SUPPORTING THE BOKS
The grade 1s never wavering in their support of the BOKKE and getting on with their work! We planted and harvested both beans and carrots. The boys enjoyed watching their seedlings sprout and they are ready to plant them in a veggie garden at home. With all the exciting activities, the boys always find time to read and enjoy the wonderful classrooms and spend relaxing time with friends.
HIGH TEA AT THE RIDGE
THE GRADE 0s WERE VISITED BY MEMBERS OF PARKVIEW POLICE STATION
The Parkview South African Police paid a special visit to the grade 0s. The boys eagerly awaited their turn to sit in the police van and ask the officers questions. What fun and without a doubt the day’s highlight.
JOHANNESBURG MINI COUNCIL
Representatives from our Grade 6 group attended the Johannesburg Mini Council Dinner held at Crawford Sandton. Our boys learnt about the work of the council and eagerly looked forward to contributing to its success.
ER 24 MEMBERS SPENT THE MORNING WITH OUR GRADE 0 BOYS
The grade 0s had an exciting day when an ambulance visited them at school, sparking curiosity about this life-saving vehicle. They learned about the different equipment inside, how paramedics help people in emergencies and the importance of service.
Our Chatter Box boys attended the termly Chatterbox Impromptu Speech event at Pridwin. The boys were given a topic and only 5 minutes to prepare before they presented their speeches. Our boys did a magnificent job, getting an array of gold, silver and bronze certificates.
ATHLETICS VS PRIDWIN
Congratulations to the athletics team for their performance in the Pridwin athletics meeting. Your hard work, and dedication, will pay off. Your sportsmanship truly shone through. Well done!
GRADE 5 PROJECT BASED LEARNING CHALLENGE
The boys in Grade 5 took on the challenge of creating parachutes for astronauts today in project-based learning (PBL). While creating functional parachutes. The balcony test showed that each group had different levels of success, demonstrating their various strategies and creative ideas. They were able to improve their critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills through this practical experience. Their learning process was made more enjoyable by the project, which fully immersed them in the field of aerospace engineering.
Congratulations to our Grades 4,5,6, and 7 on hosting a fantastic chess match against our partner school, Auckland Park Preparatory School. All the children enjoyed themselves immensely. Well done to our boys on their commendable behaviour and thank you to Auckland Park Preparatory School for a wonderful evening.
GRADE 2 FORMAL LUNCH
The Grade 2 boys have been learning about various civilisations and the development of tools. To coincide with this, the boys were treated to a formal lunch at school. They arrived in the dinning hall all suited up and were encouraged to use knives, forks and spoons appropriately as they enjoyed their starter, main meal and desert. A hug thank you, must go out to the grade 2 parents who so generously gave of their time to make the meals for all the boys and the kitchen staff who assisted in the organising of the day.
The grade 6 boys showcased their role as NASA engineers by designing and constructing Mars rovers for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Crafting rovers from recycled materials demanded a mastery of construction skills as they transformed everyday objects into functional robotic components. This project fostered resourcefulness as they scoured their surroundings for materials, enhancing their problem-solving abilities and developing teamwork and communication skills
WORLD TEACHERS DAY
In celebration of World Teachers Day, Mr Rumboll treated our teachers and staff to a delicious doughnut and then went on a wellness walk around the school premises. Teachers are the guiding lights who inspire, educate, and empower young minds to reach their full potential. They are the ones who ignite the spark of curiosity, instil a love for learning, and provide a nurturing environment for growth.
CELEBRATING ART AT THE RIDGE
We celebrate the artworks of The Ridge Boys and their artistic journey. Children’s artworks are a beautiful reflection of their imagination and creativity. Whether it’s painting, drawing or sculpting, art allows children to express their thoughts, emotions and experiences in a visual language that is all their own. Well done boys
The Ridge Art Auction was a fun evening with high stakes and stunning works of art. The boys created the artwork with help from teachers and the PA. The art was auctioned off to the highest bidder. All the proceeds raised will be allocated to the schools infrastructure projects. Thank you to all who contribute to the success of the evening.
THE RIDGE SCHOOL & SALVAZIONE OUTREACH VENTURE
The Ridge School, in partnership with Salvazione, presented much needed supplies and spent the morning playing with children from Youngsters’ Academy in Brixton. Smiles were left on the children’s faces, a special relationship was established and the creche is extremely grateful for the generosity shown by our community.
OLD BOYS NEWS
Our Ridge Old Boy, Tom Clucas has been announced as the head of school at St Andrew’s College for 2024, We are so proud, keep flying The Ridge flag up high.
OLD BOYS JOHANNESBURG REUNION
We welcomed our Old Boys, dating back to 1938 to our annual Johannesburg reunion. Thank you to our distinguished guests, Hamilton Wende (class of 1974) and Kate Sidley, author and co-author of 15 books. Kate is also the author of “The Ridge School, A Hundred Years and More,” the new history book. The evening was filled with laughter and boys recalling their time at The Ridge. Thank you to everyone who attended.
OLD BOYS CAPE TOWN REUNION
You may have heard again of our outreach school Salvazione Primary in Mayfair – this unique school offers a safe learning environment for 219 children from Grade 0 to Grade 7 who are not able to attend local schools due to their financial and personal circumstances.
Salvazione will in the coming weeks launch its Friends of Salvazione fundraising programme and is also looking for volunteers to participate in the literacy and numeracy programmes at the school under the auspices of The Link Literacy Project which is held on Thursday mornings between 8:15am and 10:15am for literacy and 10:30am and 12:00pm for numeracy for Grades 2 and 3 (see https://www.thelinkliteracyproject.co.za/our-centres/salvazione/ for more details. No experience is needed other than your enthusiasm, so please consider lending a hand to this incredibly worthwhile and fulfilling cause!
There is a lot of good work taking place at Salvazione and many initiatives are underway thanks to volunteers and donations. Please email Eleonore on firstname.lastname@example.org to hear more about how you can make a difference.
THE RIDGE SCHOOL GOLF DAY
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