Bermuda Basketball – ABE style

In the month of February, there was a Bermuda cup event. All the boys houses competed together in the game of basketball for points. ABE had a strong showing with many of our gr. 9s and 10s making up our junior team and our 11s and 12s making up our senior team, heading up by our first team basketball players. Though we may have not have got the most points, there were no shortage of smiles going around the teams as they all tried their best and had fun.


Winter Carnival At Ridley!!

To celebrate the month of November, Ridley held, for the first time in many years, a winter carnival!! The students had a wonderful day filled with activities highlighted by a wonderful assembly that was held on the rink celebrating the many countries represented at the school with a demonstration of the flags. It was a great sight seeing the students show their pride and enthusiasm for their home country and Canada!!


ABE at Medieval Times!

For our annual christmas house dinner, ABE went to Medieval Times! For many of the boys, it was the first time that they saw the display of horses, jousting, and sword fighting! It was a great time had by all, and some lucky boys from our house even got a flower from one of the knights! It was a great way to end the year as house.

November 2017 at ABE!!!

November was a crazy month for both Ridley and the boys of ABEast. Here are the highlights from the month:

  1. The start of the month got off to a “running” start – literally- as the school had our annual cross country run. The boys and girls of Ridley ran around the school in order to win points for their respective houses. The boys of ABE definitely showed up to the event with their running shoes on as there was lots of effort and enthusiasm put forth by the boys!!
  2.  Also happening during the first few weeks of the month was BATTLE OF THE BANDS!!! This is an annual event where the students form bands on their own time, learn songs, and then perform them to a live audience, where only one band can come out victorious!! This years winner was the defending champions, Match Point. Congrats!!
  3. November was a special month for the boys of ABE because we got to officially honour an name our house captains!!!! The following were given their house captain pin for ABE: OJ, BJ, Kal, Dimitri, Marcus. Congrats boys and way to represent the house so far and in the future!!
  4. November was host to another Bermuda Cup event. This month was ball hockey!! In true to life sports movie fashion, a band of unlikely heroes took to the field for ABE and through grit, determination, and hard work, emerged from the competition in fourth place!! Well done ABE!!

See below for a slideshow of all these events:

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October 2017 at ABE!!!

October has been the quite the month for the boys of ABE!! Now with everyone settled after a busy  month of September and getting to meet all the new faces and places, now the real fun of Ridley can begin!

October held many fun events for the students at Ridley. In the beginning of the month, boys of ABE voluntarily took part in a 24 hour race against human trafficking. Thats right – 24 hours! ABEast had a great showing by two of our seniors Kal and Dima, who with a group of other rowers, rowed in 30 minute cycles for the full 24 hours. Im surprised they could even stand after for their Beast Of The Week photo after!

Of course, we cannot talk about October without mentioning halloween. Ridley went all out this year for halloween – having a dressup day in the Upper School as well as watching the Lower School do a costume parade of their own.

In the halls of ABE, that atmosphere was kept alive by the annual pumpkin carving contest, where boys carved thier best designs into pumpkins. All of the pumpkins where then put outside to greet the lower school students who came around for halloween.  A big ABE roar goes out to our haloween team of Benni, Marcus, Oj and BJ who kept the thrills and chills alive for everyone who came knocking on ABE’s door.

During this month, ABE also took part in Bermuda Cup events, where each house competes in athletic style competitions for points. ABEast though intimidated at first, pulled through and earned points for our team.  A special roar goes out to Hyunwoo for unlocking his special skill of putting the soccer ball in the top corner of the net every time!

Other events of this month included a pizza party that was held for ABEast as well as ABWest.


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