The Specialist Agriculture Program at Kelmscott Senior High School is aimed at academically capable students with a keen interest in agriculture and the biological sciences.
This program enables students to develop practical skills relevant to plant and animal enterprises while extending their understanding of the concepts underpinning food and fibre production in modern Australia. Activities include industry-relevant excursions, presentations by industry and academic experts and many practical activities designed to give students hands-on experience. The Kelmscott Senior High School Agriculture Faculty enjoys good working relationships with Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia which brings about significant advantages including access to the universities, their staff and resources.
An accelerated agricultural curriculum is followed from Years 7—10. Students have access to a full range of facilities and staff expertise within the Agriculture Faculty. Enthusiastic and motivated students, preferably with some experience in animal care or plant production, and/or interest in the environmental and biological sciences are welcome to apply for this course.
For further information regarding the Agriculture program please contact
Derek Edmondson on 9495 7454 or Dawn Buchanan on 9495 7450
A Further Opportunity for Specialist Agriculture Students
As a result of their academic ability,it is expected that a significant number of students entering the Specialist Agriculture Program will qualify for the Kelmscott Extension Program (K.E.P.).
During their first year at high school, students are selected for the K.E.P. Programs in English, Mathematics, Humanities & Social Sciences and Science. K.E.P. students study accelerated programs and are involved in excursions related to their learning activities and enter a range of national academic competitions.