Urrbrae Agricultural High School
Science with Practice
Principal: Mr Wal Czernezkyj
District: Southern Adelaide
Urrbrae is located 5 kilometres south-east of the Adelaide CDB. Parking is available off Fullarton Road.
Staff and Students
Urrbrae Agricultural High School is the only comprehensive special interest agricultural secondary school in South Australia. It is recognised as a centre of excellence in student learning with a focus on agriculture, technology and the environment. Established as an Agricultural High School in 1932, it has continued to educate South Australian secondary students in an agriculturally focussed curriculum to the present day. It is also recognised as a focus school in environmental education, landcare and technology. These subjects are integrated across the school curriculum. Alongside these specialist subjects, Urrbrae students study the normal range of secondary school subjects except languages other than English, or can choose from the specialised certificate courses at senior school level.
I’d like to extend a warm ‘welcome back’ to all members of our Urrbrae community. The positive start to this year augers well for the rest of the year. When, inevitably, this year presents challenges for all of us, I am confident that we have the resilience and skill to address them and succeed in our endeavours. In this first Principal’s Page I will address a number of topics, so each comment will necessarily be brief.
Pupil Free Days 2014
1:1 Computer Access
Urrbrae Agricultural High School has a strong focus on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that fosters a climate of inquiry and enables successful global citizens in the 21st century. ICT is a significant feature in the school’s strategic plan and the school has invested heavily to support this vision.
In 2013 Urrbrae built upon this foundation with the introduction of the 1 to 1 Computer Access policy. This policy has 3 modes of providing laptops to students:
1. The Recommended Laptop Bundle
Recommended Laptop Bundle for 2014 is the
Acer Aspire V5 Ultrabook.
2. Bringing Your Own Device
3. Using the School Supplied Laptops
Christian Pastoral Support Worker (PDF File)
The Australian Government introduced a new, upfront cash payment in June 2012, to help families with the costs of sending their kids to school. Families can use the bonus to pay for school expenses such as uniforms, books, school excursions, stationery and other things like music lessons and sports registration fees.
The Schoolkids Bonus replaces the Education Tax Refund that was previously claimed through the tax system. This means that families don’t have to keep receipts and wait months to claim money back at tax time.
From 2013, eligible families will be paid the bonus at the start of Term 1 and 3 – in January and July each year.
Credit Card Payment