Calf Club 2021

Glenbrook CALF CLUB DAY ~ Saturday 2nd October 2021

Welcome to Glenbrook Schools Calf Club Day 2021. Our agricultural day known as Calf Club is a very long and proud tradition at Glenbrook School. It is a day in which students, teachers and the community come together to showcase a range of animals and rural abilities of our wonderful children. This year Glenbrook School’s Calf Club is on Saturday 2nd October. It is an integral part of our school community, history and curriculum. It reflects the rural and environmental nature of our school of which we are extremely proud of.

Glenbrook School offers a wide variety of options enabling all students to be able to participate and celebrate in the school community event. Below is a list of all the options available this year. Please discuss which option would be best for you and your child and once a decision has been made please pick up an entry form, and information booklet on that chosen option from the school office.

Each child may have only one entry & is required to complete an official entry form available from the office.

Calf Club Day options for 2021 are:


Obtain, care for and raise a calf and then proudly demonstrate all your hard work in the animal ring: leading, child effort and animal condition.   No poster/diary is required for this option.

Calves to have been born:  1 June – 31 August 2021 inclusive.  Please note that due to the ongoing Microplasma Bovis risk, calves must not be obtained from the Pukekohe / Tuakau sales. Entry forms are available at the office.


Obtain, care for and raise a lamb or kid and then proudly demonstrate all your hard work in the animal rings: calling, leading and child effort.  Lambs/Kids to have been born:  1 July -23 September 2021 inclusive. No poster/diary is required for these options. Entry forms are available at the office.


Raise and care for a day-old chick and create a poster.  Order forms are available at the School Office.  Orders must be in by Wednesday 2nd June for pick up from school on Friday 9th July.  Chicks $6 each, minimum 2 per order.  On Calf Club Day, children each have a turn at speaking to the judge, and chickens will be weighed and judged.  A poster is also required and worth 50% of your overall mark. Entry form, poster card and poster criteria information can be picked up from the office when you collect your chickens..


Bring your dog or small furry (rabbit, guinea pig, rat, or mouse) and create a poster. Dogs must be able to be controlled by the child and led around a small obstacle course, as well as being judged.  Small Furries will be judged on child effort and child knowledge.  A poster is also required and worth 50% of your overall mark. Poster card and poster criteria information can be picked up from the office when you pick up your entry form.


The PTA option for 2021 is to design and make a bug, weta or ruru (morepork) hotel out of natural materials to be displayed and used around our school. You will need to research which bugs you will be housing and how it helps our Glenbrook School eco systems in which it will be living.  So get your imaginative skills flowing!  A poster is required for this option which will make up 50% of your overall mark. You will be required to show the research taken, the process in which you have made your bug, weta or ruru hotel. The entry form, information about this option, poster card and poster criteria information is available from the Office.


  • Our Calf Club garden challenge is… grow a  KamoKamo (A really large courgette!). 

You will be given a seed to germinate, grow and nurture a kamokamo and keep a journal of the growing process. Gardeners must use seeds given. Your courgette will make up 50% of your mark. You must produce a journal, which will make up 50% of your overall mark. Entry forms, information booklets, seeds and buckets are available from the office for a small fee $2.

Completed entry forms MUST be returned to the School Office NO LATER than Friday 27th August 2021

Further information for families new to Glenbrook School:

Separate to the official Calf Club entry, all children will also create indoor art and craft exhibits during Term 3 at school with their class. Each class will be notified by their class teacher of any materials required for making these exhibits. These creations will be on display in classrooms on Calf Club Day.

Heritage Exhibits: All students will create a heritage item to exhibit. Students will be given two options to choose from and will create their exhibit at school on the Friday 1st October. Parents, guardians and whanau help is very welcomed during this time.

Ribbons and certificates will be awarded during the day on Calf Club Day. Trophies and medals will be presented at a Prize-giving ceremony at the end of the day.

Glenbrook School awards special Long-Service Medals to Year 8 students who have entered Calf Club in one of the above options (agricultural animal, pet, PTA or Garden option) for 8 or more consecutive years. This is important recognition to those students for a wonderful achievement.

Calf Club Day is considered a school day for Glenbrook School.

Those with calves, lambs or goats who win a 1st, 2nd or 3rd ribbon at Glenbrook School Calf Club Day are eligible for the Waiuku Schools Group Day which will be held on Thursday 21st October 2021 with a small cost of $2 to be paid on Calf Club day to ensure entry.

More information on Calf Club Day and how families can get involved will be posted on the school Portal and website over the coming weeks. For further information please contact the Calf Club Committee.

Please note that Calf Club is organised by a committee of parents – for any queries please contact: