Newsletter - Thursday 14 April 2022

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

School Picnic

Despite the unpredictability of the weather, we went ahead with our picnic at school on Tuesday. Luckily, it ended up being awesome! We had tug of war, kite flying, cricket, football, T-Ball, Twister and juicies for all.  The rain held off for the actual picnic and it was such a great PB4L reward. The next rewards on offer that the children can vote for with their R Cards are a movie or STEM afternoon. 

World Maths Day - top in New Zealand!

A big congratulations to Kieran Wells for achieving top Year 7 scorer in New Zealand on World Maths Day on 23 March!  A fabulous achievement!

COVID Health and Safety Procedures

In light of changes to the Covid Protection Framework (traffic light) settings, the Board are currently reviewing our COVID Health and Safety procedures for Term 2 and we will notify you about any changes before the start of next term. 

We feel strongly that we should continue to wear masks in classrooms for children and staff until there isn’t high community transmission in the Wellington region.  So far, only a small number of our children have had COVID and looking at schools around the country we can expect that this number will increase. In order to maintain teaching and learning, we need to maintain mask use. 

If you would like to share your views or concerns so that these can be considered, please email Kathryn (

School History

For those interested in our history check out the School History page on our website. 

Road works around the school in the holidays

There are road works happening on Mornington Road during the holidays.  You can read more about that here. 

Farewell to Josie

Sadly we say goodbye to the lovely Josie Carson today. She is following her heart and moving back to Palmerston North.  We will miss her so much and wish her all the best! 

Upcoming Events (new events highlighted)

Thursday 14 April: last day of Term 1: 3pm

Monday 2 May: first day of Term 2

Monday 16 May:  School closes at 1pm for Kahui Ako Super Hui 

Thursday 19 May (pp Thursday 26 May): School Cross Country 11am to 12.30pm

Monday 30 May: Teacher Only Day (teachers working with Rongohia te Hau)

Thursday 1  June: School Photo Day

Wednesday June 22:  Matariki Celebration in the evening (TBC)

Friday 24 June: Matariki Public Holiday

Monday 27 June: move into the new building (TBC)

Term 3: Swimming

Ridgway School Sports Events - you can find information on sports at school here.

Nga mihi.

Sarah Taylor

Deputy Principal

Ridgway School


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