Sport is an integral and highly valued part of life at James Ruse Agricultural High School. Research shows that sport and physical activity improves academic outcomes, cognitive function, self-esteem and social skills and is likely to provide young people with the optimum physiological and psychological conditions for maximising learning.
We are committed to promoting a holistic approach to lifelong physical activity and wellbeing, providing a range of opportunities for students to take part in both recreational and competitive environments.
Whole school carnivals are held for Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming where students are encouraged to participate in as many events as possible, competing for their House and fostering a sense of community and connectedness.
Students in Years 7 and 8 have timetabled Integrated Sport lessons to assist in the development of their fitness, fundamental and specialised movement skills, and to prepare them for grade competitions in subsequent years.
Those in Years 9 to 11 take part in weekly recreational or grade sport on Wednesday afternoons. Year 12 students still have the opportunity to participate and are strongly encouraged to do so.
2021 Hills Zone Sports
2021 Recreational Sports
Secondary State School Knockout Competition
James Ruse Agricultural High School competes in the secondary school state knockout competition in the following sports:
Boys and Girls Basketball
Boys and Girls Football
Boys and Girls Tennis
Boys and Girls Touch
Boys and Girls Volleyball
Students who wish to compete in these teams are selected through a trial process conducted by the staff member in charge of the sport.
NSW Schools Representative Sport Pathway
Carnivals– students participate in the School Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country carnivals
Grade Sport – students nominate preferences through the Sports Organiser and attend trials for selection (those who do not make a grade sport team participate in a recreational sport)
Knockout Sport – students nominate through staff member in charge of sport and attend trials for selection
Carnivals– at school carnivals, students place 1st or 2nd in an athletic or swimming event or in the top 10 for their age group in cross country