News & Events
Term 3, Week 7, 2017
...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.
Sit Less, Move More
There are 2 meetings being held next week in our Big Space, the first is about our Walking School Bus Routes and the second is on the Bikes in Schools project. Both of these have been fully explained in previous newsletters.
Walking School Bus
Monday 11 September 2017
The Big Space
Read more about this in our Week 5 newsletter
If you can't attend the information evening but would like to find out more please contact Sue Campbell. You can pop into Whanau Tui (Rm 1) for a quick chat before or after school or email her; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bikes in Schools Project Launch
Wednesday 13 September 2017
The Big Space
Read more about this in our Week 6 newsletter
If you can’t attend but would like to help, email Jasoneady@hotmail.com with your contact details and where you can assist, with skills, or equipment that could benefit the project.
Or for further project information contact the Ridgway Board of Trustees at email@example.com
Students across the school are busy preparing for our Market Day on Friday next week (15 September). There will be fun and excitement with face painting, music, food for sale and much more.
Market day is organised by the students, for the students and profits will be given to charities that the students have selected. Come and join the action from mid-day.
The choir is in good voice and ready to wow us at the Michael Fowler Centre on Monday 18 September. See more details on our information for Artsplash parents page on our website.
If you haven't already booked tickets and ordered a t-shirt for your child do so as soon as you can via the online form.
Ridgway School will again be a convenient Polling Booth where you can cast your vote in the General Election on Saturday 23 Sept.
Barbarian Productions will be hosting a kids only polling booth at Vogelmorn Bowling Club on election day and from Wednesday to Friday in the week leading up the elections. Read more about this on their website.
Every Day Matters
There is never a good time to take time off school - every day counts. Birthday celebrations should never include a day off school and family holidays should always be scheduled during term breaks.
The only reason to stay away from school is for sickness. If this is the case please let us know as early as you can by ringing the office on 049398771. You don't need to wait until after 9am to do this as you can simply leave a voice message (remember to clearly state your child's name and why they will be absent).
Our office staff will call you if your child is not at school and we don't have a record of being notified of this. Letting us know that your child is unwell saves our office staff time.
Missing school isn't just about missing learning, it's also about all the other opportunities that are missed, including the opportunity to build and maintain friendships. We notice that children who are frequently absent often have difficulty settling back into class routines or struggle with peer group relationships - every day matters!
Every year children benefit from additional sports equipment that is "paid for" in Yummy Stickers. It's now time to send your Yummy Sticker collection sheets back to school. Take these to the office before Friday 22 September so that we can redeem stickers for sports gear.
Please take a look at your child's calendar artwork. Remember to place your order for calendars, notebooks or other items featuring your child's work before Friday next week (15 September).
Wellington Free Ambulance Onesie Day Friday 8 September
Bring a gold coin donation to school on Friday this week and wear your onesie to support Wellington Free Ambulance.
How lucky are we to have the only emergency ambulance service in the country where we don’t have to pay, ever, so this Onesie Day we’re pulling out our onesies, and our wallets to help Wellington Free Ambulance.
Wellington Free Ambulance is the only emergency ambulance service in Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, and the only ones in the country who are free. They look after 1 in 10 of our friends and family every year, and go to 140 emergencies every day.
Onesie Day is Wellington Free’s annual appeal, and the day that they ask everyone in the community to give them a hand. Join us in being the ones here for them.