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rowingSydney Girls High School has a proud place in the history of schoolgirl rowing in NSW.  We have been rowing since the 1980s and we were one of the very first girls’ schools in NSW to offer rowing.  In 1991, we won the very first NSW Schoolgirl Head of the River and we have had great success over the years since.

We are one of the few girls' public schools in NSW to offer a full rowing program from our own rowing facility.  The Margaret Varady Rowing Facility is a magnificent sparkling new rowing facility on the banks of Tarban Creek near the Gladesville Bridge. The Governor of NSW, Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO, officially opened the boatshed on June 28, 2009.

rowing 3Our motto is “Fun, challenge and memories for life” – and this is our aim for our girls.  We don’t want to just to win races.  We want to give every girl a unique experience through this wonderful sport.  We want to give them the opportunity to represent their school and the means to develop themselves both personally  and as a team member.

Rowing is a formal extra-curricular activity at the school.  It is overseen by our rowing coordinator, Con Zamagias (a teacher at the school) and a team of enthusiastic and committed coaches.

Parents help through the Rowing Support Group, which raises funds and assists with the day-to-day management and organisation of the club.

rowingThe rowing season starts in the second half of term 3 and runs through to the end of term 1 each year.  Highlights of the season include: