With a growing demand for skilled workers in the primary industries, St Paul’s Collegiate School has teamed up with Dairy NZ, Beef + Lamb NZ and eleven business partners from within the agriculture sector, to create New Zealand’s first Agribusiness curriculum for secondary school students.
Agribusiness at St Paul’s includes a study of topics in the area of 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.
This academic course exposes St Paul’s students to the wide range of skills required and the opportunities available in the primary sector up to and beyond the farm gate. It is offered at NCEA Levels 2 and 3 and has been designed for students who excel in science and commerce. It is taught under four strands:
- Agri-management and finance
The Donny Charitable Trust Agribusiness Scholarship
The Donny Charitable Trust Scholarship will be awarded to one student (Year 11-13) in 2018 that shows particular interest in agribusiness, who lives 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 for 2018 close 31 August 2017.
Want to find out more?
If you are interested in learning more about Agribusiness at St Paul’s including how to apply for the Donny Trust Agribusiness Scholarship register below.