Back Creek Farm – Scotsburn


Year 9 Program

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 900 acre dairy farm that presents a unique learning environment for the Year 9 Transformation Program.

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

As students in work groups prepare and serve meals during the residential experience, the availability of a range of farm-grown produce means the link between agriculture and what we eat on a day-to-day basis, 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