Growing Future Farmers Open Day 2022

We have been offered an exciting opportunity to attend the Growing Future Farmers Open Day at Wakefield Farm in Dipton on Tuesday 9th August 2022. Students will be shown what courses they offer, gain hands-on experience throughout the day and listen to past and present students from the course. This is another way to see what courses or careers are available in the Agricultural industry and we have never taken a class before. This is a great chance for our students to be fully immersed in the Agricultural industry for a day.

Growing Future farmers aims to accelerate the careers of school leavers from entry-level Essential Farm Skills through to Advanced Farm Skills and Business Management. We currently have past students Zane Flawn, Ruald Raath, Taurus-Peyton Harden, Sarah Harvey & Rebecca Barclay enrolled on the two-year course. The structured programmes offer an array of specialised industry training and development courses within the National Certificates – including cloud-based learning, on-farm workshops, independent study and group sessions.

This is combined with extensive practical work experience alongside experienced and motivated farmers who have signalled their intent by taking on students to grow the industry.

For your child to attend this day please read through the following information below and complete the permission form due Monday, 8 August 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this trip please get in touch with Mrs Mel Young, [email protected]

  • Date: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Time: Depart SGHS at 9:00 am / Return to SGHS at 3:00 pm
  • Venue: Wakefield Farm, 194 Dipton Bush Road, Dipton, Southland.
  • Who: Year 12/13 Agricultural classes
  • Transport: School vans – driven by SGHS staff, Mrs Young and Mrs Cauldwell. All staff and students travelling inside the school vans will be required to wear a face mask.
  • Uniform requirements: Students are to wear mufti clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day. Sturdy covered in footwear e.g gumboots/tramping boots. Hat/Beanie and Gloves, warm waterproof jacket. Face masks may be required by the venue.
  • Food: Students are to bring their lunch, plenty of snacks and a full drink bottle.
  • Cost: $10.00 per student – full payment due by Monday 8 August 2022.
    • Please note: Board financial procedure requires payment in full, by the due date for your child to purchase resources, participate in sports or attend trips/events. Payments received will be allocated to the oldest unpaid fees and charges owing on your child’s account first. Extra-curricular activities operate on a “pay before you play” policy.
  • Student Information:

    Please complete the following information for your child.
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  • I give permission for this information to be shared with the teacher in charge as required.
  • CODE OF CONDUCT – STUDENT

    I understand that this event is an opportunity for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

    I agree to do the following to make this happen:

    • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
    • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
    • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
    • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
    • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.

    I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

    • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
    • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school
    • My actions put me or others in any danger.
  • Payment

    Any payments received for your child will be allocated to the oldest unpaid amounts sitting on your child's account first. Your child is not able to participate until all these amounts are paid in full.
  • $10.00 per student - full payment is due by Monday 8 August 2022. If paying by instalments you must have the full amount paid by the due date.
  • If paying online please indicate below the date you will be paying.
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  • Parent/Caregiver Information:

  • Please enter a valid email address to receive a emailed version of this form once completed.
  • Parent/Caregiver Consent

    Please tick the boxes below to complete the Parent/Caregiver Consent.

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