Ficino School Letter Week 2, Term 4, 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017

In the quotation from Aldous Huxley transcribed below, he suggests that the most important aspect of any education is to develop the ability to do what is necessary irrespective of what you think or feel about it.  To place this much importance on mental discipline is not the common way of thinking today.  There is […]

Ficino School Letter Week 1, Term 4, 2017

Thursday, 26 October 2017

We spoke in Assembly this morning about how in our lives we play many parts just like a great drama and that each part has relationships with other parts; such as teacher and pupil or parent and child. All we need to remember is that we are playing a part and then the drama runs […]

Ficino students engineering and problem-solving race!

Two teams of our Year 7 & 8 students represented Ficino School at the EPro8 Challenge.  The challenge was born in Wellington in 2015 with events and participation spreading through the North Island this year. The teams were selected after students competed in practices challenges at school. The EPro8 Challenge is a competition – an […]

An afternoon with Shakespearean actor, John Callen

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

“Knock knock”, “Who’s there?”.  We’re all familiar with the format of the “Knock knock” joke, but not many of us would be aware that Shakespeare may have introduced the earliest version of the formula in his famous play ‘Macbeth’… Ficino School’s Year 7 & 8 students have recently finished performances of their latest Shakespeare play […]

Ficino School Letter Week 9, Term 3, 2017

Monday, 16 October 2017

As another wonderful school term draws to a close and we set our sights on the upcoming holiday, it is worth considering what the word holiday means and what they are for.  The vacation is obviously a time to rest and recuperate.  All the activities of the school term are a bit like a great […]