Grade 4’s Doing The Right Stuff!
This week the Ridge Grade 4s gifted masks to the Salvazione Grade 4 pupils – something fun for them to wear over the holidays!
In addition, boys donated from their pocket money and raised over R800 for Salvazione to put to good use as pupils start the new 2021 learning year!
“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world”. Awesome stuff Grade 4s!
GRADE 1’s SANTA SHOEBOX
The Grade 1’s are getting into the spirit of Christmas! Making baubles, Drawing Angels and making Santa Shoe Boxes
SENIOR PREP SANTA SHOEBOX
GRADE 3’s SKILLS LESSONS
Grade 3’s in their IT lesson were brushing up on their typing skills and getting prepared for Grade 4. They were also learning the Kahoot online General Knowledge challenge.
THE RIDGE SCHOOL SHOP
Emily and Sue have been working hard preparing the packs for our 2021 Grade 0’s.
Grade 6 OUTING TO THE Melville Koppie
The Grade 6s went for a hike in the beautiful Melville Koppies. They learnt about the vegetation, which is almost entirely indigenous and a remarkable example of the richness of highveld grasses, flowers, and trees so close to a city center. They also saw evidence of Stone Age man as well as more recent Iron Age remnants, such as an excavated iron-smelting furnace. They were also taken back on a three billion year journey to explain the geology of the area in this fascinating Johannesburg City Heritage Site
GRADE 7 VIRTUAL SCIENCE EXPO
It is with great excitement that we are able to launch The Ridge’s first, Grade 7 Virtual Science Expo for 2020. Two young Grade 7 men, Kabir Budlender and Thomas Dewar have put together a website to showcase this exciting event for their grade. Feel free to explore the wonders and insight that our boys have shared by perusing through their videos, or reading through their Scientific Method.
Please click on the link below to view:
THE RIDGE CYCLE DAY
On Friday 20 November the Grade 0 boys arrived at school ready to show off their skills on two wheels for their Bike Day. We were blessed with gorgeous weather as the boys impressed their teachers with many laps around the Lawley Rd carpark.
SP CAROLS SERVICE
JP CAROLS SERVICE
Grade 7 – Farewell
The Ridge OnAir Podcast – Episode 5 and 6
Did you know that Parental Burnout is a real thing?
On this episode of The Ridge OnAir, Head of Junior Primary, Mandy Herold, addresses Parental Burnout and gives us solid strategies on how to deal with it. Ridge boys from Grade 0 to Grade 6 tell us about their favourite parts of this year and what they are looking forward to next year. Felix Jackson gives a brilliant rendition of Elton John’s “Electricity” from the musical Billy Elliot. And finally, Deputy Head Academics Nick Diana reflects on how the challenges of 2020 have redefined our thinking about how children learn and what is really important. You can even read the article Nick Diana wrote for the Independent Schools magazine about the subject here : https://www.isasa.org/books/summer2020/46/
Sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy!
In the final episode of The Ridge OnAir for 2020, our boys might be wearing masks and social distancing, but they are still singing their hearts out, speaking their minds and showing bucketloads of the Ridge Right Stuff!
While parents thought they would have to miss all the wonderful end of year traditions like carol services, and tribute songs from the junior grades to the Grade 7 leavers – we’ve brought them to you on the podcast instead.
In an episode jam packed with boys voices, we hear what some of the Grade 7’s consider their best memories of the school, what they have learned as Ridge boys, and what they are most looking forward to in high school. The little ones tell us about their plans for the holidays and we have very special messages from Headmaster Richard Stanley and Chairman Itumeleng Kgaboesele.
Sit back turn up the volume and get ready for some great music and insightful musings from The Ridge School!