The annual graduation ceremony is an auspicious event for the College. It places importance in expressing the values of the College and honouring the group of individuals graduating on the day, all of whom enjoy the opportunity to demonstrate their achievements throughout the year.
A day filled with extraordinary events. From shearing to wine tasting, cattle parading to automotive and engineering, horticulture and equine events to aquaculture and bee keeping…there’s something for everyone at the WA College of Agriculture-Denmark Open Day. Saturday 1 September 2018, 10 am to 3 pm. See you there. Open Day 2018 Program
Students keen on a career in agriculture and related industries can learn all they need to know about livestock, horticulture and modern farming at the WA College of Agriculture – Denmark’s annual Open Day on Saturday 1 September 2018. The College is considered one of the leading lights in the achievement of educational and training outcomes for young men and women in a diversity of agricultural and related fields.
Principal, Kevin Osborne said, “Open Day is one of the most important days on the College calendar. It is the day we open our doors to prospective students, parents, the local community and anyone who may have an interest in agricultural education.”
The College provides a combination of academic and industry-based training that provides students with a wide variety of career options upon graduating. Students have access to a range of programs – a general pathway, a vocational program and an ATAR pathway for students wishing to keep their university options open. “College students are in strong demand for traineeships, apprenticeships or jobs because of their broad skill and knowledge set and their “work-readiness”, said Mr Osborne.
On the day there will be presentations about course availability and employment opportunities and families can tour College facilities including the state of the art robotic dairy, equine centre and trade training centre. There will also be tours of the surrounding farm, ability to talk with teachers and students and see a variety of hands-on demonstrations, providing a real feel for the programs on offer.
Demonstrations will include shearing and wool classing, equine events, cattle parades, metal and automotive, machinery and equipment exhibitions. Classrooms will display coursework projects and there will be market stalls selling horticultural produce, including the popular wine tasting and sales from the College’s East River vineyard; All leading up to a Grand Parade at the close of the day. Also on offer is a buffet lunch for a gold coin donation, the proceeds of which is donated to charity.
“We are already seeing strong demand for places at the College in 2019 – Open Day will give parents and prospective students an exceptional opportunity to see what the College has to offer and to make preliminary enquiries about enrolment.”
Open day runs from 10am to 3pm at 872 South Coast Highway, Denmark. Extensive, free onsite parking is available.
Venue: Denmark Boating & Angling Club (end of Ocean Beach Road Denmark)
Date: 1st June 2018
Time: Five thirty pm until ten thirty pm
Details: Arrive at the College 5.30 pm departing for venue between 6.15 -6.30 pm
RSVP to College by 29 May 2018. Phone: 9848 0200
See latest newsletter for all details.
The schedule for Year 11 and Year 12 ATAR exams has now been released. The schedule can be viewed in the PDF document below and on the College Facebook site.
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.”
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 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)