On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (14:00—16:00) boys have compulsory farm duty which has traditionally been called Section. These farm practicals and duties are done under supervision in groups called Gangs. Gangs also have to attend scheduled Early Morning Section and Weekend Section (approx. every 6 weeks).
It is compulsory for Day Scholars to attend Section on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons as well as Early Morning and Weekend Section Duty. Day Scholars may stay in boarding for the night before Early Morning Section and for Friday and Saturday nights before Weekend Section and then depart at 11:00 after Section on Sundays.
The following are skills the boys will learn while on Section.
Practical Skills Development
Resource Conservation Land Preparation Fertilisation and Pest Control Irrigation Planning and Marketing Feedlotting Using and Maintaining Machines & Equipment Workshop—use of tools and machinery Baling Silage Making Pasture Management Fencing Vegetable Production Dairy Management Animal Husbandry Tractor Driving
Ploughing Dohne Merino Sheep Judging Chainsaw and Fencing Tractor Ops and Driving Brahman Judging SABI Irrigation DNA Sampling & Brucellosis Testing Artificial Insemination Agricultural Youth Shows Wool Classification Labour Law Precision Crop Farming Animal Behaviour & Handling Soil Practicals