James Ruse Agricultural High School

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Telephone02 9871-7126

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

Enrolment

For more information, visit high school enrolment or contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.

As an academically selective school, James Ruse has a rigorous admissions process. Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of NSW.

Numbers are limited by accommodation to 120 in each of Year 7 and 8 with an increase in Years 9, 10 and 11. Students are not admitted into Year 12. All information is available on the Department of Education website.

Entry to school in Year 7

The High Performing Students Unit of the Department of Education conducts an entrance test in mid-March of Year 6 for entry into Year 7 the following year. Students undergo multiple-choice testing in reading, mathematics and general ability. They also complete a 20 minute writing task.  All Year 7 applications must now be completed online. Please follow the links below:

Application for entry into Year 7 is to be made in November when the student is in Year 5 and the test will be administered in March when the student is in Year 6.  For example, students wishing to enter Year 7 2019 must apply by November 2017.

 


 

Entry to School in Year 8 to 11 

For information about the selection and enrolment process please see the James Ruse Agricultural High School Process for Enrolment Years 8-11.

Entry to school in Years 8 to 10 – Applications for 2020 are now closed

Application forms for 2021 enrolments will be available at the Department website in June 2020.

For 2020 enrolments, applicants must also complete the JRAHS Additional Information Form.

There is no selection test for entry to James Ruse Agricultural High School in these years. Those seeking entry must download and complete an application form. The application should contain:

  • photocopies of all academic reports and co-curricular activities undertaken by the student over the past TWO calendar years 
  • copies of NAPLAN results, VALID  8 results and competition certificates
  • proof of citizenship or permanent residency.

An internal school selection panel of educators convenes to evaluate applications. Interviews may be held to determine outcome.

An admission processing fee ($50) must be included with each application, which may be paid by cash, cheque or credit card. Applications must be received at James Ruse by 3pm on 26 July 2019. We do not accept applications by email. There is no on-line payment facility at this stage.

 

Entry to school in year 11 - Applications for 2020 now closed

Application forms for 2021 enrolments will be available at the Department website in June 2020.

For 2020 enrolments, applicants must also complete the JRAHS Additional Information Form.

 Applications must be received at James Ruse by 3pm on 26 July 2019. We do not accept applications by email.

Those seeking entry must download and complete an application form. The application should contain:

  • photocopies of all academic reports and co-curricular activities undertaken by the student over the past TWO calendar years 
  • copies of NAPLAN results, VALID 8 results and competition certificates
  • proof of citizenship or permanent residency.

An internal school selection panel of educators convenes to evaluate applications. Interviews may be held to determine outcome.

In addition, students must participate in the EDU-Test examination as part of their application to James Ruse. Details for 2020 entry are as follows:

Test Date                -        Saturday 3 August 2019 

Starting Time        -        9:00AM  Applicants are strongly encouraged to arrive at 8:45AM

Finishing Time        -        Approximately 12:30PM

Venue                       -        J.C. Hoskin Auditorium

                                            James Ruse Agricultural High School

                                            17-31 Felton Road, Carlingford

                                                                (Closest cross street is Baker Street)
 

Registration and payment for the test is done at the Edu-Test website from 21 June to 26 July 2019.

The admission processing fee and EDU-Test fee (Total $100) must be paid by credit card direct to EDU-Test. You must bring a photo ID on the day of the test. Acceptable ID includes current school photo/library card or driver's licence. Also bring two lead pencils and a black or blue pen. No calculators are permitted.

Online practice tests are available for purchase from the EDU-Test website. Overseas students please contact remote@edutest.com.au.

 


Year 12

We do not accept enrolments into the Year 12 academic year.