Agricultural and Horticultural Science

"Poipoia te kakano kia puawai" 

Nurture the seed and it will grow

Learning how to grow plants and animals for food production is a really important part of life. The course in Agriculture and Horticulture allows students an opportunity to experience aspects of agriculture and horticulture in New Zealand. It allows students to gain an understanding of the primary industries that fuel New Zealand's economy. Students will experience a diverse range of knowledge from animal physiology to orchard management. Students will learn practical skills in horticulture and plant propagation in the school vegetable garden and orchard including pruning, potting, seedbed preparation, spraying, cuttings, and plant management practices. They will also look at soil management and landscaping.