A Message from our Principal, Craig Price –
“Kia ora and Welcome to Selwyn Ridge School. Mihi nui ki a koutou.
Opened in 1997, Selwyn Ridge is a modern and vibrant learning environment. We offer exciting and engaging learning experiences to around 500 “Kids on the Ridge” in years 0-6. Facilities to enhance learning include a stateof the art media centre, indoor sports and assembly hall, information centre and 22 dynamic classrooms that reflect high quality teaching and learning.
Please take some time to wander through our website so you can get a feel for the lively and engaging learning environment of which we are so proud.
I love leading learning at Selwyn Ridge School. It is a very special place with a caring, nurturing and friendly environment where high expectations for learning and behaviour are reflected in motivated and engaged learners.
I am proud to be part of a talented team of teachers and support staff who are committed to creating the optimum learning environment for our children. Everything we do is guided by a firmly established system of values and beliefs, against which we are constantly monitoring the alignment of our practice.
“How will it make a positive difference for our children?” is the constant catch cry in our decision making process.
Our children, the learners of the 21st century, are encouraged to cultivate the attributes, skills and dispositions of “The Kid on the Ridge,” a learner model developed through an extensive consultation process.
We also encourage our children to take a strong role in leading their own learning. Our KIC (Kids in Charge) learning model, proven effective by independent research, provides a powerful springboard from which to launch exploration and inquiry.
At Selwyn Ridge, we celebrate learning and achievement. We are committed to providing an ethical learning community that is safe place for all to thrive, where heart matters and we recognise the importance of an holistic approach to learning.”
Where We Are
Our school is perched on a ridge over the inner harbour of Tauranga (Te Tahuna a Rangataua.) We are at the centre of the enrolment zone outlined below.