Good Shepherd College specialises in offering a range of agricultural experiences for young people who have a passion for developing their skills. Our lunch time Ag Club provides opportunities for students to actively engage in their agricultural pursuits, including cattle, alpaca and sheep handling.
With a fully operational farm and a dedicated team of volunteers led by an experienced farm manager, the college is able to provide hands-on experience to young people who want to pursue a career in a wide variety of rural industries.
The college maintains a number of innovative programs and facilities, including:
- an accredited Murray Grey stud, complete with undercover cattle yards;
- a Poll Dorset stud;
- the opportunity to work with sheep, alpacas and other livestock;
- a mature orchard, with a variety of unique fruit tree species;
- a working shearing shed and yards;
- a well maintained vegetable garden, in addition to the extensive glass and shade houses located close to the classrooms, and;
- a fully equipped, specialised agricultural classroom, complete with change rooms and undercover workshop.
Students also have the opportunity to show sheep and cattle at our local shows and the Royal Melbourne Show.
In addition to our highly skilled Agriculture teacher, the college maintains a close working relationships with Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST) located only 5 minutes from the college. A number of the practical aspects of the course are delivered at Good Shepherd. Not only are senior students able to access a wide selection of school-based certificate courses, they can also pursue VCE while still enrolled in the college.