Tawatawa News

Friday 5 April 

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

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)

In Term 2, we will be teaching RSE across the school.  Each year level learns about different things. We use the programme developed by Family Planning (now called Sexuality Wellbeing Aotearoa).  We believe it is age appropriate for each year level. You can see here what we will be teaching at the different year levels:

Year 1 and 2

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6

Year 7 and 8

If you have any questions, feel free to email sarah@ridgway.school.nz

Book Day and Literature Quiz next week

Reminder from last week… on Thursday 11 April we will be celebrating Book Day! Dress up as your favourite book character. Optional Literary Quiz for our readers to test their knowledge of the children’s classics, myths and legends, adventure, New Zealand stories and graphic novels (amongst other things).  

That’s a wrap* for Movin’March!

It was great to see so many people walking, scooting and biking to school! We have some spot prizes to give out next week and the cards have been posted off to the council for the big $500 bike prize! Hopefully we get a Ridgway winner (well, we’re all Ridgway winners but you know what I mean)!

A message from our friends at VBC

Kia ora Ridgway whānau!

In our school neighbourhood we are lucky to have the Vogelmorn Bowling Club (VBC) - a community space that is open to all! 2024 is the 10th anniversary of this special resource and there will be a celebration later in the year to mark this milestone of community ownership.

Meanwhile, there is a space opening up on the Vogelmorn Community Trust, that governs both the VBC and the contract to operate the Vogelmorn Hall. If you love the Ridgway community, and are interested in finding ways that Ridgway and VBC can work closer together, or if you just want to be part of supporting and guiding this local treasure, you might be a future Trustee! No previous governance experience required. Please contact ruth@smithandfischer.org to learn more.

Or, if getting involved with smaller tasks is more your thing, you can always reach out to Venue Manager Sarah at vogelmornbc@gmail.com. There's always something to help with and it's a great way to meet and connect with neighbours you might not otherwise come across :)

Upcoming Events

  • 3 - 5 April - Year 5 & 6 Camp, Forest Lakes - back today! 😍

  • 10 April - The Wellington Saints coming to work with our basketballers

  • 11 April - Book Day and Lit Quiz!

  • 11 April, 2pm - farewell for Raelene

  • 12 April - last day of Term 1 and end of term hui at 9.30

  • 29 April - first day of Term 2

  • 31 May - Staff Only Day

  • 3 June - King’s Birthday 

  • 28 June - Matariki Public Holiday

  • 5 July - last day of term 2

*one of the prizes is actually a beeswax wrap. 10 points for reading this far to see what the * was referring to.

Sarah Patterson
Acting Principal
Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School

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