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..

Ag Videos

Horse Care Unit
3:03
Posted on November 19, 2023
Royal Adelaide Show | Steers Update
1:39
Posted on September 13, 2023
Maitland Show 2023
2:18
Posted on March 18, 2023
Horse Studies
0:54
Posted on October 20, 2022

Latest News from our Ag Program

7/8 Ag | Wool scouring and dyeing

The 7/8 Ag students were asked to scour (clean) a sample of wool straight from the sheep. This simulates the …...

Alpaca Shearing

Our annual Alpaca shearing took place earlier this month with Mark Short and Maddi at Chaparral Alpaca Stud at Minlaton …...

Primary Horses

Primary students visited the Ag block to work with the horses. They petted the horses, learned about animal safety and …...

Sheep Shearing

A big shout out to Douglas Stock for shearing the school sheep...

Middle School Ag | Horse Care Unit

The Middle School Agriculture Horse Care unit began Monday with our guest presenter Sheree Brennan bringing in Jack and Hunter …...

Primary Ag | Garden to Plate

Week 1 Garden to Plate saw the primary students transplanting tomato plants, using our vegetables to make chow mein and …...

Royal Adelaide Show | Led Steer Competition 2023

The led Steer team Tyler Cook Annabelle Smart Nicholas Heinrich Sophie Davies Mitchell Brook Bella Chapman Louis Hamilton Tahlia Buck …...

Royal Adelaide Show | Led Wether Goat Competition 2023

A total of 246 goats from 30 schools took part in this year’s competition. Our Year 9 Team: Maggie Moore …...

Stage 1 & 2 Nutrition Aquaponics Excursion

The Stage 1 and Stage 2 Nutrition classes include several students from Ardrossan Area School. To help these students and …...

Garden to Plate Update

Week 7 In Week 7 the Primary classes cooked Anzac biscuits. The students learnt about how we are using our …...

Piglets Arrive

The Ag Block has three new animal residents and they’ve set out making themselves very much at home! The piglets …...

Copper Coast Kadina Show Success

A round of applause for our senior agricultural students at Central Yorke, who showcased their skill and dedication at the …...

Garden to Plate | Term 2 Update

The Garden to Plate classes have been busy this term preserving beetroot, using carrots for bun-bowls, putting up hose reels, planting …...

New lambs

he Year 9 class are in charge of our sheep flock. So far we have sixteen lambs which is enough …...

Production Investigation

Stage 2 Agricultural Production students at Central Yorke School are conducting individual practical investigations on primary production enterprises...

New calves

Our calves are arrived from the Dublin markets last Tuesday (May 1), courtesy of Mark A Carter & Co. The …...

Maitland Show 2023

As a community focus school, it is important we support community events such as the Maitland Show. Our strong presence …...

Sophie Baker | Merit Certificate

Congratulations to Sophie Baker, who received her Merit Certificate in Agricultural Production today. She was awarded the certificate, which...

Working Bee

A large group of student, staff and community volunteers braved the very stormy weather for the Term 4 working-bee. The …...

Peri & Yuri’s Big Adventure

Yuri On Tuesday afternoon, me, Peri, Andrew, Tate and Darryl were loaded into a trailer and travelled all the way …...