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Ag Day 2020 Announcement

Dear parents and caregivers,

Over the last few weeks, the Ag Day committee, school leadership and board of trustees have all given a lot of thought and consideration into the running of Ag Day 2020 in light of the current Covid19 climate and the need for planning and preparations to begin in the next week or two. Given the current restrictions in place, we have made the decision to significantly slim down our traditional Ag Day for 2020.  

As you are aware, our preparation currently has to be very fluid to take into account the government restrictions and requirements for Covid19. Obviously, we will continue to update you if and when restrictions change, but the overall decision regarding how Ag Day 2020 will run is as follows:

  1. Calves, Kids AND Lambs will be the ONLY sections open for Ag Day. There will be no chicken, plant or pet section.  

  2. Participation in Ag Day will NOT be compulsory (and if numbers require a limit of participants, registration will be on a first registered basis).  

  3. Children who do not have an animal entered for Ag Day will continue with a normal school day in class. 

  4. For health and safety reasons, there will be no cake stall or jolly jars at Ag Day and food stalls will be limited. 

We will review the rules around spectators and gatherings closer to the time to ensure we comply with these requirements.  Please be aware that the number of spectators we can allow may need to be limited and we will need to work within government requirements for this. 

For those families who are new to our school, we understand that Ag Day and organisation will all be very new and possibly confusing for you. There are a number of ways you can find out about Ag Day: 

  1. See the school website link with all the current Ag Day information as it becomes available. 

  2. Your class ambassador will be in touch in the next few weeks with any updated information

  3. The class teacher is able to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

Ag Day is an integral part of the Clevedon School special character and while these restrictions will see a change in our annual Ag Day approach, it is an essential requirement for us to ensure the health and safety of our school community.  

We hope that by making these changes we help keep the spirit of Ag Day alive and are in a position to return to our traditional Ag Day in 2021!

We look forward to bringing you more information as we get closer to term three and registrations. Any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact anyone here at school or email the following people

Jodie Boyle jboyle@clevedonschool.co.nz                 Nicci Pallin-Simmonds horsegalaxy@xtra.co.nz 

Summer Deverell sdeverell@clevedonschool.co.nz             Julie Schumacher principal@clevedonschool.co.nz 



Kindest regards

Julie Schumacher

Principal