Hurlstone Agricultural High School

Pro Patria

Telephone02 9829 9222

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

What we offer

Each school in NSW offers something slightly different depending on the community. Here's what we offer for you.

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.

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.

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.

Co-curricular and Extra Curricular Programs

Hurlstone offers a number of programs that enhance and compliment our classroom learning experiences in a broad range of activities.  These programs play an important role in the holistic development of our students while fostering self discipline, responsibility, leadership and team work.

We encourage all students to participate in the various activities on offer.

Rural Youth

Rural Youth is for all students - not just for those from farms.  Rural Youth fosters self-reliance, responsibility and an ability to cope in young people.  Students will not only learn about Agriculture, they will have access to non-agricultural professionals and develop leadership skills that they can use now and throughout their career.  Rural Youth inspires interest in community organisations and even assists students in developing future contacts for ongoing education.  Rural Youth is essential for those students wishing to have a career in veterinary science. 

Interact

Founded in 1991, Hurlstone INTERACT is Rotary International's service club for young people from Years 7 to 12. We work in conjunction with Ingleburn Rotary to raise funds and awareness for local, national, and international causes. Some of our work over the past year has included fundraising for the Cancer Council, Heart Foundation, Bandana Day, World's Greatest Shave and the assembly of Birthing Kits for mothers in developing countries. At Hurlstone INTERACT, students are empowered to advocate for change on social justice issues, learn the importance of developing leadership skills and demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others.

School Orchestra

The orchestra is one of the largest and most active programs on offer at Hurlstone.  With more than 100 students being involved in rehearsals each week and performances at all the major school events, the group are well respected in South West Sydeny as one of the premier school ensembles.

Hurlstone has an extensive instrumental and orchestral program that caters to all students of all levels of musical experience. The instrumental programs that are on offer are:

School Orchestra

Brass Quintet

Clarinet Quintet

Statge Band

String Ensemble

Year Ensembles (Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10)

Instrumental Tutorials

Tutorials are offered for some instruments. There are two types: professional and program tutorials.  Professional tutorials are given by specialist teachers and incur a fee. Mr Armitage (all instruments) and Mrs Wuhrer (Flute) provide program tutes.

Professional Tutorials

Clarinet and Saxophone:  Glenn Armitage

Drum Kit:  Clinton Manshanden

Guitar:  Daniel Meyer

Orchestral Strings:  Ehab                    

Piano:  Samantha Xu      

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Award is internationally recognized and provides opportunities to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure. Young people build skills for life and work. The program is voluntary and unique for each participant.

Events Management Team

The events management team manage the sound, lighting and projection for all school events in Edmonson Hall as well as around the school.  They are a dedicated team who lead the operation of live audio mixing, programming of our lighting desk and ligting fixtures and live video mixing and production.

Environment Committee

For the past 11 years, Hurlstone’s Environment Committee has been actively reducing the school environmental impact and raising awareness. We are passionate about environmental issues such as climate change and have taken part in Climate Justice Summits, meeting with our local MP to talk about solar, rallys for solar on schools and Repower campaigns with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC).

We would like to invite you to join our amazing team.