Newspaper Article 1984 – Waiwhare’s pets do tricks for judges

Waiwhare’s pets do tricks for judges

Pupils of Waiwhare School put considerable thought into training pets to perform tricks for judges at their annual pet day, according to the school’s head teacher, Mr Dave Wallis.

Parents and supporters joined the pupils at the pet show and cooking and creative display competitions. The informal and relaxed manner in which it all took place was a feature of the day, he said.

The indoor section was well supported and the exhibits showed colour and creative ideas, making it a difficult task to judge. Mr Roger White, school committee chairman, and Mrs Kay Jones, a past parent of pupils at the school, assisted in the judging.

Results: –

Outdoor activities

Senior section: Best-groomed pet, Kathryn Schaw 1, Sharon Johansen 2, Anna Wilkins 3.   Leading, Philippa Drayton 1, Annette Huff 2, Trudy Shield [Sheild] 3.   Lambs’ race, Dianne [Diane] Drayton 1, Philippa Drayton 2, Jason Davidson 3.   Most unusual pet, Toni Wallis 1, Elizabeth Gordon 2, Nicola White 3. Fancy dress, Trudy Shield 1, Jono Kyle 2, Jason Davidson 3.   Trick, Toni Wallis 1, Lucy Arthur 2, Tony Worsley 3.   Lamb drinking, John Huff 1, Toni Wallis 2, Jono Kyle 3.

Junior section: Best-groomed pet, Jason Goulding 1, Andy Gunson 2, Vicki [Vicky] Barnett 3.   Leading, Michelle Davidson 1, Michael Ward 2, Neil Fountaine 3.   Lambs’ race, Peter Ward 1, Rchel [Rachel] Kay 2, Aaron Wallis 3.   Most unusual pet, Mark Barnett 1, Marcus Schaw 2, Deon Holgate 3.   Fancy dress, William Kyle 1, Nicola Lawrence 2, Suzanne Ward 3.   Trick, Mark Barnett 1, Vikki Tough 2, Rachel Kay 3.

Indoor activities

Senior section: Handcraft/hobbies, Philippa Kay 1, Peter Shield 2, Philippa Drayton 3.   Large cake, Andrew Schaw 1, Jacqueline Holgate 2, Anna Wilkins 3.   Small cake, Kevin Johansen 1, Nicholette Eatwell 2, Kylee Holgate 3.   Pikelets, Annette Huff 1; Kathryn Schaw 2, Philippa Kay 3.   Sweets, Andrew Gordon 1, Sharon Johansen 2, Philippa Kay 3.   Floral arrangement, Trudy Shield 1, Jason Davidson 2, Nicholette Eatwell 3.   Miniature garden, Kathryn Schaw 1, Tony Worsley 2, Nicky White 3.   Animal health, Jonathan Kyle 1, Aaron White 2, Jacqueline Holgate 3.   Vegetable novelty, Jonathon Kyle 1, Trudy Shield 2, Annette Huff 3.

Junior section: Hobbies, Jessica Arthur 1, Andy Gunson 2, Suzanne Ward, 3.   Sand posies, Jason Goulding l, Rachel Kay 2, Steven Croad 3.   Vegetable novelty, Deon Holgate l, Nicola Lawrence 2, William Kyle 3.   Pikelets, Mark Worsley l, Michael Ward 2, Vicky Barnett 3.   Miniature garden, Marcus Schaw 1, Rachel Kay 2, Michelle Eatwell 3.   Construction, Peter Ward 1, Aaron Wallis 2, Mark Barnett 3.   Art work, Andy Gunson 1, Vikki Tough 2, Michelle Davidson 3.   Floral arrangement, Michelle Eatwell (highly commended).

Photo caption – Beribboned sheep at the Waiwhare School pet show.

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Waiwhare School

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November 1984


The Hawke's Bay Herald-Tribune


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  • Jessica, Lucy Arthur
  • Mark, Vicky Barnett
  • Steven Croad
  • Jason, Michelle Davidson
  • Diane, Philippa Drayton
  • Michelle, Nicholette Eatwell
  • Neil Fountaine
  • Andrew, Elizabeth Gordon
  • Jason Goulding
  • Andy Gunson
  • Deon, Jacqueline, Kylee Holgate
  • Annette, John Huff
  • Kevin, Sharon Johansen
  • Mrs Kay Jones
  • Philippa, Rachel Kay
  • Jonathan, William Kyle
  • Nicola Lawrence
  • Andrew, Kathryn, Marcus Schaw
  • Peter, Trudy Sheild
  • Vikki Tough
  • Aaron, Dave, Toni Wallis
  • Michael. Peter, Suzanne Ward
  • Aaron, Nicola White
  • Anna Wilkins
  • Mark, Tony Worsley

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