Agricultural education has been an integral part of the curriculum here at Salesian College for the best part of 90 years. Through Agriculture activities, students develop an understanding and application of planning, data gathering, problem solving, budgeting, importance of analysis and working in a team. We also teach intermediate skills in livestock production fundamentals including welfare, breeding programs and crop production.
At our school, we run Sheep, Cattle and Horticulture programs for students to get involved operating Simmental, Corriedale and Poll Dorset Studs. Each stud has its own selected team of students responsible for running, preparing, maintaining and showing their animals to the highest quality and capability.
The Corriedale Team this year consists of 10 students from Year 8 and 9. The programs allow each student to get an insight and understanding of
the agricultural industry. It introduces them to a diverse range of opportunities and careers students can get involved with both during and
after their schooling.