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April 2018

  • Apr
    1

    March Break & Easter Break

  • Apr
    2
  • Apr
    7

    Ridley College Saturday Program

    Ridley College Saturday Program
    Saturday April 7: 9:00 - 10:15am. Locations will be sent out via Outlook Email to the students.
    Grade 9: Bradley Shield and Bermuda Cup
    Grade 10: Bradley Shield and Bermuda Cup
    Grade 11: Bradley Shield and Bermuda Cup
    Grade 12: Bradley Shield and Bermuda Cup
    Contact: Kathy Anderson
  • CIS Music Festival Rehearsals

    Toronto, Ontario
    CIS Music Festival Rehearsals
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    Contact: Ken Hutton
    Saturday April 7th, 2018
    Rehearsal: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Depart Fieldhouse Circle: 7:30am
    Depart Toronto: 12:45pm
    Arrive Ridley: 2:30 pm
  • Apr
    8

    Conference of Independent Schools' Music Festival

    Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Ontario
    Conference of Independent Schools' Music Festival
    Location: Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, Ontario 
    Contact: Ken Hutton
    Sunday April 8th, 2018
    3pm - 5:30pm
  • Apr
    9

    Cadet Clock Schedule

    Cadet Clock Schedule 
    Monday April 9th, 2018
    Monday April 16th, 2018
    Monday April 23, 2018
    ** no morning Tutorial or mid-day Assembly
    Period 1      8:45 am - 10:00 am
    Recess      10:00 am - 10:10 am
    Period 2    10:10 am - 11:25 am
    Lunch       11:25 am - 12:25 pm
    Period 3    12:25 pm - 1:40 pm
    Period 4    1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cadets      3:15 pm - 4:20 pm
    Rest of day as usual
  • Apr
    11

    Staff Appreciation Day

    Great Hall & Williams Hall
    Staff Appreciation Day
    Lower School & Upper School
    Location: Great Hall & Williams Hall
    Organizer: Marie Ritchie (weritchies@gmail.com)
    Wednesday April 11th, 2018
    11am - 1pm
  • Family Guild Executive Meeting

    Library Seminar Room (small)
    Family Guild Executive Meeting
    School House Room A
    Organizer: Marie Ritchie (weritchies@gmail.com)
    Wednesday April 11th 6:15- 7:45pm
     
  • Apr
    14

    ACT Test

    Ross E. Morrow Theatre or Classroom (TBD)
    ACT Test 
    Organizer: Kay Johnson
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Ross E. Morrow Theatre or Classroom (TBD)
    Dates:    
    September 9th, 2017
    October 28th, 2017
    December 9th, 2017
    February 10th, 2018
    April 14th, 2018
    June 9th, 2018
  • Ridley College Saturday Program

    Ridley College Saturday Program
    Saturday April 14: 9:00 - 10:15am. 
    Grade 9: No Program Scheduled for Grade 9.
    Grade 10: No Program Scheduled for Grade 10
    Grade 11: IB1 Students. Group 4 Project.
    Grade 12: Transition to University. Mandeville Theatre
    Contact: Kathy Anderson
  • Ridley Lower School Saturday Play Day

    Lower School Library, Williams Hall & Fieldhouse (or another athletics space).
    Ridley Lower School Saturday Play Day
    Lower School Library, Williams Hall & Fieldhouse (or another athletics space if Fieldhouse is unavailable).
    Organizer - Blake Walker
    Saturday April 14th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:30am
    The Ridley Lower School Saturday Play Day is an event designed to bring prospective students and their families to campus and to offer an engaging educational experience with members of our Lower School faculty.  Please call Stephanie Park at 905-684-1889 ext. 2207, or, stephanie_park@ridleycollege.com to register.  Space is limited.
  • Cadet Ball

    Hernder Estates Winery
    Cadet Ball 
    Location: Hernder Estates Winery
    Organizer: Paul & Bobbie Filion
    Saturday April 14th, 2018
    5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Apr
    16

    Cadet Clock Schedule

    Cadet Clock Schedule 
    Monday April 9th, 2018
    Monday April 16th, 2018
    Monday April 23, 2018
    ** no morning Tutorial or mid-day Assembly
    Period 1      8:45 am - 10:00 am
    Recess      10:00 am - 10:10 am
    Period 2    10:10 am - 11:25 am
    Lunch       11:25 am - 12:25 pm
    Period 3    12:25 pm - 1:40 pm
    Period 4    1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cadets      3:15 pm - 4:20 pm
    Rest of day as usual
  • Lower School Spring Book Fair

    McLaughlin Resource Center
    Organizer: Alexandra Lucenti
    April 16-19
    Lower School, McLaughlin Resource Centre
  • Linden Group

    Linden Group
    20 US Universities and Colleges to Visit
    RMT
    12noon to 1:00pm
    Contact: Michael Maki

  • Apr
    17

    Lower School Spring Book Fair

    McLaughlin Resource Center
    Organizer: Alexandra Lucenti
    April 16-19
    Lower School, McLaughlin Resource Centre
  • Family Guild Meeting

    Williams Hall
    Family Guild Meeting
    Tuesday April 17, 2018
    Williams Hall
    6:30 to 8:00pm
    Organizer: Marie Richie (weritchies@gmail.com)
  • IB2 Graduation Art Show Opening

    Tiger Fieldhouse - Griffith Gym - 2
    IB2 Graduation Art Show Opening
    Griffiths Gym
    Organizer: Duane Nickerson
    Tuesday April 17th, 2018
    7pm - 9pm
  • Apr
    18

    Lower School Spring Book Fair

    McLaughlin Resource Center
    Organizer: Alexandra Lucenti
    April 16-19
    Lower School, McLaughlin Resource Centre
  • Apr
    19

    Lower School Spring Book Fair

    McLaughlin Resource Center
    Organizer: Alexandra Lucenti
    April 16-19
    Lower School, McLaughlin Resource Centre
  • IB2 Exam Information Session

    Mandeville Theatre
    IB2 Exam Information Session 
    Thursday April 19, 2018
    Mandeville Theatre
    1:00 to 1:40pm
    All graduating students, class of '18, who are writing an IB2 exam must attend this meeting.
    Contack: Kathy Anderson

  • Apr
    20

    WLSA Student Conference Presentation

    Room A
    WLSA Student Conference Presentation
    Start: Apr 20, 12:30pm
    End: Apr 20, 1:00pm
    Location: Room A
    Contact: Suzanne Tisi

    2018 WLSA STUDENT CONFERENCE
    JULY 16-21, 2018

    A WLSA CONFERENCE, BY STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS
    REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 1 2018 
     
    THEME: 
    Organized and executed by the WLSA Student Council, this year’s conference theme “The Human Condition”, aims to connect students to their individual leadership voice in a world consumed by overwhelming streams of news and media.  This conference will dissect the ways social media and technology are impacting todays student as well as look at studies, techniques and tools to deal with the anxiety and stress that comes from the innate desire to succeed.  During the 6 days students will learn from their global peers as well as local experts and a variety of inspiring keynote speakers.  Students will also participate in small group work discussions that focus on the Emotional self, the Physical self and the Mental self.  Additionally, the Holistic Life Foundation from Baltimore, will lead a series of workshops on mindfulness, meditation and using yoga as a tool to deal with anxiety and stress - these courses are available to both student and educator. 
     
    PROGRAMME: 
    The programme will be available soon 
     
    CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
    Students are at the heart of this entire conference- Help us build the WLSA Student Conference programme and propose a session. The conference’s strength is based on sessions created and led by student leaders like you. Share your experiences, lessons learned or an initiative you hold dear for a 10 or 30-minute session.  The list of proposed topics, application form and agreement form can be downloaded below.  Applications are due April 3, 2018. 
     
    Location:
    We are pleased to announce the 2018 WLSA Student Conference will be hosted by the Korea International School – Jeju Campus, an exciting location for students from around the world to join together for a week of growth, social events, excursions and cross cultural leadership training.  
    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KOREA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 
     
    FEATURES
     We will be joined by the #unfilterednetwork, a social media initiative aimed at looking past superficial labels, created by Harvard basketball alumnus Zena Edosomawan and his team. Learn more about the unfiltered project here.
     
    COSTS & SCHOLARSHIP
    €200.00 per student covers:
    • Room and board for 5 nights
    • Meals
    • Linens
    • Airport pick up and drop off
    • Cultural Excursions
    • Sports & Activities
     
    Students must fund their own airfare and travel insurance.  We have the Tony Little scholarship available for those in need of financial assistance. To be considered a recommendation letter from a staff member expressing financial need and an application from the student are necessary – learn more here!  
     



  • 10th Annual Ridley Independent Film Festival (RIFF)

    Mandeville Theatre
    10th Annual Ridley Independent Film Festival (RIFF)
    Mandeville Theatre 
    Organizer: Danielle Barranca
    Friday April 20th, 2018
    Light refreshments and red carpet starts at 7:00pm
    Event 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM 
    The 2018 Ridley Film Festival is an event that showcases the creative and dynamic work of student filmmakers in IB 1 and IB 2 Film Studies. The event has run successfully for the past 10 years and has become an integral part of this course. Students host the event, prepare programme booklets, and MC the event. Alumni, parents, and guest filmmakers from Brock University and Niagara College are often in attendance. All students with ES are permitted to attend, other students must ask for Housemaster permission.  Mandatory for all IB Film students to attend.
  • Apr
    21

    SSAT Test

    Ross Morrow Theatre & Matthews Library
    SSAT Test 
    Ross Morrow Theatre & Matthews Library
    Organizer: Sarah Whitty
    Saturday April 21st, 2018 - includes Elementary Testing
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Standard SSAT for students seeking admission to Middle & Upper School.
  • Ridley College Saturday Program

    Ridley College Saturday Program
    Saturday April 21: 9:00 - 10:15am. Locations will be sent out via Outlook Email to the students. Sign-up with the Community Service Leaders
    Grade 9: Community Service Opportunities
    Grade 10: Community Service Opportunities
    Grade 11: Community Service Opportunities
    Grade 12: Community Service Opportunities
    Contact: Kathy Anderson
  • Niagara Youth Orchestra

    Niagara Youth Orchestra
    Saturday April 21, 2018
    RMT 2:30 to 5:30pm
    Cellists from Ridley College, Brock University, the Niagara Youth Orchestra and others from the Niagara region will gather to undertake and afternoon workshop with Dr. Mark Chalmers.
    Contact: Duane Nickerson
  • Apr
    23

    Cadet Clock Schedule

    Cadet Clock Schedule 
    Monday April 9th, 2018
    Monday April 16th, 2018
    Monday April 23, 2018
    ** no morning Tutorial or mid-day Assembly
    Period 1      8:45 am - 10:00 am
    Recess      10:00 am - 10:10 am
    Period 2    10:10 am - 11:25 am
    Lunch       11:25 am - 12:25 pm
    Period 3    12:25 pm - 1:40 pm
    Period 4    1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cadets      3:15 pm - 4:20 pm
    Rest of day as usual
  • Apr
    24

    IBDP and MYP Art Exhibition

    Griffiths Gym
    IBDP and MYP Art Exhibition
    Griffiths Gym
    Organizer: Duane Nickerson
    Friday April 20th, 2018, Saturday April 21st, 2018 & Monday April 23rd, 2018 Exhibition Installation
    Friday April 27th, 2018 Show comes down
    Exhibition dates: Tuesday April 24th, 2018 through Friday April 27th, 2018
  • IBDP & MYP Arts Celebration

    Griffiths Gym & Mandeville Theatre
    IBDP & MYP Arts Celebration
    Griffiths Gym & Mandeville Theatre
    Organizer: Duane Nickerson
    Tuesday April 24th, 2018
    Arts Celebration Day Special Schedule:
    Assembly in the Mandeville for the Grade 9, 10 and 11 students. Optional for Grade 12s

    Period 19:15am - 10:20am
    Recess10:20am - 10:30am
    Period 210:30am - 11:35am
    Lunch11:35am - 12:30pm
    Period 312:30pm - 1:35pm
    Assembly/Viewing1:40pm - 3:10pm
    Period 43:15pm - 4:20pm
     
     
     
  • Band Concert Event

    Mandeville Theatre
    Band Concert Event 
    Mandeville Theatre
    Organizer: Ken Hutton
    Tuesday April 24, 2018
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Band Concert featuring performances by all students in Ridley Bands - Jazz Band, Cadet Band, and Music Class Bands grades 7 through 12.
  • Apr
    25

    IBDP and MYP Art Exhibition

    Griffiths Gym
    IBDP and MYP Art Exhibition
    Griffiths Gym
    Organizer: Duane Nickerson
    Friday April 20th, 2018, Saturday April 21st, 2018 & Monday April 23rd, 2018 Exhibition Installation
    Friday April 27th, 2018 Show comes down
    Exhibition dates: Tuesday April 24th, 2018 through Friday April 27th, 2018
  • Apr
    26

    IBDP and MYP Art Exhibition

    Griffiths Gym
    IBDP and MYP Art Exhibition
    Griffiths Gym
    Organizer: Duane Nickerson
    Friday April 20th, 2018, Saturday April 21st, 2018 & Monday April 23rd, 2018 Exhibition Installation
    Friday April 27th, 2018 Show comes down
    Exhibition dates: Tuesday April 24th, 2018 through Friday April 27th, 2018
  • Rodman Hall Senior Art Exhibition Opening

    Rodman Hall Senior Art Exhibition Opening
    Start: April 26, 7:00pm
    End: April 26, 8:30pm
    Location: Rodman Hall, 109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines
    Organizer: Duane Nickerson
    Members of the Ridley community are welcome to attend the opening reception of this exhibition of selected works from the IB2 Graduation Exhibition at Rodman Hall. 
    This exhibition is open for viewing April 21-April 29.
  • Apr
    27

    IBDP and MYP Art Exhibition

    Griffiths Gym
    IBDP and MYP Art Exhibition
    Griffiths Gym
    Organizer: Duane Nickerson
    Friday April 20th, 2018, Saturday April 21st, 2018 & Monday April 23rd, 2018 Exhibition Installation
    Friday April 27th, 2018 Show comes down
    Exhibition dates: Tuesday April 24th, 2018 through Friday April 27th, 2018
  • IBDP & MYP Arts Awards

    Mandeville Theatre
    IBDP & MYP Arts Awards 
    Mandeville Theatre
    Organizer: Duane Nickerson
    Friday April 27th, 2018
    7:30 to 9:30pm

  • Apr
    28

    Ridley College Saturday Program

    Ridley College Saturday Program
    Saturday April 28: 9:00 - 10:15am. Cadet Rehearsal will take place on "A" Squad at Ridey College.
    Grade 9: Ridley College Cadet Inspection Rehearsal
    Grade 10: Ridley College Cadet Inspection Rehearsal
    Grade 11: Ridley College Cadet Inspection Rehearsal
    Grade 12: Ridley College Cadet Inspection Rehearsal
    Contact: Kathy Anderson
  • Apr
    29

    Church Parade and Cadet Inspection 2018.

    Ridley College
    Church Parade and Cadet Inspection 2018 
    Location: Ridley College
    Organizer: Paul Filion
    Sunday April 29, 2018
    Brunch in the Great Hall: 10:30am to 12noon. Mandatory for all students to attend Brunch, as eating a meal is essential for the success of this event.
    12:15pm Church Parade 
    2:00pm: Cadet Inspection
    Final Confirmed Details of the day will follow as the date draws closer.
    All students who are not in cadet uniform must wear the Ridley College blues and greys.
  • Apr
    30

    MGI Gordon Speaker Series: Georgina Black

    MGI Speaker Series: Georgina Black'85
    Monday April 30, 2018
    Mandeville Theatre: 7:30 to 8:30pm
    Contact: Ed Kidd

    Georgina Black is a Partner at KPMG where she leads the Canadian Management Consulting practice and serves as Vice Chair of KPMG Global Healthcare. She is a trusted and sought after advisor on strategy, governance & leadership and complex change. Georgina has a reputation for developing shared visions that create value, building inspired teams and working shoulder to shoulder with clients to make a difference.

    Georgina currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Governors of Ridley College - one of Canada’s leading international boarding schools. 


    In 2016, Georgina was recognized by WXN as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

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With more than 700 students from over 50 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.