School Newsletter Week 5, Term 3, 2015

Monday, 31 August 2015

The school and parents were treated to a beautiful display of dance at this morning’s assembly. Dance was introduced right at the outset of the establishment of Ficino School and our sister schools around the world. It provides the opportunity for children to learn to move together in unison, and to connect mentally, emotionally and […]

School Newsletter Week 4, Term 3, 2015

Monday, 24 August 2015

The Class Four Play of Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa was the stand out event this week. Under Miss Doctor’s meticulous direction, and dedicated assistance from parents, Class Four produced something magical. Miss Doctor adapted the story and wrote the play herself. It was full of humour for both the children and adult audiences. The […]

NZAGC 40th Anniversary Conference

Monday, 17 August 2015

Ficino School was well represented at the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (NZAGC) 40TH Anniversary Conference held in Hamilton. We had a number of students on the concert programme. As well as wonderful musical performances on the flute, harp and piano there was a dramatic presentation of Shakespeare’s work. After these excellent performances the […]

School Newsletter Week 3, Term 3, 2015

This week we farewell Mrs Anita Hudson, who has had a long association with Ficino School. She began back in 1998, just one year after the school started, assisting Mr Hudson as the Class One and Two teacher. Mr Hudson freely admits that he wouldn’t have coped without her. Having said that the current Class […]

School Newsletter Week 2, Term 3, 2015

Monday, 10 August 2015

The philosopher, Marsilio Ficino, after whom our school is named, as well as being a priest, doctor and writer was a lover of Plato and translated all his works from Greek into Latin. In his numerous letters, Ficino often draws on the teachings of Plato and shares them in a most beautiful way with his […]

Central West Gymnastics Competition

Monday, 3 August 2015

Ficino School was well represented at the Central West Gymnastics competition held at Tri Star Gym on Thursday 30 July. Our team, made up of girls from Years 3 to 6, all competed admirably and looked splendid in their new gymnastics uniform.  A special acknowledgement goes to the Year 3 and Year 6 teams for […]

School Newsletter Week 1, Term 3, 2015

The students have enjoyed a full first week back at school. Our assembly this morning gave a broad picture of all the many facets of school life. There was mention of the Australian Mathematics Competition which was sat yesterday by students from Year 4 to Year 8; with a few Year 3’s as well. We […]