Newsletter - Friday 8 July

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

Learning Conferences - now open to book

Learning Conferences are open for parent bookings. Event Code to book: ydref

Friday 29th July -
Kēreru/Kāka in VBC Upstairs room - 9am to 3pm.

Tuesday 2nd August -
Tūi and Kēreru/Kāka - 9am to 2.45pm at VBC, then 3.30pm to 6pm at school.
Kōtare - 3.30pm to 6pm at school.

Wednesday 3rd August -
All rooms 3.30pm to 8pm at school.

Thursday 4th August -
Kōtare - 9am to 2.45pm at VBC upstairs room and 3.30pm to 6pm at school.
Tūi and Kēreru/Kāka - 3.30pm to 6pm at school

Board of Trustees election

Nomination forms for board elections will be emailed out soon, so if you’re thinking about standing keep your eyes on your inbox!

Main Roll Closes 13 July
Nominations Called by 15 July
Supplementary Roll Closes 1 August
Nominations Close 3 August
Invitation to Vote 10 August
Election Day 7 September
Declaration of Result 13 September
New board in place 14 September

Opening Celebration

Meet on the field between 8.30 and 8.45, then walk up to the new school for the opening celebration followed by kai. All welcome.

Opening Evening

If you can’t make the Opening Celebration, you are welcome to come to school on Thursday 28 July, 5 - 6 pm to have a look around the new building. Nothing formal, just an opportunity to ogle at the beautiful new building!

Swimming in Term 3

This starts in the second week of Term 3. Year 1 - 3s swim at Little Makos in Berhampore on Tuesday and the call will go out for parent help in the first week of next term. Year 4 - 5s swim at Little Makos on Friday and Year 6 - 8s go to Karori Pool on Friday afternoons.

Noho Marae for Year 4 - 6

Here is a draft run sheet for the noho marae for those who are interested in what will be happening. It might change but it should give you a rough idea of what happens.

Upcoming Events

Term 3: Swimming (starts Week 2 August 2nd, Year 1 - 3 Tuesday, Year 4 - 8 Friday)

Monday 25 July: Opening celebration for our new building, 9am

Wednesday 27 July: Noho marae Year 4, 5 and 6

Thursday 28 July: Open evening 5 - 6pm

Monday 1 August: Kahui ako hui - school shuts at 1pm

2, 3, 4 August: Learning conferences

Monday 8 and Monday 15 August: School photos

Tuesday 16 August: Spellathon test (Year 5 - 8)

19 August: Calendar art orders due

31 August - 2 September: Year 5 & 6 Camp at Forest Lakes

7 September: Board Election

12 - 15 September: Year 7 & 8 Camp Makahika

Community Page

You can find out more about what’s happening in the community here.

Ngā mihi.
Sarah Taylor
Deputy Principal
Ridgway School

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