We believe the physical and mental challenges of individual and team sports help students learn about themselves and develop real world skills including teamwork, persistence and resilience. All students are encouraged to participate actively in a broad range of sports. The inclusive nature of our sports program promotes a positive attitude towards health and fitness and a love of physical activity for its own sake.


Northholm offers many opportunities for your child to engage in healthy competition and the school has enjoyed a long tradition of sporting success. Northholm has been represented at state and national levels in a range of school sports including athletics, cricket, cross country, equestrian,  football, swimming, aerobics, basketball, netball, futsal, touch football and triathlon.


Our sports program schedule also allows for students to further pursue their own particular sporting interests through local club sports. Many of our students excel in these chosen sports with some going on to participate at international level.

Netball is one of the sports offered at Northholm

Primary Years

Students have opportunities to develop skills in a range of age appropriate sports as part of the in-school sports program and afterschool sports clubs. They also participate in sports carnivals for athletics, cross country and swimming at both school and representative levels wherever age permits.


In addition to timetabled sports, students in Years 3 to 6 can also participate in a number of different activities throughout the year. The options for these changes seasonally and according to interest of our students, often including swimming, tennis, tee ball, league tag, soccer, netball, cricket and basketball.

Secondary Years

Students are actively encouraged to participate in an extensive sports program that includes annual carnivals in athletics, cross country and swimming at both school and representative levels.


They are also able to represent Northholm in sports offered as part of the after-school sports competitions. These sports are Semester based and include basketball (summer and winter), cricket, equestrian, football, futsal, netball, touch football and triathlon.

In addition, HZSA offers pathways for representation for these sports and others such as rugby league, rugby union, tennis, hockey, softball and AFL.

Northholm also facilitates a Rugby Union Academy which provides specialist training from highly qualified development officers once a week. This supports the growth of our students and creates strong links with local Rugby Clubs.

Sports at Northholm


Northholm is a member of the Hills Zone Sports Association, a collection of schools in Sydney’s Hills region. In the Primary Years and Secondary Years, the association provides opportunities for students to take part in gala days and inter-school weekly sport which compete over a Semester in a wide variety of sports.

Representative pathways exist through HZSA, AICES (Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools), CIS (NSW Combined Independent Schools), NSWPSSA and NSW All Schools competitions.