Friday 24 November

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

Buy a tea towel! 

Remember to buy one of our tea towels, or talk someone you know into it. We have 250 to sell and we haven’t hit the 50 mark yet! Buy through lunchonline

If you don't have a Lunchonline account, you can also order tea towels through this form

Transitions for next year

We are starting our transition sessions next week where children go and spend time with their teacher for next year, in their space for next year. Next week they will have one session and then two the following week. Those who are leaving will be doing something fun with Dani!

Structure for 2024

Kōtare:  Nicole Lim (team leader), Jonathan Collins, Katie Morrow

Tūī:  Daniel Crow (team leader), Pam Clarke, (Martin Anscombe part time)

Kererū: Derek Champion and Jasmin Wells

Kākā: Harriette Cowan (team leader Kereru/Kākā)

Ruru: Djena Labro and Felicity McDonnell (Julie Llorca team leader)

Acting Principal (Term 1): Sarah Patterson

Deputy Principal: Julie Llorca


Kathryn’s leaving assembly is on Friday 15 December at 10.30.  You are all welcome to come along and celebrate her time at Tawatawa - Ridgway with us.

We will be farewelling Dani during the Junior Final Assembly on 14 December. 

Ridgway’s Got Talent auditions

These have been done!  If your child hasn’t yet found out if they have made it through, they will find out on Monday. If your child missed the audition let Sarah know and she’ll arrange another time. 


The week after next we are having a STEM Week where we focus on science, technology, engineering and maths. If you have any skills in this area (or are connected to those who do) we’d love to have you in to share your knowledge. We know we have a really strong scientific community and that some of you have already been in this year to share your expertise, which is brilliant.  Please get in touch with Julie Llorca ( if you think you’d be able to come in at some stage during the week (starting 4 December). 

Stationery lists for 2024

These can be found here. As always, please continue to use any books from this year that haven’t been filled up yet. 

Upcoming Events

  • 4 - 8 December - STEM week

  • 8 December - End of Year Summaries

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

  • 15 December - Kathryn’s farewell at 10.30am

  • 14 December - Final Assembly Juniors 2pm

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

  • 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

  • 2024 camps - Year 5 & 6 Forest Lakes 3-5 April, Year 7 & 8 Camp Makahika 17 -20 September

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