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James Ruse Agricultural High School

James Ruse Agricultural High School

Gesta Non Verba

Telephone02 9871-7126


Why Ruse


James Ruse Agricultural High School is an academically selective co-educational public secondary school that endeavours to nurture the academic, physical, social and emotional well-being of students, instil the core values of acceptance, service, participation, integrity, respect and endeavour (ASPIRE), and promote the importance of Agriculture in the school and the wider community.

Our enrolments are restricted (in Year 7 by the NSW DoE Selective Schools Test and in Years 8-11 by an application process involving a submission of achievements, a test and interview) of around 860 students drawn from all over Sydney, with 97% from non-English speaking backgrounds. All James Ruse graduates undertake tertiary education and the school motto, Gesta non verba - deeds not words - continues to be embodied by them when they leave.

For further detailed information about the history of the school, please visit James Ruse Pioneers