School Newsletter Week 8, Term 2, 2015

Mr Crompton is away in Australia for some celebrations occurring at our sister school John Collet in Sydney. Our week at Ficino has been very full with Years 5 and 6 on Tuesday afternoons and Years 7 and 8 on Wednesday afternoons going to TriStar Gymnasium where they are receiving rigorous and challenging coaching for an hour on the equipment there. They will continue this for three weeks. On Wednesday the school was treated to a display presented by the Meccano Guild of many wonderful creations, both static and moving. Each class had 30 minutes to explore the models and it was particularly delightful to witness the engaging conversations held between Ficino pupils and the mostly sectarians who form this branch of the Meccano Guild. Years One to Four performed beautifully at Eden Village on Thursday morning and this morning, Year Eight as part of their Geography study, have gone to two dairy farms in Karaka to look at their milking operations.

Margaret Brickland
Deputy Principal

 

Notices

Meet the Board Evening – Monday 15 June – 6.30pm – 8pm

We look forward to seeing parents at this event on Monday.

Good Works Assembly – Friday 19 June

Parents are invited to come to our Good Works Assembly on Friday 19th June at 8.30am.  Good Works from Classes 2, 4, 6 and 8 will be shown.

Friends of Ficino – Ficino Fun Run – Sunday 9th August

Come out and practice for the cross country – parents are encouraged to run with their children.  Distances for each year group will be the same as the cross country with a 5km run for Year 7-8 and anyone else who wants to run this distance.

11.00am meet at Milford Beach Reserve, North Shore.
11.30am year group runs start with Year 1 first, finishing with 5km run.
$20 entry fee per family includes a free sausage each. Register at the school office by Wed 5th August.
For further information email Mrs Watkins  c.watkins@ficino.school.nz