Ficino Preschool welcomes the Road Runner!

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The unexpected arrival of a turtle at Ficino Preschool was very timely, both for the turtle itself and for the children!  Road Runner, as she has been aptly named was found outside the preschool on Esplanade Road. Little did she realise that she’d found a fantastic home for herself when she was slipped through the […]

Ficino Preschool turns one!

Ficino Preschool first opened its doors in September 2016.  A year seems to have flown by, and it is unimaginable to remember a time when we haven’t heard busy young voices playing outside, tending to their gardens, and engaging in a variety of projects and games. The Preschool students and teachers were lucky enough to […]

Feliz Navidad….  Merry Christmas from Ficino Preschool!

With one week to go before their Christmas holidays begin, Ficino Preschool students were very excited to welcome their families into their world for an afternoon of performances and food! They had obviously been practicing as they regaled the visitors with a variety of Christmas tunes.  The favorite by children and guests alike was the […]

Ficino Preschool’s Christmas visitor

Ficino Preschool children and staff welcomed a colourful, larger-than-life visitor carrying a red sack in December!  Santa Claus, I hear many of you asking?!  A good guess, however this visitor was a woman… Though she was minus the beard, belly and red suit she did have bucket-loads of jolliness!! Tanya Batt brought the magic of […]

A dragon at Ficino Preschool

Ficino Preschool’s small class roll and high teacher-child ratios allows us to provide individual attention and development for our students. Oliver, one of our four-year-olds embarked on an epic adventure earlier this year to build his own dragon!  His project began after he excitedly recounted watching the movie ‘How to train your dragon’.  6 months […]

Ficino Preschool – The wonders of nature

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Our students have had the opportunity to explore the wonder of nature this year.  In summer 2017, our outdoor space was home to the Ficino Preschool swan plants.  Children were enthralled with the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly, observing them though the egg, to “hungry caterpillar”, to chrysalis stage.  They were lucky enough to observe […]

Term 4 vignettes – Ficino School graduating class of 2017

It is with pride that we farewell our Year 8 students, many of whom have been with Ficino School throughout their primary education.  It has been a privilege to see them turning into young adults and we wish them all the best as they start their journey into high school and beyond. They recently completed […]

Ficino School Letter Week 7, Term 4, 2017

Monday, 4 December 2017

This week the School has had quite a different atmosphere – more quiet, more space, with all the senior classes away for much of the week.  Years 7 and 8 had a stimulating visit to Wellington where they visited the Botanic Gardens, Westpac Stadium and Te Papa Museum, Parliament Buildings and Weta Workshop.  Years 5 […]