Hurlstone Agricultural High School

Pro Patria

Telephone02 9829 9222

Our boarding community

Our boarding school caters to students in rural and remote areas. Facilities include spacious rooms, common rooms, games room, cinema and a large dining and kitchen complex.

Registered nursing staff are available in the school’s wellbeing center.

The boarding school is an outstanding facility for students to expand and enhance their educational opportunities. It is home for students as they learn vital living skills. It brings city and country students together in a rural environment, only 40 minutes from the centre of Sydney.

Boarding students have direct access to the farm, the dining room, sports field, tennis courts, music, technology and library facilities. Close to the centre of Australia’s biggest metropolis, students have easy access to a broad range of opportunities.

The boarding school relies on a staff welfare team currently coordinated by a boarding deputy principal, two head teachers welfare and a team of support staff.

The boarding students share a great sense of pride in the school’s history and are committed to maintaining many of its proud traditions. These traditions include the school song and war cry, a love of learning, a belief in the importance of developing leadership skills and a commitment to the concept of the “Hurlstone family”. Student and staff leaders have a strong commitment to maintaining Hurlstone’s sense of history and a sense of future; these combine as the sources of pride and affection for students past and present.

Student leadership training is provided and the student role in the operation of the boarding school is significant. Recreation activities are organised for boarders and academic tutors support boarding school students with their studies.

Our student academic results are exceptional. Enrolment into the boarding school is by a competitive examination. The High Performing Students Unit holds the examination for entry into Year 7. Entry examinations for all other years are held in August and enquiries can be made through the school office.