Ag pro­gram for Gin Gin High

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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