Friday the 13th ….of October 

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

Kai and waiata night - Thursday 19 October 5.30 - 7pm

This is happening next week! Come along and enjoy waiata and then stay for the kai.  There will be a sausage sizzle (vegetarian option available) and please bring a plate of food to share.  At our Matariki evening, we asked everyone to BYO plates and cutlery. If everyone could do this again, that would be fabulous!  If you’re happy to help with the BBQ, just let Sarah know on the night and she will give you a job.  

Sunhats and sunblock

Let’s not get burned out there in the brutal New Zealand sun (which made a brief appearance yesterday and there’s a rumour we will see it again Thursday after next).  Sunhats need to be worn every day, even on cloudy days, and they are available to purchase from the office for $15. 

Kids Voting

Our Year 5 - 8s voted in a mock election this week. We will compare the results of our election with how our electorate and country votes (😬😬😬) on Saturday. Results will be in next week’s newsletter. 

Lucky Book Club

Lucky Book Club orders are due on Wednesday 25 October. Orders must be made through the Scholastic website: 

The Issue 7 catalogue is also available to view online through that link.

Chess Tournament

Mark, our chess tutor, will be running a chess tournament on Tuesday 14 November. It is $5 per student and anyone who can play chess is welcome to enter. Please fill in the form by Friday 27 October.

Our German interns

We have two lovely German interns with us this term. Laurenz is in Tūī and Melissa is in Kōtare. Say hi if you see them! 

Upcoming Events

  • 19 October and 26 October - Tūī trips to Ākau Tangi 

  • 19 October 5.30pm  7pm -  Kai and Waiata night 

  • 23 October Labour Day - school closed

  • 2 November - Southern Zone Athletics 

  • 8 November - Makara peak Bike Monitors’ trip 

  • 14 November - Chess tournament 

  • 4 - 8 December - STEM week

  • 21-22 November - Ridgway’s Got Talent! - Auditions

  • 12 December at 2pm - Ridgway’s Got Talent! 

  • 14 December - Year 8 leavers’ celebration 5.30 - 6.30pm

  • 14 December - Final Assembly Juniors 2pm

  • 15 December -  Final Assembly Seniors 2pm

  • 18 December - water fight and sausage sizzle (postponement day 19 December)

  • 19 December-  last day of learning activities school

  • 20 December -  clean up day

  • 1 Feb 2024 - first day of school

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