Newsletter Friday 19 November 2021

He mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
Bonjour à toutes nos familles

Upcoming lunch and ice cream sales

To fundraise for camp for our Year 5-8s in Term 1 next year, we are selling ice creams, sausages and burgers this term. These are the dates:

  • Friday 26 November - Ice Creams

  • Friday 3 December - Sausage Sizzle

  • Friday 10 December - Burgers

You need to pre-order for all of these and the order form can be found here

Volunteers in school and online meetings with parents

Now that vaccine mandate is in place, any parents who volunteer to help in class or on trips need to be vaccinated. Once you volunteer, you will need to fill out this vaccination register. Until the end of the year we will only be meeting parents online, rather than face to face, so please email your child’s teacher if you would like to talk to them. 

Lockdown 2021 Survey Feedback

The survey was completed by 19 people and the feedback was generally positive. You can read a summary of the responses in these notes 

Chromebooks for Year 3 - 5

We encourage all children to bring their own chromebook to school and expect that all Year 6, 7&8s will have their own.  We have a number of chromebooks for children in Years 3-5 to share if they don’t have their own. 

From 2022, chromebooks are the only device that children are allowed to bring to school  as other devices do not allow us to see what children are doing online.

Order your devices early so you don’t miss out - can buy them anywhere, including from Norrcom

Year 7 & 8 2022 Information

Here is our information sheet for Year 7 & 8s in 2022. We are not holding an information evening this year. If you have any questions please email

Our new caretaker

We are very happy to welcome our new caretaker Rob Hamilton. He’s an ex-Ridgway parent so some of you might know him. Welcome Rob!

New date for Ridgway’s Got Talent

This is now going to be on Monday 29 November.  Unfortunately parents aren’t able to come and watch this year but we will be filming it and will share it with parents afterwards. 

Are you a Trademe expert?

We are looking for someone to sell our picnic tables on Trademe. If this is something you’re able to help with please email

Ngā mihi

Sarah Taylor

Deputy Principal

Ridgway School


Community Notices

Toy Library

Vacancy: Toy Librarian, Brooklyn Toy Library

Could you be our new Toy Librarian?

We are looking for a customer service and administration superhero – someone who is organised, reliable, friendly and motivated. This public-facing role will see you welcome our members into the Toy Library, manage the toy hiring and returns processes, respond to queries and help new members to join up.

You’ll need to be computer savvy, ideally with experience using membership databases, and comfortable taking a lead role in the day-to-day operations of the Toy Library.

We’re located in the busy Vogelmorn Precinct at 93 Mornington Road, and open on Fridays and Saturdays during school terms.

The role is part-time (16 hours per fortnight), with core hours being Fridays (10am to 11am and 3.15pm to 4.30pm) and Saturday mornings (9am to 12pm). Set up/pack down of the Toy Library for our three sessions and administration duties to support the committee, which can be carried out at home, make up the remaining hours. $20 per hour.

Interested? Read the job description

To apply, email with your CV and cover letter.

Applications close Monday 6 December.

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