Agriculture has a long tradition at Rangiora High School and we are one of the few schools in New Zealand to have a farm on our campus.
The school farm started in 1910. After years as a mixed stock and crop unit, it has been restructured as a 40 hectare teaching unit running sheep, calves and crops, with an attached horticulture area.
The farm gives practical experience to students taking agricultural courses and supplements the theoretical teaching of the Agriculture staff. Students can study towards NCEA qualifications, which can lead to university degrees.
In addition, the school offers a basic farming skills course where students work on the school farm gaining practical skills and Agriculture Industry Training Organisation unit standards, which can also count towards the National Certificate in Agriculture.
The school also runs courses which
are accredited by the New Zealand
Primary Industries Trades Academy.
More information on Agriculture
courses at different levels can be
obtained from the school website at: