Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Day and boarding school for boys since 1939

Telephone02 6764 8600

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

What we offer

Canteen

All canteens in NSW public schools must meet certain requirements. These include providing more healthy food and drink options – to make the healthy choice an easy choice for students. Visit Healthy school canteens to learn more.

Principal's canteen

The Principal’s Canteen operates during the normal school day and is managed by a canteen supervisor with volunteer parent helpers.

Unlike other schools, the Farrer canteen provides a range of merchandise for the boarding students similar to that of a small general store. The canteen is also open at times outside of normal school hours including 6pm-7pm on Saturday nights before the movie.

Uniforms

When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community.

Students, teachers, parents and carers, as well as members of our local community helped develop our school uniform to make sure it:

  • meets the requirements of occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation

  • includes items that are affordable, comfortable and made from easy-care and easy-wear fabrics

  • is appropriate for the full range of school activities

  • is suitable for all body shapes.

Learn more about the NSW Department of Education’s School Uniform Policy.

Facilities

The school has outstanding facilities including: a number of well equipped and newly refurbished science laboratories; seven computer rooms as well as wireless access in all classrooms; a well-appointed library, with a dedicated area for senior students, which is staffed to make it available after hours; excellent Technology and Applied Studies workshops (including metalwork, woodwork, graphic design and food technology); quality Music and Visual Arts facilities. The construction of Trade Training Centres on the Farrer Farm and at Brewongle (which were completed in 2012) ensures that Farrer continues to have outstanding agricultural facilities which make it a leader in agricultural education.

Hiring our facilities

You may apply to use our school’s facilities for appropriate purposes provided your hiring the facility does not interfere with our teaching and learning programs.

We assess each application on a case-by-case basis using the Community Use of School Facilities policy.

If you’re interested in hiring our facilities, contact us for details.

Academic competiton

Students at Farrer compete in a wide range of academic competitions including:

  • Computer Skills Yrs 9 &10
  • Science Yrs 7 – 12
  • Spelling Yr 7
  • Writing Yrs 7-12
  • English Yrs 7-12
  • Maths Yrs 7-12
  • Economics Yrs 11-12
  • Business Studies Yrs 11-12
  • The Australian Geography Competition
  • NSW History Competition