Calf Club day is an annual tradition for rural families and schools throughout New Zealand, calf club is an integral part of the Ramarama School annual calendar.
Calf Club Day encourages our children to rear a farm animal and learn the basics of animal care.
At Ramarama School we have a long standing tradition of holding an annual Calf Club Day.
As part of this day all children are required to complete a project or raise an animal (a chicken, a kid, a calf, or a lamb).
In 2023 the Calf Club projects will be either:
- Design and create a woven wall hanging or
- Design and create a bug hotel
Along with the finished project students must also bring in their planning and photos to show the process they used to create their project. These are provided on a template fro the students to fill in.
This year our Calf Club Day is Saturday 16 September 2023 running from 9am until approximately 2pm. This day is considered a school day so students are expected to attend. Children with animals will need to arrive at 8am.
On the day our students, families and community members come along for a day of fun where there is animal judging (children bring along the animal they have raised), projects on display, a variety of stalls, raffles, sweets and food to purchase, games, and much more, and it all concludes with our prize giving.
The day before Calf Club there are lots to set up and if you are available to come along and help that would be amazing. We need helpers to set up marquees, the stalls, the hall, picking up supplies etc. Even if you can only help for an hour that would be great.
Keep an eye out for information closer to the time and let us know you are available to help.
Each family is asked to volunteer for an hour of time in either the set up or on the day. Look out for the rosters where you can sign up to help in a variety of ways. If we all do an hour each then we can all enjoy the day as well. Your support is always greatly appreciated!
If you know of any businesses that may be willing to sponsor an activity please let us know. We will be looking for sponsors for the bouncy castle hire, the chair-o-plane hire, the inflatable slides etc. The businesses that sponsor these activities can display their signage around the event and be recognised on our school Facebook pages, school newsletter and the Calf Club day booklet.
Lambs & goats:
Calf Club Day Projects for 2023
This year students who are not raising and rearing an animal will need to complete one of these projects.
The projects and the accompanying paperwork/ planning needs to be brought to school on Wednesday 13th September so they can be judged prior to Calf Club Day.