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Lego Mindstorm robots

Thanks to receiving a Frances and Harold Abbott Foundation grant, 11 Lego Mindstorm robots were purchased in 2015 and have been in use throughout 2016. Pictured are Victory Christian College with their creations.

August 31st, 2016|Student Stories|

Ararat Transformer Station

Students from Integrated Technologies 1/2 and 3/4 had the very rare opportunity to tour a New Transformer Station near Ararat, this station has been built to accommodate the new Wind Farm 20km away and has the capacity to supply 125,000 homes. The station was to be ‘switched on’ later in the week meaning that prior […]

August 10th, 2016|Student Stories|

2016 Australian Sheep and Wool Show

At the 139th Annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Agriculture students entered Polwarth Ewes into various age groups. Some ribbons were attained:

1st & 3rd place in Class 317 Un-housed Ewe, under 1.5 years old, showing a full mouth of milk teeth.

3rd & 4th place in Class 316 Un-housed Ewe, over 1.5 years old & under […]

August 10th, 2016|Student Stories|

La Valla TTC Agriculture Show

This event was held on Thursday 12 May and featured CCB and BSSC students participating in the showing of Alpacas (supplied by Yenaminut Alpaca Stud) and Dexter cattle and Polwarth sheep (with support from Homeleigh Polwarths).

 

The show aims to provide students with experience in the show ring, gain valuable feedback from experienced judges and showcase […]

May 24th, 2016|Student Stories|

Bendigo Bank

Engineering students toured Bendigo Bank to study the sustainable features in the bank building.

May 24th, 2016|Student Stories|

Skilled Services students donate to RSPCA

VET students built two dog kennels to donate to the RSPCA. The project was completed through their PDWRS Skilled Services class.

February 10th, 2016|Student Projects|

Alpacas – Youth Parader Competitions

Agriculture students showed alpacas in the Youth Parader Competitions at the Alpaca Colourbration, Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show and The Royal Melbourne Show.
Ethan Hunt was particularly successful winning the Preliminary Supreme Champion at the Alpaca Colourbration held in Bendigo.

December 8th, 2015|Student Stories|

Tradie Mental Health and Wellbeing event

VCAL students hosted a Trade Mental Health & Wellbeing Event on Thursday 15th October in the Trade Training Centre. Guest speakers delivered important messages to over 90 budding young tradies about the need to look after themselves and their mates when it comes to both their physical and mental wellbeing.

Jeremy Forbes from HALT (Hope, Assistance, […]

November 25th, 2015|Student Stories|

The 2015 Australian Sheep & Wool Show

The Australian Sheep and Wool Show was held over three days at the Bendigo Showgrounds on Friday 17th – Sunday 19th July. Six Certificate II Agriculture students exhibited our Polwarth Stud Sheep over the weekend. They complete a unit ‘Plan to Exhibit Livestock’ which involves the students completing their entries, preparing and clipping the sheep […]

August 6th, 2015|Student Projects|

Melbourne Royal Alpaca Show

Over the last weekend of the school holidays four Certificiate II Agriculture students attended the Melbourne Royal Alpaca Show and competed in the Youth Paraders Competition. This complements the unit ‘Plan to Exhibit Livestock’ unit. The competition is split into two sections, the Showmanship and Stockmanship Sections and classes depending on individual experience.

Congratulations to Sarah […]

August 6th, 2015|Student Projects|