Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education

Excellence in Agricultural/STEM Education

Telephone(02) 4560 6300


Learning at our Centre

Find out more about the learning opportunities at the Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education.

Stages of learning and focus areas.

There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. 

The Centre of Excellence will support learning across all stages, with our focus being on the following stages during our establishment phase:

Our educational programs focus on our pillars of learning -agriculture, STEM, sustainability, Aboriginal Knowledges and careers. All programs are developed to be transdisciplinary, partnered learning experiences. 


Current Programs

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Registration is now open for our State Immersion  programs. Our current programs include: 

  • Stage 2/3: No Bees No Futures: Semester Based Program
  • Stage 2/3 No Bees No Future : AgSTEM Science Immersion Day
  • Stage2/3 No Bees No Future : Hackathon Immersion Day
  • Stages 2/3 : Design Thinking Hackathon Immersion Day
  • Stages 1-3: Alpaca Programs
  • Stages 1-2 How did that get in my lunchbox? Immersion Day
  • Stages 1-3 Alive and Dirty -  Soils Immersion Day
  • Stages 2-3 Good Bugs Immersion Day
  • Stage 3 Alpaca Fibre Workshop Immersion
  • Stage 3: Australian Natural Fibres Immersion Day
  • Stage 2-3 Under the Microscope Immersion Day
  • Stage 3: Our River Program: Immersion Day linked to Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment and flooding
  • Stage 4- 5  Future of Australian Fibre Hackathon : 2 Day incursion

To Register for a program use the link below or contact the Centre via email: richmondagcollege-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au


Dyarubbin Lantern Festival

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The Centre offers schools within the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment, who are also members of the Da Murrytoola AECG the opportunity to join its annual Dyarubbin Lantern Festival. 

The Festival runs in Term 3 each year. Interested Schools should email the Centre for further details. 

E: richmondagcollege-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Subject Line: Lantern Festival


HPGE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

HPGE Junior Journalists

The Centre runs High Potential and Gifted Education  (HPGE) programs for Aboriginal and Torres Starit Islander students in Stages 3 and 4. The programs are linked to the Centre's Junior Journalist project and enable students develop skills in communication, digital vlogging, story telling, and cultural understanding. 


The program is six days in length, with timing negotiated with individual schools. 

Schools interested in this program should email the Centre: 


Subject Line: HPGE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 


Dharug Dhalang Program

Dharug Dhalang

The Centre offers a 12 month program to schools located on Dharug Country. The program enables teachers and Aboriginal Education Officers to wirk with our Dharug Labguage teachers in developing and deliivering language programs within their schools. 

Schools interested in obtaining addition information regardig this program should email the Centre to organise a consult. 


Subject Line: Dharug Dhalang

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.

For the high school years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in 8 key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science
  • technological and applied studies (TAS).

NSW schools also offer special religious education and special education in ethics via approved providers, where available.

Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.

To learn more about the curriculum in NSW, visit: