Newsletter Friday 23 October 2020

He mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa - warm greetings to all.

Teacher Only Day

Just a reminder that this coming Tuesday 27 October is our teacher only day and school will be closed.

Video from the board announcing our new school name

Last time we sent this, there was a problem with the video. This is fixed now so you can watch the short 5 minute video about our new school name and kaupapa.

Ridgway School Annual Chess Tournament - Tuesday 10 November - all day - venue TBC

$5 entry. Mark van der Hoorn (chess club tutor) is hosting our annual Ridgway School Chess Tournament Tuesday 10 November 9am to 2.30pm. If your child knows how to play chess and would like to compete, please complete this registration form.

Zoo trip for Years 0 - 3

All students in Year 0 -3 from Ruru, Kotare and Tui will be visiting the zoo on Thursday 12 November. We will be leaving school at 9:30 and returning at 2:30. You will have received a separate email about this if your child is in Year 0-3.

STEM Week - Nanogirl assembly for Year 4 - 8

We are delighted to be able to host a Nanogirl presentation during STEM Week for our older students on Tuesday 3 November. Our Year 4s who are going on a noho marae will go after this assembly so they won't miss out! This is a very exciting opportunity for our students and you can read more here.

Rescheduled Disco - Wednesday 11 November

This will be happening in Tui. The same times as before which are junior disco 4:30-5.30 and senior disco 6 - 7.30.

Vogelmorn Crew - Halloween disco


Join us for a spooktacular evening of fun filled dance moves to burn off that post-trick or treating sugar rush. With spooky decor by local Halloween enthusiast Sky Heighway, this is a night not to be missed!

Adults, children, monsters & ghosts all welcome. See you there!

Guitar, ukulele, bass guitar and singing lessons

Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar and Singing lessons are available at school on Wednesday's or Thursday's and the cost is $10.00 per session (2nd child from the same family is 1/2 price). As a music tutor I love seeing my students "get it" and my unique "fast style" will have your child up and playing chords and songs in their very first lesson. Progression is my focus and over my career I have developed hundreds of high quality hand made song sheets for my students to progress through. In home private lessons are also available in Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Drumming, Singing or Songwriting from $22.50 per session.

Contact Andrew McPartlin on or 0210323659 for bookings.

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