Friday 28 April
He mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
Bonjour à toutes nos familles

Our amazing  basketball heroes - Christine and John Nixon - strike again!

Over the weekend (with the help of Damien Fordyce) they installed brand new backboards and hoops.  Christine and John really are basketball heroes! Thanks so much.


Parking at pick up and drop off 

Please follow the road rules and don't block footpaths or driveways when dropping off or picking up your children.  We want our children to be safe which means we need drivers to follow the rules!

Cross Country - Thursday 4 May

This is coming up next Thursday!  All children start on the field at the bottom of the zig-zag path.  You’re welcome to come along and watch and support! 

Year Group

Start time

Year 1 All


Year 2 All


Year 7 & 8 Girls


Year 7 & 8 Boys


Year 5 Girls


Year 5 Boys


Year 6 Girls

12:00 pm

Year 6 Boys

12 :05

Year 3 Girls


Year 3 Boys


Year 4 Girls


Year 4 Boys


Ridgway Chess Club

The Ridgway School Chess Club is looking for a keen parent to run the tournament lunchtimes. The rounds will be held once a week. No specific chess knowledge is required, the main task is to assign the pairings and collate the results. Chess tutor Mark van der Hoorn will email the info for each round to the school office which would then be printed off and collected on arrival. 

These games are important as they are a key component in the selection of the school teams for the upcoming interschool competitions. There is some flexibility as to what day the games could be played (Mondays or Thursdays) so if you are interested please let the office know, and which day would suit you best.

Scholastic Book Orders Issue 3

Orders close Fri 12 May.

Upcoming Events

4 May - School Cross Country

16 May - Southern Zones Cross Country 

18 May - Vision and Hearing for new entrants (and children not previously screened) and Year 7 Vision Screening

19 May - Pink Shirt Day

26 May - Mid term assembly 2.15pm

5 June - King’s Birthday Public Holiday

8 and 9 June - School Photos

9 June - Year 7 & 8 Immunisations

20-21 June - Noho Marae Year 4 - 6

28 - 30 June - Scholastic Book Fair

29 June - Last day of term and end of term assembly at 9.15

30 June - Teacher Only Day, Learning Conferences all day

Community Notices

We welcome back Physical Stories for Term 2 at Ridgway. Joanne is a registered performing arts teacher, actor and mother and offers a two-hour storytime session doing crafts, movement, acting and more! Sign your child up for a trial session by emailing

Chess tournament

Mark holds monthly chess tournaments on the last Sunday of every month from 1pm - 5pm,

Kelson School Hall
52 Taieri Crescent, Kelson, Lower Hutt
Entry fees are $15 per child, $25 for two siblings, $30 for three siblings.
This is for kids or teenagers and consists of eight rounds using chess clocks. It is a great way for them to have friendly competition and meet new people.
Entries to be registered by phone or email:
Mark van der Hoorn 
027 634 5916
Pay on the day or transfer directly KINGMASTER SYSTEMS 38-9001-0522266-00

Ngā mihi,
Sarah Patterson
Deputy Principal
Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School

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