Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Day and boarding school for boys since 1939

Telephone02 6764 8600

Emailfarreragri-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Enrolment

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Selective Schools Test Results for Year 7 - 2021 have been advised to parents. Successful applicants will receive an enrolment package in the mail early Term 3.

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If you have a son in Year 5 who would like to attend Farrer in 2022 you MUST register him with the Selective Schools Unit between mid October and mid November 2020. He will sit the test in March 2021.  Selective Schools Unit.

Becoming a Farrer student

Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School is unique; it is the only Government day and boarding agricultural selective high school for boys in Australia. Farrer offers a diverse range of educational opportunities in a rural setting, 10 kilometres from Tamworth.

Our open day is held each February, however, if you would like a personalised tour please contact our enrolments officer.  

Students in Years 9 – 11, we currently have a limited number of vacancies. For further information, and an application form, please contact our enrolments officer – Kerry Hussey on 02 6764 8607 or kerry.hussey@det.nsw.edu.au.

What does ‘Selective School’ mean and how does it work?

  • students wishing to attend Farrer in Year 7 will be required to sit the Selective Schools Test.
  • to sit the test you will need to register your son, when he is in Year 5, through The Selective Schools website.  This site will be open October/November each year for registrations.
  • in March your son will sit the Selective Schools test. (Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you in February.)
  • early July you will receive notification of his placement, or otherwise.
  • once your son has been accepted into Farrer an enrolment package will be posted to you during the first few weeks of Term 3.

We encourage you to visit the selective schools website as it contains useful information, including sample test papers, which will help prepare your son for the exam.

Download and view fees brochure 2020

Enrolment enquiry

If you would like further information regarding joining the ‘Farrer family’ please contact Kerry Hussey, our enrolments officer, on 02 6764 8607 or you can email Kerry at: kerry.hussey@det.nsw.edu.au.

 

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol 

Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

For more information, visit:

Download an application to enrol (PDF 5.9MB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Experience Day for Year 5 students will take place on Friday 25th September.

The day will follow strict COVID-19 guidelines as outlined by the Department of Education.

Please complete the online registration and, nearer to the date, we will email you detailed Covid-19 information outlining how the day will proceed and what is required of you when you drop your son to our school.

This is a fantastic opportunity for your son to “Experience” Farrer so that your family can make an informed decision regarding his high school education.

REGISTRATION   and  INFORMATION 

How to enrol 

When you’re ready to enrol your child in our school, you’ll attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 579KB).

Application forms must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit the Temporary Residents Program.

Non-local enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

Distance education schools also provide single subjects for students in Years 9 to 12 to enhance curriculum choice. Please contact us for details.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.