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

Year 5/6 Ag – Apples!

The year 5/6 Ag class have been working with a focus on ‘Apples’. They teamed up with the Year 9 … ...

7/8 Ag Wool Project

After a very busy term of ‘Wool’ study, the Year 7/8 class have finished the unit with more hands on … ...

Year 10 Tractor Driving

Ben Eglinton shared his wealth of knowledge on machinery and farm safety on the first of three visits to our … ...

Beekeeper Visit

Mark from ABS came and visited us on the Wednesday morning of March 4. To start the morning, we suited … ...

ELC Sunflower learning

he ELC has been growing sunflowers and some of them are huge! Students explored the flowers and developed their fine … ...

5/6 Ag – Zucchini Cupcakes

The Ag Block produced a lot of large zucchinis over the school holidays which Ag teacher Mrs Le Feuvre picked … ...

Senior Ag – Bee Incursion

Thank you to Mark from the Australian Bee Services who came in and shared his expertise on bees, honey and … ...

7/8 Ag – Wool dyeing

The Year 7/8 Ag class continued their unit on wool production today. Last week they sourced and then scoured the … ...

7/8 Ag – Wool scouring

The Year 7/8 Ag students were scouring wool this week. They took samples to scour from the school sheep with … ...

Point Pearce class update

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ELC Ag Block Visit

On a cool, sunny Tuesday afternoon, the Year7/8B Agriculture class hosted a group of little visitors at the Ag Block. … ...

Kadina Show- Led Wether Goat Competition 2021

After two years of pouring rain at the Kadina Livestock event, this year the weather was kind to us and … ...

Kadina Show- Led Steers

Our year 11 Ag Show Team finally got to show case their skills with the steers on Sunday the 22nd … ...

Show Time!

In the last few weeks of Term 2 and early weeks of Term 3, our Year 11 Ag class has … ...

Year 7/8 Sheep Selection

Our two Year 7/8 Ag classes have been investigating the criteria involved in selecting a sheep for purchase from the … ...

Ag Block News

We’ve all tried counting sheep, right? But did you know that sheep can’t count!! Well at least our sheep don’t … ...

Introducing Stanley, Terry and Diesel

The Ag Block at CYS got some new cups of joy when the baby calves arrived on the Tuesday afternoon … ...

Electives: Ag Block Photoshoot

n Week 4, the Creative Camera students completed a photoshoot in the school Ag Block as part of their first … ...

Learning Hub Garden to Plate

Over the course of the term the Learning Hub Garden-to-Plate students have enjoyed participating in a variety of cooking and … ...

Ag Block news

There’s lots of animal activity happening in the Ag Block this week. Our young ewes are lambing, thanks primarily to … ...