Pet Day 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Our annual Pet Day is when we celebrate our semi-rural nature and our students exhibit their achievements in animal rearing, floral displays and homemade baking.

Help on the Day

We need people to help with the setup, running of the stalls and clean up. The more volunteers – the shorter the time slots. 

We appreciate all the support that makes this event a fun day for all.

Please fill in the online form on our website or contact the PTA or Jenna Foley if you are able to help. 

Phone: 374 8035

Pet Day 2020 Parent Help and Entry form here

Please note – there will be no calves at Pet Day in 2020.

In the Lead Up to Pet Day

On the Fridays in the lead up to Pet Day we will be having some ‘hat days’ and mufti days. 

Instead of sending along money with your child to wear a non-school hat or mufti clothing we ask you to bring along the following:

Friday Week 1

Wear a hat of your choice and bring along a grocery item - no items past their expiry date please.

Friday Week 2

Wear mufti to school today and bring along a Jolly Jar. 

Fill a jar with new novelty items. This could include lollies, hair accessories, stationery, small toys, marbles. Look at the examples in the school office or on the PTA Facebook page.

Friday Week 3

Wear a hat of your choice and bring along old books in good condition.

Friday Week 4

Wear mufti to school today and bring along your home baking. A plate will be sent home with your child and we ask that you fill it with homemade sweets or baking. 

Please write on the top what it is and if it is made to suit allergies - e.g. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free etc.

Pet Information

Please note – there will be no calves at Pet Day in 2020.

Dogs

Dogs are judged on:

  • Care
  • Attention
  • Come, sit and stay

Lambs and Goats

Lambs and goats are judged in two categories:

  • Rearing – care and knowledge
  • Leading/Calling

Horses

Horses are judged on:

  • Riders Ability
  • Temperament

Small Animals

Will be judged on:

  • Care and attention
  • Temperament

Please Note: 

  • One pet per child.

  • Please register your animal by Friday, October 23, 2020. The registration form can be collected from the school office and is also available here.

  • Dogs must have a current registration tag and owners must provide a current immunisation certificate as proof of immunisation – this must be done by Friday, October 23, 2020 at the school office. The school will not be contacting vets. No certificate = no entry.

  • If you are bringing a horse to Pet Day there must be adult supervision with horses at all times. Please ensure that horse and car transport is parked by 8:30am.

  • Small animal categories include water, crawly, feathered, furry and soft toy pets. Small animals must be kept in cages when at school.

Pet Day 2020 Parent Help and Entry form here

Judging

Judging will start at 9:30a.m. All animals will need to be onsite by 9a.m. The final timetable will be released closer to the date. 

Judges like to talk to pet owners. All children must stay with their pet until judging is completed. 

The Grand Parade will occur at the conclusion of all judging.

Floral Art Friday, November 6, 9 - 11a.m.

  • Plan your arrangement
  • Find as many flowers as possible and practise arrangements at home
  • Arrangements are made at school. All items required for exhibits will need to be brought to school on the day.
  • It is the child’s responsibility to do the arranging. Parents are invited to school to assist with these arrangements in their child’s classroom.   
  • All exhibits must be made by students, not parents
  • If you have extra flowers, greenery etc, please send them along to school so they can be shared with others
  • Each child may enter two arrangements, as well as a pressed flower bookmark (if they have pressed the flowers prior). 

Please choose from the following categories: 

Novelty Container Floral Arrangement 

  • All ages.
  • Choose flowers and arrange in an unusual container: an old shoe, tin can, bottle, etc.
  • Containers should not be hidden by arrangement and be able to hold water.

Floral Sand Saucer

  • All ages.
  • Use a saucer, not a plate.
  • Use wet sand in the saucer.
  • Create interesting patterns with flowers, ensuring no sand is showing.

Pressed Flowers Bookmark 

  • All ages.
  • These flowers should be pressed weeks prior to floral morning.
  • Flowers must then be arranged creatively on card and covered at school.
  • Start pressing flowers now.

Miniature Garden – in a metal oven dish

  • Year 6 students only.
  • Create a theme using environmental materials – no plastic toys.
  • Handmade attachments can be used.
  • Try to keep everything in proportion.
  • Judges are looking for creativity and colour. Please only use a metal oven dish.

Pet Day 2020 Parent Help and Entry form here

Cooking Exhibits 

Cakes

All children may enter into their appropriate age section, as follows:

  • 5/6 years - Bake a cake (Judged - plain icing only - please take home at the end of the day)
  • 7/8 years - Bake a cake (Judged - plain icing only - please take home at the end of the day)
  • 9/10/11 years - Bake a cake (Judged - plain icing only - please take home at the end of the day)
  • Year 6 students only - Iced/Decorated Novelty Cake (Judged and sold by auction)

Please note: Plain icing means no extra bits or decoration – just plain icing. 

The Year 6 Iced Novelty Cakes will be auctioned

Baking

All children may enter into their appropriate age section, as follows:

  • 5/6 years 3 pikelets (Judged – plain, no toppings/raisins, etc - please take home at the end of the day)
  • 7/8 years 3 scones (Judged – plain, no toppings/raisins, etc - please take home at the end of the day)
  • 9/10/11 years 3 muffins or cupcakes (Judged – can be iced - please take home at the end of the day)

All cooking exhibits need to be brought to school on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Please bring to the hall kitchen.

Recycled Enviro Project

Creating a recycled art project is part of Wairakei Primary School’s Enviro values. 

The theme for 2020 is Scarecrows.  

Your scarecrow needs to:

  • be made from reused, recycled or upcycled materials
  • have a head, body, arms and legs
  • stand upright

You need to complete an explanation of the procedure either written or photos or both of the making of the scarecrow.

Judges will be marking on the following: 

  • Presentation of the scarecrow 
  • It’s ability to stand alone 
  • Explanation of the making of your scarecrow

Students can start sourcing materials now and constructing these projects at home. 

The completed scarecrows need to be brought to school on Friday, November 6, 2020

Pet Day 2020 Parent Help and Entry form here

On the Day

Stalls will include: 

Face Painting

  • Baking/Sweets
  • Mechanical Bull
  • Temporary Henna Tattoos/Face Painting
  • Enviro Group (plants)
  • Raffles
  • Band/music
  • BBQ, Pork buns & hot chips                                                
  • Remote Control Cars
  • Drinks/Ice Blocks
  • Coffee Cart
  • Bouncey Castle
  • Sheep Shearing/Wool Spinning
  • Medieval Display

Raffles

Assorted raffles will be available from the raffle stall and winners will be drawn on at the conclusion of Pet Day. 

If you are a business that is willing to donate products or services for our raffles, please let us know.

Class Craft Stalls

Our classes will be creating small craft items available to purchase on Pet Day. Keep an eye out for any details from your child’s classroom teacher about anything they may need to bring in.

Year 6 Stalls

Our Year 6 students are designing fun games for visitors to play. These games can be played by purchasing tokens for 50 cents each. These will begin at the conclusion of the animal section of the day.

Many thanks,

Wairakei Primary School PTA and Staff