Yanco Agricultural High School is a co-educational public residential high school specializing in agriculture.
All students in grades 7-12 are weekly or full-time boarders. Students learn with other students from across New South Wales who share an interest in agriculture.
As an agricultural high school, the focus is on providing a wide variety of agricultural learning opportunities and experiences.
The school aims to create teaching and learning environments that enable students to be healthy, happy, engaged and successful.
“Our goal is to create a culture of well-being throughout the school community, building and promoting our Yanco family and creating a sense of belonging and inclusiveness.”
The school has a Suffolk White Sheep Stud and Shorthorn and Limousin Cattle Studs, which focus on breeding high performing, commercially relevant animals.
The school uses technologies such as electronic identification, genomics and artificial insemination to educate students about the production and marketing of sheep and cattle.
Students can participate in many sporting activities and can take an afternoon and weekend bus to their chosen sport or activity.
Sports groups and activities available are AFL, Athletics, Basketball, Bowls, Caddy, Cricket, Dance, Golf, Guides, Gym, Hockey, Volleyball in hall, karate, league, movies, music lessons, netball, rugby league, rugby union, rural fire cadets, scouts, shooting, shopping leave, soccer, squash, swimming club , tae kwon doe, tennis, city band, touch football, fishing club, show teams, pony club, Talbot Lake water park, bonfires, tenpin bowling, laser tag and more.
In a caring residential environment, students are encouraged to realize their potential to become effective contributors to their communities in a dynamic and complex world.
Affirming the traditions of the school, the objective is to offer a balanced and diversified educational program.