AG DAY 2019 - Saturday 19th October
‘GROWING, NURTURING, CREATING’: Focusing on our rural identity
This year we would like all children to complete one ‘project’ to share for Ag Day. Choose ONE ‘rural project’ from the following categories:
Why complete Ag Day projects?
Ag Day is one of the biggest days of our school year.
We feel it is important to use this day to promote ‘new’ learning.
In the past children may have completed 2 or more projects. This has been difficult for families and many have said they would like to do less!
So we would like children to complete one project to a high standard - concentrate their energy and effort on one project only.
Links to classroom learning
Project Progress Teachers will be asking children during Term 3 about their Ag Day project. Children will be asked to share progress with their project ie. by speaking, writing, drawing or showing. The sharing methods will be decided by teachers.
Project Achievement The ‘Animal’ and ‘Plant’ projects will be presented and judged on Ag Day. At this stage ‘Kitchen’, ‘Art & Craft’ and ‘Handy person’ projects will also be presented and judged on Ag Day (but this will be confirmed when we have registration numbers). Children will be asked to reflect upon, and evaluate, their project after Ag Day. If your child is unable to complete an Ag Day project please let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible.
Registering an Ag Day Project for 2019
Read the next few pages to help confirm an Ag Day project. If, after reading through the information, you have any questions please contact the school office on (09)415-9218 or firstname.lastname@example.org . To Register click on the Ag Day Registration link at the top of this page.
ANIMALS: Farm animals Categories:
Animals must be born after 1st July.
Children must be significantly involved in the nurturing and raising of the animal. Children will be required to verbally share their ‘learning journey’. Children may want to share their ‘learning journey’ in written and/or visual form. This is perfectly acceptable but is not a requirement of entry. Click for further details on the rearing and judging of:
ANIMALS: Pets Must be at least 1 month old
Pets can only be entered once in their lifetime (ie. can only come once to Ag Day). All pets must be well controlled on the day.
"Farm friendly" animals are strongly encouraged. (Please check with the school office if you are unsure)
DOGS, horses and donkeys are not permitted on Ag Day.
Children must be significantly involved in the nurturing and raising of the animal. Children will be required to verbally share their ‘learning journey’. Children may want to share their ‘learning journey’ in written and/or visual form. This is perfectly acceptable but is not a requirement of entry.
Judging: Ag Day ribbons will be awarded for the following:
Children be required to verbally share their ‘learning journey’.
Children may want to share their ‘learning journey’ in written and/or visual form. This is perfectly acceptable but is not a requirement of entry. Sharing the ‘journey’ will include:
Judging Ag Day ribbons will be awarded for the following:
RURAL TRADITIONS Categories:
Children be required to verbally share their ‘learning journey’.
Children may want to share their ‘learning journey’ in written and/or visual form. This is perfectly acceptable but is not a requirement of entry. This ‘journey’ will include:
AG DAY REGISTRATION
AG DAY HANDBOOK Click to open
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding Ag Day. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or Anna-Fay Hinton email@example.com
Where do I find the Ag Day handbook? It is on the school website and there will be a copy in each classroom as well.
When can my child start their Ag Day project?From the 1st of July.
What are my options? This year we would like all students to complete one ‘project’ to share for Ag Day. ONE ‘rural’ project from the following: - An animal - A plant
- A Kitchen project - An Art & Craft project - A Handy person project
Each category will be divided into Junior (Yr 0-2), Intermediate (Yr 3-4) and Senior (Yr 5-6) sections.
Farm animals must have been born after 1st July and before 15th September. There will be no calves at this year’s Ag Day because of Mycoplasma Bovis. Pets must be at least 1 month old and can only be entered once in its lifetime.
When does my child’s Ag Day project need to be registered by? Friday 26th July
Can my child do more than one Ag day project?
We strongly encourage students to focus on one Ag Day Project and complete it to a high standard. Students also need to be with their project to be judged. If they are not with their Ag Day project when the Judge calls them they may miss out on being judged.
What happens if I lose my plant or animal?
Unfortunately this does happen, just communicate this with your classroom teacher and they will be able to help.
Does my child need to stay with their Ag Day project after they have been judged?
We strongly encourage students to stay their project until the ribbons have been presented.
Does my child have to come? Yes it is considered a school day.
When do I need to be there?
It is best to arrive by 8.45am so that you are ready at your ‘section’ for the day that officially starts at 9 o’clock.
Can I bring my dog? No.
Do I need to stay for prize-giving?
We strongly encourage everyone to stay to support the winners of each section. Prize giving is at 130.
Do I have to help on the day?
Every family will be encouraged to help out on a stall or activity for an hour, this is to spread the load throughout our school community and is the only way we can achieve the very best for Ag Day.
What stalls do we have?
A variety of food stalls, activities such as ‘Dunk the Teacher’ and stalls such as produce co-op, recycled clothing boutique, books, lucky dips etc
When time do the stalls open?
Not before 10.30 but some like the co-op may not open until 1130 (if judging has not finished).
The Coffee van and bacon and egg rolls stalls will open earlier (around 8.30-9.00am).
What do I need to provide?
There will be requests in the weeks running up to Ag Day for items such as cakes, lollies, books etc. Please only give what you are able to, we don’t expect each families to provide items for every stall!
What if it is raining? We go ahead rain or shine!
Will there be plenty to eat and drink?
Yes there will be child and adult friendly food and drinks.
How do I know who I can ask for help? Teachers or FoTs members?
Look for the bright yellow/orange jackets or the black and green school jackets!
Can I get cash out?
Yes we have an eftpos machine located in the staffroom (in the main admin block).
Do I have to stay with my child all day?
This is your decision as a parent. It is a child safe environment and teachers are around to help if your child needs anything.
How will I find everything on the day?
A map of the event will be sent home a week prior to Ag Day and there will be maps around the school on the day.
Previous Ag Day Websites
AG Day Website 2017
AG Day Website 2016