Term 2, Week 9, 2019 (24 June 2019)

He mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa - warm greetings to all!

Building Work

Although this is a slow process, there is progress being made. We have a new master plan and you can read more in the Building Diary.

Matariki Celebration

Thank you to our wonderful whānau group for organising this event. The kapa haka were superb, the kai was delicious and the stars were out and shining! Thanks to everyone for making this such a wonderful community event. Ngā mihi o te tau hou!

Brown Paper Bag Appeal

This week we are starting to collect for the Wellington City Mission's Brown Paper Bag Appeal. There will be bags in classrooms and a couple in the office if you have any non-perishable items that you are willing to donate.

Piano Lessons

One of our talented parents is now able to take on a few students for piano lessons on Monday morning during school time. Her website is www.bethchenpiano.com and you can email her on bethchen@bethchenpiano.com.

The French Delegation Visit - Friday 28 June

We have been selected by the Ministry of Education to showcase our inclusion practices and how we include diverse learners to a group of French delegates, who are visiting from Central Val de Loire. The French education system is quite a lot different to ours and the mayor of a French town is on a mission to make the schools in the region more inclusive. There will be a film crew covering the delegation as they travel around New Zealand and visit six different schools. The film crew are making a documentary about the mayor and his journey toward inclusion. The crew will be here to film the delegates, rather than the children but it is possible your child may appear in the background. If you are worried about this or would like more information please email principal@ridgway.school.nz.

Beyond the Page - An exciting literary festival for tamariki 6th - 21st July 2019

Featuring well known authors, illustrators, and performers, Beyond the Page is a festival brimming with literary adventures for tamariki and their whānau.

Children will have the opportunity to explore their creative side, be inspired by spell-binding performances, pick up a new skill, and discover a world of possibilities at their local library.

Follow Beyond the Page on Facebook, and visit www.beyondthepage.nz to find out what events are happening in your area. All events are free

Noho oro mai.

Sarah Taylor
Deputy Principal

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