At Kojonup District High School, we have a fully-functioning farm which is used as a uniquely valuable learning space across the K – 10 curriculum, including the delivery of a Certificate 2 in Conservation and Environmental Management.
Our students in the high school list ‘Farm’ (D&T: Agriculture) as their favourite option subject and many of our ex-students have based their further studies in Agriculture on the skills and knowledge they honed at Kojonup DHS School Farm.
The school farm is supported by the Farm Advisory Committee made up of members of the local farming community, The Agriculture teacher and Farm Manager, parents and the school’s Executive.
We currently offer:
- A fully functioning classroom
- Shearing shed, crutching cradle, a weighing scale and undercover yards
- Basic orchard and large irrigated vegetable garden.
- Raised garden beds next to our classroom.
- An aquaponics area.
- We crop approximately 20 to 40 hectares a year for sheep feed oats and hay
- Approximately 600 merino breeding ewes producing approximately 500 merino lambs a year and 100 crossbreds (Poll Dorset cross). We sell wether and crossbred lambs and keep ewe lambs.
- Chickens – students raise day olds to 16 weeks, and keep six chickens for school eggs/incubator eggs.
- Basic workshop with tools and equipment for servicing and fabrication.
- New cattle Yards in future preparation for a small beef herd
- Indigenous gardens which are maintained by students.