Friday 24 August 

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

Our slides are officially open!!

This morning we opened our new slides to great delight and excitement. We drew the names of two children at each year level and they were first on the slides, then everyone got to have a turn.  Kathryn and Nikki were the adults whose names were drawn out and they raced each other down. Kathryn won the race and went flying out the end. Nikki blames her jeans for being non-slidy!

Pōwhiri - Wednesday 6 September, 9.15

We will be welcoming our new children and families who have started since our last pōwhiri in Term 1. Everyone is welcome to join us for this. 

First Aid course this week

All our children participated in first aid lessons with St Johns this week.  Ask them what they learned! We had an awesome instructor, Hannah, and I know some parents have been rolled repeatedly onto their sides since the children learned about the recovery position! 

Futsal in Term 4 - Ākau Tangi Sports Centre, Kilbirnie

Runs for 6 weeks | Mondays | 4:00pm - 6:00pm 

DATES | 30th October - 4th December
Year 1/2 Mixed

Year 3/4 Mixed

Year 5/6 Mixed 

Year 7/8 Mixed

Let Sarah know via email if your child is keen to play in this free, six week tournament!

Onesie Day - Thursday 7 September

We are proud to be fundraising for the Wellington Free Ambulance Onesie Appeal.  To celebrate Onesie Day on Thursday 7 September we are encouraging everyone to come dressed in their favourite onesie or Oodie.  You can bring a donation on the day or donate by clicking this link.   Everything we raise will go towards keeping our emergency ambulance service free of charge to anyone in our community.  Many of you will have an experience or know someone who has needed Wellington Free Ambulance and will understand and appreciate how important it is for us to support them so they can continue to be there for us when we need them.   Help us achieve our fundraising goal of $250 to help keep Wellington Ambulances free! 

Parent survey - last chance beckons!

We have had 55 responses so far which is great. If you haven’t done it, spoil yourself and take 5 minutes to give us your thoughts on our survey

Metlink and free travel

Children aged between 5 and 12 will be able to travel for free anytime on Metlink buses, trains and ferries from September 1st.  More information about how to access this can be found here

Upcoming Events

5 September - Scholastic Issue 6 LOOP orders close

6 September - Pōwhiri 9.15

14 September - Interzone Swimming

22 September - last day of Term 3

9 October - first day of Term 4

19 October - Kai and waiata night

Sarah Patterson
Deputy Principal
Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School

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