Ficino School Letter Week 6, Term 4, 2017

Monday, 27 November 2017

This week has been filled with wonderful end of term events. On Wednesday, we celebrated Just This Day, a day in the year for people around the world to consciously unite in stillness.  This is the last year the event will take place and it has brought forth many creative ideas in its marking.  The Year […]

Ficino School Letter Week 5, Term 4, 2017

Monday, 20 November 2017

One of the unique features of Ficino School is the study of Sanskrit.  As you know, the students begin learning it when they arrive and continue through to Year 8.  Sanskrit is a brilliant language to study at the Primary and Intermediate stage of education.  Being a source language for most Indo-European languages including English, […]

Ficino School Letter Week 4, Term 4, 2017

In Assembly this morning a couple of mathematical puzzles were presented to the children, and awards were given out for outstanding performers in the Australian Mathematics Competition.  The competition is sat by all students from Year 4 upwards at Ficino which is a different approach than most other schools who only enter their top performers.  […]

Ficino School Letter Week 3, Term 4, 2017

Monday, 6 November 2017

One of the traditions at Ficino School is for the Principal to take our Year 8 students out to lunch in small groups to seek feedback on their experiences at Ficino in an informal setting.  I had the pleasure of sharing their company this week, and their comments were most heartening.  They overwhelmingly spoke positively […]