MR MEN DAY
ROBOTICS AT THE RIDGE
The Grade 6 boys learnt how to control the driving base and trigger events based on input from the various sensors.
Giulio Cianfanelli, Davrin Gillot and Fayzan Adroos competed in the Africa Cup (boulder discipline) earlier this year.
Congratulations to Fayzan for winning first place and receiving a gold medal.
The climbing boys are preparing for their boulder competition on the 25 February. We wish them the best of luck.
KIDS’ LIT QUIZ
On 10 February, twelve very excited (and well-read) boys, left for St John’s to fly The Ridge flag high in the regional round of this international competition. We were only allowed to enter two teams of four boys, but took an extra team along for the exposure. Our boys did us proud, coming 7th and 18th out of 37 teams. A special mention was made, after the event, on the helpfulness of our reserve team, who helped collect answer sheets and offered assistance where needed.
TEAM 1: Vashiv Naidoo, Kabir Budlender, Matthew Thomson, Robert Steyn,
TEAM 2: Michael Jeong, Connor v.d. Walt, Joshua Heeger, William Boland,
RESERVES: Madimetja Tema, Calvin Wagner, Nyiko Mabunda, Ethan Stein
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ
On 12 February, we joined a few schools at St David’s, to participate in an inter-school competition. Because there are only four boys per team, and we had two boys extra, they cleverly worked out a rotational system in which all of them got a chance to be a part of the team. We had a tie for 5th and 7th place. The General Knowledge Inter-school Quiz, is an ongoing event with two or three quizzes per term. Our boys showed the “Right Stuff” by being polite, courteous and helpful to all. A special shout out to the mums that came to support us, it was wonderful having you as our cheerleaders!
YELLOW Team 1: Valentino Sartini-Kruger, Ethan Stein, Zhy Ravjee, Madimetja Tema, Adam Gardee
YELLOW Team 2: Calvin Wagner, Chris Herman, Nyiko Mabunda, Adam Ball, Adam Stoutjesdijk
GRADE 7 SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
The Grade 7 boys built a Biosphere to ascertain whether or not we could survive on Mars.
GRADE 0 EXTRA ART
The Grade 0 boys made rhinos during extra art. They began by making basic shapes such as circles, ovals and triangles. They then joined the shapes together to form their creations. There was a lot of hard work required but the boys persisted with sculpting their exquisite rhinos.
THE RIDGE RIGHT STUFF AWARDS – FEBRUARY
Grade 4E – Luke Hartmann
Grade 4O – Nicholas Goussard
Grade 4K – Daniel du Toit
Grade 5P – Drew Parker
Grade 5M – Aiden Butler
Grade 5S – Joshua Ferreira
Grade 6M – Mondli Shibambu (Absent for photo)
Grade 6L – David Chorley
Grade 6MA – Lithalethu Tuku
Grade 7M – Nicholas Hughes (Absent for photo)
Grade 7B – Yazini Stephen
Grade 7N – Jack Davenport
1st XI CRICKET TOUR
The 1st XI Cricket team recently travelled to Hilton College to participate in the Prep School’s Cricket Festival hosted by Cordwalles. The results were positive and the highlight of the tour was a maiden 1st XI century for Connor v.d. Walt which was part of an opening partnership of 170 runs with fellow opener Aidan Barberini. The Ridge won the match by an astounding 10 wickets.
GRADE 2 BOYS READING IN PAIRS
GRADE 0 WORM FARM
Some of the Grade 0 boys relished the opportunity to help with the upkeep of our Grade 0 worm farm. We have excess worm tea for any of the keen gardeners out there!
- Cricket vs WHPS – 22 February – 08:30
- Whole School Photographs, Gr 1-7 Boys to Wear Summer Blues – 27 February – 07:50
- School Closes For Half Term – 27 February – 12:00
- School Re-opens, Gr 1-7 Boys to Wear Summer Blues – 3 March – 07:30
- Cricket vs CBC – 4 March – 14:00
- Care to Learn – 5 March – 10:30
- World Book Day Reading Breakfast – 6 March – 07:00
- Grade 6 Cake Sale – 6 March – 12:45
- Swimming Gala – 6 March – 14:00