Tocal presents a range of opportunities for teachers and students to engage with food and fibre production both on-site and through resources targeting the outcomes of the NSW syllabuses.

School visits to the Tocal farms and heritage precinct, including Tocal Homestead, are available for all classes. The NSW Department of Primary Industries Schools Program – part of Tocal College – provides a range of teaching resources and opportunities to learn about the work of the Department of Primary Industries in ensuring sustainable food and fibre production for NSW.

Tocal Virtual Farm

The Tocal Virtual Farm can be used by Kindergarten to Stage 6 students to investigate food and fibre production.

Tocal Virtual Farm

Books for kids

BosleyCharlotte and Freda are farm animals on Tocal. This growing series of picture books are short, sweet, and a great way to introduce young kids to farming. Together they show us what farming in Australia is like as well as how to be caring friends. The books are available as paperback, ebooks, and Auslan videos.

Activities are also designed to support the use of the picture books in delivering Stage 1 and Early Stage 1 outcomes. Find them at

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Teaching Resources

The NSW DPI teaching resources are mapped to NSW syllabus outcomes and can be used by both primary and secondary teachers in food and fibre education across multiple subjects and KLAs.

NSW DPI Teaching resources


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Farm images

Farm images - for your assignment or just to see what the farms are like.