Country Day

PLEASE SEE THE FAQ ON MYCOPLASMA BOVIS IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING HAVING A CALF THIS YEAR – 2020


Puni School holds its Country Day in late September/early October each year. Students can exhibit calves, lambs or kid goats. The animals will be judges on their rearing, leading and calling abilities (Calves do not do calling). County Day for 2021 is on Saturday 25th September.
(At the bottom of this page you will find relevant information for the 2021 Country Day)

Students may also exhibit chickens and these are judged on rearing and heaviest pullet. Chickens are ordered as a one day old chick through the School in July.

Judges from the Franklin Agricultural & Pastoral Association are asked to judge the events.
The following cups are competed for:


Calves

  • Junior & Senior Leading
  • Junior & Senior Best Cared for Calf
  • Best Dairy Type – Heavy Breed
  • Best Dairy Type – Light Breed
  • Best Dairy Type – Overall
  • Best Beef Type
  • Junior & Senior Champion
  • Champion of Campion
  • Special Award Cup

Lambs

  • Junior & Senior Champion
  • Champion
  • Reserve Champion

Goats

  • Champion
  • Reserve Champion

Chickens

  • Best Overall Pullet

2021 Country Day Projects – Please see the 2021 projects below to get an idea of what is involved

Please fill in this Animal Entry Form and return to the Puni School office. Some information about animal rearing is included in this form.

Puni students who cannot raise a traditional animal are to enter in either the Horticulture Section or the Indoor Exhibits Section.

The classrooms will be open for viewing, food is on sale and a number of fun activities are organised for the children.

To assist you the following articles are attached for your information.

HORTICULTURE SECTION 2021

A newsletter about this is available above. It outlines the plants that the students can grow and the way in which they can grow / present them. Ask at the office for Handy Hints if there’s not enough information in the attachment above.  Ideally all planting should have happened before the end of July.

If you are taking part in this section then you DO NOT need to do any of the syndicate activities.


INDOOR EXHIBITS – ALL SYNDICATES
*Please read all requirements carefully

Children can choose two activities to complete at home. Each activity will carry points depending on placement, e.g. 10 points for 1st, 7 points for 2nd and 4 for 3rd and 2 for highly recommended. There will be an OVERALL trophy awarded for indoor exhibits this year. You are welcome to enter all three categories. Exhibits will be judged in syndicates.  Please note: if your child chooses to enter all 3 categories earns points for all 3 categories, their lowest score will be excluded.

All indoor exhibits need to be at school Friday 24 September before 8.30am for judging. 

BUG HOUSESSOCK ANIMAL OR CREATURE
Judging Criteria: 
*Be Child created
*Create a Bug House that we could put
around school.  Think about what sorts of
bugs your house will attract
*Use materials you can find around your
house.  
*Collection must fit in a 30cm x 30cm space
 Judging Criteria:  
*Element of craft – sewing, knitting or crochet
*Character has a name
*DIY
*Kiwiana theme evident



SWEET TREATSSCARECROW
Judging Criteria: 
Packaging needs to be attractive and
label all the ingredients that have been
used
*6 X 100 gram packages
*Create a batch of sweet treats that can
be sold on the day e.g. lolly cake, fudge, Bliss Balls
*Be Child created (very important)
*A small sample for judge tasting is essential
Judging Criteria: :
*Must be child created
*No taller than 1.5 metres 
*Use as many recycled materials as
possible
*Link your scarecrow to a fairy tale
character
*Made for the outdoors – withstand
the weather

ALL CRITERIA MUST BE FOLLOWED OR SADLY WE CANNOT INCLUDE ITEMS IN THE JUDGING.