RIDGE OLD BOY IS HONOURED WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Ridge Old Boy, Daanyaal Ballim (2015) looks back at his Grade 12 year (article below). Daanyaal was also honoured earlier this year when he was awarded The Headmasters’ Trophy. This award goes to the matriculant who in the opinion of the headmaster most embodies and embraces the College motto of Lux, Vita, Caritas.
The COVID-19 pandemic took away some of the memories that we had waited five years to make. But, it also gifted us with lessons worth a lifetime. Alhamdulilah, in-spite of COVID-19 it has taught me how to make the most of my situations and remain persistent no matter how difficult things get. It has reshaped my view on life and given me insights which I know I will use later in my future pursuits.
The classroom was the place where I grew the most at St John’s and so I will always cherish the kindness and belief in me shown by my teachers. A lasting memory of mine will be a collection of the small moments in the classroom, on the sports field and on the campus. My favourite memory, however, will definitely be of the Friday afternoons sitting on the benches while admiring this place and being grateful for everything in front of me. It is a memory I hope to have one last time.
Every day we are encouraged to be someone other people want us to be. But my advice to you is: don’t do it. Never be afraid to be yourself. Step out the box, set goals for yourself that scare you, and be unapologetically you. Surround yourself with good people because without my parents and friends I can call family I would never be able to dream as big as I do. Wallahi! – Daanyaal Ballim, Second Prefect #MatricClassof2020 #LuxVitaCaritas
THE GRADE 4’s MADE PLANETS
The Grade 4’s created and designed their own planets using paper maché. A perfect example of when Art and Social Science come together.
THE GRADE 3’s EXPLORED EGYPT
The Grade 3’s learnt about Ancient Egypt and enjoyed making their own canopic jars this week.
THE GRADE 0’s LEARNT ABOUT WILD ANIMALS
The Grade 0’s have been having loads of fun learning about Wild Animals, and how to create ‘shadow drawings’.
Junior Club Champs
Congratulations to David Chorley for placing 4th in the Parkview Golf Club Junior Club Championship earlier this month.
returning wildlife at the ridge
Being the first few months of the new spring season, The Ridge School is playing host again to a colourful array of beautiful birds; many having returned from their winter migrations into the northern hemisphere
THE RIDGE SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVE
Booking link – https://qkt.io/7A3mnG