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Illawarra Sports High School

Illawarra Sports High School

Coordinates34°28′49″S 150°51′13″E / 34.4803322°S 150.8536685°E / -34.4803322; 150.8536685
Former nameBerkeley High School (1956-1998)
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational comprehensive and specialist secondary day school
MottoLatin: Integer vitae
(Blameless in Life)
Established1956; 68 years ago (1956)
(as Berkeley High School)
School districtIllawarra North; Regional South
Educational authorityNew South Wales Department of Education
SpecialistSports school
PrincipalGary Hampton
Teaching staff64.3 FTE (2018)[1]
Enrolment737[1] (2018)
Campus typeSuburban
Colour(s)Navy, light blue, white    
AffiliationNSW Sport High School Association

Illawarra Sports High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive and specialist secondary day school, with speciality in sports, located in Berkeley, a southern suburb of Wollongong, in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1956 as the Berkeley High School, the school changed its name in 1998 in line with becoming a sports-oriented school. The Illawarra Sports High School caters for approximately 740 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom 13 percent identified as Indigenous Australians and 27 percent were from a language background other than English.[1] The school draws the majority of its students from the southern Wollongong area; with an increasing number of students from the larger Illawarra area who access its specialist sports programs.[2] The school is operated by the New South Wales Department of Education; the principal is Gary Hampton.

Illawarra Sports High School is a member of the NSW Sports High Schools Association.[3]

Sports offered

The Illawarra Sports High School operates a talented sports development program across the following sports: basketball, boxing, hockey, netball, rugby league, rugby union, soccer (affiliated with the Sydney FC[4][5]), surfing,[6] touch football,[7] and wrestling.

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Illawarra Sports High School, Berkeley, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  2. ^ "About our school". Illawarra Sports High School. New South Wales Department of Education. n.d. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ "High Performance Schools". School programs. Cricket NSW. 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  4. ^ Barrow, Tim (18 October 2017). "Sydney FC establish development pathway at Illawarra Sports High". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Illawarra Sports High School". Sydney FC Academy Football Schools. Sydney FC. n.d. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  6. ^ Latifi, Agron (22 February 2017). "Illawarra Sports HS wins prestigious surfing challenge". The Advertiser Lake Times. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Talented Sports Development Program: Sports Offered". Illawarra Sports High School. New South Wales Department of Education. n.d. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  8. ^ Caitlin Foord Sydney FC Profile Archived 20 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "London 2012 – Ryan Gregson Athlete Profile". Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Keith Lulia – Tigers". Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
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