The Archibull Prize – happiness is ???

Yesterday’s The Archibull Prize 2016 Awards and Exhibition Day  was the culmination of nine months of blood, sweat and tears by 35 schools  up and down the Eastern seaboard.

Check out the Champions and Grand Champions here

Those nine months deliver many highlights for me. Yesterday I was just blown away by the students. Each and everyone of them  did their school, their champion teachers and the education system and Australia proud.

Love this classic comment when one of the Young Farming Champions asked one of their schools what was there favourite moment of the Awards Ceremony and the answer

“getting measured for my school blazer “


Superstars from Northlakes High School 

How good is it to get an email like this

Hi Lynne

On behalf of our students at …..  I would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for The Archibull Prize award ceremony today.

Being our first entry, reaching the finals was beyond our expectation. Attending today was such an insight into many things. The organisation of the awards was outstanding with each of the presenters being engaging and informative in both their formal roles and in their informal chats with our students.

The quality of work presented by the other schools was exceptional and a real eye opener into the many shared hours of research, collaboration and dedication involved in this program. The reactions of the students from our and other schools and their obvious pride in their work was an absolute delight to witness.

Thank-you so much for having us today…..


All the students were so proud of their cows and so proud of themselves and so proud to represent their schools.

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   some early photo highlights 

and nobody was more proud of them all than me.

Big Congratulations to the Matraville Sports High School who also looked very classy in their blazers.


Matraville Sports High School with Director General of NSW DPI Scott Hansen 

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