Ficino School Letter Week 9, Term 3, 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Term 3 draws to a close this evening, with the Year 7 and 8 students attending their second Renaissance Trip preparation sleepover.  They depart during the holidays and will not return to School until Week 4 next term.  This is a formidable adventure into the heart of both Italian and English Renaissances, one which displayed itself […]

Dr Nicholas Kardaras on ‘digital heroin’ (in the New York Post)

Friday, 23 September 2016

The New York Post recently published an article by Dr Nicholas Kardaras on the dangers of too much screen time for children.  You will be aware that Ficino School made a conscious decision to provide its students with a technology-free education in their early years. It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies By Dr. […]

Ficino School Letter Week 8, Term 3, 2016

Monday, 19 September 2016

As the School term nears its end, in contrast the Ficino Preschool is preparing to begin.  This morning was a very special occasion for about ten families, a good number of staff members and the Chairman of our Board, Lawrence Ames.   We welcomed two esteemed elders from Orakei Marae onto the Ficino School site and […]

Ficino School Letter Week 7, Term 3, 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

This week has been full of many and varied activities.  We had an impromptu visit from the Italian Ambassador, Eccellenza Carmelo Barbarello, who came on Monday afternoon to wish our Year 7 and 8 students “Buon viaggio!”.  They depart for the biennial Renaissance Trip in just four weeks’ time.  They will visit many great and […]

Ficino School Letter Week 6, Term 3, 2016

Friday, 2 September 2016

Over the last couple of weeks the students have been reminded to consider how best to put our fine School Values into practice.  To make them more than just a collection of five words, the students are encouraged to bring them into their own lives through intelligent inquiry. To help with this, each child has been […]