Sydney Boys High aims to provide opportunities for students to participate in competitive team sports because of the personal development and social adjustment benefits that such participation provides. Wednesday afternoons are designed as training sessions for Friday night or Saturday competitions. For various reasons a proportion of the student body is not able to compete on Saturdays. Nevertheless, students benefit from the Wednesday training regimes of drills, demonstrations, instruction in technical terms and rules of the game, as well as from organised games amongst themselves. The needs of boys who participate only for exercise and enjoyment are addressed.
Sydney Boys High is unique among NSW state secondary schools due to its membership since 1906 of the Athletic Association of Great Public Schools, formed in 1892 to order and regulate sporting fixtures for schools with senior students. The other eight members of this Association - commonly called the 'GPS' - are private schools. The GPS sporting fixtures are held on Saturdays. Sydney High students are fortunate to be involved in what has become one of the highest standard schoolboy sporting competitions in the world. Our policy is to support GPS sports.