Final newsletter - Thursday 16 December 2021

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

End of year reporting

We are using a new system for our reporting and some of you would have noticed some glitches with us getting it out. We apologise for the glitches and say whoops! Please get in touch with Sarah ( if you have any questions. You will be emailed out the end of year summary on Monday but you can also view it via the app, fingers crossed. 

French language education Label 

We are delighted to have been awarded with the "LabelFrancÉducation" seal. 

Launched in 2012, the "LabelFrancÉducation" seal is granted to schools promoting French language and culture as part of their specific curriculum. "LabelFrancÉducation" recognizes and rewards schools that offer students enhanced instruction in the French language while also teaching other subjects in French. "LabelFrancÉducation" promotes outstanding education in French among students and parents.

"LabelFrancÉducation" is granted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on the advice of an interministerial advisory committee composed of representatives from the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE), the French institute (IF) and Mission Laïque Française, a non-profit organization.

Board Newsletter

Here is the latest board newsletter. They have included their decision about Year 7 & 8 at Ridgway School. 

Asbestos removal

The school grounds will be closed for asbestos removal from 10 - 21 January.  There will be no access to the school grounds. The field will still be accessible however. 

Kaitiaki teachers

We will be assigning kaitiaki teachers early next year but we will let you know before school starts on 3 February. 

Water fight!

What amazing weather we briefly had for the water fight yesterday! Here’s a few photos!

Ridgway drop off to City Mission

Today Thomas T and his dad dropped off all our emergency provisions of cans and packets to the City Mission. It was seven large boxes worth! Thanks Thomas and David. 


Community Notices

Wellington City Libraries’ Summer Reading Adventure is now live! Read all about it on our blog: The Summer Reading Adventure starts today — 1 December! – Kids Blog (

The link to our shiny new Summer Reading website is also live, and kids and families can start logging their reading and adventures there: The Summer Reading Adventure | Wellington City Libraries | Beanstack

We hope to see many of your children participating in the Summer Reading Adventure over the next two months. We encourage everyone to follow our Kids’ Blog for updates and information about prize draws, activities, events, and more during the summer months: Kids Blog (

Ngā mihi,


Stephen Clothier

Children’s and Youth Services Coordinator | Wellington City Libraries | Wellington City Council

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Goodtime Music Academy

Last week we had Goodtime Music Academy come and perform. They are offering music lessons next year on their bus during school time. Your child should have brought home a flyer about this and you can check them out here

Goodtime Music Academy is taking enrolments for 2022 in-school music lessons now. If you want your child to be a part of these award winning music lessons, and may not want to commit to taking your child anywhere after school, then in-school lessons may be the solution for you. Learn in a group setting, and choose between Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Ukulele. Or try their 'Intro to Music' course. Please visit to enrol and enquire. You can also call them on 04 568 2237. Spaces are limited so get in quick! 

Sarah Taylor

Deputy Principal

Ridgway School

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