Agricultural Science

Our Prep to Year 12 Agriculture program provides all students with access to a working farm located on our Campus, just minutes from their classroom. The program delivers Australian Curriculum content to students from Prep to Year 10. Students are involved in sheep shearing demonstrations and handling, chicken observation and handling, as well as growing their own fruit and vegetables. The gardens are emerging and have targeted focus areas such as exploring sensory, native, international and indigenous plants. Not only does growing food and fibres educate the students on how things live and grow, but it enables students to learn first-hand about nutrition and the value of our food sources.

Our Agricultural Science Show Team, which is a co-curricular program for Secondary students, visits shows such as the Toowoomba Royal Show and the EKKA each year. The Show Team provides valuable industry-like experience for students to be hands-on with practical learning in Agricultural Science.

Livingstone Christian College is an Agribusiness Gateway to Industry School. This means that our wonderful Agricultural Science staff and program are recognised as providing great opportunities for students to learn, grow and flourish in their understanding of agriculture and agribusiness. The Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Program aims specifically to help students make a successful transition from school into further education and/or employment in an agriculture related career. The program is administered by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries alongside The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

Livingstone operates a fully registered stud under the trade name ‘Livingstone Dorpers’. Currently we are running a small herd of registered stud Dorper sheep. We are Ovine Brucellosis accredited and operate under the Livestock Production Assurance Scheme (LPA) within the scope of the Dorper Sheep Society of Australia (DSSA). 

Q-Fever is one of the potential risk involved with running livestock at the College. The video below explains what Q-Fever is and how the College works to mitigate this risk.