The Ridge Reporter

WINTER FUN IN GRADE 1

As their Winter theme came to an end, the Grade 1 boys had fun making pompoms and colourful beanies to keep warm.

GRADE 4 ENVIRONMENTAL WEEK

For their environmental awareness, the Grade 4s studied the topic of water. They investigated the significance of water in our lives as well as the survival of all living things. The boys were then asked to bring a 5-litre bottle of water to carry around for a day in honour of the many people who must travel several kilometers every day just to collect fresh water. The water was collected by Ashraful Aid Organisation, which was kindly organised by Mohamed Docrat, and delivered to the Eastern Cape, where it is desperately needed.

RUGBY TOUR: CAPE TOWN

CHESS AT THE RIDGE

The Senior Chess Team welcomed Safe Study, a local NPO, to The Ridge to play a friendly chess match. The morning was spent enjoying playing chess and making the most of their shared interests. After everyone enjoyed lunch, our boys handed over donated blankets to each of our guests.

GRADE 0s 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL

The Grade 0s spent the week learning all about the number 100 in preparation for celebrating 100 Days of School. The boys brought bags filled with 100 items, learned how to split this up into 10 groups of 10, and then how to count in 10s to get back to a 100. The week ended with an exciting dress-up day. Each boys was presented with a certificate from Mr Naidoo and Ridgie. The boys also had biscuit baking and 100 pieces of popcorn tied up in snack packs. What fun celebrating 100 Days of being a Ridge Boy.

GRADE 3 SOCCER VS ST STITHIANS

The Grade 3 boys took on St Stithians in their first football game of the season. Much excitement was had by all.

GRADE 2 SOCCER VS PRIDWIN

The Grade 2 boys’ first friendly soccer match was against Pridwin. Congratulations to our rising stars.

FOUNDERS’ DAY

Founders’ Day ticket sales are live! Tickets include free access to all entertainment which this year includes everything from Zorb Balls to the Bungee Run.

Be there to celebrate 103 happy years with us!

Book out the 23 July to be there with us on https://ridge.allxs.co.za/

ACT OF KINDNESS

Thank you to Chris Verster and the incredible families at @The Ridge School for donating rugby boots and socks to our players. Our children must not forget the wise words of wisdom: “Dream Big, Work Hard, Make Mistakes and BE KIND.” We are living by these words – thank you all for your kindness.

THE GRADE 2s LEARNT ABOUT GEOMETRY

Geometry was taught to the Grade 2 boys during their mathematics lesson. The lesson focused on determining the face, edges, and vertices of some difficult 3D shapes.

INTER-SCHOOL GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ

The Ridge participated in an Inter-School General Knowledge Quiz at St Peter’s. There were 14 teams participating, representing 7 schools. Our boys showed the Right Stuff through their behaviour, team spirit and enthusiasm. We are very proud of their conduct and perseverance.
Well done to Luke Hartmann, Spencer Gilchrist, Jamie Berridge, Sakhile Zondo, Jonathan Schwegman, Kachi Amaonwu, Neo Selibe and Muhammed Cassoojee (who came to our rescue and filled a spot at the last minute).

LIGHTHOUSE NEWS

If you haven’t seen or used the new Disability Pride Flag, that’s because it was reinvented in October 2021 to be more inclusive! The older, brightly coloured zigzag design you may have seen could trigger sensory issues like seizures, nausea and migraines, so this new design is preferred. The lighter colours also improve visibility for colour blindness. The Disability Pride Flag was a collaborative effort designed by Ann Magill, a disabled woman, and the disabled community.

  • The Black Field: A colour of mourning and rage; for those who are victims of Ableist violence.
  • The Five Colours: The variety of needs and experiences of those with invisible and undiagnosed disabilities, physical disabilities, neurodiversity, psychiatric disabilities, and sensory disabilities.
  • The Parallel Stripes: Solidarity within the Disability Community and all its differences and intersections.
  • The Diagonal Band: “Cutting across” barriers that separate disabled people; creativity and light cutting through the darkness.

Creator Ann Magill has waived all copyright claims and registered the flag under International Public Domain and on the new design choices, so businesses, schools and workplaces are free to use this new redesigned flag.

Happy Disability Pride month and here’s to continuous awareness-raising, action, advocacy and pride based on differences, not deficits.

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