COLLEGE SHINES IN ITS ACHIEVEMENTS

The WA College of Agriculture-Denmark’s reputation as one of the States foremost agricultural college’s, was never more certain than when on Friday 15 November 2019 students graduated with flying honours and several enviable scholarships. The College is an Independent Public School and the principal, Kevin Osborne said, “The College takes an innovative outlook on learning. It provides a mix of practical hands-on training combined with classroom based learning. This approach to our education program has had proven outcomes in assisting our graduates to achieve rewarding and successful careers. Given that our graduate employability remains extremely strong, we are justly proud of our students and teachers.”

The high level of talent and leadership qualities among our students is apparent by the support given to our Scholarship Program by both the agricultural and educational sector. The scholarship program recognises agricultural college students with a strong interest in the industry, and strives to support their growth and development within their chosen agricultural field. Deahna Keam was announced College Dux for the student with the highest achievement in all course areas in Year 12 and Zac Mostert was the top VET student for excellence in vocational education training.

With 13 prestigious scholarships on offer and numerous special awards covering diversity in the industry including leadership, agriculture, business management and citizenship, all equally valued, were presented on the day https://www.facebook.com/denmarkagcollege/. “The encouragement that such scholarships present can’t always be measured and we thank our sponsors for their support of the program, their generosity is extraordinary”, said Kevin Osborne.

Guest speaker and former Dux, James Bidstrup, now an Agronomist with Elders in Esperence said the opportunities offered to him since graduating from the College included travelling around the world, including Argentina where he was undertaking crop research. James message to the graduating class, among others was, “The learning is never over”.

The Hon. Sue Ellery, MLC, Minister for Education & Training attended the ceremony to congratulate graduates.

Kevin Osborne said, “It seems we’re going to finish this year with the best achievement results from a graduating class that we’ve ever had.

  • We’re going to have a WACE achievement rate this year of 96%.
  • We’re going to have a 100% achievement rate of the Certificate II in Agriculture.  Every Year 12 student graduating this year is going to leave with at least two Certificate II level industry qualifications, and
  • 90% of them are going to leave with at least three.
  • Thirteen of our Year 12 students are also going to leave with a Certificate III in Agriculture.

But just as importantly, it’s clear we’re graduating a group of young people who don’t just have a good set of skills and knowledge and qualifications, they have a good set of values too: they’re kind, considerate and respectful.”

Below: Dux 2019 Deahna Keam with Hon Sue Ellery, MLC, Minister for Education & Training. Chairman of the Board Steve Jones with Zac Mostert, Top VET students and Olivia Miller, Runner-up Dux pictured with Cris Langslow from the Denmark Chamber of Commerce.

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Annual Report 2017

Read all about the College operations and achievements in the 2017 Annual Report, now located on the website under the “For Parents” tab.

The Annual Report provides a means of reporting on the College’s accomplishments over the year and how these, have in turn benefited the students. It also provides comprehensive financial reporting that demonstrates how the College’s finances were managed, in addition to reporting against the Business Management Plan in meeting strategic objectives throughout 2017.

https://www.denmarkag.wa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Annual-Report-2017-1.pdf

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Graduates Shine on Graduation Day

Country Hours Bridget Fitzgerald was the guest speaker at the WACoA-Denmark Graduation on 17 November 2017. Bridget, journalist and presenter on ABC Country Hour gave an enlightening and enjoyable presentation about her journey towards her current career…her sound advice to graduating students as they make their way towards their own careers…“Ask lots of questions”.

The 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.

The number of presentations of Scholarships and Awards is indicative of the support for the College’s scholarship program which includes support from such dignitaries as Hon. Dr Sally Talbot MLC, Hon. Terry Redman, MLA and member for Warren Blackwood, Mr. Rick Wilson MP and Member for O’Connor and relevant Associations and local business.

Several prestigious scholarships and awards were presented, signifying the high level of talent and leadership qualities among students at the WA College of Agriculture – Denmark and the support by both the agricultural and educational sector. Principal, Kevin Osborne said, “The scholarship program recognises agricultural college students with a strong interest in the industry, and strives to support their growth and development within their chosen agricultural field.”

Amongst the many scholarships and awards presented on the day, Bradley Kammann was announced College Dux 2017 for the student with the highest achievement in all course areas in Year 12 along with several other major awards, while graduating student Lacy McAlinden and Year 10 student Deahna Keam were awarded the Australian Defence Force 2017 Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Awards, recognising outstanding leadership qualities in these two students.

The highly prized Royal Agricultural Society Scholarship was awarded to Year 11 student Lily Loessl, while the WA Farmers Agricultural Ambassador Scholarship went to Year 11 ATAR student Mikayla Moolman.  College Captain Shannon Hull received the Top VET/Academic Student Award for excellence in vocational education training.

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Annual Report Highlights College Operations

For over 75 years the WA College of Agriculture – Denmark has provided a caring and learning environment to nurture excellence and innovation in agricultural education.

The Annual Report 2016 provides parents and those with an interest in the College, information about the highlights and operations of the College for the year ending 31 December 2016.

Annual Report 2016

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Nation’s Future Leaders Recognised

Several prestigious scholarships and awards were presented at the recent Graduation Ceremony, signifying the high level of talent and leadership qualities among students at the WA College of Agriculture – Denmark and the support by both the agricultural and educational sector.

Ethan Riemer was announced the College Dux 2016, for the student with the highest achievement in all course areas in Year 12 along with several other major awards, while graduating student Robyn Adams and Year 10 student Jessica Pike, were awarded the Australian Defence Force 2016 Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Awards recognising leadership qualities in these two students. The Caltex Best All Rounder Award saw Sarah Stutley join the ranks of a select group of Australian students chosen to receive this prestigious award, which also recognises leadership qualities along with excellence in academic, leadership, sporting, and community service activities.

The highly prized Royal Agricultural Society Scholarship was awarded to Year 11 student Makayla Cockman, while the Charles Sturt University Agribusiness Prize went to Cameron Geddes to assist a student to fulfil their goals through tertiary study. Patrick Swallow received the Top VET Award for excellence in vocational education training along with many other certificates of excellence. The Stud Merino Breeders Association Scholarship went to Year 11 student Casey Perkins who has shown a particular interest in the sheep and wool industry and the Old Collegians George Elliott Memorial Scholarship – to assist students with further agricultural studies, was awarded to Ben Marsh, a Year 11 student.

A new WA Farmers Agricultural Ambassador Scholarship – a new initiative between WAFarmers and the Department of Education WA was won by Year 11 student Charlie Cloud. The scholarship recognises agricultural college students with a strong interest in the industry, and will support their growth and development within their chosen agricultural field. Kayla Emmerton won the Shire of Denmark’s Agricultural College Scholarship aimed at students who are likely to pursue agricultural pursuits within the Shire’s boundaries into the future.

 

Visit our Facebook page for a complete list and photo gallery of the Graduation ceremony.

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