Moranbah State High School is widely recognised for its sporting involvement. It has an extensive sporting calendar in which all students can be involved in a variety of different activities, from recreational sports in lunchtime competitions to its elite Sport Development Program for Netball and Rugby League. The school also offers students the opportunity to compete at regional and district levels as part of the Central Highlands and Capricornia district sports.


Interhouse Lunchtime Sports

The interhouse lunchtime sports provide all students with the opportunity to play a recreational sport and earn points for their house. The competitions are organised and run by the Sports Captain and junior and senior house captains.

Interhouse Sporting Carnivals

Throughout the year students at Moranbah State High School battle it out between their houses in three Interhouse Sporting Carnivals. The year kicks off with the interhouse swimming carnival early in term 1 followed by the cross country at the end of Term 1 and the athletics carnival at the end of term 2. These carnivals provide an opportunity for students to gain selection into the associated Central Highlands district teams and possibly achieve selection into Capricornia and State levels.

Representative School Sport

As part of the Denham and Central Highlands District, Moranbah State High School offers students the opportunity to be selected for a representative position in their chosen sport. To be considered for a position in these teams students must nominate themselves and attend a trial. Trial dates will be advertised on the daily notices and the school Facebook page, nomination forms are available from the Sports Co-ordinator.


​The number of students that attend a trial and its location determines if staff will also attend, in most cases it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to transport students to and from sporting trials. It is important to note that if students are selected for a representative team yet do not participate in the next level of selection they will still be invoiced for the costs involved.

Due to numbers, paper nominations are often used for selection into Central Highlands teams. In these circumstances, the CH nomination paperwork must be submitted by the due date with a $5 administration fee (paid to the office). If successful students will receive Capricornia trial paperwork.

Sporting Opportunities

Students have access to participate in premier competitions such as the Vicki Wilson Championship (netball), Mackay School Girls Netball, Mackay Schoolboy Rugby league, Western 7's (Rugby Union),Karen Murphy Cup (Girls Rugby League) , AFL Schools Cup Along with other

Celebration of Sporting Achievement

Moranbah State High School celebrates the sporting achievement of our students at our annual Sports Awards held in Term 4. At this ceremony those students that achieved selection into a representative team will receive an award for their success. Success at interhouse carnivals will also be celebrated with age champions from each of our interhouse​ carnivals receiving their trophies. Special awards will be given to those students that have excelled across a number of sports throughout the year, these special awards are determined on a points based system. To be considered for any awards students must submit a Notification of Representative Sport Selection for each sport to the Sports co-ordinator by the end of Week 1 Term 4. The form can be found on the school website or collected from the front office.

  • Junior Sportswoman of the Year
  • Junior Sportsman of the Year
  • Senior Sportswoman of the Year
  • Senior Sportsman of the Year
  • Zoe Child Memorial Trophy


Last reviewed 03 May 2022
Last updated 03 May 2022