In two weeks students will be arriving on the Ridley College campus. For many students it will be their first time away from home or their first time attending Ridley, so I decided to ask our summer Admissions Assistant Erin if she could come up with some tips to help new students. Erin attended Ridley for eight years and graduated this year. In a series of ten videos Erin will share her tips for new students. Check out tip #1:
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!
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.
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:
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
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 email@example.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.
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!