PĀNUI | NEWSLETTER 12 JUNE 2020
12 Jun 2020
During the Covid-19 lock down, Rutherford students were tasked with the inquiry 'Create something to lift the spirits of your community'.
Brody Burnside inquired into how he could give the Buchanan Rd Bus Stop in Kingseat a much needed face lift to lift his communities spirits. Such has been the success of Brody's inquiry, TV3's The Project came out today and Brody's story will air on The Project on Monday night. Be sure to watch this great story.
Well done, Brody!
Ag Day planning for 2020 has begun! FoTHS and the Board are super excited to announce that Ag Day will be going ahead this year (in line with any govt guidelines on social distancing etc that are in place at the time) but with a slightly different focus to previous years. In light of the current post lockdown environment in NZ, the focus will not be on fundraising. Instead, this year it will be about coming together as a community and having fun.
An exciting change to this year is that calves are back! The Ministry for Primary Industries has stated that calves may be part of rural Ag Days this year as long as we take care and follow some simple guidelines. Refer here for more info.
Another exciting change is this year we are moving Ag Day to Friday 25 September.
Chickens will be available to raise again this year. Only chickens ordered through school can be taken to Ag Day. Chickens must be picked up in the first week of Term 3 on Friday 24th July. They must be taken home in private transport in a box or cage and can’t go on the bus or to SKIDS. They will be female, 6-7 weeks old and are great layers, usually starting to lay soon after Ag Day. All chickens need a friend, if you are only meaning to get a chicken for one child, be sure to purchase a friend. Spread the word to all friends and family, anyone wanting to purchase chickens are more than welcome. Ag Day chickens will cost $8 each with additional chickens costing $10 each.
Remember, if you want your child to be involved in the rearing of an animal but don’t want the hassle of them afterwards, we are happy to assist in re-homing them post Ag Day provided we are contacted early. There are usually plenty of local families keen to take quiet, friendly Ag Day animals. For re-homing please email Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t wish to raise an animal, the school will be sending out info on the alternative inquiry project.
Please note the following important dates:
- Ag Day will be held this year on Friday 25th September
- If you wish to raise an animal then please note:
- Lambs must be born between 1st May and 31st July
- Kid goats must be born between 1st May and 31st July
- Calves must be born between 1st June and 31st July
- Chicken order forms and the animal info booklet will be sent home Mon 22nd June and will need to be returned by Wed 1st July
- Chickens MUST be picked up on Friday 24th July at school
- Lamb, kid goat and calf entry forms will be sent home in the first week of Term 3 and need to be back on Friday 31st July
Any questions, feel free to contact Ana on 021 402 620 or Gina on 021 929 452
School lunch orders will resume next Friday 19 June. Please remember to write your childs name and room clearly on the envelope with the order and money inside.
Please note: Due to Covid-19 there are products that are not available from our suppliers. Listed below are the products, their substitutes and any price changes. These changes will stay in place until further notice.
Big Ben steak – Oxford steak $3.50
Bake Shack steak $4.00
Big Ben mince – Johns mince $2.50
Bake Shack mince $4.00
Big Ben bacon & egg – XXX Big Ben bacon & egg $3.00
Big Ben small sausage roll – Big Ben large sausage roll $2.50
Oxford sausage roll $2.00
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.