Yanco Ag provides a home away from home for farming kids

HISTORIC: Yanco Agricultural High School was instituted following a bequest by grazier Sir Samuel McCaughey, whose former homestead is now the administration block.
HISTORIC: Yanco Agricultural High School was instituted following a bequest by grazier Sir Samuel McCaughey, whose former homestead is now the administration block.

Yanco Agricultural High School is a public co-educational residential high school specialising in agriculture.

All students from year 7 to 12 are either weekly or full-time boarders.

This unique institution, established in 1922, provides a broad, well balanced curriculum in a rural setting situated beside the Murrumbidgee River just outside Leeton in the Riverina.

The school covers 280 hectares, including 180 hectares of intensive irrigation and dryland agriculture, as well as 60 hectares of natural bushland bordered by the Murrumbidgee.

For those students who come from farming properties, Yanco is a home away from home.

The school runs both sheep and cattle studs and those students studying equine subjects are able to stable their horse at the school.

Apart from involvement in local team and sporting competitions, school facilities include a show stock centre, equine arena, tennis, netball and basketball courts, swimming pool, gymnasium, mountain bikes and kayaks and 10 hectares of playing fields.

Prospective year 7 students sit the selective high school placement test in year 6.

Students entering year 8 to 12 should apply directly to the school. Applications are accepted mid year, although requests outside this time may be considered.

For further information or to arrange a school tour contact the school.

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