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Our School:

Huonville High School Wilmot Road Huonville TAS 7109
Carol Beasley Phone: 03 6264 8800 Fax: 03 6264 8802

Our School “Region”:

Huonville High School is located 45 kms south of Hobart in the beautiful Huon Valley and adjacent to the mighty Huon River. We are surrounded by orchards, many of which maintain the ancient apple varieties from days gone by. Traditionally the river was the major transport and trade route for the valley. More recently road carriers have transported our fruit to the ships that take it around the world.

Our Product:

A Range of Apple Products

During 2004 we have negotiated the lease of a local 1000 tree apple orchard. We plan to have this organically certified next year. Students will be responsible for management and marketing of the orchard and apples. There are 6 different varieties of apples, which means we can experiment with a range of products developed in the school kitchen. We have recipes from Great Grandmas and Great Aunties just waiting to be tried.

Our School Statement:

Through high quality teaching and learning programs which capitalise on the social and environmental benefits of a rural community, Huonville High School seeks to develop the potential of all students so they are equipped to follow any of the paths which might be open to them in the future.

The school runs a successful Agricultural Science programme which includes the growing and marketing of vegetables, beef, seedlings and poultry. Produce currently grown on the school farm, is being utilized by the school canteen and the schools on-line café, which operates one day a week and is run by the students. In 2003 we achieved Organic Certification for our school farm.

Students have identified numerous potential markets which include; bulk apples to wholesalers, boxed and bagged apples to retailers and a range of value added products to be sold within the local community. Students will be involved in advertising, packaging design, logo development and distribution of the end product.

The Huon Valley is famous for its apples and our focus is to give students skills and expertise in this important local industry. The Farm to Table project gives students opportunities to develop the skills and understanding needed to run a small business. A key learning outcome in our school curriculum is to appreciate and understand “sustainable futures,” the Farm to Table is the ideal medium for this learning.

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