Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Day and boarding school for boys since 1939

Telephone02 6764 8600



Farrer is home to approximately 360 boarders (with 250 day boys) who call our campus ‘home’ for 40 weeks of the year. Our boarding school is set on 191 hectares of prime agricultural land, only 10 kilometres from Tamworth.

Preparation (Prep)

All boarding students have prep each weeknight. During this time, students complete homework, projects and assignments as well as undertaking an individual study program.  The library is available during Prep hours for students to undertake assignment research. Other specialist rooms, such as art, music and metal/wood workshops are open on particular nights.

Student Wellbeing

The Deputy Principal Residential, Mr David Gale, is responsible for setting a positive tone in the boarding school, and management practices in the boarding school. It is a non-teaching position.

Head Teachers Welfare

Farrer has two Head Teachers Welfare allocated to assist with the welfare of the students. The Head Teachers Welfare are responsible for all welfare-orientated programs within the boarding and day school and to provide leadership for Year Coordinators.

Tel: 6764 8710 or email: tristan.jones8@det.nsw.edu.au

Tel: 6764 8711 or email sarah.allen14@det.nsw.edu.au

Year Co-ordinators

Year Co-ordinators are positions created out of the need for a “parent substitute” for students, and in particular the boarding students. All Year Co-ordinators are residential staff (they live at the school). They are a focal part of the school’s welfare network and are part of the colour committee for their years.

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