Newsletter - Friday 3 June

He mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
Bonjour à toutes nos familles

Matariki celebration at school - Thursday 23 June

We are looking for some fabulous whānau to come and help us at our Matariki celebration. We are hoping to run this as a tuakana teina day, where children work across the school in mixed age groups and get involved with a lot of different activities related to the festivities.  We would love some help with:

  • Flax collection and/or weaving

  • Preparing the hangi

  • Making poi

  • Rakau games.

All other ideas are welcome!  We’d love to have whānau involvement so please do get in touch with if you are able to help.

Another early finish on Tuesday 14 June - sorry!

The NZEI (our union) have just announced a meeting that those who are in the union will attend in the afternoon on Tuesday 14 June.  This means that the school cannot run normal learning programmes at this time, and we encourage you to take your children home early if possible.  Children can be collected from 12.45pm.  Children who can't be picked up early will be supervised by non-union staff members and teacher's aides.  If the weather is fine children will play outside and if it is wet they will be able to watch a movie.  If your child needs supervision at school for this afternoon, please complete the form for each child.  Ridgway Early Finish Tuesday 14 June 2022


School photos postponement

These have been postponed until 4 and 5th July. Luckily they were postponed because outside photos in torrential rain and gale force winds would have been interesting! 

Upcoming Events

Monday 6 June: Queens Birthday Public Holiday - School closed

Wednesday 8 June:  Southern Zones Cross Country (pp 10 June)

Thursday 9 June:  Bike monitor reward trip

Tuesday 14 June:  early close, pick up children at 12.45 or fill out Ridgway Early Finish Tuesday 14 June 2022

Thursday 23 June:  Matariki Celebration

Friday 24 June: Matariki Public Holiday - School closed

Friday 8 July: Teacher Only Day confirmed - School closed

Term 3: Swimming

Wednesday 27 July:  Noho marae Year 4, 5 and 6

Monday 1 August: Kahui ako hui - school shuts at 1pm

31 August - 2 September: Year 5 & 6 Camp at Forest Lakes

12 - 15 September: Year 7 & 8 Camp Makahika

Community Page

You can find out more about what’s happening in the community here

Nga mihi.
Sarah Taylor
Deputy Principal
Ridgway School

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