Term 4, Week 8, Newsletter 9

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.

Bike Raffle

Bike raffle money raised as of today is: $1029.20. Thank you so much to all the parents who helped out with this raffle and also to all the sponsors….Groundeffects, Empire Cinema, Caribe, Scopa, Wellington Chocolate Company, Moore Wilsons, Tara Blinkis, JMR Cocktails, Proper Crisps, Gramercy, and Burger Wisconsin. It was drawn by an independent person and the winners were:

1st - Annika Speedy

2nd - Tanja Schubert-McArthur

3rd - Sophie Hazelhurst



As of Tuesday morning we had collected $5091.10. There are still about $1200 in pledges, so please keep that money coming in! The most laps were completed by Freddie and Hamish with 88 laps each. There are some photos on our facebook page of the great costumes and well dressed wheels. We also raised around $250 from ice cream sales.

Farewell to Teachers

We are having an assembly on Thursday 13 December at 12.15pm to farewell our teachers who are leaving. We will also use this time to award prizes for the Wheelathon.

Year 7 & 8 Prize Giving

Thursday 13 December at Vogelmorn Hall from 6 to 7pm. All are welcome. Please bring a plate of finger food to share.

Junior and Senior Final Assemblies

The junior final assembly is at 9.15am and the senior final assembly is at 2.15pm, both on 14 December. We hope to see you there for singing, awards and celebrating the end of the year together.

Parent Helper Afternoon Tea - today!

We would love for all our wonderful helpers to come to our afternoon tea this afternoon (Wednesday 5 December) at 2.30pm in Te Wharenui so we can say thank you for all your help over the year. We really appreciate all the work that our community put into our school and this is a small way we can show our appreciation.

Library book returns

Please return Ridgway library books to the te wharenui or the office.

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

This is on Sunday 17 March 2019 at Kilbirnie Park. Register here if your child is keen! This link takes you to the Ridgway School group - register here as an individual.


Summer Reading Challenge

The last day to sign up is Wednesday 5 Dec - don't miss out!

School Fair - Sunday 24 March 2019

We are excited to be running a School Fair next year so keep this date free! If you can help with any aspect of this please go to the link to the googleform and sign up. We appreciate all your help!

December 17 - Monday clean up day

The last day the school is open this year is Monday 17th Dec. We are going to use this as a clean up day for the school. The reason behind this is that we are trying our best to manage teacher workload. If we don't use this last day as a clean up day then teachers need to use the following days to clean and tidy up ready for the start of next year. If your child does come along to this day they will be helping us out with this clean. Tui will not be able to use their space on this day as the builders are moving in after school on Friday 16th. Our Tui children will be based in te wharenui on the clean up day.

Kathryn Smith is on leave from tomorrow so all communication after today should be directed to Sarah Taylor (sarah@ridgway.school.nz).

Sarah Taylor

Deputy Principal

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