28 August 2019
Our tennis team played against PEPPS on Wednesday 21st August in a league match. Both our boys and girls teams
won their matches. Congratulations!
Our soccer team played a match against Greenway Soccer Academy on Friday 23rd August winning their 1st game
2-1 and losing their second game 3-0.
Our cricket team played in the semi-finals against the Vikings on Sunday, 25th August and although they lost this
match, they came 3rd in the league. Well done boys!
The official opening of our new ECD Centre was held on Saturday, 24th August and was attended by parents, community
members and VIP guests. Mr. Baloyi, the Soutpansberg East Circuit Manager from the Department of Education cut the
ribbon while, Mr. Nethononda, the Chairman of our board officially proclaimed the ECD Centre open by unveiling the plague.
Thank you to those that attended. We are confident that the new ECD Centre will grow from strength to strength.
We hosted the Colour Run on Saturday, 24th August. It was wonderful to see so many parents joining their children in this
fun run. It was good to see everyone having such a good time.
The Grade 11 students hosted a very successful Colour Drop on Saturday, 24th August to raise funds for the matric farewell.
Thank you to Elegent Fuel, Dr. Chayya, Adila Aboobaker, Nazim Aboobaker, Surat Trading, AR Yusuf Omar, Rooiwinkel, Macs Patel,
and Yassin Ayob for sponsoring this event. We would also like to congratulate our winners:
1st prize of R 6000 – Dr. Azim Ayob
2nd prize of R 3000 – Njabulo Mashele
3rd prize of R 1000 – Gudani Manuga.
Thank you also to all those that supported this fund raiser by buying tickets.
Our matric students went to write their NBT exams in Polokwane on Saturday, 24th August. Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Gwaza
for accompanying them.
Our Grade 12 students started writing their prelim exams on Tuesday, 27th August until Wednesday 11th September.
Please ensure students prepare well for these exams. Grade 12 students will have normal school from Monday 16th September
to Friday 20th September.
FAREWELL FOR MR.WELLS
A letter was sent out earlier this week from our Board of Directors notifying us that Mr. Wells will be leaving at the end of this
term. We will be holding a final assembly for Mr. Wells on Thursday, 19th September at 09:00. Parents are welcome to attend
to say their farewells.
We have noticed that some College parents are using the ECD drive through when dropping off and fetching their children.
Please note that this drive through is meant only for the ECD students for their safety. We have specifically paved the area
in front of the school so that parents have place to park when dropping off their children.
MY SCHOOL CARD
If you have not yet registered for your My School card, do it now while it is still on your mind. We would like all our
parents to register. My School are currently running a promotion until the 15th September where they are not charging the school
for the issuing of cards to parents. This is a perfect opportunity for you to register. Just sms “JOIN Ridgeway College” to 31231
and a My School representative will call you back to complete your sign up. There is absolutely no cost to you as parent and all you
need to do once you have received your card, is swipe your card at any Woolworths, Engen, Loot, Flight Centre or Waltons Store
when you make a purchase and you can earn points for the school. The more people we have earning points for us, the more
money we can raise. Please support us.
IEB ENGLISH ORAL MODERATION
There will be an external moderator coming to our school on Tuesday 17th September to moderate our Grade 12 IEB students.
It is compulsory for all students to be there as it forms part of their final portfolio.
IEB LIFE SCIENCE PRACTICAL EXAM
Our Grade 12 Life Science Practical exam will take place on Wednesday 18th September. This is a final examination
and all students must be present.
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL
We need to finalise our budgets for 2020 by the end of this term. If you child will not be returning to Ridgeway next year,
please ensure we receive written notice by Friday 30th of August.
The Matric Farewell will take place on Friday 13th September. Please ensure we receive your return slip with photo orders
and confirmation of numbers together with your payment no later than Friday 30th August so we can finalise numbers
with the caterers.
ST PETERS SPORTS FESTIVAL
Our Netball, Soccer and Basketball teams will be participating in the St. Peter’s sports tournament from Thursday,
19th September to Sunday 22nd September. A reminder that those parents that opted for the lump sum payment
must ensure that full payment is received by Friday 30th August. Lump sum payments are not added to the debit orders.
School closes on Friday 20th September. Reports will be handed out on that day. Please make sure all accounts
are up to date.