The Centre for Excellence in Agricultural Education does not accept student enrolments. Students enrolling in the Richmond Agricultural College's agricultural specialty stream and academically selective stream will be enrolled through Richmond High School. Information about enrolment in the two stream can be found below and on the Richmond High School website.
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Agricultural Specialty Stream.
Richmond Agricultural College is excited to provide the opportunity for students to apply for the 2022 Year 7 Agricultural Specialty Stream.
The AgSTEM Specialty program will see students apply through portfolio and interview to attend the College. The students will study a unique curriculum developed to support their passions/interests in Ag/STEM and will be based three days a week on the Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education Campus (WSU Hawkesbury site) and two days a week on the Richmond HS Campus.
Student's will study courses in Design Thinking, Applied Learning (AG/STEM) and Agriculture. They will learn in a transdisciplinary model that sees learning opportunities partnered with WSU, TAFE and industry.
Students will also engage in a tailored Ag/STEM transition/careers program from Yr 7- Yr 12 including opportunities for mentoring by academic and industry experts.
The 2022 intake will include a Yr 7 class of up to 30 students. There are NO local drawing areas for these positions.
To obtain an Expression of Interest Form and Enrolment Package please email the College at:
The focus of the application process is to determine the student's interest and potential in agricultural education and their suitability to the designed educational program. This application process will be managed by the College principals - the principal of Richmond High School and the principal of the Centre of Excellence.
Stage 1 of the process requires applicants to submit an Expression of Interest form and portfolio addressing the general selection criteria and personal narrative. Stage 2 will see shortlisted applicants invited to attend an interview and referee checks, as required.
Expressions of Interest will be considered from students who are eligible to enrol in Year 7 at a NSW Department of Education high school in 2021. The program only offers full time day placements for students. There will be no residential or distance education enrolments in this program.
Enrolments for the 2022 Year 7 class close May 5th 2021.