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About Ridgway School

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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 expansive grounds which include a large playing field. 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.

Ridgway is a happy, supportive place where everyone knows everyone. We keep our junior school class sizes small. Our new entrant class is kept below 15 students, and our junior classes below 24. We have an emphasis on interactions between older and younger children, such as our popular and successful Buddy Reading programme where younger readers are paired with competent older readers. For our senior students, we have a strong emphasis on developing leadership skills and taking on responsibility in areas such as peer mediation. 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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