HVGS takes a balanced view of education, seeking ways to make an impact in our local and global community.

Our ambitious Rural Scholarships Program offers rural students living in rural and regional NSW and further afield in wider Australia, the opportunity to finish their critical HSC years at our school, while staying in a homestay situation in the care of a local Hunter Valley family.



Rural Scholarships snapshot

BuildingOur facilities

Sprawling across an expansive 32-acre park-like campus, our environment embodies space, growth and hope. Our learning and social spaces are places of possibility; purposeful in design to foster the knowledge and skills required for future focused workplaces. Our facilities are state-of-the art, technology and resource rich centres of learning.

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Students on school farmHVGS Farm and Agriculture Program

Our working farm located in South Maitland, is home to twenty-four beef show steer, alpacas, six Dorper sheep, numerous cows and a goat! Students visit the farm regularly for agriculture lessons and the HVGS Cattle Team meet there each morning before school to prepare their steer for showing. There’s also an agriculture plot located on the school campus which includes three research plots, a commercial glasshouse and a poultry farm. 

Senior girls walking togetherWhy change schools in Year 11?

We offer a wide selection of electives and an inspiring and engaging curriculum. Coupled with our extensive cocurricular program there’s a huge range of opportunity and broad selection of avenues to pursue interests and passions in these critical years.



Student smilingForget boarding!

Boarding is not for everyone. Staying with a family allows students to feel fully supported while they focus on their HSC.  Our approved Homestay Families offer consistency, a home-away-from home and a welcoming place for students to just be themselves.


Information for applicants

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for students entering Year 11 in 2020 or Year 11 2021. The scholarships offer a remission on school fees, access to a fantastic region and an exceptional school; while living with a Homestay Family in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Our Rural Scholarships are not means tested.


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