This selective, co-educational high school is one of four
agricultural high schools in the state. Agriculture is studied by all junior
students. Situated in the Carlingford Hills, the school has a five-hectare farm
that includes an orchard, individual student plots and grazing paddocks for
sheep and cattle. James Ruse strives to provide a caring and challenging
environment in which the pursuit of excellence is complemented by the
development of self-esteem through peer support and personal achievement.

Facilities: Farm, integrated sports facilities, library, computer
rooms, technology laboratories, lecture theatre.

Electives Years 7 to 10: History, Geography, Commerce, Agriculture,
Visual Arts, French, Information Processes and Technology, Japanese, Music,
Design and Technology, Drama, Software Design and Development.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics, PD/Health/PE, Drama,
Agriculture, Information Processes and Technology, Economics, Modern History,
Ancient History, Geography, French, Japanese, Music, Visual Arts, Mathematics,
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Software Design and Development.

Sport: Most competitive sports as well as a broad range of
recreational activities.

Co-curricular activities: Debating, drama, ISCF, Interact, cadets,
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, chess, bands, orchestra, jazz groups,
inter-school musical activities.

Welfare and personal development: An active SRC and peer support are
enthusiastically supported. A careers adviser and school counsellor are on
staff. Work experience is offered to Year 10 students and careers education is
taught in Year 10.

Special features: The focus on agriculture is fostered at both the
theoretical and practical levels. School work is supplemented by frequent
excursions to places of agricultural interest. The school has consistently
obtained outstanding results in public examination, while excellent
performances have been recorded in state, Australian and international
competitions in a variety of intellectual pursuits. Most James Ruse students
proceed to university with considerable success in a variety of tertiary

School Information

  • Type: Government Selective
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 850 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Felton Road, Carlingford 2118
  • Phone:02 9871 7126
  • Fax:02 9871 3874

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