Pokeno School

gala day 2017

 

Gala day this year is Saturday 25th November.  For those who are new to our school, our Gala Day is our version of a Calf Club (without the animals), a family fun day and our biggest fundraising opportunity for the year.  The Pokeno School P.T.A spend countless hours organising cake stalls, raffles, carnival style games and rides to entertain our community.    
The classrooms are decorated with children’s artworks and the more traditional calf club floral, baking and construction projects.   The art work on display will have been completed over the course of the year as part of the classroom learning programs.  Most of the floral, baking and construction projects will need to be practised and/or completed in the weeks before show day with parents and caregivers at home.  
The whole school will spend most of Friday 24th November making the floral projects for display.  We have judges from our local community to judge the children’s projects and award certificates.  
We also have three longstanding trophies that are awarded to the Year 7 & 8 for obtaining the most points for their floral, baking and construction projects.  The ‘Mrs Hale’ cup for cookery was first presented in 1951, The Averill Cup for floral projects was first presented in 1965 and the PTA cup for the overall winner was first presented in 1968! Our curriculum focus this year is ‘sustainability’ so children will need to take this on board when planning their floral, baking and construction projects.
If you would like an e-copy of this document email s.singh@pokeno.school.nz  as each family will only be given one paper copy of this booklet or download from our school website.  If you have any questions please feel free to email or call in to see your child’s classroom teacher. Good luck - enjoy the challenge!

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