We offer an exciting array of learning opportunities for students. The teaching at the school includes formal classroom lessons, practical activities and a focus on addressing the needs and interests of 21st Century students. The curriculum offers a breadth of subjects, with eight learning areas to choose from: Agriculture, Science, Technology, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, English, Humanities and Arts. Excursions and camps are used to enhance the classroom curriculum.
The primary focus of the curriculum is the study of agriculture with secondary foci on studies of the environment, and technology.
Agriculture is a compulsory subject at Middle School level, and from Year 10 students have the opportunity to specialise in their preferred pathways in order to develop specialist knowledge and skills in a wide variety of plant and animal enterprises.
Our strong environment focus ensures students are involved in a variety of relevant activities from habitat revegetation to geological surveys. The onsite Urrbrae Wetland Learning Centre provides a unique resource for extended study of the environment and its health and forms a valuable part of our environmental curriculum.
Design & Technology is also compulsory at the Middle School level and leads to a variety of specialist subjects in the senior school. Nationally accredited certificate courses in Engineering and Automotive Studies are offered at Years 11 and 12.
Excursions and camps are used to enhance the classroom curriculum in many subjects.