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Secondary Program

With an ongoing attendance of over 300 students, the secondary Agriculture Program involves the students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Courses include Specialist Agricultural for Years 7 – 10 students, General Agriculture for Years 7 – 10 students, Equine (Horse Care) for Years 9 & 10 students, Certificate I Animal Care for Year 10 students, Certificate II Rural Operations for Years 11 & 12 students and the ATAR Course, Animal Production Systems for Years 11 & 12 students.

All courses have a practical activity component. Years 10 – 12 students have the opportunity to become involved in:

  • WA Youth Cattle Handlers’ Camp at Brunswick
  • Student Paraders and Led Steer & Heifer competitions at the Royal Show
  • Cattle Handlers’ Competition in the Kelmscott Show

Kelmscott Senior High School agriculture students get involved in a variety of off-site activities including the use of the school’s annex at Hillside Farm, which provides the opportunity for metropolitan-based students to gain a greater appreciation of food and fibre industries.

Throughout the 6 years of secondary agricultural studies, the students have access to a wide range of horticultural and agricultural subjects, trained and experienced staff and facilities & equipment pertinent to their study area.

Agricultural Awareness Program

With an ongoing annual attendance of nearly 3000 visiting primary students and 800 accompanying adults, the Kelmscott Senior High School Agricultural Awareness Program is the premium program for introducing primary school students to the concept of food and fibre production in the Perth metropolitan area.

With hands-on practical experiences combined with science, health, history and technologies based activities, the visitors experience the different facets of food and production in an agricultural context.

Highlights of the visits include:

  • Shearing demonstrations
  • Milking demonstrations
  • Cooking
  • Nursery animal handling
  • Involvement in the vegetable garden
  • Inspection of the farm layout and machinery involved in farming
  • Awareness of the myriad roles that people within Agriculture play
  • The focus of People, Processes and Products in Agriculture in WA
  • Tailored activities to suit specific needs of visiting groups

For bookings or enquiries for the Agricultural Awareness Program, contact
Norm Hammond on 0409 688 853
or Derek Edmondson on 9495 7454