Ridley College House Reach Finals- Merritt South Comes out on Top!

Ridley College House Reach Competition

As a part of the boarding system at Ridley College there are house competitions.  Boys Houses compete for the Bermuda Cup and Girls Houses compete for the Bradley Shield. Competitions can include anything from house reach to athletic competitions to camp events.  Points are awarded for each competition and at the end of the year the house with the most points receives the coveted prize and bragging rights.  This morning in assembly the finals were held for the house reach competition.  Merritt South faced off against Arthur Bishop West.  There is a strong rivalry between these two houses, in the last ten years Arthur Bishop West has won approximately 8 times and aside from last year when they faced Gooderham West they seem to come up against Merritt South.  This year it was a close match down to the end and Merritt South came out on top – Congrats boys!

Happy Easter Ridleians!

Students in JK to Grade 3 came to the Upper School library today to celebrate Easter. The students participated in an Easter egg hunt in the Reading Garden, read books to each other and made Easter crafts.

There will be no school tomorrow (Good Friday) or Easter Monday. Have a good long weekend everyone!

Lower School Heritage Fair

Students in Grade 4, 6, and 8 presented their projects today on topics related to Canadian History and Heritage. Judges listened to each student present their project.  The top presentations chosen will advance to the Niagara Regional Heritage Fair being hosted by the District School Board of Niagara on Monday April 30th, 2012 in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Some Exciting News from Shakespeare Land

The Ridley College entry to The Stratford Shakespeare Challenge has been chosen as one of the five Ontario finalists! Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, Act III, Scene 4, with Madeleine Heaven, Eric Gordon, Jasper Zawadzki, David Wakil, Daniella Leacock, Jeremy Kei, Ashley Roach, Alexia Noble Teuscher and Sophia Elamile will be performed on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Studio Theatre. Good luck to our actors! Ridley Shakespeare Entry:

Notes from a Gorgeous Monday

Today, the grade six to eight students participated in a workshop with the conductor of the Northwest High School from Jackson, Michigan. Northwest has a well-respected music department and is currently on tour – with a stop in St. Catharines. Their choir, marching band and orchestra performed on campus and held a clinic attended by the senior Lower School music students on Monday morning.

Welcome to the Kidd family – Ed Kidd, his wife Hanna and their three children are visiting the campus they will call home this September. They currently live in Shanghai where Ed is the Principal at the Shanghai American School. A warm Ridley welcome to Ed, Hanna, Jaden, Mia and Ashton.


Orchestra - Ed Kidd - Egg Tree

Easter Egg Tree – Spotted outside Mandeville House, the rare Easter Egg Tree – almost in full bloom.  This tree is expected to peak by the weekend.