Term 4, Week 8, 2019 (5 December 2019)

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

School Production - Tuesday 10 December - 6pm start

We would like to welcome all families to come to our school production 'Ridgway: This Is Us'. The show starts at 6pm and children performing need to be there by 5.30. This is in the Riley Centre at Wellington High School. Please be aware that from Monday, Wallace Street will be shut so it may take longer to get there than usual or you may need to use an alternate route (Map of Road Closure).

Teachers and children have been working very hard this term to prepare for this production. Being part of a show like this helps children to develop resilience as it can be scary being up on stage in front of hundreds of people. It also helps them to be resourceful as they are developing performance skills and confidence. While these things are hard to measure they are invaluable to growing our children's self-esteem.

We have tried hard to keep the cost of the production low but there always is a cost! We are using microphones for our main actors, hiring the venue, using WHS students as sound and lighting technicians and busing our whole school there and back during the day on Tuesday for a practice. As we don't sell tickets to the production, we are requesting that parents contribute a koha or voluntary donation of $5 per adult attending the production to help us cover this cost. This can be paid at the door, at the office or online.

Thank you for supporting the work of our school. Without your financial contributions it would not be possible to put on a show like this. We hope you enjoy the show!

School Production Rehearsal Day - Tuesday 10 December

In preparation for our evening performance our school will be going down to WHS during the day.

Tui, Kotare, Ruru, Jump Jam team and main actors will leave on buses that depart Ridgway at 9.15am.

Tui, Kotare and Ruru will leave WHS at 11.30am to come back to school.

Kukupa and Kaka will leave Ridgway at 12pm and return from WHS at 2.45pm.

Parent helpers afternoon tea - Monday 16 December 2.30

To say thank you to all our wonderful parents we would like to invite all those parents who have helped us over the year to come and join us for afternoon tea in the library. If you are able to join us please email sarah@ridgway.school.nz so we know how many of you will be joining us.

2020 Camps

Next year our Years 7 & 8 and Years 5 & 6 will be going on camp in Term 4 to Forest Lakes.

$2,000 Grant from Thomas George Macarthy Trust

We are lucky enough to have received a $2000.00 grant this year to purchase books/hardware/software for the library. This money will go towards new books for our library as well as our new library scanner.

Family Planning Parent and Caregiver Survey 2019 - relationship and sexuality education

Parents and caregivers - what do you think about relationships and sexuality education? What resources and information would be helpful for you and your young people? Family Planning have a quick survey to fill out if you would like to share your thoughts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B3Z52WK

Community Market at Brooklyn Community Centre

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