Murnong Farm has been developed along Permaculture principles to encourage students to be involved in a sustainable way of life. The animals and plants live in a unique system on three acres, where they benefit each other, thus minimising the need for machinery and chemicals.
Murnong Farm has been designed to enhance accessibility for all student abilities. On the school’s farm, students learn animal care and husbandry amongst a range of livestock, and grow produce in the community garden.
In Years 7 and 8, students have the opportunity to participate in Agriculture with a focus on the farm. Students participate in sheep judging at the Canberra show and a field day, the Cows Create Careers program and farming as an industry. In Years 9 and 10 students can extend their learning by taking part in the ‘Statement of Attainment in Agrifoods’, a nationally recognised course, or continue their learning on the farm in food and fibre production, alpaca judging and goat and poultry breeding.
The Agriculture Club offers students with particular interest more time on the farm at lunchtimes, before and after school and to assist in the holiday volunteer program to manage the livestock.