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Agriculture

AGRICULTURE

Agriculture at the College is a valued part of the Secondary curriculum, with classes from Years 7 to 12 and limited involvement of students in upper Primary School.

Students gain exposure to different experiences, including horticulture and working with poultry and cattle.

 

They learn to work collaboratively, problem solve, and understand the crucial role that agriculture plays within society.

Currently, students have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of agricultural subjects including:
 

  • Trial plots with cereal crops

  • Hoof and Hook

  • Layer pullets, day old, trials

  • Laying hens

  • Show poultry

  • Vegetable production
     

Integration of cutting-edge technology in agriculture is an important part of the children’s learning and students regularly use a variety of technology with food production in mind.  Experience with the industry standard Gallagher Livestock Management software which tracks livestock performance and an iFarm which is a fully computerised interactive agricultural science research station which aims to improve a student’s understanding of the resources required to produce food and fibre, are just two examples of how our students enjoy learning about the benefits of technology use in agricultural industries. 


Ethics of animal husbandry is paramount to all animal interaction at Wagga Wagga Christian College. Caring for all of God’s creation is a foundational understanding that we seek to instill in our students and that they take into all aspects of life.

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"My motivation for teaching comes from wanting to encourage kids to embrace who they are and the opportunities that are before them, being blessed with their God given gifts. The agricultural program at WWCC encourages a passionate approach to a farming career with children’s appreciation of the broad diversity available to them for a career in agriculture. Being part of rural Australia is not only working on the land."

Mr David Crick
Head of TAS

INTERSCHOOL COMPETITIONS

There is a broad landscape of opportunities available for those passionate about establishing a place in the agriculture industry – a future in agriculture is not necessarily reliant on farm income, and the diverse gifts that each child has can be directed into a learning area which supports their interests.

CATTLE PROGRAM

The College has a successful cattle-showing team, with students from Year 5 to 12 developing in their handling and nurturing of cattle. The program helps students make an amazing connection with the animals, and results in students growing in confidence, abilities and skills they will take further in their lives.

Hands on teaching where the responsibility for caring for the animals is up to the students cannot be equalled. Participation in interschool competitions allow students to meet with like-minded peers from other schools and connect with industry professionals.
 

The Cattle team is regularly involved in the showing of steers at Melbourne Royal Show, Canberra Show and many regional shows. The skills developed in the students in this area are life changing and many go on into a rural career.

INTERSCHOOL AUCTIONEERING

The Interschool Auctioneering Competition offers students the opportunity to grow skills in public speaking and develop confidence, while also providing the potential for future career options.
 

This Competition runs in accordance with the guidelines for the Young Auctioneers Competition that is held nationally each year for young up and coming Professional Livestock Auctioneers.


Students are tutored by a professional livestock Auctioneer and conduct live auctions of livestock, with the opportunity to progress to further competitions based on their success.


As a result of performances in regional auctioneering competitions College students have been invited to participate in auctioneering at major shows such as Sydney Royal.

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"The Cattle Program gives students the opportunity to grow in confidence of who they are. It grows reliability and the ability to work with others in a team. The maturity growth in students when they are responsible for maintaining the health and wellbeing of an animal e.g. fresh water and shelter, high quality feed and appropriate nutrition, is significant.


Caring for the physical needs of cattle give children a very positive awareness of the environment more broadly, and in particular the importance of water quality, disease protection and the growth of sustainable agriculture.”

Mr David Crick
Head of TAS

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