Agricultural Practices added to Senior Curriculum

Wednesday 25 Nov

Concordia Lutheran College has added Agricultural Practices to the list of subjects available for students commencing Year 11 from this year. The introduction of the subject, which will flow through to Year 12 in 2021 and beyond, recognises the strong desire of many students to develop their skills in agriculture.

Students will learn about equipment maintenance and operation, management practices, animal and/or plant industries and rules, regulations and recommendations for the industry.

The course is an applied subject that suits students interested in agribusiness, agriculture, aquaculture, food technology and environmental management.

Concordia’s Head of College Mr Adrian Wiles said there has been an excellent uptake of the subject in its first year.

“We have seen a strong level of interest in the Agricultural Practices subject this year and anticipate this enthusiasm will grow in years to come,” Mr Wiles said.

“The College is also developing an Academic Pathway for students interested in pursuing a career in Agritech,” he said.

Students entering Year 11 in 2020 and beyond have over 30 subjects to choose from including Psychology, Industrial Technology Skills, Food and Nutrition, Literature and Health.

Boarding students in Years 7 to 12 at Concordia have additional support out of normal school hours through the College’s Learning in Residence program.

Boarders have access to qualified tutors, teachers and pre-service teachers from the University of Southern Queensland after hours to assist with their studies.

The contemporary boarding model provides boys and girls in boarding with a safe, supportive environment that finds the right balance between studying and recreational time.

Students interested in boarding at Concordia are invited to have a trial experience during the College’s Open Day weekend of 21-22 March. To register for our Open Day, click here.