NEW JP BUILDING BLESSING
The Junior Prep building was dedicated and blessed on Friday 13 September. Our guests of honour included James Clucas, James Thomas, Edith Venter and Gillian Dippenaar.
FIRST DAY OF TERM 3
Ridgie and the Centenary Committee welcomed our boys back to school this morning with hugs, smiles and delicious apples. The theme for this term is GAP – Greeting, Awareness and Acknowledgment and Politeness. #100years #livingthelegacy
FUN IN THE JP BUILDING
GRADE 0’s CELEBRATING SPRING
The Grade 0 boys welcomed Spring by arranging flowers. They used yoghurt containers as part of our recycling initiative and each boy brought flowers to share. The boys enjoyed learning the basics of flower arranging and were able to identify at least 10 common flowers by the end of the session. Moms were delighted to be presented with the beautiful arrangements at the end of the day!
GRADE 0’s LEARNING ABOUT A FROGS LIFE CYCLE
GRADE 7 BOYS PREPARING FOR MARKET DAY
Grade 7H and 7M sold snacks and delicious baked goods at the Reading Breakfast. They made a profit of R5400 which will be donated to a charity of their choice. Thank you for supporting them. We look forward to seeing you later this term at their market days!
INTER SCHOOL GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ
The Ridge entered 3 teams into the Brescia House Inter School General Knowledge Quiz this week. All three teams did remarkably well and finished in the TOP 5.
CANOEING TIME TRIALS
The canoeing team started their first Monday evening time trial at Emmarentia Dam this week. The junior boys complete a 3km race, whilst the senior boys complete a 5km race. This sunset time trial will continue throughout the third term on Monday (race starts at 5:30pm sharp) and both boys and parents are are encouraged to get on the water and participate in this informal yet fun weekly event.
GRADE 2 BOYS EXPLORING FLOWERS
Grade 2F learnt about the parts of a flower by cutting open a sunflower to investigate the inside using magnifying glasses.
THE RIDGE VEGGIE GARDEN
The Ridge veggie garden is coming along so beautifully and the boys are really enjoying watching its progress.
ROALD DAHL CELEBRATION
WORLD ROBOTICS OLYMPIAD
The Ridge participated in the WRO (World Robotics Olympiad) challenge for the first time on 26 July 2019. Vashiv Naidoo, Kabir Budlender, Reza Saloojie and Matthew Jennings represented the Ridge at the challenge. The theme this year was Smart cities: Smart Passenger Transport. The mission was to build a robot that could act as a real autonomous, self-driving taxi that takes passengers from a starting position to a target area. The boys collaborated with each other within their teams and although they were anxious at times, they proved to be unstoppable. I am proud of the boys. They persevered through the difficult tasks that the challenge threw at them. Even when faced with adversity they maintained true sportsmanship by acknowledging the efforts of other competing teams. Competition aside, the boys displayed oodles of the Right Stuff.
THE RIDGE RIGHT STUFF AWARDS JULY 2019
Grade 4E – Liam Murphy
Grade 4O – Ethan Burrell
Grade 4K – Sebastian Steffny
Grade 5S – Ethan Stein
Grade 5M – Griffin Schroder
Grade 5P – Mulalo Selamolela (Absent on day of photo)
Grade 6R – Warwick Bradford
Grade 6L – Benjamin Wyborn
Grade 6B – Matthew Kaplan
Grade 7N – Yusuf Surtee
Grade 7M – Hlumani Thomas
Grade 7H – Makhosonke Mchunu(Absent on day of photo)
Congratulations to Kutloano Modisaesi an Old Ridge Boy for receiving the following awards at Hilton College:
- Carl Klingenberg Memorial Prize (best all-rounder in Grade 12)
- Dick Graham Memorial Prize (best Trials Results Dux)
- Heritage Day Assembly – 20 September – 07:45
- Area Cricket Festival – 20-23 September
- School Holiday – 23 September
- Public Holiday: Heritage Day – 24 September
- Hockey vs Pridwin – 25 September – 14:00
- Talk from St John’s (Paul Edey) for Grade 6 Parents and Boys – 26 September – 07:10
- Class of 2014 Old Boys Assembly – 27 September – 07:30
- Fish River Canoe Marathon: Eastern Cape – 27-28 September
- St John’s College Open Day – 28 September – 09:00
- Hockey vs St Peter’s – 28 September – 08:00
- Chess vs St Benedict’s – 30 September – 16:45
- SACS Water Polo Festival (1st Team) – 2-6 October