Information for Parents/Caregivers

Dear Parents and Whanau,

We are very excited about proceeding with our Calf Club. Please read through so you understand how we have organised each event across the week. 

Glenbrook Calf Club 2020: Animal Entries

All entries must be at school from 8.15am.  Judging start at 9.30am on Monday for calves, goats and lambs. On Tuesday for dogs and chickens, and Wednesday for horses and small furries judging starts at 9am. 

Adults and students with animals entries are to enter school via the school gate by the swimming pool. 

Students with animals arrive and are then given a registration pack. This will include tag number and parking allocation place number. There will be facemasks available for the support person of the child. 

Additional information is allocated for calves such as the ASD form which must be returned to Rachael Keir on the day. Children and adults with calves must remain in their delegated ring. This is to adhere to M.Bovis regulations. 

Students are to remain with their animal until judging is completed. Parents need to decide if the child is returning to class for the remainder of the day or returning home with their animal. If students are returning to class they will need to change into their school uniform. 

Students are able to have one support adult with them at the rings. This is due to limited space and M.Bovis restrictions. There will be no limit to the number of parents and families wanting to view Calf Club events on the field during the week. Parents are not to come into classes. 

Animals must be returned home after judging and are not to stay at school. We ask that all adults use the contact tracing available. Any person child, adult or calf who is not well, is not to attend and must stay home. 

Heritage Items – Thursday

On Thursday 15th October, each class will be completing their heritage display for calf club 2020 from 9am in their class. Children can choose ONE of the two following options:

Option 1 – Buttonholes

A buttonhole is a floral decoration, typically a single flower or bud, worn on the lapel of a tuxedo or suit jacket traditionally worn as formal events.

On Thursday 15th October you will be creating this exhibit in your classroom. You will need to bring to school a small selection of foliage and flowers to create your masterpiece. Consider your design at home but please leave the creating for at school.

Please bring your foliage and flowers in a named container if you want to take home leftovers, otherwise bring only what you need to complete the job. We will be providing the tape.

Option 2 – Vaseline Saucer

A vaseline saucer is a traditional exhibit in New Zealand Calf Clubs. It is where a thin layer of vaseline/petroleum jelly is smoothed over an old saucer and you carefully pull apart a flower and stick the petals onto your saucer to create a pattern/mandala.

On Thursday 15th October you will be creating this exhibit in your classroom. You will need to bring to school a small saucer (no bigger than a side plate) and selection of colorful flowers to create your masterpiece. Consider your design at home but please leave the creating for at school.

Please bring your saucer and flowers in a named container if you want to bing the leftovers home, otherwise bring only what you need to complete the job. We will be providing the vaseline.

Pot Plant Judging – Thursday

This will start at 10am. Students do not need to attend. Ms Stuart will assist students who bring in plants on Wednesday to place them on the deck outside Te Moana and Te Marama. This area will be out of bounds during Calf Club week. Mrs Yorke will assist students with placement. 

Sausage Sizzle

Orders will be taken at the gate each morning. $2 each. Sausage sizzle is available each day. 

Reminders

Please remember to bring food and water for your animals. 

Calves, goats and lambs are being judged on Monday 12th October from 9.30.

Dogs, chickens are being judged on Tuesday 13th October from 9.00am.

All dogs must be on a leash. All chickens must be in a carry cage that is locked. 

Horses and small furries are being judged on Wednesday 14th October.

All small furries must be in a locked carry cage. 

Kumara vines are also being judged.

Pot plant holders are to come into school for judging on Thursday. Students will not be present at pot plant judging. 

Glenbrook Calf Club Awards 2020

All students who win a trophy, certificate or medals will be awarded these at our Glenbrook Calf Club 2020 prizegiving on Friday 16th October. This will start at 11.30 am in our hall. Parents and families are welcome to attend, however please note that spaces will be limited as we fit 330 students and staff into the hall plus families. Parents will be notified if their child is awarded a trophy.

Students who win a ribbon with an animal on their judging day will be awarded that ribbon at the event. Ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Students with calves who win a ribbon will be awarded it after each category in the ring. 

Students with posters are able to win a ribbon for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Students with diaries are able to win a 1st, 2nd or 3rd certificate. All posters and diaries will be unveiled on the morning of Friday 16th October. All posters and diaries will be displayed on Friday from 9.15am-10.15am in the multi-purpose shed at the same time as class exhibitions and Heritage items. 

All class exhibition and Heritage item winners will be awarded their certificates at prize-giving. 

Families and whanau are welcome to come to view these 9.15-10.15am. 

Students competing with animals on the DAY

  • Do not have to wear school uniform when competing.
  • If parents want to take their child home after their event they can- otherwise they must change into their school uniform and resume class. If students are going home they will need to be signed out from the office.
  • All students must wear a Glenbrook School hat outside. 
  • Sanitisation stations will be available. 

A huge thank you to our Calf Club Committee and staff for working hard to ensure that Calf Club was not cancelled. Calf Club is an essential piece of our school history. Although it will look different it is still about our children, our connections with our agriculture, horticulture and rural heritage. 

Nga mihi ki a koutou,

Ms Lysandra Stuart

Principal