More than a school, it’s an experience!
Along with its dedicated staff, Farrer’s greatest asset is its on-campus resources. Farrer embraces academic, sporting, and agricultural pursuits delivered in first-rate learning and participation facilities including two productive farms. Learn more +



So many options and opportunities.
Farrer offers far more than agricultural studies. You’ll be impressed by the range of subjects your son can learn; from robotics to STEM, art and languages, metalwork to computer studies, music, drama and so much more. No matter what your son is interested in, we are confident he will find his place learning with us. Learn more +



A welcoming living and learning environment
Boarding life at Farrer is supported by a great on-site team, 24/7 health centre, access to opportunities and experiences for academic, sporting, and personal growth. Our primary focus is to support, nurture and encourage your son, to be the best version of himself. Learn more +



Student wellbeing is our top priority.  
Our experienced Wellbeing team is on hand to support and encourage students to be healthy, happy, successful, and productive. Farrer’s Health Centre operates 24/7 during school terms. Learn more +

Farrer is a Selective High School. To attend as a Year 7 student, you must register your son when he is in
Year 5 for the Selective School Test. LEARN MORE

Welcome to Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, Australia’s only selective agricultural day and boarding high school for boys, developing wide open minds in wide open spaces.
Your son's journey with us is more than an education, it’s an experience!

Our Difference

Farrer is proud of its reputation for developing respectful young men with career ready work ethics and meaningful pathways to employment or further education.
Your Farrer son will embody Confidence, Character and Community.

Farrer Leadership


What you will notice when your son attends Farrer, is that he will discover the confidence and self-assuredness not only to succeed at school, but in all areas of his life.

We encourage school pride, and a sense of  community, respect, and life-long camaraderie.  There's an unmistakable confidence that comes from being part of the Farrer family.

Junior Student outside lockers


We are helping to develop fine young men who strive to do their best and who add value to their community. A Farrer boy is known for his compassion, kindness, and good character.

Respect, Excellence and Fairness for all, are central to Farrer’s core values and is taught to all students. Everyone works together to maintain these positive behaviours for all who attend or work within the school community.

Farrer Students on ANZAC Day


At Farrer, your son will learn the value of active community participation. Students gain an understanding of the importance of giving to others, and by adding value to those around them.

Through involvement in activities within the school and the wider community, students learn many new perspectives, gaining valuable tools for life including communication skills and confidence.

Wide open minds in wide open spaces!

Farrer’s outstanding campus is situated on 191 hectares of prime agricultural land in Tamworth NSW, and delivers a broad curriculum in a dynamic and unique learning environment.

Take a tour through our school and you will be impressed by what we have to offer.

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Latest news

Farrer 1st XIII played Holy Cross College in round 1 of the NRL school Boys Comp

Farrer 1st XIII played Holy Cross College in round 1 of the NRL school Boys Comp last week in Sydney. The boys tried hard right until the end but unfortunately went down 26-12 after being 12-12 at half time. Farrer 1st XIII are looking forward to round 2 which is held on 4th June against Central Coast Sports College.~ Mr Chris Train

Round 1 Stan Jones Tennis Competition

Farrer students Myles Manning, Curtis Parkinson, William Penberthy and Sam Savovski were victorious in round 1 of the Stan Jones Tennis comp against Gunnedah High yesterday. Well done to the team and to Mr Heitmeyer for coaching. We look forward to the next round!

Deputy Principal’s Student May Award

The award recipient for Term 2, Week 2 is Josh Lucas due to his exceptional performance across all areas within the HSIE faculty.The award recipient for Term 2, Week 3 is Orlando Follington for displaying consistent effort and a willingness to further his learning in Science.

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Term dates

Term 2 2024

Boarders return 3.30pm Monday 29th April
Lessons resume - Tuesday 30th April
Leave Weekend - Friday 7th June
Concludes - Friday 5th July

Term 3 2024

Boarders return 3.30pm Monday 22nd July
Lessons resume - Tuesday 23rd July
Leave Weekend - Friday 23rd August
Concludes - Friday 27th September

Term 4 2024

Boarders return 3.30pm Sunday 13th October
Lessons resume - Monday 14th October
Leave Weekend - Friday 15th November
Concludes - Wednesday 18th December

School Calendar.

School hours

Class Times
8:50am - 3:15pm
Recess 10:50am
Lunch 12:50pm

Admin Office

8:30am-4:00pm weekdays, during school terms

After Hours Duty Office (Boarding)

3:30pm until 11:00pm daily, during school terms

Health Centre

7:00am to 11:00pm daily, during school terms
On call for emergencies thereafter

Uniform Shop
Tuesday 8:30am to 1:30pm
Thursday 11:00am to 4:00pm
during school terms or extended at other times as advertised.

Charities we support

World's Greatest Shave (2007-2024) $375,197.01

Movember (2009-2023) $81,516

Biggest Morning Tea (2007-2023) $18,875

Red Cross (2007-2019) $54,239

Red Shield Appeal (2007-2019) $63,930

Plus many other minor fundraising activities, including the RSPCA, Jeans for Genes, Aussie Farmers, RU OK Day, Do it for Dolly, Westpac Rescue Helicopter, McGrath Foundation and various Cancer Council appeals.