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Lower School Prize Day 2011

This weekend Ridley held two Prize Day ceremonies. Friday evening the Lower School students graduated from Grade 8 and special prizes were awarded to Lower School students. It was much more than an evening to award prizes, it was a time to reflect as graduations often are and the valedictorian address by Ashleigh S. did just that. The grade 8 students have formed a strong bond throughout the school year with each other and their teachers. There is no doubt that they will carry the memories from Lower School with them as they move on to Upper School whether it be at Ridley or another high school in Canada or beyond. Check out the valedictorian address, it’s a good mixture of humour and sentimentality:

Before Prize Day, there was a dinner and dance for the graduates. Take a look at the Hollywood themed event:

Hollywood sign outside of Lower School
Red carpet into dining hall
Dining Hall decorated in Hollywood theme

Parlez Vous Francais?

The air was crisp and spirits were high in St-Donat, Quebec for the Grade 7 Immersion adventure with Perspectives. The Perspectives program integrates language skills and culture with outdoor activities, music, arts and crafts and dramatic arts to create a unique French educational experience.
Students enjoyed three days of skiing, downhill and cross-country, recorded Quebecois folk songs, learned about Quebec’s history, and participated in many group activities with schools from all over Ontario.

One highlight of the trip was the talent show, in which several Ridley students participated. Thanks to Mme Bradley for organizing the trip and to our students who fully participated in the program and represented Ridley well!

Ridley Weekend Round-up

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:
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2922459

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.

First Boys Victorious in Game One of Dorland Tournament

The First Boys Basketball Team took on Woodstock this afternoon in the Griffith Gym. The Boys played hard and pushed to an impressed 84-20 victory.   This was the first game of the annual Carl Dorland Invitational Basketball team.  The Boys will play their next game tonight at 7:30 p.m. Check out some highlights from the game:

Upcoming Ridley College Events

January 2011
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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 2011
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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 2011
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March 5                      Upper School Musical “Hairspray”                                 Ridley College

March 11-27               March Break

March 30                    Grade 10 Media Arts Photography Exhibition Opens   Ridley College

Do you live in the Middle East or know someone who does?

Do you live in the Middle East or know someone who does that is interested in attending boarding school? Ridley College Dean of Admissions, Dr. Andrew T. Weller, will be in Manama, Bahrain January 13 & 14 conducting applicant interviews and meeting with families. Email admissions@ridleycollege.com for more information!

Ridley College is the largest boarding school programme in Ontario, with
graduates attending top universities in Canada, the United States, and around
the world. With over 100 different high school courses, 14 different athletic
teams, and over 70 clubs and activities, Ridley has much to offer its students
from 31 different countries.