Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Day and boarding school for boys since 1939

Telephone02 6764 8600

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

Supporting our students

All NSW public school students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school.

Sport and recreation program

The Sport and Recreation program at Farrer offers our students the opportunity to participate in a range of activities and experiences outside of school hours. The planned activities aim to be fun and engaging and allow them to spend some quality time with their peers in a relaxed environment. The Sport and Recreation program will provide old and new experiences for the boys to broaden their horizons and ensure variety. The activities will include cinema visits, sporting events, fishing trips and local charity events just to name a few.

The first five weeks of every year is based purely on the Year 7’s to help them to break down the barriers between boarders and dayboys and build relationships that will strengthen throughout their schooling years. The boys become accustomed to the school values and traditions, whilst also becoming comfortable in their new surroundings.

This year Brett Jarrett will coordinate the Sport and Recreation program, taking over from Chris Oxford. Brett, like Chris, is an Old Boy of Farrer so he has a great understanding of the program and hopes to build on what has been done previously to provide as many new experiences for the boys as possible.

If you have any questions or ideas regarding the Sport and Recreation program at Farrer feel free to contact Brett on 0403 980 976 or by email: brett.jarrett5@det.nsw.edu.au

Clothing pool

The Farrer Clothing Pool provides new and quality second hand clothing at reasonable prices, thanks to our volunteer helpers in marking and selling these clothes.

During opening hours we can be contacted on 6764 8622.

Opening times:  Monday from 10:30am – 2pm

View the clothing pool price list (PDF 67KB) and clothing pool guidelines (PDF 84KB)

Please note that the Clothing Pool will no longer accept cash. If you wish to pay by cash you will be required to pay at our Finance Office and then take your receipt to Clothing Pool to collect your purchases.

Friendly Reminder for parents that we require one name tag for each item of clothing for sale. (We continue to receive second-hand clothing at the Clothing Pool without any labels or name tags. If there are no name tags then we will assume that the clothing is being donated to the school for sale.)

Aboriginal student support

We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, and community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.

The Aboriginal Education Policy confirms the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to improvement in educational outcomes and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Multicultural education

Our school welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity. We aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive learning environment that benefits all students.

Our teaching and learning programs develop intercultural understanding, promote positive relationships and enable all students to participate as active Australian and global citizens. Our school fosters student wellbeing and community harmony by implementing anti-racism and anti-discrimination strategies that encourage engagement by parents and carers from all backgrounds.

The Multicultural Education Policy outlines the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to providing opportunities that enable all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes and participate successfully in our culturally diverse society.

The Anti-Racism Policy confirms the department’s commitment to rejecting all forms of racial discrimination in NSW public schools and eliminating expressions of racism in its learning and working environments.

For more information, see:

Supporting English language learners

Learning English is essential for success at school and effective participation in Australian society. We can provide specialist support to help students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

For more information, see: EAL/D education.

Supporting refugee students

Schools offer safety, support and security to help refugee students adjust to life in Australia and participate successfully in education. Targeted support strategies are provided to assist refugee students in NSW public schools.

For more information, see: Supporting refugee students.

Learning support

The school’s learning and support team plays a key role in ensuring we meet the specific needs of students with additional learning and support needs, including disability.

The team:

  • supports teachers in identifying and responding to the additional learning needs of students
  • facilitates and coordinates a whole-school approach to improving the learning outcomes of every student
  • coordinates planning processes and resourcing for students with additional learning and support needs
  • designs and implements the support required to build teacher capacity so that all students access quality learning
  • develops collaborative partnerships with the school, parents and carers as well as other professionals and the wider school community.

For more information on programs and services to help students with additional learning and support needs, visit Disability, learning and support

Anti-bullying

Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in NSW schools.

The NSW anti-bullying website brings together information and resources for teachers, students, parents and carers. It provides information related to online safety and what you can do if your child has been bullied, witnessed bullying or been involved in bullying.

For more information on anti-bullying strategies for NSW public schools, see the department’s Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy.

For information on racial bullying and anti-racism education for NSW public schools, see: