Positive changes for college

Laura GrubisaNarrogin Observer

Narrogin Agricultural College is heading into an exciting year on the back of some fantastic results in 2017.

Jessica Appelbee received an ATAR score of more than 80 and is taking a gap year before heading to Murdoch University to study Animal Science.

The college has also had a small changeover of staff with Gayelle Quartermaine returning as head of class, Mitchell Wray being promoted to acting head of trades, Mark Batt coming in as vocational trainer in trade, and Amy Corsini joining the college as a graduate teacher in agriculture.

Last Wednesday the school welcomed a new intake of Year 10 and 11 students and college principal Stephen Watt said they have 128 students enrolled over three year groups.

“With our Year 10s we had to cap the number of admissions because the demand was greater than what we had places for,” he said.

“We have students coming from everywhere, including as north as Derby and all the way to Port Hedland, Exmouth and Karratha.

“Then of course we have students from the Narrogin and Boddington area and some from Ravensthorpe and Esperance too.”

About 30 students will also attend a trip to Tasmania when the college holds its bi-annual trip during the last week of Term 3 and the first week of the September school holidays.

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