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RidgeView School is part of the Whanau ki te Ako – Albany Learning Pathway – Kahui Ako (Community of Learning).
The other schools in the Community of Learning are:
Greenhithe Primary School
Upper Harbour Primary School
Albany Primary School
Coatesville Primary School
Albany Junior High School
Albany Senior High School
Our schools work together in the Community of Learning to enhance pathways and learning opportunities for the students in our schools.
Dawn Fenn (Principal of RidgeView School) is the Lead Principal of the Community of Learning. She works with a Leadership Team of up to 28 teachers from across the schools. On the two days that she is leading this group, Rachael Kemball (Deputy Principal of RidgeView School) is in the Relieving Principal’s role at RidgeView.
Please see the attached Achievement Challenge for our Community of Learning.
Janne Carter is in the School Office during the following times:
Monday – 8.30am – 3.00pm
Tuesday – 8.30am – 3.00pm
Wednesday – 8.30am – 12.30pm
Thursday – 8.30am – 3.00pm
Friday – 8.30am – 12.30pm
You can contact Janne on 09 413 9808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
School Uniforms can be purchased from The Warehouse in Albany.
- RVS polo shirt
- RVS fleece
- RVS royal blue bucket hat (Terms 1 and 4)
- Plain black trousers, legging, shorts, shirts, skorts
- Sensible shoes for the school environment (e.g. trainers, plain black shoes)
The Board of Trustees requests that all children come to school in shoes and that jewellery is restricted to simple stud earrings and a taonga.
NB All sizes can be ordered if they are not in stock.
Fonterra and Sanitarium support us in providing a Breakfast Club each morning. This is a lovely time where the children sit down with the Principal, eat a breakfast of Weetbix and talk about the day ahead. Everyone invited.
Beginning of the school day:
Children may bring in (non messy) raw fruit and vegetables to eat as ‘brain food’. E.g. apple pieces, banana, carrot sticks
We are supported by Fonterra and provide small cartons of cold milk for children (on request).
We suggest families provide a small sweet or savoury snack for morning tea time. E.g. biscuits, muffin, crisps, raisins, cheese etc.
NB It is best to send children’s food in a lunchbox as the food often gets squashed in a plastic bag and children are reluctant to eat it.
We suggest families provide:
- fresh fruit
- a carbohydrate based ‘main’ (e.g. sandwiches, crackers, pasta, rice)
- a sweet/savoury snack
Water bottles are allowed in the classes.
Drinks such as juice may be drunk at break times.
We do not allow:
- Fizzy drinks
- Anything in a glass bottles
- Chocolates, sweets/lollies
(We ask that you keep these as ‘home’ treats’ please.”
We ask that if you provide your child with cans of tuna etc., that they have a plastic spoon or fork to eat this with. It is also very helpful if your child can open their own pre-packaged snacks. This makes the duty teacher’s life a lot easier.
RidgeView School has approximately 85 children who are usually organised across three homeroom classes:
Room 3 – New Entrant/Year 1
Room 2 – Year 2/3
Room 1 – Year 4/5/6
Students ‘cross group’ for literacy and numeracy sessions where they move across classes related to their current learning level. This style of teaching allows students to have greater amounts of teacher contact time and therefore to accelerate progress
Before School Care is available from 7.30am – 8.15am. Students booked into this programme take part in the Breakfast Club scheme from 8.15am – 8.30am.
After School Care is available onsite from 3.00pm – 5.30pm on all week days.
Before and After School care must be prebooked. Please contact the school for contact details.
School begins at 9.00am and finishes at 3.00pm each day.
The bell times are listed below:
1st session – 9.00am – 10.40am
Morning tea – 10.40am – 11.00am
2nd session – 11.00am – 12.30pm
Lunchtime – 12.30pm – 1.30pm
3rd session – 1.30pm – 3.00pm
NB Students may be onsite before school from 8.30am.