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James Ruse Agricultural High School

James Ruse Agricultural High School

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Courage, Initiative, Teamwork, Respect

The James Ruse Agricultural High School Army Cadet Unit (JRAHSACU) has been an integral part of the school community since 1960. It is a youth-run organisation which falls under the jurisdiction of the Australian Defence Force, and all activities are supervised by Adult Cadet Staff (ACS).

As the premier youth organisation, the Australian Army Cadets (AAC) is committed to providing leadership training to youths, with more experienced cadets providing instruction to newer cadets in many areas including; first aid, navigation, fieldcraft and radio telecommunications (RATEL). Cadets develop their skills through Home parades (held on Monday afternoon from 3:05-5:30pm), three weekend bivouacs and the week-long Annual hike held during the last week of the school year. Proficient cadets may be given the opportunity to attend Promotion Courses during the school holidays for an opportunity to be promoted to a higher rank.

Intake of new recruits generally occurs at the beginning of Term 4 (for Year 7 and 8 students) with an expression of interest email automatically sent to students near the end of Term 3. The Passing Out Parade in Term 3 serves to officially induct recruits into the Unit after completing their initial course, as well as acknowledge the outgoing Year 12 Cadets for their dedication.

Other notable events include Anzac Parades and services.