An updated version of the School Programs is in preparation and will be included shortly.
The Agriculture Program offers students from Years 7 to 10 the opportunity to develop their understanding and experience in sustainable agricultural practices, maintaining strong practical links with the local community and broader South West region. Students focus on Occupation Health and Safety (chemicals, tools and machinery used in commercial horticulture sites), soils (structures, fertilisers and irrigation), plants (local suitability), animal husbandry (chickens and sheep) and the production of food.
While this course is explicitly aligned to the Design and Technologies subject within the Technologies curriculum, with a focus on the 'Food and Fibre Production' context, explicit and practical links are also made to the key learning areas of Science, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. This course also complements the school's Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program from K-Year 6.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
Pemberton District High School is part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program and students from Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in weekly Kitchen Garden lessons with specialist teachers. The aim of the program is to teach children about growing and cooking nutritious and wholesome food to set them up for a healthy and sustainable future. The school has a vegetable garden, chickens, hydroponics tanks, hot house and shade house, as well as Home Economics facilities for all students to learn food preparation skills.