With an ongoing attendance of over 350 students onsite, the secondary program involves the students from Year 8 to Year 12.
Subjects range from the Specialist Agricultural Science for Year 8 students, to the Stage 2 “Animal Production Systems” for Year 11 and 12 students.
Both of these have a high practical activity component, with the latter also being an ATAR subject. The senior students in this course 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
This public involvement is also of considerable value because of the association with other agricultural faculties and colleges, metropolitan students being involved in Agriculture in a practical manner, and the promotion of Agriculture to the wider metropolitan population through media exposure.
Throughout the 5 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.
With an ongoing attendance of nearly 5000 visiting primary students and 800 accompanying adults annually, the Primary Agricultural Awareness program is the premium program for Agricultural Awareness in the wider metropolitan area.
With a hands-on practical experience for the children, the visitors experience the different facets of farm life, with practical activities in horticulture, animal husbandry and care, and everyday farm tasks.
Highlights of the half-day, full-day and overnight visits include:
Shearing demonstrations followed by a sheepdog demonstration
Milking demonstrations, with then the use of the milk with nursery animals
Cooking (showing the use of primary ingredients in scone-making)
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
For bookings or enquiries for the Primary visitation program, contact Norm Hammond on 0409 688 853