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Learning in French

This page is currently being edited due to our enrolment zone being implemented in 2021 - please contact the school directly if you want information about enrolling your child in Ruru La Chouette while this work is being done.

Enrolment at Ridgway School is governed by an enrolment scheme approved by the Ministry of Education. the enrolment scheme details our school's "home zone", and all students living in the "home zone" are entitled to enrol at the school, but this entitlement does not guarantee a place in our French-English bilingual special programme, Ruru La Chouette.

For both 'in zone' and 'out of zone' enrolment applications for Ruru La Chouette please submit the enrolment application form by September of the year prior to your child starting school.

Applications must be received by 3pm, date to be confirmed for 2021 for your child to be included in the main enrolment round for 2021. Your child may be enrolled after this period if there are still spaces left in the programme.

Criteria for acceptance into the French Class.


FRENZ is a parent-led association which supports New Zealand schools with French bilingual classes by supplying resources, arranging for French teacher aides or "stagieaires" (French speaking volunteers) and providing a network for bilingual families to belong to. Ruru La Chouette families are invited join FRENZ and contribute a voluntary donation which allows the organisation to carry out its work.

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