Message from the Principal – 11 April 2014

Ficino School Fair April 2014

The Ficino School Fair last Sunday brought many members of our local community into the school grounds. It was a fun-filled day enjoyed by almost all of our current students, and provided an opportunity for past students to meet and mix with old friends. The school had a homely feel, the feeling of a place “you somehow haven’t to deserve” to quote the American poet Robert Frost. The Fair raised close to $25,000 which is a superb effort by all involved. Half of this amount goes towards the Renaissance Trip which departs in September this year. Thanks to this and all the other fund raising efforts over the last eighteen months, we are close to reaching our target, which will again provide a unique opportunity for our senior students. The fund raising continues tonight with the Opera Evening which has an exciting programme and will see the school hall transformed. I hope to see some of you there. Tickets will be available at the door should you decide to come at the last minute.

The term has been a long one filled with activity and as it draws to a close, we just need to keep an eye on the energy levels of the children. Eleven weeks is a long stretch without a significant break and they are managing well. If they can find some restful activities over the weekend, this will help them enjoy school right up to the end of term with our Easter Service on the last day.

Peter Crompton

Notices

Parent/Teacher Interviews – Monday 14th April from 1.15pm

Please be reminded that children will need to be collected at 12.45pm on Monday 14th April, and that there will be no After School Care on this day.

End of Term Easter Service – Thursday 17th April -2pm at St Barnabas Church

Parents are warmly invited to our End of Term Easter Service at St Barnabas Church on Thursday 17th April at 2.15pm. Children may be collected directly from the church after the service, or from school as usual at 3pm.

Winter Uniform

The children will wear winter uniform from the start of Term 2. We have supplies of all items required in the uniform shop which is open on Tuesday afternoons.

Ficino After School Care (FASC)

Please remember that all bookings for FASC need to be made through the school office either by email office@ficino.school.nz or by phone 6233385. Thank you.

Assemblies on Friday

All parents are invited to attend the school assembly on Fridays. See the calendar for Commendation and Good Works assemblies.

Uniform Shop – Open on Tuesdays

The School Uniform shop will be open on Tuesdays from 2.30 until 3.15.