Once again, ex Timboon P-12 School principal, Rosalie Moorfield, has produced a great brochure highlighting the eclectic curriculum developed under the TAP banner. The PDF of 'TAP highlights 2018' can be viewed at the the What is TAP page of the TAP blog. Thank you Rosalie for your ongoing support of the TAP.
There’s an African proverb that states, “It takes a village to raise a child”. Whilst not quite a village, Timboon P-12’s TAP community has at its core innovative and creative teachers, who are backed by our supportive industry and community members. In 2018, there were 99 individual community and industry personnel involved in the development and delivery of TAP curriculum and associated teacher PD. This equates to 264 hours, or $10,577* of imputed value for time generously donated to support TAP initiatives. (*Dollar value of unfunded industry time calculated at $40/hr.) Since August 2012 there have been almost 370 local community members and businesses – farmers and other agriculturalists and horticulturalists – working with beef, ducks, sheep, dairy, chickens, lavender, chooks; agricultural service providers from fencing contractors to vets to agricultural research scientists; major dairy processors and boutique food manufacturers; community service providers, and parents generously sharing skills and knowledge with our students and teachers. To our agricultural partners in 2018 we have added engineers and others from the energy sector. We thank you all for your interest and support and here’s to many more TAP endeavours in 2019
Our 2018/2019 lavender crop is currently being harvested with an awesome flush of lavender blooms, heavenly fragrance and attractive flower spikes. Some of the Riverina Alan florets have been used to distil lavender oil or create bunches whilst the Pacific Blue and Avice Hill flowers are drying out with the opportunity for our 2019 students to determine what they will produce from this season’s crop. Our Lavender products are also available for sale at Timboon Berry Farm.