Newsletter Thursday 9 December 2021

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

End of year information

Our last learning day is Wednesday 15 December. Children will take their books home from the start of next week.  Please re-use any books next year that still have space in them. Thursday is our clean up day. Children do not have to come to school on this day.

Our two last school wide rewards are happening on Tuesday 14 December.  There is a sports morning and then a water fight in the afternoon.  Children can bring water guns to school and then there is a big organised water fight on the field from 1.30 - 2.30. They can bring togs/wetsuits to wear or will need a change of clothes for afterwards. 

Final assemblies

You are able to watch all our final assemblies online.  Days, times and links are as follows:

Ruru: Wednesday 15 December at 12

Kotare: Monday 13 December at 12

Tui: Monday 13 December at 10.15

Kukupa: Monday 13 December 2pm

Kaka: Thursday 9 December at 11.45 

Korero with Kathryn: Communication @ Mon Dec 13, 2021 7pm - 7:30pm

If you’d like to chat with Kathryn about the way we communicate at school, come and join her online for a korero on Monday night. 

Ridgway’s Got Talent

We had this show earlier this week. There was some great talent on display. A couple of our wonderful Year 6s are putting the clip together and we will make it available to you as soon as it’s ready. 

Ridgway School Annual Chess Tournament Results

Our annual chess tournament had 26 students compete in 8 rounds over the whole day, fun was had by all.  Here are the results:

1st equal: Thomas T and Hemi 

3rd: Adrian 

Best Girl: Romy

Best Year 2: Antoine

Best Year 3: Finlay G

Best Year 4: Spencer

Best Year 5: Julian 

Best Year 6: Adrian

Best Year 8: Thomas T and Hemi  

Disappearing clothing bin

The clothing bin is no longer at school - sadly you will have to find somewhere else for your cast-offs from now on.

Welly Philosophy & Creativity Holiday Programme

Welly Philosophy & Creativity is a new holiday programme offered at Ridgway in January 2022. It invites young people aged 7-14 to grow as critical and creative thinkers in a fun and playful atmosphere. Every day, the programme will include a mix of:

-          Philosophical dialogues to explore fascinating questions that matter to young people and to the world;

-          Collaborative creative projects, from making witty comic books to putting on whimsical plays;

-          Outdoor activities including sports, camp games and scavenger hunts!

This programme was designed by a team of educators and researchers at Victoria University of Wellington, notably Dr Baptiste Roucau and Dr Sondra Bacharach, who both facilitated philosophy workshops at Ridgway in 2018 and 2019. 

Dates: January 10-14 for children aged 7 to 10; January 24-28 for children aged 11 to 14.

Time: Drop off 8.30-9am; pick up 3.30-4.30pm.

Location: Ridgway School, 120 Mornington Road, Brooklyn, Wellington 6021.

Cost: $75 per child for the week.

 To find out more information about the programme and to fill out an Expression of Interest form:

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