“Preparing for the Future in Primary Production”
The Fraser Farm has been developed to meet the industry requirements for young people who are enthusiastic about the sector and are striving to make a career in Primary Production.
A Fraser Farm Committee made up of farmers and industry people oversee the direction and vision of the farm. There is enormous support from the wider farming community for the students and the farm. Students are encouraged to take part in the management and day to day running of the Fraser Farm, including weekends.
Over the last three years both the North and the South Farm have been extensively renovated. The North Farm has new pastures, fences built and a computerised grid spray irrigation system installed.
Waitaki Boys’ High School has a long association with farming. Agriculture has been offered as part of the curriculum since 1907. The school has a tradition of excellence in teaching Accounting, Economics and the Sciences, all of which compliment Agriculture.
In the Junior School, all Year 9 students take part in an Agriculture rotation. The content of this tailored to each individual class, eg the Cambridge class carries out more Science based work. Agriculture is an option from Year 10 on when students are able to choose between various options depending on their future needs.
Visitors are always welcome on the Fraser Farm. The students are very proud of their facility and happy to give guided tours.
With the boarding facilities and Fraser Farm; Waitaki Boys ’ High School is ideally placed to support young men in their quest to join one of the most exciting and dynamic industries in New Zealand. In 2015 a new and exciting curriculum of Primary ITO approved certificates were introduced. Waitaki Boys’ High School has been approved to deliver and assess these courses. In 2019, we offer not only the practical ITO standards but also theoretical Agricultural classes through the Agribusiness programme at Level 2 and Level 3 in 2020