West Moreton Anglican College - due to its semi-rural setting and the sheer size of its campus - is able to support a fully working farm which allows students from both urban and rural backgrounds to acquire skills in horticulture and animal husbandry.
These are valuable experiences that would typically be denied them in other schools. The farm is an exciting educational centre that boasts a mango orchard, vegetable cultivation, and pasture.
Emphasis is placed on animal enterprise. The farm is home to a cattle herd of 21 head including 11 registered Charolais stud cattle. The Cattle Show Team is one of the most respected in the district and travels to shows throughout south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Students can also work with poultry and goats. Beekeeping is popular with many students and the product of the College’s hives wins many local Show awards. Students also learn about fodder conservation and modern farming practices.
All students at West Moreton Anglican College have the opportunity to enjoy activities down on the farm.
Cattle Show Team
WestMAC’s Cattle Show Team has been operating for over 10 years and continues to go from strength to strength. Middle and Senior School students participate in the Cattle Show Team over the full course of the year. During training sessions and exhibiting at various rural shows, including the Royal Brisbane Show (Ekka), students learn important skills through preparing and presenting the College’s cattle.
Our students demonstrate their commitment to the Cattle Show Team by attending training in their own time on a weekly basis after school. Then, on show weekends, the students take great delight in demonstrating their skills, understanding and professionalism at local Agricultural Shows. Student performances have been commented on by members of the Beef Industry as being of a consistently high standard and have been awarded many accolades, including State Finalists for Young Judges and Young Paraders competitions.
Featuring a fully-functional, on-site farm and a high quality Agricultural Program, WestMAC students gain real-world, hands on experience that is highly regarded by prospective future employers.