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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ficino Preschool is open!

The Preschool was happy to open its doors and welcome its first children and their families on Wednesday 28 September. The Preschool hosted two official events in the weeks prior to opening. We were honored to have the Taumata Kaumātua (distinguished elders) Bob Hawke and Sarah Grey from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei provide their cultural service […]

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Term 3 at Ficino School – it’s a wrap!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

What was on at Ficino School in Term Three? A new era at Ficino! Ficino Preschool welcomed its first students through the doors on Wednesday 28th September.  The site was earlier blessed by local kaumātua before being officially opened by local MP, Paul Goldsmith.  The Preschool is currently accepting applications – should you wish to […]