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Farming is a major contributor to the Australian economy and the WA College of Agriculture-Denmark may well be the best place to take up agricultural related studies. The College located in the township of Denmark has over 75 years of history and is recognised as a leading provider of high quality education and training for the agricultural and related industry sector.

As an independent public school and registered training organisation it is the intention of the College to ensure students gain meaningful careers in their preferred course of study. The College works hard to offer attractive career options, including a strong ATAR program for students attaining a high academic performance who are considering University after completion of Year 12. With committed staff, excellent facilities and a well ordered environment in which to thrive, the College aims to ensure students reach their full potential.

WACoA-Denmark has a record of outstanding academic achievement with some ATAR students entering Medicine, Vet Science and Agricultural Science upon completion of their studies.  Esperance Agronomist, James Bidstrup who took up agricultural science at UWA after graduating from the College in 2014 is a keen advocate…He was the guest speaker at last year’s graduation ceremony and spoke highly about the opportunities the College provided him with. James was from the city but chose the Ag College to help him pursue his career.

The opportunity to mix academic studies with hands-on work on the College farm has proved time and again to be a recipe for excellent results for WA College Agriculture-Denmark’s ATAR students.

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) number, determines a student’s entry into university and 60% of the College’s 2019 Year 12 ATAR students achieved ATAR’s of 70% or higher, the best result of any of the College’s graduating classes.

A/Principal, Steve Swallow said, “We have been building a strong ATAR program for several years now and have had some outstanding individual ATAR’s in the high 90’s, but it is particularly pleasing to see so many of (last year’s) students perform strongly and gain direct entry into University courses.”

About a third of the students at the College sit for ATAR courses and the Principal firmly believes that the combination of practical and theoretical learning delivers the greatest benefit for every type of learner, resulting in demonstrated outcomes.

WACoA-Denmark is a co-educational residential college offering an outstanding academic program and also caters for day students.

Demand for enrolment at the College has increased exponentially and following record enrolments in 2019 and 2020, families are encouraged to contact the College as soon as possible.

Contact: Steve Swallow, A/Principal

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School is Back – Coping with COVID19

Dear Parents / Carers,

From TODAY the College is open for any day or boarding students who can attend the College as a day student ONLY. Boarding is still closed until further notice.

Students who attend the College will have an adjusted timetable and will be supported by a combination of teachers and Education Assistants.  Students will also be completing some work online but will also have their normal Workplace Learning (Farm) day and their allocated options.  Parents need to be mindful that with some aspects of our Workplace Learning on the College farm it may not be possible to maintain the recommended social distancing on all occasions.

For those children learning from home, this will be delivered through online (including WebEx) or hard copy packages provided to you by the College ;

Year 11 and 12 students are strongly encouraged to attend school to continue their critical study program;

Parents are asked to drop their child/children in front of the College Administration, please do not drive further into the College grounds.

Students will require their Work uniform when involved in optional subjects:

Year 10 – Tuesday

Year 11 – Wednesday

Year 12 – Friday

Students will also require their work uniform for their Workplace Learning (Farm) day:

Year 12 ATAR – Monday

Year 12 Ag Studies / Trades – Tuesday

Year 10 –  Wednesday

Year 11 Ag Studies (11A and 11B) – Thursday

Year 11 ATAR – Friday

The day student bus service from Albany will be operating as normal for day students. Residential students who live in Albany may catch this bus if they have registered with School Bus Services. This is completed online at https://www.schoolbuses.wa.gov.au Please note that to be accepted on the bus your child MUST initially be registered with School bus Services.

Once a student has registered they will be accepted on the bus subject to seating availability. This bus service departs from Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre at 6.50am or South Coast Highway opposite Bottlebrush Drive at 7.00am. The bus contractor for this service is Busy Blue Bus (Susan McCabe) who can also be contacted on 0488 175 432.

An updated Term 2 WebEx Timetable and summary of  College arrangements for early Term 2 has been placed in the Document Centre.

Please feel free to contact me at the College on 98480200 or  out of hours on Mobile 0438391280 if I can assist you in any way.

Steve Swallow

A/Principal

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