Kopane School calf-rearing scheme

Kopane School Annual Calf Rearing Scheme

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Every year Kopane School runs a calf rearing scheme. This season we have 15 calves being raised. The money gained from this goes towards items that are not covered by our operating grant. This year it will go towards purchasing tablets/notebooks for the classrooms.

The scheme has been operating for around 13 years and this year some of the calves being raised will be used at the schools Agricultural Day (Calf Club). We rear as many as we can each season, with help from parents and ex-parents of the school, doing their little bit to help the children of Kopane. All calves are usually very well grown as they become family pets and get a bit spoilt!

In December they will head to the Feilding sale yards and we hope they will gain a great price... So, with the help and support of our school families, friends and local businesses, our children can benefit from those items which are normally on their wish list.

We get great support from many businesses from the rural sector, and once again Totally Vets has been one of the first to help out with milk powder. If any other individual or business is keen to support a rural school please contact Kopane School on 06 324 8717, we'd love to hear from you!