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James Ruse Agricultural High School

James Ruse Agricultural High School

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Life Ready

Life Ready is a mandatory 25 hour program for students in Years 11 and/or 12 in NSW public schools.

It aims to prepare and support senior students as they encounter situations related to health and safety as they become more independent and gain more responsibilities.

Life Ready focuses on offering opportunities for students to build the functional knowledge and skills for life after school.

At James Ruse, we take a holistic approach to education. Here classroom learning is supplemented by various programs to develop skills outside the academic realm. The focus is transitioning of gifted children into independent and responsible young adults ready to contribute positively to their communities.

Year 11 School Camp

Aim is to develop student's capacity to think critically about key issues related to better health and physical activity in order to make informed decisions that support and contribute to healthy, active lifestyles.

Camps promote resilience and positive mental health in teenagers. The program specifically targets the prevention of teenage depression and related difficulties. 

Within designated groups, students participate in a range of team building activities – these include; flying fox, raft building, vertical challenges, giant swing, bike riding, canoeing and archery. The camp fire and movie night component is great for group bonding. 


RYDA (Road safety Youth Driver Awareness) PROGRAMME:  Delivered in partnership with Road Safety Education to support students with the tools and understanding they need to see themselves as active, responsible road citizens.

Taking, largely, a student inquiry learning approach,  RYDA provides students with the tools, habits and motivation to take action and stay safe on our roads as both drivers and passengers throughout their lives.

RYDA features a highly engaging and memorable one-day workshop which front-loads students’ understanding of road safety.