Agricultural Studies

BUILDING SUCCESSFUL LEADERS IN AGRICULTURE

A unique offering of HSC Agriculture, Year 11 & 12 Primary Industries and School-Based Apprenticeships

St Paul's is committed to teaching future focused, practical agriculture programs from Years 8 - 12.  With a farm set on 95 acres, our new pasture demonstration site allows students direct access to our partners, Nutrien Ag Solutions and S & W seeds.  We are committed developing this site for a 15 year period which is mainly pasture-based with over 30 different varieties.  St Paul's is dedicated to building leaders in an important, exciting, and growing Australian agriculture industry.  

Our agriculture curriculum provides pathways and opportunities for students who wish to equip themselves for a wide range of careers within the farming sector – whether working or managing a farm, accessing post-secondary study, or training that leads to careers such as marketing, agronomy, veterinary science, or agricultural research. Theoretical learning is supported by practical activities on the College farm used for livestock, cropping, and pasture production supported by a network of local farmers, veterinarians, agricultural scientists, agronomists, and livestock agents.

The College manages a White Suffolk flock and Angus heifers for breeding and showing. "We have new and upgraded facilities at our farm with a designated learning environment including classroom, woolshed, and undercover yards.  The students just love getting out and doing the everyday farm jobs of crutching, lamb marking, vaccination, weighing, and health checks - we have a lot of fun together", shares Mrs Courtney Hutchings, Lead Agriculture Teacher.

Mrs Courtney Hutchings

Meet Milbrulong, NSW'S Dione Howard. Her involvement in leadership roles has come from making the most of opportunities and learning from people along the way. Ms Howard grew up on a Merino stud, but said it was during her time studying Agriculture at St Paul's College, that she realised she could forge a career as a veterinarian. Read more on Dione and her successful career