Year Levels: Yrs 6-12
259 Euroley Road, YANCO, New
South Wales, Australia, 2703
Principal: Gary Hunt
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Lisa O'Brien
Telephone: (02) 6951 1500
Number in School: 390
Number of Boarders: 195
Yanco Agricultural High School is a co-educational, fully residential high school, specialising in Agriculture. The school provides a quality secondary education in a historic rural setting. Located in the NSW Riverina the school has a proud tradition of promoting positive values and developing confident, capable, community-minded students. The school is a selective government school with priority given to isolated students.
Students are encouraged to develop scholarship, citizenship, responsible leadership, personal integrity and sportsmanship and to strive for excellence in academic, cultural, sporting and civic endeavours, in an environment conducive to learning, teaching and friendship. This unique educational institution provides a broad, well balanced education. The school has 280 hectares, including 180ha of intensive irrigation and dry land agriculture, as well as 60 ha of natural bushland bordered by the Murrumbidgee River.
With state-of-the-art resources, farm and hostel, the school provides an all round education for students in a stimulating and caring environment. The school focuses on the development of the whole person through the curriculum, extracurricular activities and residential experiences, ensuring that students become well equipped to take their place in life. In addition to the study of Agriculture in Years 7-12, the school offers junior and senior courses in Equine Studies, and five Industry Framework Vocational Education Training courses. The Technology and Applied Science area is well resourced to provide students with the opportunity to produce major works of considerable magnitude. The Equine program has access to impressive facilities including an Olympic standard indoor arena. Students are able to stable their own horse at the school. On school grounds students have access to tennis courts, a gymnasium, swimming pool, 10ha of sporting ovals and after-hours library and resource centre.