Agribusiness at St Paul’s

Discover the Agribusiness epicenter for New Zealand right here at St Paul’s Collegiate School. Recognising the growing demand for skilled professionals in the primary industries, St Paul’s joined forces with key industry players such as Dairy NZ, Beef + Lamb NZ, and eleven primary sector organizations. Together, we pioneered New Zealand’s first Agribusiness curriculum tailored for secondary school students.

At St Paul’s, the Agribusiness programme is a comprehensive study encompassing plant science, soil science, food science, microbiology, agri-management and finance, economics, digital technologies, agri-innovations, agri-marketing, primary production processes, future-proofing, growing value, and international trade. The school has vegetable gardens, an orchard, a greenhouse and beehives that the students use in their study. They also take trips to industry for learning.

This academic course goes beyond the traditional boundaries, exposing students to a diverse range of skills required in the primary sector, extending up to and beyond the farm gate. Offered at NCEA Level 2 and 3, the Agribusiness curriculum is specially designed for students excelling in science and commerce.

It is taught under four strands:

  • Agri-science
  • Agri-marketing
  • Agri-management and finance
  • Agri-innovation.

The Donny Charitable Trust Agribusiness Scholarship

The Donny Charitable Trust Scholarship will be awarded to students that show particular interest in agribusiness, who live in New Zealand and who may not have the financial means to attend a school outside of their area specialising in agribusiness. This scholarship will assist the student to meet most of their boarding and tuition costs at St Paul’s. Applications close at the end of term two each year but an enrolment form to attend St Paul’s must have been completed and submitted already.

Want to find out more?

Please email our enrolments office or visit this page to download an agribusiness scholarship application form.

If you're an agribusiness teacher or educator, join the Agribusiness in Schools Facebook group.