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Kiaora welcome to Ridgway School

Ridgway is a state co-educational full primary school, located in southern Brooklyn.

The school has a pleasant setting on expansive grounds and is ideally placed to make the most of all the advantages our capital city has to offer. The majority of our 220 students come from the suburbs of Mornington, Vogeltown, Brooklyn and Kingston.


Principal: Kathryn Smith

Teachers and support staff

Term Dates

2019 Term Dates:

Term 4 - Monday 14 October to Wednesday 18 December (Public Holiday: Labour Day Mon 28 Oct)
Last Day of 2019 Wednesday 18 December

2020 Term Dates:

Term 1 - Monday 3 February to Wednesday 8 April (Teacher Only Day: Thursday 9 April, Public Holiday: Waitangi Day Thursday 6 Feb)

Term 2 - Tuesday 28 April to Friday 3 July (Public Holiday: Queen's Birthday Monday 1 June, Teacher Only Day: Tuesday 2 June)

Term 3 - Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September

Term 4 - Monday 12 October to Tuesday 15 December (Public Holiday: Labour Day Monday 26 October, Teacher Only Day: Tuesday 27 October)

What's On

Our Fair in 2020

will be held on

Sunday 22 March

(11am - 2pm)

We are looking for sponsors and supporters.

If you can help please get in touch with Sue (sue@ridgway.school.nz)

And add your name here...

2020 Fair Sponsors List:

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In Term 1, 2019 our school fair was supported by...

Carlucciland; Weta Workshops; The Penthouse; Caribe: Wish Skin Spa; Salty Pidgin; Brooklyn Deli; Wellington Phoenix; Wellington Firebirds; Avana Beauty; BATS Theatre; Brooklyn Hair Salons Vivo; Circa Theatre; Enjoy Childcare; Garage Project; Glowjob Custom LED Lights; Gravity & Grace Robyn Connor; Kelly Sports; WRAC (Kilbirnie Pool); Kip McGrath; Learn Piano; Little Makos; Sarah Gray Donation; South End Motors; Staglands;Summers -Jess Matthews; Vogelmorn Bowling Club; Yoga for Kids; Zealandia; Hellers - Sausage for Schools;Roseanne O'Connor - Ridgway Piano teacher ; Andrew McPartland - Ridgway Guitar teacher

For Sushi and Pita Pit Lunches - Order lunch online by clicking on these links...

Excellence Awards Term 4 Week 5 2019
Vivienne, Aedan, Nina H-V, Comptyn, Jack, Ayla T, Jackson, Quinn, Rabie, Hollie, Ayla G, Colin, Mila S, Jacob, Niamh, Ruby M, Christian, Marlo, Nick, Zoe, Tarek, George R, Arlo T, Loukas, Max, Maja, Khalid, India, Greta, Emilia, Blanche, Nine, Chiara, Tyler, Torin, Harvey A, Frank, Finn, Koen, Connor, Sam, Alyssa, Phoebe, Roesmary, Matteo, Samuel, Sun and Nina O-W.

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.

This whakatauki is about aiming high for what is truly valuable, but it's real message is to be persistent and not let obstacles stop you from reaching your goal.

This Whakatauki relates to our Resilience value.

At Ridgway we encourage children to be persistent and to maintain enthusiasm and humour in all circumstances.

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