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How to guide for schools: 1. Register. 2. Apply for funding. 3. Book a program. 4. Report program activities. 5. Submit your acquittal.

Download a full version of the how to guide for schools ( PDF 112Kb).

1. Register your school

Registered schools can access funding applications for each term through the Sporting Schools website. 

Schools only need to register once with Sporting Schools as it covers the duration of the school’s participation in the program. Before registering your school, you must first register as a website user. Once you have activated your account, complete the following steps to ‘Register a school’:

  • Login using your Sporting Schools username (email address) and password
  • Click on the ‘My School’ tab and select ‘Register a School’
  • Enter your school’s details into the online form (school postcode, School details, School contacts)

For step by step instructions and video of the school registration process visit our Help Centre

2. Apply for funding

Eligible schools can apply for funding each term to deliver Sporting Schools activity before, during or after school hours using one of our national sporting organisation partners. For more information visit our funding page.

3. Book a program

Download the guide on how to book sports packages for schools ( PDF 126Kb)

Once your funding has been approved, the next step is to make a booking request for a Sport package from our national partner sports using the online Booking System. Schools can use the system to search for teacher or coach delivered Sport packages that meet their school's needs. 

Prior to making a booking request please review the program parameters and terms and conditions.

Your nominated school contact (Sporting Schools Coordinator, Secondary Schools Coordinator, Principal or Finance Contact) can:

  1. Use their Sporting Schools username (email) and password to login to the school account
  2. Select 'Booking System' and click 'Make a Booking'
  3. Search for a sports package that meets the schools needs
  4. Select the sports package(s) by clicking ‘Book’
  5. Complete the booking request details and submit your request.

Notification regarding the outcome of your request will be received within approximately six working days.

More information on how to make a booking request for a sport package can be found in our Help Centre.

NOTE: Schools without approved funding will only be able to view and search for sport packages.

Looking to run a teacher delivered program? 

Teachers can participate in the Sporting Schools program by being nominated through their school to deliver sport packages marked ‘Teacher Delivered Package’ and meeting the partner NSO sports teacher requirements.  

If a school nominates a teacher to deliver their Sporting Schools program, the school is required to enter the teacher’s details, including teacher registration and relevant qualifications, via the Sporting Schools Booking System. The school must enter the teacher details each time a teacher delivered package is requested. You can find more information about teacher delivery on our Help Centre

For step by step instructions and video on booking teacher delivered sport packages visit our Help Centre

Teacher aides/school learning support officers (SLSOs) can only deliver sport packages marked as ‘Coach Delivered Package’ and will need to become a coach with the relevant NSO.

4. Report program activities

Your school must provide any information and reporting regarding its activities under the Program required by Sport Australia. If requested at any time your school must participate in research and evaluation. See our terms and conditions to find out more.

5. Submit your acquittal

Funded schools must complete Sport Australia’s acquittal process.

Acquitting is Sport Australia's assurance that your school used the funds according to the program parameters and terms and conditions.