Ridge Primary School celebrates 50 years

2017-03-08 06:02

EXCITEMENT was high at the recent celebration of Ridge Primary School’s 50th birthday last Friday, with teachers and pupils having a fun-filled day of birthday celebrations.

Speaking to Maritzburg Fever, principal Ann Dudley said the day was very special to the children and staff.

“This was a very special day. We wanted to start by celebrating it with the pupils as they are the most important part of our school. Playing is essential for children and we want them to feel special and part of the legacy.”

Dudley, who has been a teacher at the school for 30 years and took over as principal in 2010, said there are more celebrations to come throughout the year with the next one taking place in the second term.

A long-serving teacher at the school, Ronalda Klota, said that Ridge Primary School has “moved with the times” and evolved as the years have gone by. “It’s very different from what it was when I started 35 years ago. Back then, we used to have a small number of pupils. The premises were just not enough to have many pupils. The school has developed and now fits well for the new generation.

“One thing that has never changed is the love, respect, passion and good spirit of the staff here. I love the children, and the parents’ support has been fantastic over the years,” said Klota.

Melissa Climpson, a former pupil who is now a teacher, commended the school’s management, staff and parents. “It’s a loving and caring environment that you just don’t want to be separated from. I did Grade 1 here 24 years ago and now I’m glad to be a teacher here. It has been a great journey and I’m glad to be part of the history, both as a pupil and a teacher.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

/News
 

How to get rid of fleas

Before you call in the pricey exterminators, try this DIY approach that promises to get your flea problem under control.

 
 

Paws

12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Do you know what you are feeding your dog?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.