The school day starts at 8.00 am and ends at 1.30 pm(Primary) and 2.50pm(JHS). The teachers and children are expected to be ready to start work on time. We do want to see parents as often as possible but it helps immensely if they can see the teachers after 1.30 pm /or before 8.00 am. It is also easier if parents make an appointment, but we do understand if that is not always possible.
If any problems arise and a parent is worried about their child’s progress or behaviour or health, the headteachers will always be willing to discuss such issues with them. It helps the school to know of any changes at home which may be disturbing the child. We hope parents will never feel that any problem is too small for them to consult us about. Our aim is to help each child become a happy member of the school community so that a friendly relationship will exist between school and parents of The Ridge School.
Once a term, a Parent/Teacher Interview Day is held to offer a chance for parents and teachers to meet one-on-one to discuss each individual child’s progress, and for parents to see the work their children have been doing in the school setting.
The interviews take place between 1.30pm and 5pm usually just before the mid-term break in the Primary section. For the JHS Section, they normally take place after the mid-term break between 3pm and 5pm and parents are notified of the date. The school regards this as a very important opportunity for home/school liaison and want all parents to attend these interviews in person whenever possible.
Meeting New Parents
At the beginning of each academic year, the school organizes a meeting for parents of new pupils to provide an opportunity for the teachers and parents to discuss the culture and traditions of the Ridge School. It is also a time for parents to ask questions, and for all to discuss ideas and expectations.