Global Economist, Catherine Austin Fitts Visits Ficino School

Thursday, 28 May 2015

On Monday 25 May, distinguished international speaker and global economist Ms Catherine Austin Fitts visited Ficino School. We were privileged to have such a notable international guest support our school. As well as visiting our school Ms Austin Fitts spoke at a presentation organised by the Ficino Educational Foundation. Ms Austin Fitts enjoyed her visit to […]

School Newsletter Week 6, Term 2, 2015

We were privileged to have distinguished international speaker and global economist Ms Catherine Austin Fitts visiting us on Monday morning.  She was very interested in the school and clearly enjoyed her visit to Ficino, as you will see from her article below which has been published on her blog. Peter Crompton Nourishing Civilization at Ficino […]

School Newsletter Week 5, Term 2, 2015

Today is Pink Shirt Day which is recognised in many New Zealand schools as an opportunity to stand against any form of bullying. Pink Shirt Day started in Canada in 2007 when a boy was the victim of snide comments from his peers when he wore a pink shirt to school. Bullying can take place […]

Spirit Play Performed by Class 2

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

On Wednesday 20 May the students of Class 2 presented an entertaining performance of a play about Spirit. The students’ enthusiasm was exceptional and their enjoyment in portraying their roles was appreciated by the audience which included friends and family. As well as presenting an entertaining play the students were able to convey the message […]

Planting for Future Generations

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Ficino School Class 5 students were excited to be a part of the conservation and preservation project being undertaken at the CUE Haven Reserve on the Kaipara Coast. The students planted a massive 100 trees which was a fantastic effort and a great start to the 2015 planting season. After a well-earned lunch break they […]

School Newsletter Week 4, Term 2, 2015

Monday, 18 May 2015

This week our senior students walked to Eden Village, one of the local retirement homes, for their termly concert.  Their visits are greatly appreciated by the residents and the popularity of the performances is growing.  In the early days the number in the audience was in single figures, but word has got around and about thirty […]

Farm and Camping Experience Broadens Horizons

Friday, 15 May 2015

The students of Class 3 relished the opportunity to camp at a family farm in Kumeu this term. Exploring the bush, walking on windswept Muriwai beach to see the Gannets and toasting marshmallows by the fire before heading off to sleep in tents were only a part of this amazing experience. The students had an […]

School Newsletter Week 3, Term 2, 2015

Monday, 11 May 2015

Building resilience is an important part of childhood, in order to be able to stand on our own feet later in life. There is a story about a donkey that fell into an old well and couldn’t get out. When the farmer arrived on the scene he decided there was nothing he could do. He […]

School Newsletter Week 2,Term 2, 2015

Monday, 4 May 2015

Whenever we welcome prospective parents on our School Tours, I always speak of our connection with other schools around the world. St James in London began in 1975 and now educates close to a thousand children in its primary and secondary schools. Ficino has sister schools in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa, […]