Urrbrae Agricultural High School is the only special interest agricultural secondary school in South Australia and is recognised as a centre of excellence for studies in agriculture, science, technology and the environment. Located within metropolitan Adelaide, we are no ordinary secondary school, having for our use an outstanding forty-hectare farm in addition to a dedicated wetland for integration with our educational programs.
Our passion for rigorous learning is characterised by the transformation of information to knowledge through scientific methodology and inquiry learning, and our motto, Science with Practice, embodies this ethos. Urrbrae enjoys outstanding support from the Agricultural Industry, our parents, teachers and students to make it a “city school with a country feel”. We provide a wide range of co-curricular activities to cater for students’ interests in sports, outdoor education, music and drama, as well as student passions for agriculture, animal husbandry, crop production, and more!
Our vision is to provide unique opportunities for learners and future innovators. Our mission is to continue to be an innovative educational leader in Agricultural and Horticultural Science, Technology and the Environment; to develop engaged citizens, with creative and critical minds, a strong social conscience, and a love of learning; and to foster resilience, independence, personal responsibility and respect for others.
This Curriculum Guide has been produced to assist students in making informed choices about their subject pathways from Year 8 through to Year 12. It has been divided up into distinct curriculum areas, with subject offering outlines giving a clear indication as to what is required in each area. Further information can be found on individual subjects by speaking to a range of specialist teachers, the SACE and VET Coordinator and Curriculum Coordinators.
The learning pathways at Urrbrae Agricultural High School are aligned with the requirements of the Australian Curriculum (Years 8-10) and SACE -South Australian Certificate of Education- (Years 11-12). These pathways offer students a range of post-school options ranging from tertiary study, TAFE certificates, apprenticeships and a wide range of agricultural, environmental and technological careers. Urrbrae graduates go on to pursue careers such as veterinary science, medicine, engineering, farming, law, environmental science, music, computer science and design to name a few. Urrbrae’s appeal is the diversity of its curriculum, which prepares our students to take their place to face the global challenges of tomorrow.
I urge you to use the website information along with a range of other resources, including career counsellors and the internet, as well as speaking to a range of teachers, friends, family and community members, in order to make informed choices about your future.