The Ridge School has embarked on a new and exciting journey with regard to extra-murals in the Senior Prep. A variety of clubs have been created for boys in Grade 5 to Grade 7. The boys are able to choose a club that caters to their interests. The clubs on offer are: Photography, Coding, Debating, Chess, Drama and Homework.
This week’s focus is on the Coding Club, where 30 enthusiastic boys attended on different days. They were tasked with decoding existing codes from around the world.
You could hear a pin drop as the boys set off to meet their challenge. The school corridors at 15:00 in the afternoon are now synonymous with chatters about the different club experiences.
GRADE 0’s LEARNING ABOUT THEIR BODIES
The boys had an opportunity to learn about their body and skeleton. This turned out to be a lot of fun as they were able to be creative and at the same time learn valuable facts about their bodies.
GRADE 1’s FIRST DAY BACK AT SCHOOL
We were so excited to welcome the Grade 1 boys back to school! They all looked so handsome on their first day wearing their Ridge Blues. They have settled with ease and are working like champs! We have made beautiful tigers, learned to write words starting with ‘n’ and are enjoying the new Think Equal programme. Our story this week was Me, myself and I. We are celebrating what we love about ourselves! We are so happy to have all our boys back at school and they can be super proud of themselves!
HOCKEY TOURNAMENT vs ST STITHIANS
The Grade 5 boys participated in the hockey 5’s tournament last week at St Stithians. The Ridge won 5-4. Well done boys
GRADE 7’s IMPROVING THEIR HOME ECONOMICS SKILLS
Our Senior Prep boys learnt how to thread a needle, knot it at the end and sew patchwork pieces together using a fine running stitch: first one plus one and then two plus two to make up a set of four.
GRADE 7’s OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING
The boys were tasked with drawing the Johannesburg skyline from the balcony of the Nicolson Hall. Sketching onto a long strip of paper with pencil, then adding in detail with fine-liners and marker pens, and finally moving into using chalks or watercolour paints.
WELCOME GRADE 0’s 2021 TO THE RIDGE FAMILY
The newest members of The Ridge family had their first day of big school a few weeks back and they loved every minute.
GRADE 7 ART
“One-word-art”, this is part of a longer project in which the boys learnt to work with patterns by cutting shapes out of black and white paper. Here, the boys were challenged to think of one word that characterised their experience of lockdown in 2020.
GRADE 2G BOYS CREATING PABLO PICASSO DRAWINGS
The Grade 2 boys were given instructions to create a Pablo Picasso drawing of a face. They were given the choice between various types of eyes, noses and mouths to draw. I think the results were very artistic and well-thought-out! We are so proud!
GRADE 4’s ONLINE LESSONS
The Grade 4 boys enjoyed their last online lesson 2 weeks ago. They are now happy to be back to school in the form of the “new” normal.
GRADE 4K NATURAL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
Grade 4K had their first Natural Science experiment for the new year. The boys enjoyed making balloon rockets in the sun.