Unley High School has one of the largest rowing programs in South Australia, offering rowing to over 150 students in Years 7-12 through the Unley High School Rowing Club. In addition to the School’s Fitness Centre, the Club also utilises two boatsheds for its on-water racing and training, one on the Torrens River the other at West Lakes.
As a summer sport the rowing season runs from late Term 3 to the end of Term 1 in the following year. On-water training is primarily based out of the Torrens Boatshed for Years 7-9 and from West Lakes in Years 10-12.
To complement the Unley High School Rowing Club, the School provides an opportunity for Students to extend their participation in the sport of rowing through the Health & Physical Education Rowing Class (HPE Rowing). Within the HPE Rowing classes students meet their health and physical curriculum expectations by undertaking both practical and theory lessons through the lens of rowing skill training, physical preparation, performance analysis and personal development.
HPE Rowing is offered from Year 7 through to 10, with prospective students completing a talent identification process in Year 6 to gain entry into Year 7. This is known as the Special Interest Rowing Program selection process.
For further information regarding the Rowing Club (extracurricular sport) and HPE Rowing (curriculum) please review the relevant information and resources located in the sections below. Our recommendations are:
- For the Rowing Club – refer to the Blue Book (the Rowing handbook for each season)
- For HPE Rowing – refer to the Health & Physical Education Rowing Information Booklet
Please contact the Rowing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in the Rowing Club (extracurricular rowing). Students can also express their interest through the Sports Nomination Process conducted by the Sports Manager each year.