Ag program for Gin Gin High
GIN Gin State High School is excited to announce it has attained the lease of an adjoining paddock of approximately 100 hectares to enhance its award-winning agricultural courses at the school.
School principal Robin Rayner said it was in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Bundaberg Regional Council.
“The school has the lease of the paddock which will enable the implementation of additional curriculum for students and support their development of employability skills,” Mrs Rayner said.
“We introduced a Certificate II in Agriculture to our Vocational Education curriculum for senior students.
“Previously we have only been able to offer such a course through external providers.”
Now, through the new partnership, the school is able to offer this course to students at the school.
“It is envisaged the expanded course offerings will increase student learning and also the wider community by skilling students with work ready and real life skills,” Mrs Rayner said.
This important initiative will be celebrated at the school on Friday March 11 from 10.30am.
The Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Leanne Donaldson, local MP Jeff Seeney, Cr Wayne Honor as well as representatives of the North Coast Region Education Office will attend to help celebrate the success of the partnership.