Agriculture is offered as a semester course in Year 10, as 2 semester courses in Year 11 and as a Full Year HESS Restricted course in Year 12. Students may also choose to study the HESS General Agricultural and Horticultural Science course at Year 12 if they wish.
The school has an agricultural area of approx 5 hectares and leases another 15 hectares from the District Council.
Livestock production is the main focus of the school's agricultural program with students working with cattle, sheep, goats and poultry. The school breeds 1st Cross and Prime Lambs using a Texel ram. These lambs are used to teach the basic husbandry techniques required in running a flock of sheep. The students also use these lambs to develop skills and knowledge in assessing and preparing animals for sale. They use these skills to select animals to be entered in the Prime Lamb Carcase Competition at the Mt. Barker Show. The school has been very successful in this competition in recent years.
Each year the school enters the Led Steer Competition at the Royal Adelaide Show and has many ribbons to show for its efforts in this field. Being situated in a strong dairying area, the school has also raised dairy heifers from weaning to springer stage. This has allowed students to see the importance of correct nutrition and growth in the development of a good milking cow.
1 North Tce
Principal: Mrs. Monica Williams
Region: Murray Mallee