport

House sport provides students with the option to stay at school and play sport in non-competitive environment. The sports on offer include Oz-Tag, Basketball, speedminton, ultimate frisbee, softball, powerwalking, dodgeball, netball, cricket, volleyball, ultimate vortex.


Our annual swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals are always a success giving students the opportunity to participate in a sports carnival.

Dulwich High School of Visual Arts & Design athletes also have the opportunity to represent the school at the Bligh Zone Carnivals and the Sydney East Schools Sports Association (SESSSA) Championships if they excel in a particular event.


TERM 1, 2021

  • Swimming carnival
    Canterbury Swimming Pool
    This is a competitor’s only carnival for Years 7-12. 
  • Cross country 
    More information will be posted at a later date.


Athletics Come and Try Days for Students with Disability

The School Sport Unit conducts several events throughout the year promoting sport and physical activity for students with disabilities. Events include multi sports days, boccia, and come and try athletics days.

Athletics Come and Try days will be held at Campbelltown Athletics Centre again this year.  Secondary Students with Intellectual Disability can participate on Tuesday 7 May between 9:30am and 2:00pm at Campbelltown Athletics Centre, Leumeah. Cost $5.00 per student payable on arrival

Details are available on the school sport website at: Athletics Come and Try Days. Please contact: Lucette King on 97076910 or lucette.king1@det.nsw.edu.au for further information if required.

The NSW Premiers Sporting Challenge 2021

The NSW Premier Sporting Challenge project is a program offered to get more students active and to give young people the confidence to lead fellow students in the sporting arena. 

All NSW Public Schools are invited to participate in a 10-week physical activity challenge period which aims to have more students, more active, more often. Physical activity isn't just about being fit, it's about building resilience, improving concentration and supporting overall health and wellbeing.

Dulwich High School of Visual Arts & Design has registered for the Premiers Sporting Challenge and as part of this initiative will receive a grant to purchase sports equipment and provide a significant boost for our school to encourage and support active and healthy lifestyles.

Code of conduct

Codes of Behaviour provide a supportive framework which promotes fair play and appropriate behaviour in school sport. These codes apply to players, teachers, coaches, principals, parents, officials and spectators who together provide the environment in which school sport is played. The following Codes apply to school sport at all levels and are designed to highlight:

  • the principles of enjoyment, satisfaction and safe play in sport
  • that students participate for their own sake and not to fulfil the desires of parents, adult groups or peers
  • the encouragement of student participation in sport and, in so doing, contribute to higher levels of health and physical fitness.