Co-Curricular Activities

Education is more than just an “academic pursuit”.  At Macquarie, we believe that a quality education should provide a rich tapestry of experiences that maximizes each student’s potential and enhances their enjoyment of school.  To that end, our co-curricular program seeks to develop and extend students in ways that are not possible in the “academic curriculum”.

The Macquarie Senior School co-curricular program provides opportunities for teachers, parents and students to work co-operatively in an enjoyable context that is very different to the normal classroom; thus providing an important means of building relationships and providing pastoral care.

Whether it is involvement in a Sporting Team, The Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Performing Arts, or a Community Service Event, the co-curricular program adds an exciting and challenging depth and breadth to the total educational experience being offered by the school.

The sporting and co-curricular options on offer for the Senior School students are:

Students in the senior school have the opportunity to engage in a range of co-curricular activities including:

  • Interest Based Electives (Stage 5)
  • Recreational Sport
  • Mock Trial
  • Debating
  • Model United Nations
  • Interschool sport
  • Crusaders
  • Innovators
  • House challenges
  • Outdoor Education Camps (7-10)
  • University and Study Preparation Camp (11-12)


  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Touch Football
  • Futsal
  • Orienteering
  • Equestrian

Other Opportunities:

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Chess
  • Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Eisteddfod
  • Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • Cattle Showing

Army Cadets:

Dubbo-based Army Cadet Unit 235ACU is primarily designed to develop leadership skills, teamwork and a sense of camaraderie within its young men and women. The skills that are learned within the unit are of significant help to them as they grow and develop becoming valuable members of the wider Australian community.

Please click on the below link if you are interested in becoming a new recruit, or would like further information on Cadet Unit 235ACU:

Instrumental Tutor Contact List

Music Tutor Name



Richard Rushby

Guitar / Bass / Drums

0429 508 726
02 6884 1854

Jodie Barber


02 6841 6222 or

Hannah Wisse


0412 492 589

Macquarie Conservatorium

Brass / Woodwind / Strings

02 6884 6686

For students wishing to learn the guitar, bass, drums, piano or voice, parents are to make an enquiry with the Music Tutor as noted in the above table. All organising, timetabling and payment is done directly through the Music Tutor.