The PDSSSC gives all students the access to their level of competition for athletics.

Every school has its own athletics carnival as an annual event in some form. These cater for the serious athletes and a wide and varied type of program is offered at each school. This annual event is a great opportunity for each school community to get together and develop school spirit by participation by all. Please check with your own school for details of this event. Para Athlete events are held at each level for all ages.

Athletics Overview

PDSSSC Athletics Championships

Schools can select winners from their own carnival or athletes who are competitive in time or distance to compete at the the PDSSSC Athletics event which is held in September each year at Sydney Olympic Park.

In 2024, the PDSSSC Athletics Championships will be held on Wednesday, 4th September.

There are events for all ages from 12 to 17+ for boys and girls.

Track events in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 1500m walk  for all age groups.

Field events for each age group - Discus, Shot Put, High Jump, Long Jump and 12-15 and 16-19 Triple Jump. Javelin will be held as an Open event, for a few selected athletes from schools.

In addition, there are 4x100m relays for 12/13, 14/15 and 16/17+ age divisions. Ages are determined by age turned this year.

For 2024 - 12 years - born in 2012, 13 - born in 2011 etc

The first placed athlete from each event, excluding relays (first 2 in the 100m, 200m, 12-14 and
15-19 1500m Walks events) progress to the NSWCCC Carnival, if their times and/or distances are competitive.

Javelin will be held from 7.40 - 8.25am for selected competitors ONLY. These competitors have had their distances verified through outside athletics meets or school carnivals. The winner of the javelin events will progress to the NSWCCC Carnival, if their distances are competitive.

Hurdles will not be held at PDSSSC. Times will need to be submitted for entry into hurdles events for the NSWCCC Athletics Carnival. Submit your times through your school sports coordinator.

In 2024, the PDSSSC Athletics Championships will be held on Wednesday 4th September.

Here attached is the Event Schedule and Information for the PDSSSC Athletics Championships.

PDSSSC Athletics Track Events
PDSSSC Field Event Schedule

NSWCCC Athletics Championships

The winners from the Diocesan Carnival then go on to represent the Parramatta Diocese at the NSWCCC Carnival which is held in September each year at Sydney Olympic Athletic Centre, Homebush, if their times and/or distances are competitive.

The events are the same as the PDSSSC Carnival for all ages.

The NSWCCC Athletics Championships will be held on Monday September 16th, 2024.

This link takes you to the CSNSW Sports portal - NSWCCC Athletics

Please scroll down the page to Program of Events to see this year's schedule.

Please report to  a Team Manager at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled time of your first event.

Your Team Manager will give you a PDSSSC singlet to compete in. This MUST be returned after your last event.

Information regarding this event can be found on this link

NSWCCC Athletics

NSW All Schools Athletics - to be confirmed for 2024

The NSW All Schools Athletics Championships are held each year at Homebush. Participation in this event is by individual entry. Information will be sent to all schools for this event as it draws close each year.

In 2024, the NSW All Schools Championships will be held Saturday 28th September - Wednesday 2nd October.

This competition is open to all students in NSW and there is no qualification through other school carnivals. All athletes must enter online by the entry form available through NSW Athletics. See this link for information -  All Schools Athletics Information 2024

Entries for the NSW All Schools Championships will open on the 1st August 2024.

The opening of entries coincides with the opening of membership for the 2024/25 club/centre athletics season, providing the opportunity for NSW athletics members who register post 1st August to receive a discount on entry. Athletes can register for the NSW All Schools here

Entries close on a date to be confirmed.

A team is selected from this event to participate in the Athletics Australia All Schools Championships. 


Entry Information

  Athletes can enter the NSW All Schools by following the information given in the link below

All Schools Athletics Information 2024