Sport is an integral part of our student's overall development and Macquarie offers all available pathways and opportunities in both their junior and senior schooling. Macquarie seeks to provide students with opportunity to represent the school in all avenues and pathways available.

The focus in Junior School is very much participation and enjoyment. Sportsmanship and fair play are key aspects of the program in these early years. The program becomes far more extensive in Senior School with our association with WAS and AICES. Consequently a more competitive focus can be expected in Senior School.

Macquarie House Carnivals: 3 carnivals are held each year - Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.  These carnivals are a tremendous opportunity for students to participate at their own level in a non-threatening environment.  This is the first step towards representation as the Macquarie teams are selected from the school carnivals.

Representative Carnivals: HICES (Junior School) and WAS (Senior School) allow for further representation in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics and a variety of team and individual sports.


Students have the opportunity to develop in their sport via an in-school sport program and a variety of gala days. 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.  

The sport program is designed to build the fundamental skills required for a wide variety of sports and is a terrific opportunity to gain other important skills such as teamwork and leadership. The sport program also provides the opportunity for students to be exposed to competitive sporting environments.

Gala days in which Macquarie focuses on participating include the following (term dates are only an indication of when they have been held in previous years):

Term 1 - Rugby 7s (Stage 2 and 3)
Term 2 - HICES Netball Gala Day (Stage 3)
Term 3 - T20 Milo Blast (Stage 2 and 3)
Term 4 - St Laurence’s Soccer Gala Day (K-6)
Term 4 – Netball NSW Gala Day (Stage 2)

The Representative pathway for junior students is:

Macquarie > HICES > CIS > PSSA > Nationals

For individual sporting trials for HICES or CIS sports, students must be playing a high representative level in order to trial as they are very competitive and feature students from a number of different schools in the independent system. A student trialling for an individual sporting event is required to make their travel arrangements to trials.

Macquarie provides transport for representative teams travelling outside of Dubbo, the weekly Junior School sport program, for Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnival events for WAS and HICES. Depending on student numbers who make it through to CIS level, transport may be by parents or provided by Macquarie.

Sports Available at HICES / CIS Level are:

HICES: Football, Netball, Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics

CIS: Tennis, AFL, Softball, Basketball, Cricket, Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Diving, Football, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Touch Football, Rugby.

Recognising Student Achievement: Student sporting achievements are highlighted through the year via assemblies, the school newsletter, website and Presentation night.

For specific information regarding Junior Sport contact Mr Wade Richardson on (02) 6841 6222 or


Uniform: All representative teams play in the full Macquarie PE/sports uniform or specific team playing shirts. There are uniform levies associated with students trialling for CIS representative teams. When it is not possible to pay in advance these are all billed to school fees to avoid exchange of cash.

AICES / CIS Trials: Due to the competitive nature of trialling at high levels of sport, students who wish to trial for HICES, AICES 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 that we gain a greater number of nominations than is permitted, 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.

Recognising Student Achievement: Student sporting achievements are highlighted through the year via assemblies, the school newsletter, website and Presentation Day.

Sporting Code of Behaviour

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 this safe environment for participation we have developed a code of behaviour and code of conduct for parents and spectators at all Macquarie events.

We appreciate the support from our community in encouraging our students to achieve their personal best and ask that each community member please familiarise themselves with the Code of Behaviour and Code of Conduct by clicking the below link.


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Macquarie Representative Pathway Junior School Download
Parent and Community Code of Conduct - Sport Download