·Coaches professionally run Sport at Ridge Park and an extensive sports programme in a variety of codes are part of the year programme. Learners have attained SA colours in hockey and represented SA internationally in badminton.
·Kerry Lee Harrington was selected to represent SA at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for badminton
·Girisha Nair was placed 2nd and Hemisha Nair was placed 3rd in the KZN School’s Under 14 Synchronized Swimming Trials
·Girisha Nair 8ES and Hemisha Nair 8RH, were awarded Full Colours for synchronised swimming.They qualified for the KwaZuluNatal team and came third and fifth respectively in the South African Schools Championships.
·Hope Lebese and Zuzile Mkhize have been selected for the KZN U16 Baseball team Hope Lebese 10NR and Nolwazi Khuluse 10NR, were awarded Full Colours for achieving KwaZuluNatal Colours for Baseball. Zuzile Mkhize 9NP, was awarded Full Colours for Baseball
·Charne Barlow,10HS, was awarded Full Colours for her being placed 4th in the KZN Lifesaving Championships and 6th in the South African Lifesaving Championships
·Dheyanka Naidoo was awarded Full Colours for making the Natal Cricket team for two consecutive years.
Ridge Park College’s swimming team has grown over the last 2 years, and through experience and training we hope to improve on last season. The calendar for next season is already filling up with the following dates confirmed: 7th November – Open Water swim (Margate) 21st November – Capital K (PMB) 26th – 28th November – Westville sprints (Kingspark) 30th January – School trials (Kingspark) 12th February – Midmar Mile (PMB)
In addition to this we also have the interschool Wednesday gala league which will start in the 1st term. Training for these events needs to start now, with girls working on their fitness and cardio strength. Swimming training will be held 4 mornings a week in term 4 –Tuesday’s to Fridays from 6:10 – 7:00. Any girls wishing to join the squad to please see Mrs Weakley.
ANNUAL FUN WALK/RUN – 2010 As part of the schools holistic endeavours we embarked on our second Annual Fun Walk/Run on the 30th April 2010. This event is aimed at developing a community within our school and acknowledging that growth in all aspects of our learners is imperative to succeed in the working world. Throughout the year we encourage the learners of Ridge Park College to participate in physical activities which contribute to this very successful event.
The walk/run followed a varied route around the RPC neighbourhood. We were supported by the metro police who assisted us most readily in marshalling and control. Educators also showed their support by guiding and encouraging learners along the way. The ABI coke bus provided entertainment and music to motivate the girls during the last few meters.
We rely heavily on sponsorship and would like to thank the following contributors Boston City Campus, Johnson and Johnson, RML Promotions, International Hotel School, Pall Mall, FNB, Waltons Back to School, Plessie Technology, Superior Vision, Photonote Pavillion, Floline, Abba Moosa, Overport Fruit and Veg, VM Stationers and Makro, Sweetmax, Limaco