Pet Day

21 September, 2019

Pet Day is our annual fundraising event with food, drink, raffles, stalls, a silent auction and entertainment.  We had a really fun and successful event this year. Funds raised will be put towards our digital technology and beautifying the outdoor play areas.  We would like to thank our kaimahi (staff), ākonga (students), whanau (families), Te Whānau o Pakiri, and sponsors (listed below). Tēnā rawa atu koe!

Hāngī are about celebration, tikanga (custom) and whanaungatanga (relationships). Each year our beautiful Te whanau o Pakiri put down a hāngī for our Pet Day fundraiser.  Here you can see two of our dad's digging the hāngī pit the night before the event.

The morning kicked off with a pet parade.  The ākonga took their animals around the course and then answered questions put to them by our judges.

At the end of the pet parade the judges gave out ribbons to the top performers.

Chloe and her lamb Choco achieved a first place in the lamb section and overall winner.  Congratulations Chloe!

We had a great section of food stalls.  These dad's were cooking inanga (whitebait) fritters.

We also had tio repe (oysters), seafood chowder, a sausage sizzle, and bacon and egg butties on offer.

The ākonga made lemonade, which was sold at the cake stall.

There was a wide range of delicious cakes made by our whanau.

The ākonga organised and ran kids games.

The ākonga organised and ran kids games.

The ākonga organised and ran kids games.

Inside Room 1 there was a display of ākonga work, Vaseline flowers, poetry, art and more.

Our ākonga have a real entrepreneurial spirit and worked hard to create products for their stall where they sold organic natural insect repellents, lip balm, beeswax food eco-wraps and hand crafted toys.

One of the most popular parts of Pet Day are the bucket raffles. 

50 bucket raffles were on offer, and every $5 ticket gave the buyer a chance to be in all 50 draws.

A fun day was had by all.  We look forward to doing it again next year!

Our Sponsors

We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the following business who supported our Pet Day event:

8 Wired Brewing Co.

Bali Hacienda


Blue Cars


Brick Bay


Cameron Auto Service

Carrfields Livestock

Clip 'n Climb


Cottage Rustigue

Edmonds & Mason's Panelbeaters

Fantail Retreat

Goat Island Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Gulf Eco Adventures

Heron's Flight


Intimate Apparel

Junction Magazine

Leigh Eats

Leigh Motors

Leigh Sawmill Cafe

Lothlorien Winery

Mason Contractors

Matakana Botanicals

Matakana Cinemas

Matakana Four Square

Matakana Liquor Centre

Matakana Moves

Matakana River Tours

Mermaid in England

Michelle's Place

Morris & James


New World (Warkworth)

Oasis Studio

Organic Earth

Oyster Festival Matakana

Pakiri Beach Holiday Park

Pakiri Beach Horse Rides

Paper Plus (Warkworth)

PGC Wrightson Wellsford

Ra Gossage


Savans Bakery

Sawmill Smoko Room



Summer Sessions

Tackle & Outdoor

The Bartlett Family

The Cullen Family

The Farmer's Daughter

The Little Digger Company

The Warehouse (Snell's Beach)

Trinity Chiropractic

Viet Q Foods

Warkworth Costume Hire & Party Decorations

Wellsford Sport & Leisure

Whangaripo Valley Eggs

Wharf Street Bistro

Woody's Wellsford

Wyatt Landscape Supplies