A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12



Frequently Asked Questions

Does the agriculture program change each year?

Yes. The agriculture program is developed with direct input from students at each year level.

What are some of the activity’s students get to experience? And is it targeted only at country students?

Students get to experience a diverse program which encourages both country and city students to actively and positively engage in agriculture learnings. Activities include steer, sheep, goats, pigs, aquaculture production (yabbies and fish), wine production, horticulture, olive production, cheese making, beef jerky production, guest speakers and field trips.

Do students spend much time out on the working farm?

Students spend a large percentage of their lessons out on the farm. In Year 9 and 10 it is approximately 70% of their lesson time, while in Year 11 and Year 12 it is around 50%.

Do you have a Show Team?

Yes. We have highly successful Royal Adelaide Show teams (steer, sheep and goats). Our 2019 results for each team placed as one of the leading schools in SA with several 1st placings.

Is Agriculture offered as a full year subject?

Yes, students can undertake either a half year or full year.

Is your program teaching students about the 21st Century with a Technology focus?

We have a strong focus on technology applications within agriculture, e.g. drones, field production apps, sensors, automated machinery, EID tags and much more.

Traditional farming has moved to a stronger awareness of managing the environment better. Does your program teach students about this?

The program has a strong focus on Natural Resource Management, meaning that we look at how everything is holistically connected e.g. water, soils, farming practices, government policies and the social, economic and environmental impacts.

Is the program well-funded?

The program has a generous sponsor in Thomas Foods International which affords students with additional learning resources, and experiences not afforded at other schools.