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.

The sport program at Macquarie becomes far more extensive in Senior School with our association with Western Associate Schools (WAS), Combined Independent Schools (CIS) and Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools (AICES). Consequently a more competitive focus can be expected in Senior School.

The Senior School participates in a number of Gala days throughout the year including: 

  • Rugby 7s
  • Futsal
  • Netball
  • Cricket (Wiburd and Douglas Shield)

Representative Sport

Representative carnivals are facilitated through AICES, CIS and WAS and allow for further representation in a variety of team and individual sports.

The representative pathway for Senior School students is: Macquarie > WAS > AICES > CIS > All Schools > Nationals

Some Sports require the full pathway in others studetns can trial directly at AICES or CIS level.

Due to the competitive nature of trialling at high levels of sport, students who wish to trial for 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 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 CIS 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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