News & Events

Week3, Term 1, 2017

Kia ora, talofa, ni hao, mālō e lelei, hallo, hola, chomreabsuor, sabaidi, bonjour, namaste, kumaste, kia orana, yassas, as-salam ‘alaykum, cześċ, Kon'nichiwa, and hello to all of our families.

We are up and running with the school year and teachers will be keeping you up to date with the things they have planned. These are exciting times for our older students with Whānau Kākā walking the length of the Southern Walkway from Newtown to Oriental Bay today and Whānau Kūkupa snorkling in Island Bay next month. We've got swan plants and at least one chrysalis so far.... so keep an eye out for butterflies.

Powhiri to welcome our new students

On Thursday afternoon we will hold a Powhiri to welcome our new students. Any student who has recently arrived at Ridgway (including all students in Room 5) will be part of the manuhiri, and we invite parents and whānau of our newest arrivals to join this group. Please gather at the main school gate from 1.45pm as we will begin at 2pm.

All parents and whānau are of course very welcome to join us as we welcome our new people. Please gather in the Big Space from 1.45, ready to start at 2pm. (If you find that you are running a bit late, you may want to use the back gate.)

There will be afternoon tea provided afterwards so please let us know you are coming by letting Raelene know. (office@ridgway.school.nz or ph. 9398771).

Weetbix TRYathlon - Last chance to register

The Weetbix TRYathlon is on Sunday 19 March at Kilbirnie Park, but if you want to register as part of our school team you must do this by Thursday 16 February.

Talk to Kim for further details or just click on this link to register as part of our school team.

Whanau Hui

Remember the Whānau Hui on Thursday this week (16 February) at 7pm in the staff room. This group is for all parents and friends of the school with an interest in supporting the school to provide rich cultural experiences and learn about Māori tikanga. The group will be discussing what the Whanau group can do for our tamariki in 2017. Everyone is welcome.


Tui and Kotare children start swimming lessons on Tuesday next week at Little Makos Swim School. Contact teachers for more information. Keep in mind that if your child has had diarrhoea recently they need to be free of it for 2 weeks before returning to the pool.

Both Kūkupa and Kākā whānau will have swimming lessons on Tuesday's next term.

Learning Conferences

Learning conferences are on this week for Kūkupa and Kākā. Parents are welcome to drop in for a quick chat with me while they wait.

Tennis with Vogelmorn Tennis Club

We are thrilled to have sponsored Tennis Lessons at Vogelmorn Tennis Club again this year for our Kūkupa students. A big thank you to Vogelmorn Tennis Club members for their ongoing support.

Nga mihi


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