Friday 2 December

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

Kapa haka performance at the National Library

What a fabulous performance last Friday!  It was great to have it so well supported by the community.  The National Library have shared photos of the event and there are lots of photos of the kapa haka group as well as parents standing around enjoying the wine and food (and the performance of course)!  Check them out here.

Festival of the Arts Thursday 8 December 6 - 7.30pm

On Thursday the 8th of December, we will be celebrating ‘Our Place’ and the culmination of this term’s work in Discovery Learning with a Festival of the Arts.  The festival will include dance, wearable arts, drama, music, and visual arts.  The theme of the festival is ‘Our Place, Creative Wellington’ and will include references to us and the community that we live in here in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Maps of the various exhibitions and performance times will be available at the entrance. We will have a $2 sausage sizzle in our flash outdoor space on our new BBQ, so bring the whānau, come along, grab a sausage and enjoy our space and the mahi of all our tamariki. 

Here are some photos to get you in the mood for the Festival of the Arts and we look forward to seeing you there!


End of Year Summary of Achievement

This will be emailed to you and will also be available on the @school app on Wednesday 14 December. 

Classes for 2023

Our classroom teachers are staying the same for next year.

Year 0 - 2 Kotare:  Jonathan, Dani and Laura

Year 3 - 4 Tui: Pam, Danny and Martin (part time)

Year 5 - 6 Kereru:  Libby and Derek

Year 7 - 8:  Harriette 

Ruru:  Nicolas and Julie Llorca

If your child is in Year 2 or Year 4, they will have transition sessions on Monday and Tuesday where they will move to their spaces for next year and do some ‘get to know you’ activities with their 2023 teachers.  

Stationery lists 2023

Check out the stationery lists for 2023! 

Upcoming Events

12 December 2pm: Ridgway’s Got Talent 

12 December: Year 8 Farewell 6pm - 7pm (at school)

15 December: final assemblies (junior assembly 9.15am and senior assembly 2.15)

19 December: final day of the year / clean up day

7 February 2023: first day of term 

24 April 2023: Teacher Only Day

30 June 2023: Teacher Only Day

18 December 2023:  End of the school year

Ngā mihi,
Sarah Patterson
Deputy Principal
Ridgway School

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