News and Events

Term 2, Week 9:  Week starting 25 June 2018

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.



It’s that time of the year again and our Whānau hui group have put together another great community evening to celebrate the Māori new year.  Our students have been working hard in kapa haka to prepare for their performance on the night and I hope that as many families as possible will be able to come along and hear their new pieces and enjoy the hangi tasting.  Remember to wrap up warm and bring some kai to share.

Students should meet in our whāre nui just before 5.30pm and be wearing their school T-shirts and black skirts (girls) or shorts (boys).

Many thanks to Amanda Elliot from Foodstuffs and New World supermarkets for generously sponsoring this event.

Bikes and Scooters

Although it’s been quite wet lately and the field has been closed, our children have been able to get down to the bike track and ride around during morning tea and lunchtime.  They are able to bring their own bike or scooter to ride or can use a school bike at lunch time.

If your child is bringing their bike or scooter to school, please remind them that they are not allowed to ride around the school buildings until after 3.20pm and may not ride bikes on the footpath between the crossings.  These rules are to keep everybody is safe. Parents are asked to supervise their pre-schoolers and apply the same rules to these little ones.


Jump Jam

Ms Jessep and Ms Werren took us to the the Jump Jam stage last week - and we came back winners!  Well done to all of the students involved. Hopefully you’ve heard all about it and saw some winning smiles on our Facebook feed.

Interzone Cross Country

Ms Clarke took a large team to the Interzone Cross Country event last week.  Congratulations to all of our runners for making it this far and well done for the training you put in to get there.  

French Bilingual Class starts Term 1 2019

Ridgway School will open a French bilingual class from the start of 2019.  There will be more information about this in the board newsletter next week.




Did you know that our students can access over 1,200 books through our ePlatform Collection? Follow this link to the library page on our website to find out how to access books.  This will be particularly useful during the holidays as of course, you will want to encourage your child to read every day.  


All children will bring home a 1 page report on Friday next week. This year the report format has been simplified to one "Star Comment", an overall teacher judgement relating to our values, and an overall teacher judgement relating to achievement in the core learning areas of reading, writing, and maths.

We report to parents on achievement across all aspects of the curriculum via Seesaw and parents can access their child's digital portfolio at any time. For more detail on how we report on student learning please see our website.

Hei kona mai

Kathryn Smith

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