2021 Pet Day

Sometimes change is inevitable. Due to unforeseen circumstances such as pandemics or natural disasters, events and activities must be altered to accommodate. We’ve had to adapt. This year’s Pet Day will be different. 

COVID has once again forced us to rethink the organisation for our Pet Day. 

Our Floral Art Day will happen on Friday, November 5, 2021. Parents are not able to come and help their children on this day. The items needed for your child’s floral entry need to be brought to school on this day. The Year 4 and 5 students may begin their paper floral creations earlier in the week. The classroom teacher will be in touch if they require the paper to be brought in earlier. Photos will be taken and shared with the community.

Mosaic recycled garden ornaments can be brought to school on Friday November 5, 2021 to be judged. 

Pressed flower bookmarks may be done earlier in the week - your child’s classroom teacher will let you know if they require the flowers for these to be brought in earlier.

We will not be doing the baking section this year.

Unfortunately, we are not able to have the students and their whānau bring their animals on site this year. We would still like to celebrate the hard work that students have put into their animals in the lead up to Pet Day.Therefore, in lieu of an animal competition whānau are invited to submit videos of students with their animals as follows.

The following are the criteria for the videos:

  • There must be just one take of the video, and the video must include all aspects listed below in the one take. On a normal Pet Day, there are no second attempts.

  • The videos should be no longer than 4 minutes long.

  • The video must start with the student introducing their animal and talking about how they have cared for their animal. 

  • You can video your children and their animals anytime from today - Tuesday, October 19, 2021. They can be submitted for entry from this date. 

  • The video needs to be submitted by 3p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021.

Winners will be announced during the following week.

  • Please submit your videos to Jenna Foley or bring it in on a usb. Please label the video file name with your child’s name, year group and animal - e.g. BobSmithY4Lamb

  • If you require a device to record your child and their animal please contact Jenna Foley. 

Students with a lamb or goat. 

The video must include:

  • The students talking about how they have cared for their lamb or goat

  • The lamb/goat being called from 10m away. A family member is allowed to hold the lamb/goat until the student starts calling it. The student isn’t allowed to have anything in their hand to entice the lamb/goat.

  • The lamb/goat being led around a short course

Students with a calf. 

The video must include:

  • The students talking about how they have cared for their calf

  • The calf being led around a short course

Students with a horse. 

The video must include:

  • The students talking about how they have cared for their horses

  • A close up of the horse to show it is well groomed 

  • The students riding the horse at walk, trot and canter if they are capable and confident

  • The students showing a trick on the horse if they are confident

Students with a dog.

The video must include:

  • The students talking about how they have cared for their dog

  • The students have to show the dog sitting, staying and calling

  • The students and dog showing a trick

Small Animal Category - including cats, birds, rodents, reptiles etc

Students can submit a short video (should be no longer than 1 minute) of their small animal.

  • They should tell us how they care for their animal and show us any tricks they can do.