The Ridge Reporter

MOMENTS: HERE TODAY,GONE TOMORROW

It is easy to fall into the trap of living a busy life by constantly reflecting on the past and thinking of, and working towards, the future.

Now, more than ever, we need to stop (literally) and smell the roses and spread faith, hope, and love by appreciating what we have right now. Before we know it, we will be too old to enjoy certain things in life. Our children will grow up, leave the house and no longer need us to kick a ball with them, share their day with us or allow us to read them a story.

After all, life is about moments, experiences, relationships. To truly appreciate these, one must sometimes be fully present at the time and take a break from thinking about what could have been and what would be.

It’s not that we don’t have to work hard to achieve our goals or plan for the future, quite the opposite. However, we have no idea how long any of us has in this world, so surely it makes sense to appreciate the here and now.

So let’s take our foot off the accelerator now and then. Let us slow down, switch off, and focus on our loved ones and our surroundings. Appreciate every moment we spend with our friends and family.

 Let our biggest regret in life not be what we didn’t do, and the moments we didn’t spend with ourselves and the people we love. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life” – Socrates.

(Adapted from an article by James Welch-Thornton)

Ryan Bezuidenhout

THE GRADE 2 BOYS MAKING DAIRY PRODUCTS

The Grade 2 boys learned about South African products and brands. They then learned how to make butter using fresh cream and it used a lot of their energy! They shook their jars and were amazed at the magic and the delicious taste of homemade butter! Such fun! 

THE GRADE 2 BOYS LEARNT ABOUT BECOMING MONEY SAVVY

The Grade 2 boys learned about money. What better way than to get the knowledge hands-on by going on a shopping spree. They learned how to total their shopping carts, calculate their change and save up for the expensive items at our ‘shop’. They had a blast!

THE GRADE 7 BRAAI

After many weeks of intensive revisions, studying, writing tests the Grade 7 boys were treated to a well-deserved time off. The Grade 7 boys were treated to a braai to end their weeks of test and to enjoy some togetherness.

THE GRADE 5 CLASS competition

The Grade 5 boys held a competition testing their speed skills. The boys competed to see who could solve their Rubik’s cube the fastest.

THE RIDGE FAMILY SUPPORTING OUR SA HOCKEY TEAM

The Ridge family participated in a fundraiser for the SA Men’s Hockey Team to help them get to the Olympics in Tokyo!

SP TRIBUTE FOR THE SA HOCKEY TEAM

The Grade 6M boys supported the SA Hockey team by taking off their takkies and enlisting them as the key players in a brilliantly creative stop-frame animation with a special message.

Jonathan Schwegman, Joshua Hall, Neo Selibe, Zuko Dongwana and Nicholas Barberini were the chief instigators…


THE CLIMBING BOYS BRAVING THE COLD

The Ridge Climbing boys supported one another and worked as a team while they braved the cold on the climbing wall.

THE GRADE 6 BOYS LEARNT ABOUT 3D SHAPES

The Grade 6 boys learned about 3D shapes. Their challenge was to use their knowledge of 3D shapes and construct object/s using 3D shapes only. Examples of the objects is a robotic teacher, a house, a scene from The Ridge that you like, a robotic sportsmen, a car, a favourite toy, a scene from Minecraft, and a spaceship.

SP PERFORMING ARTS

The Grade 6 boys learned about the Flamenco dance during Performing Arts with Mrs. Morrick.

RIDGE RIGHT STUFF AWARDS MAY- GRADE 7

Grade 7 – Lee-Roy Mochan, Samuel Sletteveld and William Boland

MESSAGE FROM SA HOCKEY TEAM CAPTAIN

Dear Ridge Staff, Parents & Boys,

On behalf of the South African Men’s Hockey Team, I would like to thank you sincerely for your support of our Olympic journey. It has been humbling to see the support we have received as a team, and it has given us even more motivation to outperform ourselves at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Yes, we have had our challenges, as with everyone, during this pandemic but we are determined as a Squad not to let these obstacles control how we prepare and perform. 

We are fully aware that we represent so many people when we play for our country, and as a squad, we have all agreed that this is an incredible privilege which none of us will ever take for granted. Regardless of our results in Tokyo, we hope you, the parents and teachers in South Africa will be able to say to your boys when watching us play, that is the way to represent your country! If we can achieve this, then it will be an Olympics to be proud of.

Thank you again for participating in the Civvies Day. Every SA Men’s player truly appreciates the awareness and support for our Olympic journey. 

Kind regards,

Tim Drummond

SA Men’s hockey captain.

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