This year, Wainui School will celebrate its annual tradition of Ag Day and Country Fair on Friday 22nd October. This day has become the biggest day for our families – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, past pupils and our locals are all welcomed to this important community event.
To enter an animal, the lamb, calf or kid goat must be born between 1st July and 15th September. Those of you who ordered chickens will have already collected them from the school. If you have not already done so, please complete the below registration form by Friday 24 September so that we know how many animals to expect.
Since the early 1950s, Ag Day, or more commonly known then as Calf Club Day, has been held annually at Wainui School. This day has various activities, both indoor and outdoor. Children raise a pet lamb, calf, kid goat or chicken to present in various categories. Ribbons are distributed at the conclusion of judging for each category. Each of the classrooms are also filled with the children’s artistic talents and these are also awarded certificates for excellence. There is yummy food and drinks to purchase and games, bouncy castles, and lots of prizes to be won. Some of the children will also be showing off their entrepreneurial skills and running market stalls.
It is part of the school curriculum and an official school day – probably the most fun day of the whole year for the kids! After all, a school day where you get to hang out with friends, eat, play, pet animals, win prizes… what can be better than that?
At this stage our planning for Ag Day and Country Fair 2021 is still going ahead. We will be looking at the Alert Levels the week prior to our event and will be making decisions on any changes to the day that we will need to make to comply with any current Alert Levels. We will update you as soon as we’re in the position to do so.
Simone du Bernard from Harcourts Cooper & Co is our Principal Sponsor for this event for 2021. Thank you Simone!
Normally we ask for weekly donations of items that we can use for raffles, games and prizes. This year with the Alert Levels things are a bit different. Instead we’re asking you to collect the items at home (if you’re able) and then bring all of them to school in the first week of term 4. For more information please see the Ag Day Information Booklet below.
Ag Day and Country Fair Documents
Please find below documents that should have all of the information that you need for Ag Day: