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

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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Night At the Museum

Night At the Museum

The Maitland Museum hosted over two hundred visitors on the evening of August 21 for Central Yorke School’s 2019 Project Based Learning Expo. The aptly ...
Goat Collection

Goat Collection

As Spring approaches and with the Royal Adelaide Show only just around the corner it is time for the Ag Block to welcome new animals. ...
SA Heifer Expo

SA Heifer Expo

CYS Ag students attended the SA Heifer Expo this past week at the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds.   ...
Ag Teachers Conference

Ag Teachers Conference

Recently Miss Townsend and Mrs LeFeuvre attended the Biennial Agriculture Teachers Association of SA conference which was held on the Eyre Peninsula. Industry visits included ...
Ag Block News  – Term 2, 2019

Ag Block News – Term 2, 2019

Paddock Seeding Big thankyou to Sam Johns for seeding the school paddocks for 2019. Year 7 / 8 Ag The Year 7 and 8 Ag ...
Ballywire Farm Visit

Ballywire Farm Visit

Term 1 saw the JP students busy reading ‘Who Sank the Boat?’ by Pamela Allen in English and completing a range of cross-curriculum activities around ...
Term 2 | Week 2-3 Video Roundup

Term 2 | Week 2-3 Video Roundup

Term 2 | Week 2-3 Video Roundup Term 2, Weeks 2-3 Video Roundup of school sport, activities, events and learning. Posted by Central Yorke School ...
CSI: Crop Science Investigation

CSI: Crop Science Investigation

CYS joined students from four other schools to attend the CSI: Crop Science Investigators field day held at the school on May 9. Students explored ...
Curriculum Focus Video: Horse Riding

Curriculum Focus Video: Horse Riding

Curriculum Focus – Horseriding The Ag Block has been hosting two very special visitors over the past few weeks and the students have been taking ...
Term 1 Learning Expo

Term 1 Learning Expo

The Performing Arts Centre was buzzing this afternoon with the Term One Learning Expo.There were amazing recycling machine models from the Year 8 class, skill-testers ...
Courses for Horses

Courses for Horses

The year 7- 12 students have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with two horses for three weeks. Sheree Brennan brought them ...
Gift Voucher Win

Gift Voucher Win

Our visit to Broomfield Black Angus Stud back in week 1 saw Connor guess the correct weight of one of Brett Grahams prize bulls. Broomfield ...
Pig Education Day

Pig Education Day

On Friday 19 of October, myself and two other students and Mrs Le Feuvre attended the Adelaide Roseworthy pig education day run by Graeme Pope ...
Rabbit Farm Visit

Rabbit Farm Visit

On Monday 22 October the two Year 7/8 Ag classes visited Julie Page’s rabbit farm at Warooka. The class saw the rabbit breeding cycle, helped ...
Thank you

Thank you

Thank you to Caroline Roennfeldt for organising the cutting of our hay paddocks and Greg Allen for coming in and bailing. The hay will be ...
Ag Block Appreciation Afternoon

Ag Block Appreciation Afternoon

We had a little get together down the Ag Block on Wednesday: an ‘Appreciation Arvo’ to thank everybody who has had any input into helping ...