Tawatawa News

Friday 9 February

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

The picnic

Thanks to all those who came out and used their weather controlling powers to keep the rain away. It was looking pretty dodgy for a while there! Lovely to see you all and connect with our newcomers (and the oldies too 😉). 

Multicultural Day

We are excited to celebrate and embrace the diverse cultures that enrich our school community. On Friday 16th February, we will have Multicultural Day at Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School which will be a chance for our tamariki to share their culture.

We invite your child to actively participate in this event by bringing in an item, a photo, or wearing traditional clothing that represents their cultural heritage.

E.g: Miss Clarke will wear Ae katu which is representing her Cook Island culture and jandals for her Kiwi culture.

We look forward to experiencing our multicultural day.

Shut that gate!

Please make sure the gates are shut when you go in and out. We don’t want any escapees and there are some children who do like to go a-wandering! 

Goal setting conferences

These are next week. It’s great to see so many people have already signed up! If you can, bring your child along so they can be part of the conversation. 
You can book a conference with your tamaiti's kaitiaki teacher here. If you aren't sure who their kaitiaki teacher is, check with the office. 

Movin’ March

Throughout March, we are encouraging everyone to get active to and from school. We have prizes and rewards to encourage being active throughout the month. It’s been great hearing about all the walks our tamariki have been going on over their breaks, including heading a bit further afield like Mt Kaukau and Colonial Knob. Our beautiful hills provide such great opportunities for being active and we are hoping to find a way to track all the walking/biking/scooting we do during March and see if, together, we can travel the length of New Zealand. 

Message from the Board - Principal recruitment consultation

The Board is in the process of recruiting a principal for our kura. As we develop the job description for this role, we are keen to hear from our community on what qualities you think are important for our leadership. Our teachers will be talking to our tamariki next week and we will also be seeking input from our teachers. If you would like to share your views on what you believe we should be looking for in a principal, please email the Board at ridgwaybot@gmail.com by next Friday 16 February.

Upcoming Events

  • 12 February Pōwhiri 9.15 - 10.15 (the actual pōwhiri will most likely be finished by about 9.45 but if you want to stay afterwards for kai you’re welcome to)

  • 12 - 15 February Goal Setting Conferences

  • 16 February - Multicultural Day

  • All of March is Movin’ March

  • 21 March School Athletics Day

  • 2024 camps - Year 5 & 6 Forest Lakes 3-5 April, Year 7 & 8 Camp Makahika 17 -20 September

Community Notices

Morning basketball training available, for those early birds out there! 

Sarah Patterson
Acting Principal
Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School
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