A new model of agricultural education will benefit students across the State for years to come, with the NSW Government today announcing upgrades to the existing Hurlstone Agricultural High School at Glenfield as well as a new Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education in the Hawkesbury and new selective streams of agricultural education at Richmond High School.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the new model will preserve and enhance the rich history of agriculture in the Western Sydney Region, and will support agricultural and STEM education needs for students across NSW.
“This new approach will not just strengthen agricultural education opportunities, it will also foster industry engagement, creating broader educational pathways,” Ms Mitchell said.
“We have also consulted extensively on the existing Hurlstone Agricultural High School, and I am pleased it will now stay at its current Glenfield site as an academically selective, boarding, agricultural high school; keeping its name and receiving an upgrade to boarding facilities.
State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, welcomed the announcement.
“Hurlstone Agricultural High School has played an important part in the educational landscape of South west Sydney for generations and I am pleased the NSW Government is committed to ensuring this continues.”
Ms Gibbons said these facilities will provide an amazing opportunity for aspirational students interested in agriculture to study to engage and learn.
The Department of Education will continue to work with Landcom on the future of the Glenfield Precinct Plan.