Ficino School Letter Week 8, Term 4, 2016

Monday, 5 December 2016

Many of the cycles in creation run from Rest to Activity to Rest again.  The seasons are an example of this, and our School year follows a similar pattern.  At this time of year, just before the Christmas break, the School is a hive of activity with camps, the Nativity Play and Concert, the Carol […]

Ficino School Letter Week 7, Term 4, 2016

Monday, 28 November 2016

The Christmas season is almost upon us and as the school year draws to a close, with exams completed, the chidren have had opportunities this week to pursue some quiet activities. On Wednesday, we partook in a movement called Just this Day. This was started in England by a parent of six children who all […]

Ficino School Letter Week 6, Term 4, 2016

Monday, 21 November 2016

We have had a number of special assemblies this week. On Monday, Class 3 performed a recitation of “Ye spotted snakes” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and our Year 8 students with their Art Teacher Mrs Joass, presented four beautiful portraits of the saints that denote each of the Houses at Ficino School. These have […]

Ficino School Letter Week 5, Term 4, 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016

As you are all aware Ficino Preschool received its first students during the last school holidays with three children attending on the first day. On Monday we will have eight students on the roll, and we hope to attract more families at our Open Morning on Saturday 26th November. The children that are there have […]

Ficino School Letter Week 4, Term 4, 2016

Monday, 7 November 2016

The school is full again this week with the Year 7 and 8 students having returned from their Renaissance Tour of England and Italy.  This was a truly remarkable experience for them all.  Not only did they have the opportunity to connect with some of the great wonders of western civilization in Rome, Florence and London, […]

Ficino School Letter Week 3, Term 4, 2016

Monday, 31 October 2016

The theme for Philosophy discussions for the beginning of this term is Unity.  It is always uplifting to hear from discussions held in the classrooms snippets such as “If you get Unity, you can have peace where there was anarchy” or phrases such as “the same but different”, “no one left out” and words such […]

Ficino School Letter Week 2, Term 4, 2016

Thursday, 27 October 2016

This week has been a good “settling in” week for Ficino pupils with no interruptions to their normal timetable in the way of trips and events, other than for Class Six.  These students have been sitting Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests which are designed afresh each year as part of the Cambridge Curriculum to assess learners […]

Senior Ficino School students circumnavigate Shakespeare’s Globe!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Ficino School’s senior students have enjoyed a live performance of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at the Globe Theatre in London. The Year 7 & 8 History, Myth and Culture (HMC) syllabus provides students with the opportunity to both perform a Shakespeare play and take part in a Renaissance trip to the UK and Italy […]

Ficino School Letter Week 1, Term 4, 2016

Monday, 17 October 2016

It has been delightful to welcome the children back to School this term, especially meeting their bright smiles when I have greeted many as they arrive at school.  I hope you have all had a refreshing holiday and are set for the very full term ahead, which promises many uplifting activities for the children. During the […]

Ficino School studies Maori culture

Friday, 14 October 2016

Ficino School’s History, Myth and Culture syllabus embraces the exploration of many diverse cultures, histories, myths and legends. New Zealand has a unique and rich culture of its own which our students are currently exploring.  Earlier this week, Ficino invited the Kahurangi Māori Dance Company to share several performances with our students.  These brought to […]