The Ridge Reporter

GRADE 5 COMIC STRIPS

The Grade 5 boys have enjoyed interpreting visual comprehensions during English lessons. The Calvin and Hobbes comic strips series have been a firm favourite. Drawing inspiration from the Calvin and Hobbes series, the boys were tasked with creating their own comic strip. They needed to base their cartoon on a funny event that took place in their life. Overall, the boys produced the most outstanding comics. They used creativity, intuition and humour to entertain their class. 

WELCOME BACK CELEBRATION

The staff missed their boys so much that they decided to host a Welcome Back Party, with Ridgie, colourful clowns, balloons and, of course, hot chocolate as a special treat.

GRADE 7 AWARDS

Congratulations to the following boys who were awarded Academic Excellence for achieving 80% or more for 2 semesters:

Congratulations to Ethan Stein who was awarded Academic Recognition for achieving 80% or more for 1 semester:

GRADE 5 Fractions vs Decimals bake off

Mrs Wilson’s Maths class competed in a “Fractions vs Decimals” bake off. The boys had to choose whether they wanted to follow the recipe for “Chocolate Cake in a Mug” using fractions or decimals. We are still not sure which team were the winners, but apparently the results were delicious!

GRADE 4 MAKING AN APPLE PIE

The Grade 4 boys were tasked with baking an apple crumble pie during their online Life Skills lesson. They were given the recipe with the prescribed ingredients and instructions to follow. Future chefs in the making!

MANDELA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Some Grade 4 boys made sandwiches and bought groceries for those in need to commemorate Mandela Day

GRADE 4K HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF FUN

To add some fun to online learning, the boys had an opportunity to see what their “older self” would look like. The boys had to be creative and enjoyed every bit of it.

JP TEACHERS WORKING ONLINE

Our Junior Prep Staff in action online! It takes a special teacher to make learning fun yet meaningful and we seem to have a whole bunch of special teachers! Well done, team.

CENTENARY GIFT TO APPS

To celebrate Auckland Park Prep School’s centenary and the long standing relationship The Ridge and St Katharine’s share, we presented “The masked weaver in a upside down world” sculptured by Robert Leggat. This bird is known for its sense of community resilience and of been family orientated in nature. The Ridge and St Katharine’s wish’s APPS good fortune and prosperity as they celebrate their centenary in these challenging times.

JP PYJAMA PARTY

The JP pyjama party has always been at school but due to the Covid restrictions, the recent one had to be hosted online, with the boys at home and the teachers at school.

GRADE 1 ART

The boys learnt about the ocean and all its inhabitants. Thereafter, the boys were tasked with creating their favourite sea creature. The famous clown fish, Nemo seemed to be a favourite amongst the boys.

EARLY MORNING SCREENING JP

The JP staff have braved the early morning cold to ensure all our boys are screened as they come in. Well done team. Left to right – Zoe Zuke, Symon Karan, Mokgantsho Matsela and Masana Maringa on Grade 0 early morning screening duty!

GRADE 2’s LEARNT ABOUT TIME

The boys had an exciting consolidation exercise on the concept of Time by jumping around the floor clock to show the time. This exercise also proved to be the best way to warm up on a chilly morning. They had such fun!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADE 7 BOYS

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ RESULTS

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