Rotoroa

Sustainability and conservation in action at Ficino School!

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

We are lucky to live in a city like Auckland (and indeed New Zealand!) with easy access to a wide range of aquatic and ecological environments (and the corresponding creatures) on our doorstep.  Ficino School has always taught and practiced the importance of sustainability to ensure these remain for future generations to enjoy. Our Junior […]

Ficino School Letter Week 10, Term 1, 2016

Monday, 11 April 2016

The first Ficino Fiesta last Saturday was an excellent event. The school opened its gates to welcome in friends, family and the local community. The atmosphere was vibrant with visitors and hosts alike enjoying the occasion. The idea of a Fiesta revolving around food stalls from the many different cultures present in the school was […]

MERC

Term 1 at Ficino School has started ‘swimmingly’!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Several of our classes have undertaken educational trips focused on water safety and the development of water confidence.  With countless kilometers of coastline and numerous rivers, estuaries, harbours and inlets in New Zealand, our exposure to water is inevitable!   This is reflected in the NZ Curriculum’s Health and Physical Education learning strand in which ‘it […]

Ficino School Letter Week 9, Term 1, 2016

Athletics Day at Mt Smart Stadium on Wednesday was again a great success, with many children rising to the challenges. David Boddy, past headmaster of St James School in London, used to define success as achieving more than you think you can do. Based on this definition there were many successes going on all through […]