Agriculture

CYS has extensive grounds including several hectares of school farm. Students from B-12 are involved in the farm, with primary students engaged in our Garden to Plate program and 7-12 students through Agriculture lessons and courses. The school employs two Ag teachers, a groundsman with farm upkeep responsibilities.

Garden to Plate

We offer Garden to plate to all primary students and offer Agricultural Studies to our secondary students. Our facilities include a 13 hectare farm which is run and managed by our students in conjunction with our school staff and Agriculture committee. Local farmers and businesses strongly support our Agriculture program, providing fantastic opportunities for excursions and work experience. We are developing links with outside training providers, allowing students to build individual career pathways in the Agriculture sector.

Year 7-8 Agriculture

Students study Agriculture for two lessons a week as part of their Science curriculum. The subject is theory based, but includes a significant practical component so students can gain confidence developing their ‘hands on’ skills. Topics covered include: farm safety, incubating chicken eggs, enterprises run at CYS, wool production and processing, cattle production including raising calves, field crops, farm machinery, sheep production and plant science.

Year 9-10 Agriculture

Practical skills and scientific knowledge are further developed through working with livestock, crops and soil for three lessons per week. Students develop- independent work skills by learning to drive the school tractor and preparing the school paddocks for seeding. Topics covered include: insects and agriculture, lamb management, poultry production, soil science, pig production, field crops and sheep and wool. We have a proud and successful history in livestock competitions at the Royal Adelaide Show. Students in Years 9 and 10 have the opportunity to represent CYS at this national event in the goat and steer competitions.

Senior Agriculture

In this full year subject students apply science inquiry skills to design and conduct agricultural investigations, using appropriate procedures and safe, ethical working practices, obtain, record, represent, analyse, and interpret the results of agriculture investigations,  evaluate procedures and results, and analyse evidence to formulate and justify conclusions, develop and apply knowledge and understanding of agricultural concepts, skills, and practices in new and familiar contexts and explore and understand agricultural science as a human endeavour. Topics include Animal Production , Plant Production, Resource Management and Agribusiness..

Latest News from Ag & Garden to plate

Precision Agriculture visit

Precision Agriculture visit

7 / 8 students at Koch Ag Services in for a talk about careers in Precision Agriculture. Thanks to Aaron Jak and Nicole Koch for ...
Careers in Agriculture

Careers in Agriculture

This term the Year 7 and 8 classes have been studying careers during their Agriculture lessons. Students have enjoyed ‘working’ as agronomists and livestock agents ...
Growing Great Grains

Growing Great Grains

Over the past two terms, the Year 5/6 classes have been working with the “Growing Great Grains” coordinator Belinda Cray to learn how food is ...
Kadina Livestock Event 2020

Kadina Livestock Event 2020

The weather gods certainly weren’t smiling on us on August 21st, but our students and animals persevered through trying conditions to represent CYS with pride ...
Poultry Production

Poultry Production

The Year 8 class have been studying poultry production this term. We have examined chicken anatomy, incubation and brooding, poultry housing systems and most recently, ...
Goat Washing

Goat Washing

An entertaining way to spend a wet Tuesday morning! With time running out until the Kadina Livestock event, our Year 9 class took on the ...
Year 9 Goats

Year 9 Goats

As we approach the finish line of our Led Wether Goat project, the Year 9 students have been busy putting the final touches on their ...
Growing Grains – Stage 1

Growing Grains – Stage 1

The year 3-6 students were visited this week by plant scientist Belinda Cay. Belinda is the Director and Senior Manager in Education and Training at ...
Show Ring Skills

Show Ring Skills

Year 9-12 students attended special show ringcraft training sessions at the Ag Block during the recent school holidays. Run by Amy Nankivell and Danny LeFeuvre, ...
Year 11’s – Led Steer

Year 11’s – Led Steer

The steers and students are building relationships and we our now putting halters on in the yards, washing the steers to stimulate hair growth and ...
Tom & Jerry Update

Tom & Jerry Update

Last week Tom and Jerry got tailed. They are also being fed twice a day instead of three times a day. I have noticed that ...
Led Steers Update

Led Steers Update

Our older students have formally accepted the challenge of training three steers! Quite a few of our 10-12 students are involved with the led steer ...
Tom & Jerry

Tom & Jerry

Tom What is he? He is a lamb. How old is he? He is one month old. How is he related to Jerry? Tom is ...
Goats & Lambs Update

Goats & Lambs Update

The Year 9 Ag students took advantage of the sunshine early in the week to give the goats and new lambs some exercise. Our twin ...
Dublin Exchange Visit

Dublin Exchange Visit

A committed group of Year 11/12 Ag students attended the Dublin Livestock Exchange on the Pupil free day in week 7. We witnessed a record ...
Kapunda Rodeo Excursion

Kapunda Rodeo Excursion

Senior Ag students Steph Gersch, Benita Rodda, Sophie Heinrich and CYS Staff Linda Heinrich, Sarah Townsend and Jaynelle LeFeurve attended the Kapunda Rodeo on the ...
2/3 Chickens

2/3 Chickens

As part of our biological science unit, we looked at living and non-living things. After some discussion, some students wanted to know if eggs were ...
PorkSA Piggery Day

PorkSA Piggery Day

Six Central Yorke students visited Adelaide Uni Roseworthy campus on Friday October 18 as part of Pork SA’s initiative to engage more students in the ...
Cow Organs Investigation

Cow Organs Investigation

This term in Biology we have been lucky enough to have a focus on organ dissections. We have dissected organs from cows, pigs and sheep ...
Royal Adelaide Show – Goats

Royal Adelaide Show – Goats

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