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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

Religion None
Type Government Selective
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 850 students
Fees Free (Government School)
02 9871******* 02 9871 7126
02 9871******* 02 9871 3874
Address Felton Road, Carlingford 2118
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