Farm & Agriculture
Kimberley College has been operating a farm and agriculture program since 2017. It was started to give the students some "real life" hands-on farm experience and, by doing so, they learn where food comes from and how to manage and look after farm animals. The school prides itself on its working farm which is home to beef cattle, Australian miniature goats, chickens and ducks.
Head of Agriculture
Agricultural Practice is offered in Years 11 and 12 and is suited to those students who are more interested in skills-based agriculture. This subject is Authority registered and contributes four credits toward a QCE. Students are involved with the day-to-day running of the school farm whilst studying. The primary and middle schools are also, at times, exposed to the program through various Excellence and immersion programs.
Kimberley College regularly re-homes baby calves from local abattoirs to hobby farmers. The school raises the baby calves until they are off milk and then finds good homes for them to go to.
The school also enters many Australian Miniature Goat competitions throughout South-East Queensland. Kimberley College goats last year won Grand Champion at both the Alora Show and the Ipswich Show.
Kimberley College students graduate with practical skills, hands-on knowledge, and respect and love for the land.