Principal's Blog

  •  This week the release of a cabinet paper suggesting that rundown schools need help to scrub up leaves us wondering if school property will actually get the funding it needs.

  •  No more compulsory fees, just voluntary donations and contributions 

  •  Catering for diverse learners in schools today requires us to teach differently and to organise our school differently to the past.  Children's experience of going to school at Ridgway in 2015, should be very different to their parents experience of school.

  •  When a student works hard on a task set by the teacher, and the work is marked and found to be not quite good enough; shouldn't the student understand why not?  

  •  Is handwriting a lost art? Should we spend time teaching children to write quickly and legibly by hand?

  •  The new year will bring a number of changes to Ridgway School and you may be wondering why.

  • There are strong links between learning and motivation.

  •  We are slowly introducing changes to our classroom organisation to more closely reflect a modern learning environment.  Parents of children in Rooms 1-3 will be noticing some of these changes.

  •  School funding is limited and we rely on parents making voluntary donations and supporting other fundraising efforts to provide the education for our children that our community expect.

  • Well done and thank you to everyone who helped make it possible. It appears that we've made over $19,000.  Fabulous!

  • The trip to the Marine Reserve was an opportunity for students to develop the key competency, "participating and contributing".

  •  The make up of classes and the number of children in a class can cause anxiety for parents.  In this post I address some of the concerns that parents often have and attempt to explain why you should not be worried about either.

  • School is finished and the year is nearly done. Before we launch into the excitement of 2014, I thought I would pause for a bit of a look back on my first 2 terms at Ridgway.

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