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Students with disability events are for schools who nominate teams or for individual student entry. Find out more and how to participate.
To enter students with disability events schools must be affiliated with School Sport SA.
For classification events, students should hold a para-athlete classification.
Specific sport age groups are listed on the individual event pages.
As a result of the start of term 1, 2022 plan for schools to return released on Friday 14 January we are looking at the impact on our programs and calendar and as soon as we have confirmed any changes we will update and share this information.
All events are participation carnivals unless listed in the competition details.
|5-a-side soccer||Year 5 to 12||Friday 1 July||Rostrevor College|
|Australian football||Year 5 to 12||Thursday 29 September||Henley High School|
|Basketball||Year 7 to 12||Thursday 26 and Friday 27 May||Springbank Secondary College|
|Boccia||Year 5 to 12||Tuesday 25 October||Netball SA Stadium|
|Cricket||Year 5 to 12||Tuesday 15 November||Venue to be confirmed|
|Cross country||Classified athletes 10 to 19 years of age||Thursday 9 June||Oakbank Racecourse|
|Netball||Year 5 to 12||Thursday 11 August||Netball SA Stadium|
|Swimming||Classified swimmers in year 7 to 12||Friday 27 May. Date change 28/1/22||SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre|
|Swimming||Classified swimmers in year 4 to 6||Monday 23 May. Date change 28/1/22||SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre|
|Ten pin bowling||Year 5 to 12||Wednesday 31 August||Marion Bowland or Elizabeth Bowland|
|Tennis||Year 5 to 12||Monday 28 November - to be confirmed||West Lakes Tennis Club|
|Track and field||Year 7 to 12||Wednesday 21 September||Bridgestone Athletics Centre, Salisbury|
|Track and field||Classified athletes in year 7 to 12||Friday 8 April||SA Athletics Stadium|
|Track and field||Classified athletes in year 4 to 6||Monday 19 September||Bridgestone Athletics Centre, Salisbury|
Classification exists in sport to support as fair competition as possible amongst students with different disabilities.
By grouping students with similar levels of functional ability into classes for competition, the outcomes of the competition become based on performance rather than on differences in their disabilities.
Students who do not fit into one of these categories may not be able to be classified.
- Physical or functional
- Vision impairment
Classification is coordinated by Athletics SA or Swimming SA and must be organised 60 days prior to competing. See classification by Athletics SA or classification Swimming Australia for further details and how to get classified.
A classification is required to be selected in these SA state teams to competed at School Sport Australia events.
- 12 years and under track and field
- 10 to 19 years cross country
- 10 to 19 years swimming
School Sport SA events provide great opportunities for students to develop, consolidate and demonstrate their learning goals, especially the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities.
Special Olympics SA (SOSA) have gained financial support from Variety - the Children's Charity of South Australia to subsidise the cost of event for schools.
School Sport SA
Phone: 8416 5900
Email: education.schoolsportsa [at] sa.gov.au