Events

Two Students Showcase Sculpture at Art in the Park

The Porongorup’s Art in the Park attracted the attention of two WA College of Agriculture students Luke Barker (Year 12) and Abbey Barker (Year 10). The annual event which is held in the Porongorup Range raises money to continue the event and care for the Australian heritage listed national park.

Using practical skills gained at the College for artistic intent is not new for Luke who, when in Year 10, constructed the metal fire pit for the Regional Telethon Home 2016 and also participated in the 2016 Brave New Works Wetlands exhibition, constructing a metal spider web complete with blow fly and spider.

And Sister Abbey it seems is following in Luke’s footsteps. Luke took out People’s Choice in the Adults Open section and Abbey won the Children’s People’s Choice and also came 3rd with her 2nd entry.

Principal, Kevin Osborne said, “The WA College of Agriculture Denmark conducts courses in metals and engineering in its state of the art Trade Training Centre and it is wonderful to see students using their abilities and skills in such an artistic way.”

Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate

The Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate inter-schools challenge is held in conjunction with the Harvey Beef Field Day and the WA College of Agriculture-Denmark was once again pleased to register a team of 8 students to compete.

Now in its fourth year, organisers said the challenge attracted one of its biggest audiences to date. The event is not just about competition, it strives to educate students about aspects of the beef supply chain in WA and expose them to the various career opportunities available to them in the beef industry. Activities included presentations from industry and valuable insights from other young people already working in the agricultural sector.

Congratulations to students participating in the inter-school competition which is run in conjunction with the field day. Deahna Keam won 2nd place in the Calving competition, Jenna Wise came 3rd in the Knowledge Quiz and Tahnee Montgomery won 2nd place in the Stock Handling competition.

It is always valuable to allow our students to participate in such events, not only do they get to showcase their own knowledge and skills, they get to hear first-hand about what is going on in the agricultural industry from other young people…an industry that they themselves may one day aspire to join…Winning ribbons in the Challenge is always a proud moment for the College and the exposure and networking opportunities are important to students making decisions about their future careers.

Graduate Wins Young Citizen of the Year Award

Graduate Sam Marsh was awarded the Young Citizen of the Year Award – Youth at the recent Australia Day ceremony.

Sam has a long list of achievements including participating as a volunteer firefighter with the Mt Lindesay brigade since he was 16, has been an active Surf Club member for 6 years involving water patrols and water safety and completing his Surf Rescue Certificate and advanced resuscitation techniques and also spoke for youth when he gave two presentations to the Shire of Denmark on how to better engage young people in volunteering, particularly in bush-fire brigades.

Sam who finished his Year 12 ATAR at the WA College of Agriculture-Denmark in 2017, will be studying at Curtin University after gaining a place in the Agricultural Business Management stream.

Well done Sam. (Kind acknowledgement to the Denmark Bulletin for photo of Sam)

 

Term One Farm Rosters Now On-line

Parents/Carers can easily view when their child is scheduled for weekend farm by visiting the “For Parent” section of the website. Simply select “Term Planners and Rosters” and you will have access to all the scheduled information for 2018, term by term.

 

College No Lightweight in Show Competition

Standards in the Carcase Competition at the Perth Royal Show were once again high, with only a few points separating the top entrants. The College was proud to be awarded the “Lightweight Carcase Steer Competition”. Competition can be stiff with carcase inspectors coming from the field of animal science to judge the event. Patrick Swallow the College’s AITO – Beef Enterprise,  was delighted to receive the sash which was presented at the Albany Show.

Pictured : Patrick Swallow (AITO Beef Enterprise) pictured with Principal Kevin Osborne . The College won the “Lightweight Carcass Steer Competition” at the Perth Royal Show.

 

Long Tan Youth Leaders

The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership Awards began in 2006 to recognise students demonstrating leadership and teamwork within their school and local community. The WACoA-Denmark has two such people in Year 10 Student Deahna Keam and Graduate Lacy McAlinden. Both were selected for the prestigious award this year.

The Government in conjunction with the Australian Defence Force designed the program to “encourage senior students who will be tomorrows leaders, to actively participate in the life of their schools.”

Pictured is Mr Phillip Marshall, member of the College Ag Advisory Committee, presenting Lacy and Deahna with their awards.

 

 

 

OPEN DAY 2017

Enjoy a fun filled program of events at the WA College of Agriculture – Denmark annual Open Day on Saturday 2 September 2017.

Whether you are a prospective student, member of the community, an ex-aggie…join us for a day filled with activities…including shearing, livestock, parades, music, wine tasting, equine events, horticultural produce and farm tours.  Information sessions and enrolment registration desk for prospective  students and parents.

Open Day 2017

Old Collegians 75th Reunion Dinner

All Old Collegians (former students), staff and their families, are invited to attend the reunion in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the Denmark Agricultural College to be held on Saturday, 7 October 2017..

The original school opened in 1942 and has since been replaced by the magnificent facilities at its current site.

The programme commences at 1pm with a coach tour of the College farm following by the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the 75 year anniversary. Afternoon tea will be supplied and an opportunity to taste the College’s own wine.

In the evening, a dinner will be held at the College. The organising committee expects that there will be plenty of catching up to do as well as making new friends. Bring along any photos and memorabilia too.

If you run out of time in the evening, there will be a further opportunity for reminiscing at breakfast at the College on Sunday morning.

Some of those who have already confirmed their attendance are from the first year of school (1942!) and onwards.

Bookings can be made online (link below) or via a paper registration form (cash or cheque) by downloading here.

Bookings close 18 September 2017.

 

Country Week June 26

We have 56 students heading off to Country Week at the end of Term 2.

The Residential Manager has provided parents with TEAM APP to load onto your mobile phone so that you can keep up to date with reults and information regarding fixtures etc. TEAM APP allows coordinators to easily communicate with parents about fixtures and any changes to transport arrangements should they arise.

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