Ficino School students work up an appetite at Long Bay clean up

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Ficino School students got stuck in cleaning up rubbish from Long Bay beach prior to their annual School Picnic on Sunday last week. Inspired by a presentation from Sustainable Coastlines during the week, the children spent over an hour picking up all kinds of rubbish. “One principle which we encourage our students to live by […]

Ficino School congratulates new Head Boy and Girl

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Ficino School is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Head Boy and Girl for the 2015 school year, Year 8 students George McCullough and Andrea Farrelly. “Responsibility and service at this age help strengthen our students’ moral foundation and provide an ideal platform in which to prepare themselves for the challenges of secondary […]

School Newsletter Week 3, Term 1, 2015

Monday, 23 February 2015

It was delightful to see so many of you at our Parents Evening on Monday.  There was an excellent buzz of conversation and meeting of minds throughout the evening.  A number of you reported that you enjoyed the address at the beginning on ‘Resilience, Growth Mindsets and the Problems of Over-parenting’.  If you would like […]

School Newsletter Week 2, Term 1, 2015

Monday, 16 February 2015

There was an interesting article in the newspaper last Sunday which offered suggestions on how to make the school year ahead a fruitful one.  Right up front at number one on the list was the suggestion not to worry about homework at primary level quoting research that suggests it has little impact on student achievement. […]

School Newsletter Week 1, Term 1, 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015

The school year has started successfully with the bright, bubbly faces of the students lighting up when meeting their friends and teachers again. Quite a lot of work has been done to enhance the buildings and site over the holidays including a working bee by members of the School of Philosophy the day before the […]