State Bowls Selection

Coonabarabran High School student Tom Bowman has been selected in the NSW Combined High Schools Bowls team after competing in the state championships at Warilla.

Tom and his younger brother Sam were part of the North West team which had been selected earlier in the year. Both players performed strongly throughout the State Carnival and the North West team eventually finished in 7th position.

At the conclusion of the carnival Tom’s consistent performances were recognised with selection in the State Team. This team will travel to Melbourne in 3 weeks to play against Victoria in a series of matches. Tom has worked diligently for a number of years and his efforts are now rewarded with selection as a NSW Combined High Schools representative.

North West Athletics 2018


On Friday  10 August,  thirty-eight Coonabarabran High students made the annual trip to Tamworth for the North West Athletics Carnival. The conditions were great with the sun out and only the occasional light breeze the students were set for a good day of competition. Expectations were high and most students rose to the occasion by producing personal bests. For only the second time two Coonabarabran High students finishing first and second in a single event, the 12yrs 800m girls event, well done Emma and Claire.  We wish the best to the following students who will represent North West at the Combined High Schools Carnival in Sydney on 5 – 7  September.

  • Claire Butcher 2nd 800m
  • Alirah Watton 1st Shot Put
  • Emma West-Kuras 1st 800m
  • Madison Heywood 1st Javelin
  • Mathew Hungerford 2nd Javelin
  • Nicholas Wham-Campbell 2nd 400m
  • Jemma Worth 2nd 200m and High Jump, 1st Javelin
  • Matthew Kenyon 2nd High Jump and Long Jump
  • Niamh Whittall 2nd 1500m

Single Cup 2018

Single Cup was held in Coonamble on Wednesday 8 August with close to 100 of our students on duty to defend our title. The cup has a history that dates back to 1971 when two teachers from Coonamble High (one of whom was our ex principal Mr McEntyre) and a local businessman (Mr Ken Single) were lamenting the lack of sporting opportunities for the local school students. They contacted Coonabarabran and Gilgandra High Schools with a suggestion of a three way competition that provided competition across a range of sports. Mr Single donated the trophy and Single Cup was born.

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Coonabarabran Chess Team Wins Regional final

On Friday 6th July, members of the Coonabarabran chess team travelled to win against Inverell High in the final round of the NSW Junior Chess League Country Secondary Schools Competition for 2018.

Year 12 students Ian Whittall, Tristan Thomas, Jarrod Lambert and Joseph Samuel, have remained undefeated in competition this year, conquering all comers in the North West Region.

The students have represented Coonabarabran in the NSW Junior Chess League since Year 7. In their final year at Coonabarabran High School, the students have an opportunity to play at the peak of the competition. An equally important stage is the passing of the torch to younger chess enthusiasts at Coonabarabran High, with Year 7 student Declan Eshman playing in the penultimate round, and scoring the narrow point needed to take Coonabarabran to the final.

Our Chess Team will travel to Sydney in mid-November to compete with the other five regional winning teams for the award of Grand Champion.

Opens Netball wins at Wee Waa

The Opens Netball team travelled to Wee Waa on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 to play their Opens side.  Coonabarabran High School played a fantastic game and easily came away with the win 37-12.  The defence end (Ale, Alirah and Wilmie) combined well together and kept their scoring to a minimum.  The attack end (Sophie, Claire and Molly) were accurate when shooting and kept running for the full 50 minutes.  The centre court players (Kate, Kiara, Meg and Claudia) allowed the play to move freely to the attack end by continually breaking, passing and attacking the ball.   Congratulations girls on a well deserved victory.

Athletics Carnival 2018

The Coona High Athletics Carnival saw Tibuc come away with the win for 2018.

It was a fantastic day with participation numbers high and house spirit on show.

Congratulations to Madison Heywood who broke the 15 years javelin record!

The relays proved to be the highlight, winding the day up with many close finishes and Mr Ramage’s running commentary.

The Tom Sullivan Gift was run and won by Year 12 student Jasper Somervaille. He was very closely followed by Charley Isedale (2nd) and Darcy Abel (3rd).

Congratulations to the Age Champions

12 years Emma West Kuras and Chris Frazer

13 years Amelia Hadfield and Sam Pickette

14 years Amarlee Vallette and Brad Fuller

15 years Amarni Whipper and Mason Connell

16 years Jemma Worth and Matt Kenyon

Senior Mackenzie Raaen and Jacskon Sulter

Thankyou to Mr Cousens for his organisation of the day, the Warrumbungle Shire Council crew for the marking of the grounds and preparation of ovals and all staff who braved the cold wind on the day to get the job done.

Despite it being a little on the cold side,  it was a successful day for all and you can see a gallery of images from the day clicking below:

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