The high school had a positive impact on the community of Maryborough. When the school opened the community was proud because it was one of the first high schools built in Victoria. The school was opened in 1916, more teachers were employed, which created jobs for people within the community.
Many school sports were held at the Maryborough princess oval. Annual sport meetings were also held at princess oval.The High School held its first school sports in 1912 at the Maryborough princess oval. The boys participated in the athletic sports against Ballarat High School. The girls played hockey at the local hockey field. People of the Maryborough community supported the school sports by cheering the students on. Ballarat often traveled to Maryborough and Maryborough would travel to Ballarat to participate in school sports. Maryborough High also competed against the technical college.
An annual report meeting was held in 1917, parents and citizens of Maryborough were invited to attend. The president of Maryborough awarded the students of the high school and technical school sports awards. Maryborough high school student J. Finch won a prize for winning the first hop, step and jump. Maryborough was a sport orientated community.
In 1918 a school reunion was held, many previous students attended. Three years later a concert was held at the Maryborough town hall in. Many members of the community attended the concert. It was held to raise money for the school and also to raise money for charity.
In many secondary schools throughout Victoria, mothers clubs were introduced so that they could help the schools by providing funding, aiding students in accommodation and helping students in class rooms. The students also supported the community by holding events to support the red cross foundation.
Many students from Maryborough High school were given awards and scholarships for their academic achievements.. In 1918 seventeen students completed their intermediate certificate.certificate. The community at the time was very proud of the students efforts.