Our Rupertswood Harvest is an annual showcase and celebration of our school’s diverse educational program. It attracts almost 10,000 people and expresses the vast opportunity’s students, staff and teachers can become involved in.
It is an event providing students with multiple opportunities to encounter, engage with, and elaborate on new knowledge and skills. It gives students the opportunity to put learning into action. Here they can develop their business management, customer service skills (including the process of orders), time management, organisation, communication and critical thinking.
Traditionally focused as an Agricultural showcase, the Rupertswood
Harvest over the past four years has grown to be a celebration of our overall school life. Students from across the years and learning areas now display and sell items they have worked on as part of their curriculum.
Our community can collect fresh produce, craft and arts on the day. Our Senior students utilise this popular event to showcase and implement their business plans they have worked on as part of their studies.
Displays is a big part of Rupertswood Harvest too. Students studying history undertake tours of the Mansion, students studying Horticulture undertake tours of the patch, students studying language immerse visitors in culture and art students take you on a tour of both dance, visual media and art.
Our Agricultural students and staff annually present the College’s livestock at the harvest and it is a popular part the event. Students are able to communicate with visitors and express their passion and interest in what they do, whilst kids and parents can take a photo with the animals and give them a pat and a scratch.
Rupertswood Harvest really has something for everyone - live music, food and market stalls and a variety of learning displays. We were not able to hold the event in 2020 due to the pandemic, but it will come back bigger than ever next year and showcase how all our students 'Strive in Life'.