View more pics from ski day 2011: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52074008@N03/
View more pics from ski day 2011: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52074008@N03/
This week marked the launch of Ridley TV, a new activity being offered at the school. Students participating in this activity are learning to be reporters, videographers, anchors and writers by producing their own Ridley news and current events show. Segments this week include an interview with the new French teacher, Ms. Graf; a feature on the new squash coach, a segment on how to become a playwright as well as opinions on the food in the Great Hall. Check out Shaneel Nair as he hosts the show:
Carl Dorland Invitational Basketball Tournament
The senior boys basketball team won the 17th Annual Carl Dorland tournament Saturday afternoon 50-31 over a talented Nantyr Shores team from Innisfil, Ontario (Barrie region). Mr. Dorland’s presence on the bench seemed to ignite the Tigers who came out on the attack playing solid team defence and scoring hi-lite reel transition baskets in leading 15-11 after the first quarter of play. The Tigers built on this momentum early and often in the 2nd quarter to extent their lead to 31-14 by halftime. Geno Bullard played his best game as a Ridley Tiger this afternoon demonstrating tremendous offensive skill but more importantly an improving knowledge of ‘time and score’ when setting the offensive as point guard scoring 9 points and dishing out 12 assists. Cooper Rigg led the scoring with 25 points with many easy ‘bunnies’ courtesy of Geno’s pin point passing. All members of the squad are to be commended on their improving level of team play. Thanks to all of those members of the Ridley family both past and present who came out to cheer on and create an exciting atmosphere in the gym. Ridley returns to league play this coming Wednesday vs. Royal St. George’s College at the Tigers Den with tip off set for 1:30 pm.
Read more about the game in the St. Catharines Standard:
First Volleyball Takes Second Win of the Season
Meanwhile in the Iggulden gym, the senior girls volleyball team took on Lakefield College School. The girls continue to show their winning way taking the match easily in three sets 25-11, 25-12, 25-12. All the girls had strengths in the match including great setting from LeAndrea Armbrister and Alison Whitty, good all around court movement, and good communication by all. Next up for the Tigers will be a home game against Branksome Hall tonight at 5:00pm. Come out and support your Tigers as they take on the powerful Branksome squad.
First Girls Hockey
The First Girls Hockey Team travelled to Canton and Potsdam, NY over the weekend for the North American Prep Hockey Association cross over league games. On Friday the girls beat Rice Memorial Academy and Northwood Academy, both 5-1. On Saturday, Ridley took on Kuper Academy with a final score of 3-0 for Ridley and Rothesay Netherwood 6-1.
January 7-8 Carl Dorland Invitational Basketball Tournament Ridley College
January 13 Admissions Reception – Cayman Islands
January 13-14 Admissions Interviews – Manama, Bahrain
January 15 Admissions Reception – Barbados
January 24-27 Admissions Reception – Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico
January 27 Cadet Mess Dinner Ridley College
January 28 Ridley College Ski Day Horseshoe Valley
February 3-4 Grade 7 & 8 – “Around the World in 8 Great Plays” Ridley College
February 4 First Girls Volleyball Tournament Ridley College
February 10 Upper School Debating – Valentine Showcase Ridley College
February 16 Admissions Interviews – Boston
February 18-21 February Mid-Term Break
February 24 Grades 9-11 Math Contests Ridley College
February 24-26 Upper School Musical “Hairspray” Ridley College
March 5 Upper School Musical “Hairspray” Ridley College
March 11-27 March Break
March 30 Grade 10 Media Arts Photography Exhibition Opens Ridley College
The holiday season is upon us and the tradition of service is well underway at Ridley. Students and staff have been busy finishing their Christmas giving projects before they leave the campus to return home for the holidays.
Arthur Bishop East is raising funds for “Wells of Hope”. So far they have raised approximately $200 selling snacks at the intermission of “The Crucible,” and $500 at the Christmas Market.
The boys of Arthur Bishop West were raising money by providing $5 haircuts at the Christmas Market. The funds raised are going to Mainstream – an organization that provides a range of services to community members with developmental challenges.
Burgoyne House focused on their mascot, the bear, this year for their charity drive. Teddy bears of all sorts – for infants, toddlers and older children- will be given to children at the St. Catharines General Hospital.
The Dean’s House charity is the “Gift of Reading,” an organization that raises funds to buy books for less fortunate children and families. At the Christmas Market, they held a raffle and raised $200.
Gooderham West raised $136 raffling off 3 gingerbread houses at the Christmas Market. Instead of buying secret Santa gifts this year, each girl donated $10, which has been given to Community Care to buy Christmas Dinner for families in need. In total the girls’ raised $566.00 for Community Care.
Gooderham East filled 90 shoeboxes with toiletries, school supplies and toys for “Operation Christmas Child”. These boxes will make their way to deserving children all over the world.
Leonard House partnered with Mandeville in collecting food for Community Care during “Halloween for Hunger” and sending representatives to “Me to We” in Toronto.
Mandeville and Leonard House collected 1,540 lbs of food for the “Halloween for Hunger” food drive. The girls recently raised just over $600 by having a dress down day and selling handmade beaded bracelets from Africa (donated by a Ridley Family) and Christmas gift bags (donated from a past parent) at the Christmas Market.
Merritt South raised $900 for Dog Guides Canada, primarily from the John Gardhouse Comedy Night sponsored by the house.
Merritt North’s House Charity is Community Care. Every year the MNo boys set up and serve food provided by the House at an “Out of the Cold” dinner downtown for 170 guests. This year, they are hosting the dinner on Friday, January 7th at 53 Church Street. The boys also sell toques to support the national “Raise the Roof” campaign sponsored by Community Care which benefits homeless youth. The annual MNo “Toque Thursday” grub day at Ridley is scheduled for February 3rd, 2011.
The Advancement Office gave a donation to the United Way of St. Catharines and the Business Office donated to Community Care in lieu of their annual Secret Santa gift exchange.
The Memorial Chapel through the recent Nine Lessons and Carol service and other events, as well as donations by parents, raised $7,249 for the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica and collected food for the local Community Care organization.
The Christmas spirit is alive and well at Ridley College!
On December 4th and 5th we held the annual Nine Lessons and Carols Service in the Memorial Chapel. The Candlelight Service of Nine Lessons and Carols celebrates the birth of Christ told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and hymns. Both services were well attended, and the Chapel was filled with Christmas spirit – $2,500.00 was raised for the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica through the offering. View the video below from the service:
15- year-old Emma Hudson has been writing poetry since she was five, and this year she has achieved what many writers strive for their whole life. She has published a book of 20 original poems entitled “Where the Moonlight Grows”. The book was illustrated with the help of Emma’s friend Maia Bidochka. To find out more about Emma and her book, read the article from today’s St. Catharines Standard:
On any given day you can walk around the Ridley College campus and hear languages from thirty-one different countries. On Friday we held our annual International Christmas service in the Memorial Chapel where we were able to see students from those countries read a Christmas passage in their native language. We heard thirteen different languages – Hebrew, Latin, English, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, French, Mandarin, Russian, German, Italian and Latvian. As a school located in Canada we embrace multiculturalism and cherish the fact that we can share languages and traditions from different countries and cultures with each other.
Check out the video from the service:
Want to do better on your next test, boost your sports performance or just generally feel better? According to Dr. Berardi it all starts with proper nutrition. Today in assembly we were joined by Dr. Berardi who has created the new Tiger Nutrition program. Mr. Paul DeVellis has been approached by students in the past asking how to build muscle or perform better in sports, so he contacted Dr. Berardi to help him create a program to do that and more! The new program will be available starting today in the cafeteria to assist students in achieving their goals.
There are four goals listed on posters in the cafeteria:
1. To Eat a Healthier Diet
2. To Boost Sports Performance
3. To Build Bigger Muscles
4. To Lose Body Fat
Each goal is accompanied by colour coded tiger paws that represent proteins, carbs and fruits & veggies. For each goal it tells you how many proteins, carbs or fruits & veggies you should eat, for example, if you want to eat a healthier diet: For most meals – eat one protein serving and two fruits & vegetable servings and for after you exercise – eat one protein, a carb serving and one fruit & vegetable serving. The tiger paws will be put beside all food items by Chartwells staff so students will know what is a carb or a protein. Chuck Dertinger OR ’03 spent countless hours during an internship with Dr. Berardi measuring serving scoops/spoons used in the dining hall to quantify the nutritional composition of each food for this program. Dr. Berardi said he is not here to tell students to never eat junk food, but instead to help students make better nutritional choices. Dr. Berardi has worked on nutritional programs for NHL hockey players, NFL football players, athletes on Canadian National teams and now Ridleians! Thank you Dr. Berardi for your work on this program. Check out the new system in the cafeteria today!