With the holidays just around the corner, so is our much loved annual Ag Day and Horticulture Happenings!
Ag Day Diaries:
- Children can work on their dairies over the school holidays and have up until Ag Day (October 15th) to submit their animal diary to the school office.
- Children with Vege Garden Diaries must keep them to show the judges when they visit their home gardens, then will submit their vege garden diaries to the judges when they visit. The diaries will be returned to the students following judging.
Ag Day Sausage Sizzle:
- Children can pre-order sausages for their lunch on Ag Day. Sausages will be sold for $2.00 each.
- An order form will go home on the 1st day of Term 4 and needs to be back with money by 9.00am on Wednesday 14th October, to collate in time.
Ag Day Animal Parade:
- This year we will be holding an Animal Parade at the conclusion of the lamb, calf and kid judging, and prior to everyone coming together for the prize giving at approximately 1.00pm.
- Children may bring along whatever items of fancy dress they choose for their animal (and themselves if they wish!)
- Spot prizes will be awarded for best dressed!
Note: Due to M. Bovis all calves must be 2m socially distanced from other calves at all times.
The following information is for children who will be participating in the Horticultural Happenings activities. If your child has an animal for Ag Day, the following information does not apply to them, as your child will be busy training their animal.
So that you have plenty of time to prepare, please click on your Syndicate name below for important Horticulture Happenings information:
Proposed Schedule for Ag Day
We are very excited about the number of entries we have had to Ag Day this year!
Thanks to all those children who have entered!
As we approach the school holidays, we just wanted to give you all a reminder about what to expect on the day
Please see our Site Plan below for details.
8:20am – 8:50am Pet Registration at the marquee on Tanekaha 12’s Decking
Lambs: to rings along fence near TCC
Kids/Alpaca: to be confirmed
Chickens: to Cricket Nets
Caged Pets: to Caretakers new shed (entry through side door behind cricket nets)
Calves: to Ring on Soccer field behind new fence
- All calves must stand next to their allocated number on the back fence
- All calves must be 2 metre socially distanced from other calves outside their “Bubble” at all times
- All calves must have a NAIT number, to be recorded at registration
Ponies to the field beside Devine Road/Junior Playground
9:00am Judging commences for lambs, calves and chickens
Individual Ribbons awarded in Rings
9.30am Vet to judge caged pets
At conclusion of judging – Animal Parade and fancy dress lambs/kid/calves
Prizegiving – Approx 1.00pm
– Presentation of cups and major ribbons
– Raffles drawn
– Vege Garden winners announced
1:30pm (approximately) viewing of horticultural happenings
2:00pm (approximately) Animals and Hort Happenings to be taken home
For Ponies – entry from Devine Road, between swimming pool and tennis courts
All other animals – on reserve behind TCC, gate in far corner of reserve, past rhododendron, along from TCC will be open
What to Bring
- Ag Day will go on rain or shine! So please be prepared for all weather (umbrellas, raincoats, gumboots, sunblock, sun hat etc)
- Children with Animals may wear Mufti and Gumboots to school on Ag Day.
- Coins for sausage sizzle/coffee/bake stall/raffles
- It is recommended to bring your own fold out chair for seating – it’s a long day!
- Water and food/snacks for yourself and your animal (it is recommended that you don’t feed your pet until after judging if possible)
- Lambs – Please bring a “pig tail” electric fence standard, to tether your lamb to during the day.
Parent Help Request
Can we please put a call out for any parent helpers to help set up the day before on Wednesday 15th October, after school on the field.
Please contact Frances McKenzie on 021 206 9451 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vege Garden Competition
We are very pleased to have the support of the Tamahere Garden Club as our judges for this competition.
The proposed day for judging the vege gardens is Saturday 10th October (the last weekend of the school holidays).
Judges expect to arrive at your property, spend approximately 15 minutes talking to each child about their vege garden, take a couple of photos of the vege garden, review the garden diary (and take this away for review).
We will then announce the winners and prizes will be awarded at the Ag Day Prizegiving, scheduled for approximately 1.00pm on Thursday 15th October..
A judging timetable will be sent out to participants by the end of this week.
Calling all Ag Day Judges!
Our Waikato Ag Day Co-ordinator is in need of some more judges, to support the local school events.
If you have some experience judging Ag Day events, or are interested in being trained as a judge for future years, please contact: Dennis Ticklepenny (Waikato Co-ordinator) email@example.com