Category Archives: Just for fun!

Halloween at Ridley College

It was a spooktacular week at Ridley College with students participating in many Halloween activities. On Monday evening each house carved a pumpkin during cafe. Mandeville House carved pumpkins together in their common room and put the jack o’lanterns on display outside.

Jack O'lanterns
In the spirit of Halloween students donated money in order to be out of uniform and wear costumes. Ridleians raised $680 for Free the Children, an international charity and educational partner that works to empower youth to create positive change in the world. There were some incredible costumes in Upper School, including art teacher Mr. Unruh as Vincent van Gogh.

Mr. Unruh vango

The sewing ladies and Ms. Kubu paid homage to the students in their costumes!


Instead of Trick or Treating on Thursday night girls from Mandeville and Leonard house collected canned goods for local charity Community Care as a part of ‘We Scare Hunger’.
Food Drive

And we can’t forget about our smallest ghouls in Lower School.

To view more pictures from Halloween, please click here.

HomeComing 2013

What a weekend! HomeComing 2013 started off with a spirit day on Friday – the entire school dressed in orange and black!  The students and faculty then headed outside to form 1-2-5 on the field in front of Lower School – see video below!


On Saturday morning, despite the downpour of rain our rowers headed out on the Henley course to row with alumni. Check out the video below to hear from two of the first rowers at Ridley College from the class of 1968:

Throughout the weekend our athletes competed and had some great results. Lower School Field Hockey, U/13 Girls Basketball and U/13 Boys Soccer went un-defeated against Hillfield-Strathallan School. On the north side of the campus, wins in Boys Soccer, and ties in Field Hockey and Ice Hockey made our alumni proud.  A special thanks to prefects, tour guides, choir members, athletes and the Ridley community at large in helping to make the weekend memorable for our alumni!

Ridley College Orientation Week

The great outdoors, adventurous experiences and bonding what better way to start off the school year.



For many years now, the Upper School girls and Grade 7 & 8 students travel to Camp White Pine while the boys go to Camp Onondaga.


This may be the first time students have ever been away from home and camp is a great way to ease the transition into school and meet fellow students, housemates and teachers in a relaxed environment.

Meanwhile, back in St. Catharines, the Lower School students had orientation as well. They explored the Ridley archives and went to the Burgoyne Outdoor Education Centre to participate in activities.


To view more pictures from camp and orientation week, please click here.

Ridley College Opening Day 2013











It has been a very eventful couple of days on the Ridley College campus. On Tuesday we welcomed over 200 new students to campus for move-in day and orientation. The field house was a buzz of activity with booths set up for athletics, the health centre, visas, uniforms, family mentoring program and so much more.


Students were welcomed into their new homes away from home by current students and everyone gathered in their housemasters home for lunch.

In the afternoon Ridley 101 presentations were held for new parents and students.
On Wednesday we welcomed back our returning students for move-in and orientation. We are off to camp today until Saturday! Looking forward to sharing our pictures and video from Camp White Pine and Camp Onondoga.

Ridley College Chimes Challenge & Sports Day 2013

The clock struck twelve and they were off!  The annual Chimes Challenge took place at high noon with four girls running in the female race and six in the boys.  The race is a Ridley College tradition where students try to outrun the chimes from the bell as they strike at noon.  Annabel Umeh ’13 took the title for the second year in a row and Weston Saunders ’13 came in first for the boys!