Ficino School Letter Week 5, Term 3, 2016

Monday, 29 August 2016

The latest piece of legislation on education to come before parliament this week is to allow school-aged children to do all their learning on line.  The government wants to introduce communities of online learners or COOL schools.  It is easy to see why such proposals come into being; there seems to be an urgency surrounding […]

Ficino School Letter Week 4, Term 3, 2016

Monday, 22 August 2016

Yesterday in a very full hall, Year 4 entertained students and parents alike with their play of the Greek myth, Demeter and Persephone. It is a wonderful story about cycles of our living earth. As children’s writer Sally Pomme Clayton put it, the story reminds us “that for anything to grow it must winter underground, […]

Ficino School Letter Week 3, Term 3, 2016

Monday, 15 August 2016

The annual Ficino Cross Country run took place on a cool Wednesday afternoon this week. This event provides a unique challenge in which everyone has to dig deep and push themselves outside of their comfort zone for an extended period. This is character building and encourages our students to feel what it’s like to achieve […]

Ficino Preschool Open Morning – 24 August!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Ficino Preschool is opening for business shortly!  Before we do, we invite you to drop in and have a look around our bespoke building, meet our teachers and check out our amazing outdoor play spaces which include a running stream, a giant-sized sandpit and a mini musical “amphitheatre”!  There’ll also be some yummy treats from […]

Ficino School Letter Week 2, Term 3, 2016

Monday, 8 August 2016

Grandparents morning is always a popular event throughout the whole School community and yesterday was no exception. One grandparent of five Ficino students, who has been attending the event every year for the last twelve years, said afterwards that he would love to be invited to return next year even after his last grandchild has […]

Ficino School Letter Week 1, Term 3, 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016

It has been wonderful to welcome the children and parents back to school after the winter break. As a Principal, the one to one meetings with students are always a delight. They love to share little wonders of their learning journey. One suggestion this week was that we should have traffic lights on all the […]