29 October 2019

MEDICATION

When students need to be given medication during the day, please send the medicine in a container together with
a letter giving either the teacher or Mrs. Biggs permission to administer the medicine.  Write clear instructions of 
how the medicine must be given.  Children must under no circumstances take the medicine by themselves.

ENTRANCE & REPORT TO RECEPTION

For the security of our children we kindly request after you press the bell at the gate that you identify yourself and state
reason for entering the school.
During office hours parents must report to reception before going to the classes.  Parents must make an appointment at the 
reception to see the Principal or the teachers for any issues.

2020 ADMISSIONS

Applications for 2020 are now open.  Please collect application forms from the Ridgeway Preparatory or Ridgeway College
or visit our website:  www.ridgewaycollege.co.za   

Please let family and friends know.

BIRTHDAYS

If your child is celebrating their birthday, they should only bring simple cup-cakes or small bars of chocolate to school
to share with the class.  Please follow the rule, the children have also been told by their register teacher.

TERM DATES FOR 2020

FIRST TERM:               15:01:2020-20:03:2020
SECOND TERM:          31:03:2020-12:06:2020
THIRD TERM:              07:07:2020-18:09:2020
FOURTH TERM:          29:09:2020-02:12:2020

LOST PROPERTY

Please parents, make sure each and every item of your child has been labeled clearly, including water bottles,
lunch boxes and hats.  Every day unbelievable amounts of clothing are being found around the school with
most not being marked.
We are requesting parents to come any week day at 13:40 and look through the lost property to see if there is 
something that belongs to your child.

CHALLENGE SALES

We will be having Challenge sales this term during first break.  These are the dates:

Grade 2:    Wednesday 6th November
Grade 1:     Wednesday 13th November
Grade 6:    Wednesday 20th November

PRIZE GIVING SENIOR PHASE

Prize Giving is fast approaching and we would like to present book prizes to honour our noteworthy recipients.
May we appeal to you for a donation of cash towards this cause.  All sponsors will be recognised at our Prize Giving.
Donations can be sent to the office.
Prize Giving trophies for 2018 need to be kindly returned to the school office as soon as possible.

EISTEDDFOD

Children who received a Gold or Diploma certificate need to hand it into the office.

INTERNATIONAL BENCHMARK TESTS

Grade 6 and Grade 3 are busy writing their final exams. 

Grade 3:  29 October and 30 October 2019
Grade 6:  29 October, 30 October and 1 November 2019

We wish them all the best!

ORATORS

On Tuesday the 5th of November we are holding an orators evening for Grade 4 to 7.  It will take place at Ridgeway Preparatory 
School starting at 18:00.  Parents are welcome to come and watch.

GRADE 7 FUNDRAISER

DRESS UP
There will be a Halloween dress up on Thursday the 31st of October.  Children can come in their Halloween costumes
for the cost of R 5.

DANCE
The Grade 7’s are hosting a Halloween Dance at the Ridgeway Preparatory Hall.
Date:  Friday 1 November 2019
Time:  17:00-21:00
Entrance:  R 5
The dance ends promptly at 21:00.  Please be sure to fetch your children on time.

RIDGEWAY PREPARATORY FEE STRUCTURE 2020

The Fee structure for 2020 has been posted on the website.  For any information regarding next year’s fees,
feel free to contact the office.  Please note that the exam fee is for the IBT test written in Grade 3 and 6.