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
Annual Report - 2013
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Affecting our Urrbrae Community
last few weeks there have been major and tragic road accidents which
have occurred in South Australia (truck accident at Glen Osmond and a
two car collision near Dublin). These have had a profound effect on two
individual students at Urrbrae with the mother of one being hospitalised
after the Glen Osmond accident and the father of a student being killed
in the Dublin accident.
students I extend on behalf of our school our recognition of their
situations and a pledge to support them through their ordeal.
School Closure Day - Show Day
Year 12 Drama "Playing for Time" 7.00pm
Old Scholars AGM, UAHS Staffroom 7.00pm
Cabaret Night 7.00-10.30pm
End of Term 3
Pupil Free Days 2014
Monday 8th September (Show Day)
MEMORIAL GROVE PROJECT
are currently doing work on the Memorial Grove on the Eastern side
of the school oval.
History of the Memorial Grove:
Not long after the school was opened in 1932 a large number of
students were involved in World War II. 18 of these lost their lives
in various countries and in 1946 a grove of Arizona Cypress
(Cupressus arizonica) trees was planted near the school on 26 July
as a memorial to those students who died. This grove now forms the
western edge of the school oval.
2 students who fought in the Vietnam war also lost their lives and
they are commemorated in the grove with Lone Pine trees (Pinus
This year 2014 we are commemorating those Urrbrae students who made
the ultimate sacrifice for their country. 10 of the trees are being
replaced in a tree planting ceremony to coincide closely with Anzac
part of the project, existing plaques to commemorate members who
served in both the Royal Australian Air Force in World War 11 and
Vietnam are being restored. We are seeking the relatives of
the following: Graham A Grant (RAAF), David Underwood (RAAF),
Geoffrey Burgan (RAAF), Robert G Wesley-Smith (RAAF), David W Petch
(RAAF), Keith W Gratton (AMF), Leonard Whibley (RAAF), Peter M
Piggot (AMF) and Peter F Newman(AMF).
you have any information please contact David Kempe, S&E Teacher, at
the school on 8372 6955 or email:
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.
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:
Recommended Laptop Bundle
Recommended Laptop Bundle for 2014 is the
Acer Aspire V5 Ultrabook.
The bundle can be bought outright or there are finance options available
via the dedicated portal at
http://uahs.ippartners.com.au. Use the green “Sign Up” button at the
top right hand corner of the screen to create an account.
Bringing Your Own Device
the School Supplied Laptops
Calendar - 2014
Positive Parenting Seminars available through the
Effective Living Centre in 2014
NAPLAN HOME: The results and your child
Support Worker (PDF File)
*** Parking at Urrbrae ***
dropping off and collecting students, parents are asked to use the
car park adjacent to Student Services on Fullarton Road, as this car
park is likely to be less congested than the main southern car park
between Block A and the farm. The Student Services car park is
easily accessed from Fullarton Road via gates A and B.
Parents and students are reminded that there is no parking for
Urrbrae available at the Waite Campus on Fullarton Road, even for
dropping off and collecting students. At this time of the year,
many of the large trees under which cars have recently parked are
highly stressed. Several have dropped limbs without warning
following the January hot weather; please do not place yourself,
your child or your vehicle at risk by parking in this area.
Principal Student Wellbeing
School Context Statement
Annual Report - 2013
Principal's Report to AGM - 2013
Chairperson's Report to AGM - 2013
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