Junior Agriculture

JAG (Junior Agriculture) is a unique co-curricular offering available to our Junior School students. Having ready access to our farm means that our Carbrook students participate in regular experiential learning within our agricultural precincts.


Having a demographic of mostly ‘city’ students means our ability to provide rich learning opportunities on our farm helps to deepen their knowledge around food and fibre production. The simple acts of collecting eggs, feeding the livestock, and tending the gardens also develop a student’s understanding about animal husbandry, food production and their responsibility as global citizens to care for this unique precinct that God has given us to learn in.


We regularly bring animals from the farm across to our Springwood campus whose agricultural precinct currently includes Happy Hens and a garden area. Springwood JAG also has a strong cooking focus where students have the opportunity to cook and then eat fresh produce.


Both of our programs participate in a number of competitions run by Ekka as well as investigations by various universities. These include:


· Ekka’s Giant Pumpkin Competition

· Logan City Council World Environment Day Competition

· WorkSafe Queensland’s Farm Safety Calendar Competition

· University of New England’s Soil Your Undies investigation

· Ekka’s Hi-Line Brown Schools Egg Laying Competition


Carbrook JAG takes place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7.45am. Springwood JAG takes place on Monday mornings from 7.30am. Should you like any further information in relation to JAG please email Mrs Angela Haupt at angela.haupt@calvarycc.qld.edu.au.