Category Archives: Senior School

Camp Week



5-8 APRIL 2016

YEAR 7  
YEAR 8  
YEAR 9  


The Macquarie College Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program is now in its third year for Senior School Students.    This Program enables the College to pursue digital normalisation in education in the most efficient, and cost effective, manner for parents/guardians and the College.   BYOT involves personal ownership by students as they integrate technology into their engaging and efficient daily learning environment.
to download the
2017 BYOT Guidelines

to download the
Agreement Form

to download
Acceptable Use of
ICT Facilities

to download
Guidelines for Students
on Use of ICT Facilities


Invictus Wellbeing Program

The Invictus Wellbeing Program is a resiliency course that uses Dr Martin Seligman’s PERMA model to help achieve the mandate set out in the 2008 Melbourne Declaration. This landmark document requires all Australian schools to foster the “social, emotional, moral, spiritual and aesthetic development and wellbeing of young Australians.” 
Invictus is a year long experience that engages students in a four-stage progression towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. The Invictus Program allows participants to take part in outdoor education, positive relationships, skill mastery and community service. These new skills allow students to flourish in an increasingly complex world. 

Explore the four Elements of the Program (Journey, Network, Mastery and Serve) by visiting the Invictus Wellbeing Program website here.

Macquarie College is pleased to announce that it’s Invictus Wellbeing Program has been endorsed by Deakin University.  

The Invictus Wellbeing Program has been implemented by a number of secondary schools, as a model of developing wellbeing in adolescents both inside and outside of the classroom environment.

Read about the Program’s creator, Mr Joshua Brown, here.

For all enquiries about the program, please contact Mr Joshua Brown
Year 9 Coordinator & Head of Senior School English/History
by emailing Mr Brown.


Macquarie College offers an outstanding sporting program in which students have many opportunities to participate in a range of sports, and also to explore avenues for representative selection to Regional, State and National levels.

Click Here to download a Sport Program Summary

Macquarie College is a member of the Hunter Region Independent Schools sport association (HRIS), and the Combined Independent Schools sport association (CIS). Our College sportspeople regularly attain excellent results in regional sport carnivals against other much larger schools in the Hunter region.

We deliver an integrated approach to sport, where all sport classes are conducted by trained physical education specialists. Our PDHPE program focuses not only on traditional development of sporting processes and skills, but facilitates student learning in elite athlete performance, the psychology of sport and managing personal choices relating to a healthy lifestyle.

Students participate in three Interhouse sport carnivals throughout the year including Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics. Representing Charlton, Dobell and Shortland houses, students enjoy these Interhouse rivalries in a collegial and spirited manner.

Students can compete in Athletics, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Netball, Tennis, Touch Football, Soccer, and Softball. The development of an on-campus Sport & Recreation Facility will deliver additional resources for teams training and competing in these sports, and can extend the sport and lifestyle offerings within the College campus.


Swimming Cross Country Athletics
2014 2014 2014
2015 2015 2015*
2016 2016 Results
2016 Champion Pts
2017 2017 2017
* Full athletics carnival program not contested
due to severe storms affecting Region, April 2015

Creative and Performing Arts

Macquarie College prides itself on its outstanding Creative and Performing Arts program, providing opportunities for students in the areas of Drama, Music and Visual Arts. Students are provided with the chance to express their creativity and performing abilities through dramatic and musical productions, art exhibitions, instrumental and vocal ensembles, and Studio MC, Macquarie College’s newly implemented recording studio. Students can also elect to study a musical instrument with one of the College’s external tutors.

CLICK HERE to download a CAPA Summary.


Drama is offered at Macquarie College as an elective subject in Year 9 and 10. The students have exposure to different dramatic forms during English in Stage 4 and are able to elect to extend their skills of performance and design in a specific Drama course during Stage 5. Within this 200 hour course students are encouraged to work individually and collaboratively on projects which include performance and behind the scenes elements. As a faculty we are continually adapting and changing with technology, and students utilise film and production forms such as lighting and sound to enhance or differentiate their work. The students present their projects at performance nights, chapel programs, CAPA nights, and major productions within each year and involvement with the school musical.

Music is offered at Macquarie College at all levels from the mandatory course in Years 7 and 8 through to extension level in Year 12. Students study a wide variety of music and are encouraged to develop their interests and abilities in Performance , Musicology, Aural and Composition Musicians are avid consumers of technology and at Macquarie College technology features heavily in the classroom. Students use a variety of music software and hardware in the composition process and technology is utilised for notation and recording purposes also.

Visual Arts is offered at Macquarie College as mandatory in Year 8 and student are then able to elect to do art in Year 9, 10 and then in their Senior Years, 11 & HSC.  The students are given a range of media to experiment with and are then able to choose their area of expertise to extend into major artworks.   Students are given an opportunity to study art history and given terminology and tools to then be able to write about art. They are taken on excursions to view art exhibitions of current artists and students works and are then asked to respond to these artworks in their writing.  Visual Art students have many opportunities to present their creative works, including Chapel, performance nights at the College and at local venues, as well as participation in the annual Art Show. Senior School students demonstrating excellence in their creative works are supported through nominations to the HSC ArtExpress and Exhibitions coordinated by the Board of Studies Teaching & Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES).


There are a variety of performance opportunities available to students who have an interest in music. The performing ensembles currently on offer at Macquarie College include:

• Concert Band
• Stage Band (including solo vocals)
• A variety of Vocal Ensembles
• Chapel Band (for contemporary worship)

Students who are interested are also invited to be part of the regular performance opportunities. Our showcase performance opportunities include our annual Lizottes Performance, Biennial Musical Production and Small Ensemble Showcase at the Civic Playhouse.

Senior School students demonstrating excellence in their creative works are supported through nominations to the HSC Showcases and Exhibitions coordinated by the Board of Studies Teaching & Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES).