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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.