News & Events
Term 3, Week 9, 2017
...talofa, ni hao, mālō e lelei, hallo, hola, chomreabsuor, sabaidi, bonjour, namaste, kumaste, kia orana, yassas, as-salam ‘alaykum, cześċ, Kon'nichiwa, and hello to all of our families.
Market Day was a huge success on Friday last week! Our students (with the support of their hardworking teachers) did a wonderful job of fundraising for the charities that are important to them. We have yet to work out the final total as there are some expenses still to be paid.
The charities being supported are
Te Whānau ō te Kākā = Women's Refuge & Wellington Free Ambulance
Te Whānau ō te Kūkupa = Wellington Children's Hospital
Te Whānau ō te Tūi = (they are still deciding)
Te Whānau ō te Kōtare = SPCA
One of our core Ridgway values is RESPONSIBILITY. We understand this to include being "motivated to learn", as well as "acting responsibly for the well-being of ourselves and our community". In working to benefit their chosen charities, our students have been acting responsibly for the well-being of others. In doing so, they've also had opportunities to develop and show empathy and care for those who are less well off or are temporarily in need. While working towards the Market Day, students were also able to develop cooperation and collaboration skills, which we recognise as being very important for building strong communities and being successful.
Thank you for supporting the Market Day.
While we are thinking about money raised for others; Daffodil Day raised $222.70 for the Cancer Society and our Onesie Day raised $257.60 for Wellington Free Ambulance.
Artsplash is on tonight. Our choir have been working towards this all term, under the guidance of Lisa Harper-Brown and Ms Hanify. We hope that you very much enjoy the show at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Ridgway School will be a Polling Booth for the General Elections on Saturday 23 September.
Also, remember Kids Voting hosted by Barbarian Productions at Vogelmorn Bowling Club.
Our "kids only" polling booth will be open 3.30 - 5pm Wednesday - Friday and all day Saturday at: Vogelmorn Bowling Club
To find out more about kids voting and the Election Night Party, visit Facebook/SpringUprising or www.barbarian.co.nz
Think Education when you vote
If you are still an undecided voter, or even if you have already made up your mind, I urge you to consider education before you cast your vote. You can read about the education policies of various parties at voteeducation.org.nz, where the NZEI have gathered information and responses to questions on topical education issues.
End of Term 3