Ficino School Letter Week 8, Term 2, 2017

Monday, 26 June 2017

In a world where the media are reporting calamity after calamity, many of them engineered by human beings, the subject of raising wise children is an important quest for every parent and educator.  At Ficino, all our students from Year 1 to Year 8 have a weekly philosophy lesson. The word philosophy literally means the […]

Ficino School Letter Week 7, Term 2, 2017

Monday, 19 June 2017

Sir Ray Avery fully engaged students, parents and teachers at our Assembly this morning.  Despite his challenging childhood, he is an exceptionally grounded man. His address to the students journeyed over quite a range of human behaviours and endeavour.  Born in England, Sir Ray felt he had arrived home when he first set foot in […]

Ficino School Letter Week 6, Term 2, 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

This week we are celebrating our 20th birthday.  Ficino School officially began on this site in 1997 under the direction of the founding headmaster, Mark Broadwith.  The School occupied the villa initially and then grew progressively down the south corridor, until eventually the hall was completed in 2002. Prior to the purchase of 27 Esplanade […]

What was going on at Ficino School in Term 1 2017?

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

As we near the end of Term 2, it’s a good chance to reflect on what the Ficino School students got up to in Term 1 2017! Academic performance There has been much in the news earlier this year about declining PISA scores which rank our country in English, Maths and Science against others in […]