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About Ridgway School

Happy children

Our school is located on Mornington Rd in southern Brooklyn, midway between Wellington's south coast and the central city. The school has a pleasant setting and a large playing field with a 400m bike track running around its perimeter.

We are ideally placed to make the most of all the advantages our capital city has to offer, while retaining a friendly, small school feeling. We have a very strong and involved school community.

We are a state co-educational full primary school, and we have approximately 200 students from Year 1 (new entrant) to Year 8. The majority come from the suburbs of Mornington, Vogeltown, Brooklyn and Kingston, with some coming from further afield. A high proportion of our children walk to school regularly. In 2019 we opened the first French-English bilingual class in Wellington.

Ridgway is a happy, supportive place where everyone knows everyone. Our teachers work collaboratively with each other and our children.

We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning School emphasising positive interactions between children, including between children of different ages and between adults and children. We are also an Enviroschool promoting sustainable environmental practices and learning. Since 2018 we have been founding members of the Capital City Kāhui Ako along with 7 of our neighbouring schools.

Ridgway offers a challenging and rewarding teaching programme with the emphasis on helping children to reach their full potential through both academic and social development.

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