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Youth Programs

Youth Programs our Club participates in, and sponsors students to attend.

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Rotary Youth Exchange Program

A twelve-month School and Cultural exchange for students in Years 9 to 11. Our club sponsors a student out in January and hosts a student in Bendigo who arrives late July. Applications close in April. 

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NYSF (National Youth Science Fair)


The NYSF Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.  Apply in Year 11. 

RYPEN – Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment  


Is designed for students in years 9, 10 or 11 and aged from 15 to 17. RYPEN’s program is designed to build skills in four main areas; taking initiative, understanding identity, building confidence and fostering meaningful relationships. We believe students will benefit from participating in the various activities that are designed to build confidence, develop communication skills, help them to form goals and develop their sense of identity. March and October camps. 

RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award


The Rotary Youth Leadership Award is a residential camp in December unlike any other. Over seven days, participants are immersed in a program centered around four key themes: Challenge by choice, diversity, community and time out. We give young people aged 18-25 the opportunity to step away from the distractions of their busy lives and provide the space to think about what is important to them. 

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students in 2019 program year. Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.

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Science and Engineering Challenge


Our Club contributes to this event.  A science challenge day for students, Years 9 and 10, from Secondary Schools in the district.


The Science and Engineering Challenge is a non-profit, STEM outreach program run throughout the school year in Australia. The goal of the program is to challenge student’s perception of science and engineering and experience aspects of those fields that they normally would not encounter in a school environment. The Science and Engineering Challenge is a set of fun and competitive hands-on activities involving principles of science, engineering and technology. By participating in the Challenge students see that science and engineering involves creativity, innovation, problem solving and team work. The Challenge aims to inspire students to consider a future career in science and engineering by choosing to study subjects such as maths, physics and chemistry in Years 11 and 12…. A good lead on to NYSF at the end of Year 11.


Learn more about our Club Projects, Community Projects and International Projects

We also award student scholarships in Agricultural Studies, check them out on Club Scholarships page.

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