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High Performance Volleyball Program

The Specialist Volleyball program allows students with volleyball skills to develop those skills and aspire to higher-level participation in state and national volleyball competitions.

Eligibility to apply

Students who live outside of the local-intake area are eligible to apply for the Specialist Volleyball Program.

Each year, Year 6 and Year 7 students apply to commence the program in their next school year.
A limited number of places are also available for Year 8 and Year 9 applicants with volleyball playing experience to join the program in the middle of their application year.

Specialist Volleyball applicants should be currently enrolled in Year 6, Year 7, Year 8 or Year 9 and meet the following criteria:

  • Required:
    • Demonstrated high standards of personal behaviour and academic achievement.
    • Have experience in volleyball or sports:
      • Year 6 and Year 7 applicants should be able to demonstrate experience being a member of sporting teams, a commitment to training, and an ability to excel in teamwork situations.
      • Year 8 and Year 9 applicants should be current member of a representative volleyball team and be able to show a commitment to training and an ability to excel in teamwork situations.
    • Dedication to extra-curricular trainings and carnivals, including swimming and athletics.
  • Preferred:
    • Volleyball playing experience.
      • For Year 6 and Year 7 applicants, volleyball playing experience at any level is preferred.
      • For Year 8 and Year 9 applicants, volleyball playing experience at a state or national level is preferred.
    • High achievement in swimming, athletics or other sporting activities.

Process for local students

Students who live in our local intake area and wish to join the Volleyball Program should:

  1. Attend volleyball trials in Term 1 (these are advertised to students and families on SEQTA, and through Health and Physical Education teachers).

Successful applicants begin in the Volleyball program in Term 3 of Year 7 and continue with Volleyball until the end of Year 10. Successful applicants are required to participate fully in the program including after-hours activities such as training, camps, and competitions.

Applications for students who live outside of the local-intake area

Applications are now closed.

Students who do not live within the school’s intake area are eligible to apply for the Specialist Volleyball program through the selective-entry process:

  1. The application form and supporting materials must be submitted online by 4pm, Friday 22 March, 2024.
  2. Selected applicants will be invited to attend Performance Testing on Wednesday 8 May 2024.
  3. All applicants will be notified of their outcome in writing during June.

Successful applicants are required to participate fully in the program including after-hours activities such as training, camps, and competitions until Year 10. Volleyball students are also expected to participate fully in other selected school sports programs, particularly athletics and swimming.  For students living outside the local-intake area, a set-standard of achievement in volleyball and other studies is a condition of continued enrolment.

Supporting materials

The application form and supporting must be submitted online by 4pm Friday 22 March, 2024.

Supporting materials are submitted by email to our Enrolment Officer, Tracy Bruinsma tracy.bruinsma@education.wa.edu.au, they include:

  • Copies of the applicant’s previous year’s Semester 2 school report.
  • A passport size photo of the applicant.
  • Details of any Volleyball awards (maximum 2) received by the applicant.
  • Evidence of payment of the $20.00 (non-refundable) application fee.

Online application form – 2025 Year 7 and Year 8

Complete the 2025 Year 7 and Year 8 online application form for Specialist Volleyball

Note: All applicants will attend a Performance Testing on Wednesday 8 May 2024.

Online application form – Year 8 and Year 9

Complete the 2024 Year 8 and Year 9 online application form for Specialist Volleyball

Note: Applicants for the 2024 Year 8 and Year 9 mid-year intake will be shortlisted based on their written application.

Performance testing

Performance testing for Specialist Volleyball may include measuring of vertical jump, shuttle run ability, basketball throw ability, 40m sprint speed, flexibility (LRB), and spatial awareness as well as height, weight, BMI and arm span.

Applications are now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact our Enrolment Officer, Tracy Bruinsma on telephone 08 08 9235 1621 or email tracy.bruinsma@education.wa.edu.au

About the Specialist Volleyball Program

How the program works from Year 7 to Year 12

The Specialist Volleyball Program offers high level training in both indoor volleyball and beach volleyball.

In Year 7, Rossmoyne Senior High School volleyballers develop their skills for higher level participation concurrently with the regular Physical Education program. Students also receive special before-school tuition in volleyball, get opportunities to compete in the WA Volleyball League, and attend a two-day development camp.

In Year 8, Rossmoyne volleyballers attend dedicated volleyball classes and have the chance to travel to the Gold Coast to compete at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup.

In Year 11 and Year 12, volleyball students have the opportunity to study a sports science course, using their volleyball experiences to contribute towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education.

All students have access to state-of-the-art beach volleyball courts, indoor volleyball courts, and strength and conditioning facilities. They regularly represent the school in competitions in both Perth and the Gold Coast, and also enjoying opportunities to gain referee and coaching accreditations.

Program success and extracurricular opportunities

Rossmoyne Senior High School has held the title of ‘top volleyball school in WA’ since 1992, and in 2022 the Rossmoyne’s interschool teams placed fourth nationally at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup. Alumni have included 45 Australian Team players, and two Olympians.

The culture is strong within the Rossmoyne volleyball community with many alumni giving back to the program in coaching and mentoring roles. The Volleyball Parents Support Group (VPS) supports the school’s Volleyball Specialist Program and includes fundraising for events and tours.

The school’s outstanding record is owed purely to the Specialist Volleyball Program and the hard work of the participating students. The program is a widely recognised and it is highly regarded by the Western Australian Institute of Sport and Australian Institute of Sport.

With more than 300 students competing at WA Schools’ Cup, WA Junior League and the Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup, Rossmoyne’s program has developed a state and national reputation for excellence. Many Rossmoyne students also represent Western Australia at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships and Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships each year.