Ruru La Chouette
French & English bilingual class
For both 'in zone' and 'out of zone' enrolment applications for Ruru La Chouette please submit the enrolment application form by September of the year prior to your child starting school.
Applications must be received by 3pm, 19 October for 2021 for your child to be included in the main enrolment round for 2021. Your child may be enrolled after this period if there are still spaces left in the programme.
Criteria for acceptance into the French Class.
Ruru La Chouette families are invited join FRENZ a parent-led association which supports New Zealand schools with French bilingual classes by supplying resources, arranging for French teacher aides or "stagieaires" (French speaking volunteers) and providing a network for bilingual families to belong to. FRENZ also subsidises the cost of providing extra teaching staff in Ruru La Chouette which allows numbers in the class to be kept low.
As a state school, domestic students are entitled to free enrolment and free education at Ridgway School, including for Ruru La Chouette (French Bilingual Programme). The school does, however, request that Ruru La Chouette families support the work of FRENZ by becoming members and contributing a voluntary donation of $500 per child per year to cover the additional costs of providing the programme.