APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW HEADMASTER OF THE RIDGE SCHOOL
We are pleased to announce that following an extensive search process, Mr Wayne Naidoo has been appointed as the new Headmaster of The Ridge School with effect from 1 September 2021.
Wayne’s career in education spans almost a quarter of a century and has been built on a love for teaching and strong Christian values. He honed his teaching, management and leadership skills at St Charles College in KwaZulu Natal, which he joined in 1998. During his 18 year career at St Charles he occupied several roles, including Chaplain, History Teacher and Head of the Middle School. On the sporting front, he coached the college’s 1st team football, as well as cricket and rugby. He also coached provincial cricket and football.
In 2016, Wayne moved to Western Province Preparatory School as Deputy Headmaster where, amongst others, he played a key role in introducing innovation around teaching and learning and transforming the system of discipline from retribution to a more restorative approach.
In January 2020, Wayne was appointed founding Principal of Trinityhouse College Glenvista Prep and High School which he leaves to join our school.
WORLD BOOK DAY
We celebrated World Book day by dressing up as our favourite characters from our favourite books. With music filling the air and the sound of laughter and fun, the morning was spent reading and enjoying being outdoors on what was a beautiful day
GRADE 7’s LEARNING ABOUT EARTHQUAKES
The Grade 7 boys had a lesson this week testing their theories on earthquakes and the challenges engineers face when designing and constructing buildings to withstand these natural disasters. The groups designed and built their structures using toothpicks and jelly tots; and then tested their structures in a container of jelly to see how earthquake-proof their designs were.
GRADE 1’S CONSTRUCTING 3D BOXES
The Grade 1 boys have worked so hard this term and have had lots of fun. The boys designed and made their own creations using a range of 3D boxes. We loved up-cycling and being creative (and messy!)
U11 HOCKEY TEAM
The under 11 hockey team played their final game of the season this week and beat their opposition 11-0. Well done boys!
BOYS HAVING FUN IN THE SUN
GRADE 0’s BOYS BEING BUSY BODIES
The grade 0 boys have been really busy these two weeks. They have been learning about how to build puzzles, learning how to build words using sound cards,improving on their handwriting skills,sharing all about houses and homes.
GRADE 6 STEAM
In Steam boys studied nutrition and food packaging. They were tasked with designing their own cereal boxes taking all design elements into consideration.
The Ridge School climbing boys practicing their rope skills on-site with Coach Steve.
The Grade 0 boys have been learning about different sounds and have been learning about the Symphony Orchestra. The boys have recently made their own shakers and have played along to the orchestra with their hand-made percussion instruments.
The Grade 1s have played a musical instrument called the Boomwacker and have learnt to follow notation and patterns in order to create music.
The Grade 1s 2s and 3s have an African Music lesson once a week and have been learning to play the marimbas in their lessons with Mr Kupeta.
MUFFIN AND COFFEE GET TOGETHER
Muffins and Music was held on the Music Department lawns on the day of the official announcement of our new Headmaster, Wayne Naidoo. Beautiful Music to accompany the moment was presented by the talented Irene Morrick and Khanyisile Mthetwa.
SP ORCHESTRA Rehearsals
The Senior Orchestra is back in full swing. The boys rehearse together outside the music department in the mornings before school, and they are working towards a performance at the Music Assembly at the end of March.
GRADE 7’s LEARNING ABOUT Vertebrates and Invertebrates
The Grade 7 boys have continued on their exciting journey of discovery. This week we have covered the topic of vertebrates and invertebrates and comparing the differences between these types of animals. It was concluded with the dissecting of fish in order for them to observe what we have discussed during our lessons.
Grade 7 Academic Badges 2021
Congratulations to the Grade 7s who received their Academic Badges.
Music Assembly Friday 26 March
On Friday 26 March the Music Department treated the School to an assortment of musical pieces. With mist on the Westcliff Ridge the setting could not have been better for a morning filled with the wondrous musical notes from our very own Ridge Boys.