It was our great pleasure to welcome last year’s Head Boy, Tristan Pang, back to school this morning to speak to our Year 4 – 8 students. Tristan, as many of you will know, is a profoundly gifted student, who went straight from Ficino School to Auckland University where he has just completed a Stage […]
With the risk of repetition, this week has been all about the senior production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Two of the five performances have taken place and things are really warming up for the grand finale on Saturday evening. We are honoured to have special guest, Miles Gregory, founder and artistic director of the […]
The biennial senior Shakespeare production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream is nearly upon us. At our Good Works Assembly this morning we saw a brief extract of a scene near the end of the play involving a group described as the Mechanicals. It is a marvel of Shakespeare’s wit that he can provide Year One […]
Ficino School is delighted to announce the launch of Ficino Preschool, an intimate boutique early childhood centre for children aged between three and five years old. Currently being constructed in the heart of Mt. Eden, adjacent to its sister school Ficino School (primary and intermediate level), Ficino Preschool is scheduled to open its doors in […]
13 year old Tristan Pang, former Head Boy of Ficino School, interviewed Principal Peter Crompton on his weekly radio programme, Youth Voices, broadcast on Planet FM 104.6 (Auckland) earlier this year. Listen to the interview here (part 1) and here (part 2).
One of our focus areas for this term has been goal setting. This is a tool for encouraging students to take ownership of their learning; in other words, see areas that need strengthening as their responsibility rather than just their teacher’s or parents’. This helps to empower our students to have a growth mind set, […]
Ficino School once again participated in the Jump Rope for Heart programme run by the Heart Foundation. The aim of the programme is to promote the importance of lifelong physical activity and heart health through a range of skipping skills and lessons. Our students embraced the opportunity to improve their skills by setting goals and […]
I had the good fortune to take five of our Year 8 students out to lunch today. Their conduct, maturity and ease was remarkable. They conversed generously and happily about what they have enjoyed in their years at Ficino School. Although ready to move on to new horizons, they were very clear about the value […]