Richmond Agricultural College - Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education

Excellence in Agricultural Education

Telephone02 9208 7611

Emailrichmondagcollege-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Stage 5 Programs

Due to Covid 19 our Stage 5 Programs are currently on hold. 

We hope to be able to deliver programs in Semester 2 using online learning and composite delivery modes. 

Please contact us if you have a particular request relating to Agriculture and STEM related programs for your school:

richmondagcollege-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Update on an exciting new program

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Making rainbows from the storm.. whilst we are missing students on the campus engaging with our programs, we are using our time to expedite some projects with our industry partners. One very exciting project we are currently finalising is our partnered learning programs with Broken Bay Pearls and Pearls of Australia. The project consists of interactive programs and excursion/fieldwork opportunities that we hope to be able to launch Semester 2. Our programs are transdisciplinary and will suit Stages 4-6 in TAS, Aquaculture, Sciences, Agriculture and Geography. Here is a sneak peak of our website currently under development to support our programs.

Hawkesbury Harvest Provenance Project

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We are excited this week to formalise planning for our Secondary School Provenance Project in partnership with Hawkesbury Harvest/Harvest Markets and Trails. This will be an exciting opportunity for Stage 5 students from a variety of curriculum areas including English, Food Technology, MultiMedia, Commerce and Agriculture to work alongside farmers/producers to showcase the industry and the skills of young people. We are also excited to have agreement from AgriFutures Australia to utilise their wonderful resources in our project. We look forward to sharing this in more detail as the project evolves.  (May 1st 2020)

 

Details on how schools can join this program will be released in Semester 2. 

New transdiciplinary online resource on protected cropping currently in development.

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We are currently testing an online cross curricula unit of work focussed on protected cropping and look forward to sharing this with schools in the near future. The unit will cover ionformation aligned to Stages 5 and 6 agriculture, sciences, geography and technology based courses. 

The work is a fully integrated learning unit focussed on protected cropping and the role of scientific research in the future development of the horticultural industry in Australia. Each icon is a discrete learning component, fully resourced with embedded and linked videos, source materials and learning tasks.  Each icon contains an estimated completion time. Collectively they represent up to 20 hours of learning. 

A quick visual of the unit delivery mode is included here. 

 

Information about how schools can access this resource will be published once testing is completed. 

(May 2020)