Come and join the Academy - Applications open soon! by Mrs Sarah Foley-Smith

Applications for Primary Industry Academy 2017 out soon

Are you motivated and hard working?

Have you got good attendance?

Do you have genuine interest in working in the primary sector? (on farm or at tertiary level)

Do you enjoy practical, hands on learning?

Then this may be the course for you!

About the Academy

The Primary Industry Academy is a virtual school, linking schools, Industry Training Organisations, and employers. Geraldine High School is AgExcel accredited. This is an industry endorsed quality mark that is awarded when a high standard of training and education delivery is achieved by training providers.

Our course

Ø Level one- undertake a number of field trips and have an introduction to many different aspects of Primary Industry while beginning to work towards their NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Skills

Ø Level 2 one day per week on farm and complete their NZ Certificate

Ø Both groups compete in the Young Farmer competition and attend courses at Agri Learn

There is NO cost

Selection Process

· Collect an application for from Mrs FS in the hall on Monday 22 August

· Once applications are in we will have interviews –with parents\caregivers and students –(these will run on September 15 & 16)

Please note: Academic ability: there are no selection criteria regarding this. A learning assistant is employed for all classes and there is lots of help for literacy, numeracy, dyslexia and different learning styles including students continuing on to tertiary education.

But…places are limited

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the above.

Sarah Foley-Smith

HOD Primary Industry