The Ridge Reporter

CLUBS – PHOTOGRAPHY

The Photography Club is a group of seriously enthusiastic and committed photographers bound together by our love of photography and the photographic arts. Photography is much more than just having a camera and taking pictures. Boys in this club have opportunities to hone their skills by understanding and learning about what makes a good photograph, from composition to artistic expression. Students are encouraged to practice their skills while photographing our beautiful school grounds as well as sporting events. Our weekly sessions are planned and designed to teach and learn new photography skills. The aim of the Photography Club is to give The Ridge boys the opportunity to share ideas, to discuss their mutual interest in photography in a social atmosphere and to improve their photography overall. This term the boys spent most of their afternoons outside, photographing our beautiful school gardens.

THE GRADE 1’s LEARNT ABOUT REPTILES

THE GRADE 6’s LEARNT ABOUT FOOD CHAINS

The Grade 6 boys researched different ecosystems and food chains that exist therein. Once the research was complete boys were than tasked with creating a visual of the ecosystem they had researched.

THE GRADE 0’s EXPLORED THE OCEAN

The Grade 0 boys have been learning about the ocean and the beautiful underwater landscapes. Boys were then tasked to draw and colour in paintings of themselves as scuba divers.

GRADE 5 STEAM

Grade 5L researched water systems in ancient Egypt for their STEAM lesson. Boys learnt about how water was stored and transported in those days. Thereafter boys were tasked with building a shadu used to carry water in ancient Egypt. 

GRADE 4’s SPENDING TIME IN THE SUN

The Grade 4 Boys had an opportunity to enjoy the lovely winter sun whilst reading their favorite book, The Twits by Roald Dahl. 

THE GRADE 0’s LEARNT HOW TO BLEND WORDS

The boys learnt how to blend and build words using sound cards.

GRADE 1 ART

William in Grade 1BF loved watching the SP boys Moving 2D Art videos Facebook. He then made his very own moving object! Well done, William!

GRADE 0’s SENSORY TROUGH

The boys learning through play in our sensory trough.

GRADE 7 AFRIKAANS SPEECHES

Boys had different topics to choose from for their Afrikaans speech, Will Boland’s topic was “If he was the coach of Bafana Bafana”, Etienne Weyers and Max Pitman chose “If I was the head of Eskom”.

RIGHT STUFF AWARDS MAY – GRADE 4-6

Grade 4 – Milo Lochhead, Grade 4 – Mikael Govender, Grade 4- Samuel Bregman, Grade 5– Nicholas Goussard, Grade 5 – Pranav Bhana, Grade 5 – Yusuf Minty, Grade 6 – Lloyd Francis, Grade 6 – Nicholas Vogelzang, Grade 6 – Uzayr Bodat

ACTION DAY 5 JUNE 2021

Action Day will take place on Saturday 5 June and is a compulsory school event for all boys in the Junior and Senior Primary.  Action day will take place on The Ridge School grounds.  The Junior Primary will attend from 8h30-10h30, and the Senior Primary from 11h00 – 13h00.  

Your PA representatives will provide you with further information on the specific needs per charity/ organization, as well as the banking details for cash donations.

The field event will be held in accordance with strict COVID regulations, and each class will get 30 minutes on the field to Run, walk or jog as many laps as possible.  While not on the fields, the boys will be in their classrooms completing a meaningful task such as writing to a pen-pal at Salvazione school, making a card for a Senior Citizen at Park Care Old Age Home or composing a get well message to the children at Baragwanath hospital.

Let’s take ACTion and show we care!

Let’s make a difference!  Let’s be the difference!

Congratulations to old boy Jayden Pakkiri (2018) on his selection for the SA U16 Boys Tennis Team. He will compete at the African Junior Team Championships (AJTC) in Egypt from 22 to 26 June 2021.

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