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Ag Day Final Reminders for Tomorrow!

posted Oct 10, 2016, 6:27 PM by Reception @TMCS   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 6:54 PM ]

Safety:

Glass, China, Knives, Scissors, Secateurs, skewers, etc.

Please have the children’s equipment clearly named and breakable items well wrapped. Small boxes and buckets can be useful. Sharp items also need to be carefully wrapped. Please send along only small vegetable knives with a chopping board- all named. These are to be used under teacher supervision.


School Uniform / Farm Gear:

Students who are entering calves, kids or lambs are permitted to wear suitable farm clothing tomorrow.  All other students are required to wear full school uniform.

 

Parking Information:

Due to space restrictions with the reserve developments in progress, we have a change to our usual parking structure for Ag Day.  If your child has a lamb or kid entered, please drop them off on the pool side of the school and park your car in the Ice Pak area.  For those delivering calves to school, you are to access the field at the rear of the TCC and park carefully on the grass near Totara 10 and Rata 9.

All of our children will be involved in our special rural day - agriculture as well as horticulture will be celebrated on the day. While children with farm animals and caged pets will be out with their animals, the rest of the children in the school will be involved in a section called Horticultural Happenings. These children will be creating a variety of displays and arrangements selected from the list below - also for judging.

On the day, all of our children will be able to enjoy seeing the young farm animals as well as the pets and horticultural creations.

Classrooms will be open for viewing on Friday 14th, to share some of the week’s activities. As well as this there will be specific judging areas to visit with the Friday Horticultural Happenings on display. Pet diaries are due at school on Monday 10th October.

 We are looking forward to a great day and hope you are able to join us on this special day.

Pellets For Sale

The office has pellets available for sale at $4 per bag. 

These are suitable for lambs, kids and calves and are ideal for training incentives.






Horticultural Happenings

All children are involved in this except those showing lambs, calves and kids.

 

Listed below are the activities and equipment required to achieve these, for the 3 syndicate groups. These activities will be worked on by the children between 8:30am and 10:00am on Friday morning.

This year, Taupiri and Pirongia will be having activities that children will choose from the ‘must do’ list and the ‘can do’ list.

Taupiri Junior School Activities:

Must Do

Can Do

Choose one from this list (after other two items have been created):

Miniature Gardens

Shoe box size containers. Trays

Pebbles, moss, mirrors, figures, animals flowers etc

 

Vaseline Saucers  

Saucers (named on back) 

Vaseline (school will provide)

Small flowers and leaves

Playdough

(playdough provided)

 

Enviro Sketching

(paper provided)

 

Tangram Shapes

(paper provided)

 

 

Pirongia Middle School Activities:

Must Do

Choose at least two from this list:

Can Do

Choose one from this list (after other two items have been created):

Novel Container

Tin, boot, teapot, etc

Flowers

Secateurs/ scissors

Teachers will have scissors available

 

Vegetable Creation

Vegetables,

Skewers

Toothpicks

Matchsticks etc

Named, safely wrapped vegetable knife – For teacher supervision.

 

Miniature Garden

Shoe box size containers/ trays,

Pebbles, moss, mirrors, figures, animals, flowers etc

Lego Creation

(Ag day or Horticultural Theme) - bring own lego in named container

 

Origami

(Ag day or Horticultural Theme) - own origami paper required

 

Garden Sketch

A5 (paper provided)


Maungatautari Senior Syndicate:

 

Must Do

Choose at least two from this list:

Decorated Cupcake/ Biscuit

Cupcake/ Biscuit

Icing

Decorations 

 

Vegetable Creations

Vegetables,

Skewers

Toothpicks

Matchsticks etc

Named, safely wrapped vegetable knife – For teacher supervision.

 

Decorated Gumboot

Gumboots

Flowers

Ribbon

Any other decorations felt necessary

 

Miniature World in a Box

Lego

Toys

Stone/ rocks

Flowers

Leaves, etc

 

 

Fair and Honest Competition:

As the Horticultural Happenings on Friday morning are to be judged, they have to be fully created by the children during their morning slot. This means that no pre-cutting of vegetables etc is to be done prior to school. Practising at home is fine, but ultimately it is the children’s work that is to be judged.   

 

Safety:

Glass, China, Knives, Scissors, Secateurs, skewers, etc.

Please have the children’s equipment clearly named and breakable items well wrapped. Small boxes and buckets can be useful. Sharp items also need to be carefully wrapped. Please send along only small vegetable knives with a chopping board- all named. These are to be used under teacher supervision.

 

Prizes: This year, there is a prize for 1st place in each category.

 

Programme for Agriculture day

·         8:30 start for all children

·         All farm animals to be registered at the tent on the back field.

·         Children arrive and go to designated areas for Ag Day or Horticultural Happenings (HH) activities.

·         Children with calves, lambs, or kids to remain with their animal and parents.

·         Caged pets including pet rocks are taken to the TCC then children are to join their class to work on their HH. All HH need to be completed by morning tea.

·         9:00 am – Ag. Judges start.   

·         10:30 HH Judging begins.

·         10:30-11:50 Groups to view caged pets, lambs, calves and kids.

·         11:50 Prizegiving on the back field - with the sound system on the field.

·         12:30 Lunch – A sausage sizzle will be cooked on the field.

·         12:45 on viewing of HH with parents only (please do not bring children and leave items on display).

·         1.20 Classes view HH.

·         1:30 All caged pets must be taken home and pet rocks back to their classroom.

HH need to remain till 2:10pm for everyone to see and enjoy.

Children signed out may go with parents.

·         2.30 School Finishes

PROGRAMME

8.20 – 8.50am      Pet registration (back field)

Notes:          *Farm Animals to back field

                        *Caged Pets and Pet Rocks to the TCC

8.30am       Meeting of Judges in the staffroom

9.00am           Judging commences for calves, lambs and kids

9.30am       Vet Nurse to visit Caged Pets

11.50 am   Raffle Draw

12.00pm    Presentation of Cups and Ribbons

12.45pm    Viewing of Horticultural Happenings

1.30pm           All pets to be taken home

2.10pm      Horticultural happenings to be taken home
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