Our agricultural science programs typically cover a wide range of topics, including plant and animal biology, soil science, crop management, and sustainable farming techniques. Students engage in hands-on activities, such as cultivating crops, raising livestock, and participating in agricultural experiments, gaining practical skills that are applicable in real-world agricultural settings.

Love animals? Join Mr. Mills as he takes on a study of llamas, goats, alpacas, pigs, sheep and horses and farms of the future. Explore food and where it comes from in Ag class.

Alongside the completion of your unit and achievement standards, students at this level are taking opportunities in the Primary Industries. You may also apply to Agriculture Academy (via Agrilearn) and will have access various workplaces in this sector.

Future learning and careers with
  • Farm/Dairy Manager
  • Sustainable Agriculture Consultant
  • Agricultural Science Researcher
  • Agribusiness Manager
  • Farm-to-Table Chef
  • Urban Agriculture Planner

Teaching for me is a vocation. I really enjoy helping students reach their goals. The goals may be in and out of the classroom but I see it is my role to help students get to where they want to go.

David Mills
Where we teach



All aspects of practical learning.

Recently renovated and cleverly designed to maximise a light and airy indoor/outdoor balance, our Technology buildings share open air patio spaces between the purpose designed classrooms.


Events & Activites


At Opihi College, our agricultural science programs extend beyond the classroom with exciting field trips. From exploring local farms backed onto scenic streams and rivers to hands-on experiences in sustainable farming techniques, students immerse themselves in the rich rural environment surrounding our college. These field trips not only reinforce classroom learning but also provide a firsthand connection to the vibrant agricultural community that defines Opihi College.

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