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The original school opened in 1942 and has since been replaced by the magnificent facilities at its current site.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 1 September 2017.
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.
Denmark Ag is in the process of putting together a comprehensive Farm Management Plan and is trying to find out what careers our former students have moved into, and if their education program at the College has helped them. It’s a very short survey. Thanks for your help.
17th, 24th & 31st March, 2017 : Biology Excursion Greens Pool Year 11 ATAR students
22nd,23rd, 29th & 30th March, 2017 : Grape Picking, Harewood Vineyard, Denmark
22 Feb – 29 March, 2017 : After School Surfing (Residential)
24th 26th March, 2017 WA College of Agriculture : Cunderdin coming to college for a weekend surf camp
1st – 2nd April, 2017 Harvey Sports Carnival, Harvey.
10th June, 2017 – College Ball
19th June, 2017 – Work Experience Year 12 Trades and Ag Studies
26th June – June 30th – Countryweek
Wagin Woolorama is one of the State’s largest Agricultural Shows in WA which attracts over 20,000 visitors.
Held annually each March, students from the College regularly participate in this major event as they improve their competencies in the agricultural arena.
This year students will be showing the College’s Corriedale sheep in addition to preparing and parading stud cattle.
Our students gain valuable tuition in judging and assessing livestock and will be involved in the Junior Judging events during the show. Good luck team.
We encourage the next generation to engage in the sheep industry by promoting opportunity, understanding and knowledge. If you are 12-23 years of age with an interest in the sheep industry you may wish to visit the 2017 SA Sheep Expo – a fun and interactive program to build knowledge and identify pathways to a career in the sheep industry.
Flyer – 2017 SA Sheep Expo
As we approach the summer season proper, families may wish to consider their fire plan and make themselves bushfire ready. The following link to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services will assist you to make a plan for your home and property. Keep safe this summer.
The Albany Show produced a Champion Young Judge (Alpacas) when Courtney Pratico won the event from among three other contenders for the trophy, who also happened to be her classmates. Courtney won the cup for best Junior Judge on the day and the College is justly proud of her achievements.
Students recently attended an excursion where they were given the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry when attending a practical learning session at Futura Alpaca Stud. Greg and Judy Smith established Futura Alpaca Stud in 1993 and have recently been host to students from the College who are learning about selective breeding and fleece traits.
Greg and Judy say that the South Coast’s mild climate coupled with high rainfall ensures lush pastures which make it perfect alpaca country. With a high profile, particularly in the show ring, our students are lucky indeed to be able to learn from breeders of this caliber.
Pictured: Courtney Pratico with the Prize Winning Trophy and her classmates from the Year 10 Animal Production Systems program pictured with Greg and Judy Smith, with their prize winning Alpacas.
There was resounding applause as teachers, parents and friends congratulated the Graduating Class of 2016. The Graduation Ceremony held on 18 November 2016 heralded another successful year for the College as it bid farewell to its Year 12 students and wished them all well in all their future endeavours.
Guest speaker Nicola Pontifex an ex-Aggie herself and now working for Emerald Grain, gave an inspiring talk about the opportunities available to the departing year group and her own experiences since graduating from the College which included travel and study in the USA.
The presentation ceremony of awards, prizes and importantly, scholarships, demonstrated the wide range of talent there is among the student body and highlighted the many supporters from the agricultural arena that contribute so generously to the Scholarship and Awards Program at the College. A full range of photos of the award ceremony will be posted soon on the College Facebook page.
Congratulations graduating class of 2016
Guest Speaker Nicola Pontifex, Emerald Grain
Congratulations to the appointed prefects for 2017
Head Boy and Head Girl 2016 say farewell and give a royal roast to the teaching and support staff to the delight of the audience
The WA College of Agriculture-Denmark team has once again triumphed in the RAS Farm Skills competition, as they showcased their skills during the Perth Royal Show. Building on their win in 2015, the College continues to demonstrate its ability to train students to the very highest standard. Students from seven agricultural colleges around WA took part, competing in a diverse range of skills.
Congratulations to Denmark’s team of Year 12’s who placed first, over all events on the day, followed by Cunderdin with two teams placing second and third. The College had several wins in other areas including Champion Corriedale Ram and Reserve Champion Heavyweight steer in the Hoof & Hook division. A gallery of photographs from the Royal Show can now be viewed on the College Facebook page.
Pictured: Champion Ram supported by a winning team. (Photo courtesy Farm Weekly)