The annual Calf Club day has long been a tradition at Patumahoe School. The Board of Trustees acknowledges that this is important and emphasises the rural aspect of the school zone area.
- To ensure that an annual event is held which follows the Patumahoe School Calf Club Code of Practice.
- In conjunction major fundraising activities may be organised by the P.T.A.
- Competitive classes will be administered by the Calf Club subcommittee of the PTA.
- Lamb, calf and goat competitions will have junior and senior sections.
- A competitive pet section, including a pet diary, will be judged.
- A chicken rearing section will include a diary that will be judged.
- A dog section will be judged including a care plan/diary.
- Staff will also be responsible for setting up an indoor display representing pupils work from their class learning activities.
- Pupils without an animal must enter a project brief given by staff. This will include a technology invention or plant challenge and description.
- All pupils will enter an animal event or a project.
- The overall emphasis of the day is on the animals and horticultural categories.
Review By: 02/19
PATUMAHOE SCHOOL CALF CLUB CODE OF PRACTICE 1.3.1
- To foster a love of animals.
- To encourage proper care of animals.
- To encourage understanding of the rural activities in the area.
- The Calf Club sub-committee and Chairperson are to be selected at a PTA meeting held early in March each year. This committee will be responsible for the running of all competitive animal categories.
- The number of members on this committee is to be decided at the March meeting. If possible at least one of the members is to be a person with previous experience at running / organising Calf Club.
- A Calf Club sub-committee meeting will be held soon after the Calf Club day to report back to the PTA. At this meeting next years date will be suggested and submitted to the next Board of Trustees meeting.
- Provision for lunches for Officials will be made if required.
- Itemised prepared budget is to be provisionally approved by the PTA at their April meeting and confirmed as soon as practicable.
- Any further requests for expenditure for the running of the Calf Club day must be approved by the PTA.
- All pupils of Patumahoe School are eligible to enter Calf Club.
- Preschools who intend to enrol at Patumahoe School. Preschoolers have a section of their own, are not judged, the year does not count towards their Merit Badges, and they receive a green participation ribbon only.
- If a child now attends Patumahoe School and has previously shown a calf, lamb, goat or chicken at another school, they are eligible for merit awards.
- Calves (dairy or beef type), lambs and kid goats (any breed), yearlings and chickens are eligible for judging.
- All chickens that have been raised by the child from 1 day old and are aged between 5 & 8 weeks on Calf Club day are eligible for the chicken section. It is preferred for ease of judging that all chickens entered are obtained from the same source and batch.
- All calves must be born after 1 June and before 31 August.
- Animals may not be suckled.
- The clipping, plucking or oiling of calves coats is not permitted.
- Lambs and kids may be washed with water only. (Soap and shampoo are not permitted).
- Dogs are eligible for judging in the dog section.
- Calves, kid goats, lambs, yearlings and chickens must have been reared and cared for by the handler. (No loaning or swapping of animals will be permitted.)
5.9. Pets and the pet diary will be judged.
All animals will be divided into Junior Y0-Y3, Senior Y4- Y6 or Yearling classes unless low numbers warrant a combined class.
Leading - Dairy and Beef – junior and senior
Rearing / condition – Heavy breed – junior and senior
Light Breed – Open
Dairy type – Heavy and Light breed – Open
Beef type – junior and senior
Leading – junior and senior
Calling – junior and senior
Best Export – junior and senior
Leading – junior and senior
Calling – junior and senior
Condition – junior and senior
General Condition, diary and handling, attention and care given – junior and senior
Open Preschool Class for all Animals
Any fun activity
Y7/8 children can enter Patumahoe Calf Club day in order to be eligible for Group Day. They will not be competing with the Y1- Y6 children or qualify for the Calf Cups and Merit awards. This Y7 & 8 class is open to children who have previously attended Patumahoe School or who have a sibling attending.
6.9 Pet Classes
Pets will include the presentation of the animal and a pet diary explaining care.
6.10 Technology and Plant
Project sections will be recognised for awards and ribbons.
- Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class (except Preschool).
- A Green participation ribbon will be awarded to a competitor who has not received a ribbon in any class.
- Merit badges are awarded for participation with either a calf, yearling, lamb, kid goat, chicken for the following number of consecutive years:
- Merit – 3 years
- Honour – 5 years
- Distinction – 6 years
- Cups and Trophies will be awarded in some classes (see attached list).
- All cups and trophies will be returned to the School when the winner leaves the District, or when requested by school staff.
- Merit awards for chickens – Children must keep a diary and handle their chickens for the judge. This section will be eligible for merit badge award.
- Ribbons and awards will be given in the Technology Challenge and the Plant Project section.
Any changes or additions to this Code of Practice must be made at an Open Public Meeting, organised by the Calf Club sub-committee as soon after Calf Club as possible.
TROPHIES AND AWARDS
The following Trophies will be awarded:
G.R. Ball Cup Junior Calf Leading
Sutton Cup Senior Calf Leading
Litchfield Cup Heavy Breed Dairy (Heavy Breed Condition Junior)
Cloverland Jersey Cup Light Breed Dairy
E.K. Wright Cup Junior Condition/Rearing (Heavy Breed Condition Senior)
H. Parkinson Cup Senior Condition/Rearing (Light Breed Condition Open)
Madgwick Cup Champion Calf
Street Shield Reserve Champion Calf
Cryer Trophy Beef Breed Condition Open
Street Cup Best Calf Yearling
Holly Geck Memorial Trophy Encouragement/Best Turned Out Calf
Ron Wood Memorial Cup Encouragement Cup Junior Calf
I. Laing Cup Champion Lamb
Keown Cup Reserve Champion Lamb
Wallace Cup Best Export Lamb
P & J Fox Cup Junior Lamb Leading
Schlaepfer Shearing Cup Intermediate Lamb Leading
Whitworth Cup Senior Lamb Leading
Hunter Withers Cup Junior Lamb Calling
Bernasconi Motors Cup Intermediate Lamb Calling
Tribe Cup Senior Lamb Calling
Saunders Yearling Cup Lamb Yearling
Thompson Cup Champion Goat
Bowden Cup Res Champion Goat
Gregory Trophy Goat Encouragement
MacPherson Family Trophy Goat Leading
G & A Woolsey Cup 3rd Overall Calf (Points Prize)
MacMillan Cup Two Animals
Van De Worp Cup Chicken Champion
Howe Cup Chicken Reserve Champion
Bank Cup Reserve Champion Dog
Morgan Trophy Champion Dog Senior
Wildman Trophy Chicken Diary
Harrison Woods-Davidson Encouragement Cup Junior
Judges Choice Senior Technology
Judges Choice Intermediate Technology
Potton Family Trophy Judges Choice Junior Technology
Judges Choice Senior Plant
Judges Choice Intermediate Plant
Judges Choice Junior Plant
Coffee 2 Go Kart Pet Diary