Grade 7 Induction SERVICE
The Grade 7 Induction Service was a first of its kind, having always been combined with the Grade 4 Capping Ceremony. One of the highlights of the morning was that staff could interact with our Grade 7 parents once again under the umbrella of the new norm. We are reminded of the warmth of relationships that are shared with so many parents and in doing so bring life into the school. This wonderful event is another example of that all-important energy, spirit and support that only a parent can offer.
Grade 4 Capping Ceremony
The Grade 4 Capping Ceremony was a stand alone event compared to previous years been combined with the Grade 7 Induction Service. As we have found on many occasions, some of what we are doing in default due to health and safety restrictions, we are actually enjoying. This very meaningful event was no exception. The weather proved to hold up and boys looked stunning in their Blues.
The Grade 3 boys enjoyed a belated Shrove Tuesday. They learnt how to flip a pancake and follow a simple recipe. The boys also made hot chocolate. Hmmmm pancakes and hot chocolate – delicious!
SENIOR PREP BOYS CELEBRATING VALENTINES DAY
The Senior Prep boys created key rings called a ‘ucu’ in isiZulu. It is also known as the ‘Zulu love letter.’ It was made by Zulu women in the olden days who had loved ones who worked far away to tell them that they love and miss them. These colours have positive meanings. E.g. red would mean ‘deep love’ and white would mean ‘purity and faithfulness.
THE RIDGE SCHOOL HOUSE CAPTAINS
Head of Cheales House: Mr Ryan Bezuidenhout , House Captain: Oliver Bouilliart, Vice Captain: Azad Muralidhara, Head of Spirit: Chris Chapman and Nyiko Mabunda
Head of Dunn House: Mr Daniel McLachlan , House Captain: Khashane Maenetje, Vice Captain: Simon Mussett, Head of Spirit: Griffin Schroder and Hal Graham-Ozanne (absent for photo)
Head of Nicolson House: Mr Anton Pretorius , House Captain: David Chorley, Vice Captain: Lee-Roy Mochan, Head of Spirit: Joshua Stapylton-Smith and Samuel Slettevold
Head of Rose House: Ms Erica Kinnear, House Captain: Andrew Turck, Vice Captain: Sizwe Sibotshiwe, Head of Spirit: Adam Stoutjesdyk and Andrew Turvey
SENIOR PREP TWO DIMENSIONAL ART
The SP boys were given a brief to create two-dimensional artwork with moving parts on a subject of their own choice. These are presented in a stop-frame animation to the sound of the Grade 7 Marimba band.
GRADE 7 EARTHY SCIENCE PROJECT
The Grade 7 boys have created their own Bio-domes to see if they could recreate a self-contained environment for their plants. The boys will be observing their self-contained enviroments progress over the next four weeks.
Grade 7 maths Olympiad recipients
CLIMBING AT CITY ROCK
The Senior Prep climbing boys were at City Rock last week. They’re delighted to be back on the high walls and are working hard with their training and improving their technique with Coach Sonja.