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Goulburn High School

Goulburn High School

Justice and Tenacity

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Goulburn High has 9 hectares of land situated between the Crookwell Road and Hoskins Street.  The main enterprises include sheep (Stud Dorset Horns), cattle (Poll Herefords) and poultry (Welsummers). Viticulture has also been established with a variety of grape vines.  A green house has been constructed where seedlings are propagated and grown.  The horticulture or plant production area is situated on half a hectare. 

Agricultural Technology is studied over Years 9 & 10.  It is a 200 hour course.  Students will undertake a range of practical activities and study 4 major enterprises.
Students must study a minimum 4 major agricultural enterprises to gain Agricultural Technology in their ROSA.  The enterprises include: breeding and showing Poll Dorsets, Poll Herefords, Poultry (Welsummers) and managing the Viticulture section and growing either winter or summer vegetables.
Students become involved in activities such as feeding poultry, incubating eggs, worm counts, drenching, chemical safety, animal handling, animal welfare, lambing, feeding cattle and sheep, planting tube stocks, growing vegetables and propagating plants.  Students have the opportunity to exhibit Poll Dorsets at "Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair".
·        Students will study Agriculture at school and on the farm.
·        Students will be assessed on the outcomes they achieve. This will be done by assessing
a)      competencies students achieve in practical areas eg. drenching sheep, reading chemical labels and exhibiting sheep.
b)     planning and conducting an investigation in an agricultural situation
c)      written tests
d)     computer based task