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Back Creek Farm – Scotsburn

 

Year 9 Program
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The residential Back Creek Farm experience for Year 9 students, allows them to live and learn as they experience daily life on a 900-acre dairy farm. This is coupled with the opportunity to explore a ‘paddock to plate’ experience whilst serving and working in the nearby Back Creek Cafe at Meredith.

Learning through experience

The College believes authentic experiences present multiple learning and self development opportunities. Students, removed from their usual routines, in unfamiliar environments, work together with others to achieve shared goals.

Real-life experiences

900 acres of learning

Located just out of Ballarat, Christian College’s Back Creek Farm is a viable commercial dairy farm, spread over 900 acres.

Half term, full days

As part of the Year 9 Transformation Program, students live at Back Creek Farm for half a term. The program focuses on character development, community living, independence, and service in faith and of others.

Working together

In small work groups, students learn teamwork and life skills as they’re called on to be chefs, farmers, milkers, tending livestock, fruit and vegetable crops, building friendships and lifelong memories.

Linking paddock to plate

Students work front and back of house at Back Creek Cafe, located down the highway from Back Creek Farm in Meredith. By preparing and serving produce, the link between agriculture and hospitality skills comes to life.

Year 9 Transformation Program

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Contact Details

Director of Back Creek Farm

Kim Ali

Phone Number

(03) 5341 2051

Back Creek Farm – Scotsburn

 

Year 9 Program