Elite Athlete and Performer Program

Our PH Elite program recognises the significance of fostering talents in both the sporting arena and the performing arts stage.

Your aspiring star will be supported and mentored by our Elite Athlete and Performer Advisor, who is committed to empowering students with a holistic approach, aiding them in navigating the delicate balance between academic commitments and pursuits in athletics or the arts.

It is important to note that eligibility criteria apply to this program, and levels of support are contingent upon the impact of the student's training commitments on school life.

We believe in tailoring our assistance to individual needs, ensuring each participant receives the appropriate guidance to flourish in their chosen field, while maintaining a successful academic journey.

Meet some of our PH Elite students

Lillie - C10
Lillie - C10
How did you first get involved in swimming and what do you love about this sport the most?
I started competitive swimming when I was eight or nine years old. My favourite part about the sport is the people you meet through training and racing.
What has been your sporting highlight so far?
My sporting highlight so far was attending the Youth Commonwealth Games.
What are your professional aspirations for swimming?
My aspirations include making more Australian junior teams and competing overseas.
How do you balance your training commitments with your academic responsibilities?
For me, time management is very important and I try my best to stay on top of work.
Noah - CG11
Noah - CG11
How did you first get involved in Surf lifesaving and what do you love about this sport the most?
I started my career in Surf Life Saving at Manly in U6’s when I first moved to Australia and instantly fell in love with the sport. The thing I love most about SLS is that it’s not just about who is the biggest or quickest, anyone can win!
What has been your sporting highlight so far?
On the 25th of February 2024, I won the Shawn and Partners Summer of Surf U17 overall ironman.
What are your professional aspirations for Surf lifesaving?
I want to compete in the Nutri-Grain ironman series and win it!
How do you balance your training commitments with your academic responsibilities?
I get my homework done in my study periods. I am lucky, my teachers understand I have other commitments and help me when needed.
Noah - CG12
Noah - CG12
How did you first get involved in Jiujitsu and what do you love about this sport the most?
I first got involved through family friends. My favourite part of this sport would be competitions.
What has been your sporting highlight so far?
Winning at the State, National, Pan Pacific and Oceania championships and competing overseas in Europe.
What are your professional aspirations?
My goal is to compete at the World Championships in California this year.
How do you balance your training commitments with your academic responsibilities?
Try to stay focused and not get distracted at home when I have work to do.
Ries - CG12
Ries - CG12
How did you first get involved in Sprint Kayaking and what do you love about this sport the most?
I first got involved in paddling in the Under-10's and have since fallen in love with the sport. My favourite thing about paddling are the team boats and the friendships I’ve made.
What has been your sporting highlight so far?
Competing in the 2024 Australian National Championships
What are your professional aspirations for Sprint Kayaking?
My goal is to make the Australian junior team and represent my country.
How do you balance your rigorous training commitments with your academic responsibilities?
Early morning training means I have to prioritise good sleep habits which help me work efficiently throughout the day.
Violette - C9
Violette - C9
How did you first get involved in Gymnastics and what do you love about this sport the most?
I love gymnastics, because I crave the feeling of flying and I like challenging myself to work harder and learn new skills.
What has been your sporting highlight so far?
Competing in the National Championships for three years and qualifying again this year.
What are your professional aspirations?
One day I would like to compete in the Olympics, representing Australia.
How do you balance your training commitments with your academic responsibilities?
I use the study periods provided to me in lieu of doing a third elective. I am very grateful to have these. I rely on determination and hard work.