Thursday 3 June 2021

He mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa and talofa lava.

School Photos - Day 2

Inspire Photography are coming back on Thursday June 10. They will be doing the out of school sibling photos from 8.30 so you can turn up with your children and head to the sandpit. Sibling photos will be taken across the morning and children will be able to have photos with their friends at morning tea.

Concrete pours - Friday 4th June and Wednesday 16th June

Trucks will be coming into the school building site from around 7am on both these days (weather dependent). They will manage this the same way they have with other pours with someone directing trucks, traffic and pedestrians. They will also have someone down by the tennis courts holding trucks until they're required on site. Please be aware of this when you're coming to and from school on these days.

Reporting and planning in Spotlight

Some teachers are beginning to use Spotlight to plan. This means that they may not be using the "Week at a glance" format that has previously been shared. Some teams are currently using both formats. Parents can use the @school app to see the learning activities planned for their child on any given day by clicking the "Student Timetable" button (seen on the right). Here is the Whānau Reporting Schedule so you can see when to expect what posts on Spotlight.

We know that at the moment Spotlight isn't easy to understand and we are working hard to get it right. Please be patient with us. We have dedicated one of our Teacher Only Days for improving Spotlight. We do need everyone to sign up and those that haven't used it yet this year will get a reminder from the office. The office staff are always happy to help with this so please flick them an email if you're stuck!

Remember Kathryn is having a korero about this next week on Wednesday 9th June, 7 - 8pm to provide more information and answer any questions.

SOS - We are without tissues

Due to an increase in runny noses, we are now all out of tissues! Please send a box of tissues with your child for their class.

Seesaw on the bike track

Please remind your child that this is for one bike at a time. Children jumping on it will break it. We are reminding them at school but if you're with your child on the bike track it would be appreciated if you could reinforce this message.

Lucky Book Club

Here is the link for ordering online. A small number of brochures are available at the office if you would like a hard copy.

Ngā mihi

Sarah Taylor

Deputy Principal

Ridgway School

Community notices

Tawatawa Reserve - Southern Environmental Association Inc - COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY

SATURDAY 12 JUNE* 1pm to 3.30pm

Please come and help us plant trees in and around our wetland as part of our work restoring and enhancing the Tawatawa Reserve. (Road entry from Murchison Street which is off Happy Valley Road.)

Meet at the nursery - turn left as you walk out of the Murchison Street car park and follow the path. If you have them, please bring:

· sturdy footwear or gumboots

· gardening gloves

· spades or shovels

· a drink and snack if you wish.

~~ Chocolate will be provided! ~~

Please email Susan at with your name(s) so we have an idea of how many people will attend. Also contact Susan if you have any queries.

· Rain day is Saturday 26 June 2021.

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