Ficino School Letter Week 8, Term 2, 2016

Monday, 27 June 2016

The highlight of this week was the Class 2 Spirit Play which took place on Friday morning. This script is adapted from the Kena Upanishad, one of the great spiritual texts from the East. It is a play about the gods of Fire, Water and Wind who became boastful forgetting that the ultimate source of […]

Year 6 Ficino students visit Waitangi

Friday, 24 June 2016

Year 6 children had the opportunity recently to steep themselves in New Zealand culture, seeing first hand some of the significant places relating to our country’s early days and visiting the pivotal birth place of The Treaty of Waitangi. The overnight excursion provided them with practical experiences to support their studies on New Zealand as […]

Ficino School Letter Week 7, Term 2, 2016

Monday, 20 June 2016

The Information Evening for parents run by Lynne Walder from Polkadot Coaching which was held last night was very well received, with thirty-three parents and staff attending. An important link was made between being mindful, (i.e. being aware of those around you, having empathy, being aware of one’s emotions and thoughts through reading the signals […]

Ficino School Letter Week 6, Term 2, 2016

Monday, 13 June 2016

This week the students had the opportunity to play music to each other at our annual class concerts. This event has morphed from children playing in front of their own class to an opportunity to play to the whole junior and senior syndicates respectively. It is a wonderful time for spontaneous sharing of music, with […]

Ficino Running Club carrying the torch!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The Ficino School Running Club formed part of a worldwide peace chain when they took part in the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run on Friday 27 May.  Children had the opportunity to hold, and run with the Peace Torch in Mt Eden as it makes its way around the globe, eventually encompassing visits to over […]

Ficino School Letter Week 5, Term 2, 2016

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The students from Years Four and Six have been immersing themselves in New Zealand history with trips to Howick Historical Village and Waitangi respectively. It was delightful to see the Year Four students dressed up in the style of early Aucklanders. They looked quite grown up and behaved accordingly. It is a good reminder of […]