Sport is an integral part of student’s overall development and Macquarie offers all available opportunities for students to participate in our sporting program and in representative sport in both Junior and Senior Schools.  Macquarie holds three house carnivals each year – Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics. These carnivals are an opportunity for students to participate at their own level in a non-threatening environment. This is the first step towards representation as Macquarie teams are selected from the school carnival results.

In Junior School students have an opportunity to develop their sport through an in-school sport program and a variety of gala days. Key aspects of the sport program in these early years are participation, enjoyment, sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork.   The sport program is designed to build the fundamental skills required for a wide range of sports and gives students the chance to be exposed to competitive sporting environments.  The Junior School participates in a number of Gala days throughout the year including: 

  • Rugby 7s (Stages 2 and 3)
  • HICES Netball Gala Day (Stage 3)
  • T20 Milo Blast (Stages 2 and 3)
  • St Laurence’s Soccer Gala Day (Kindergarten and Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Netball NSW Gala Day (Stage 3)

Representative Sport

Representative carnivals are facilitated through the Head of Independent Co-Educational Schools (HICES) (Junior School) and Western Associated Schools (WAS) (Senior School) and allow for further representation in a variety of team and individual sports.  The representative pathway for Junior School students is:

Macquarie > HICES > CIS > PSSA > Nationals

Students who are aged 8 and are in Year 2 may also be eligible to participate at school carnivals to qualify for selection at HICES level.

Due to the competitive nature of trialling at high levels of sport, students who wish to trial for HICES or CIS level sports must be playing a high level of representative sport to be deemed eligible for nomination. Students will be required to provide a full representative history to the Sports Coordinator before the closing date for nominations. In the event a greater number of nominations are submitted than places available the representative playing history will inform which students’ nominations will be put forward. This process will be conducted in consultation with all of the PDHPE staff members.

Student Achievements

Recognition of student sport achievements are highlighted throughout the year at assembly, in the school newsletter, on Macquarie’s website and at Presentation Day.


Macquarie provides transport for: representative teams travelling outside Dubbo; the weekly Junior School sport program; Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics carnivals and WAS and HICES events. Transport for students competing at Combined Independent Schools level may be provided by Macquarie depending on student numbers.


All representative teams play in full Macquarie PE/Sports uniform or specific team playing shirts. There are uniform levies associated with students tribally for CIS representative teams.

Parent and Community Code of Conduct - Sport

At Macquarie we aim to promote fair and equal participation for all students across a wide range of sporting events and carnivals. To further enhance our ability to provide a safe environment for participation we have developed a Parent and Community Code of Conduct – Sport for parents and spectators at all Macquarie sporting events.

We appreciate the support from our parent community in encouraging our students to achieve their personal best and ask that you familiarise yourself with the Parent and Community Code of Conduct – Sport by downloading the attachment below.

For specific information regarding the sport program at Macquarie please contact Mr Wade Richardson on (02) 6841 6222 or



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