Ficino School Letter, Week 3, Term 2, 2018

Monday, 28 May 2018

Despite the onset of winter, two classes headed out for school trips this week.  Year 5 participated in our annual visit to Cue Haven which is an extraordinary project to turn a 24 hectare private property overlooking Kaipara Harbour from farmland into a native bush reserve which is to be gifted to the City of Auckland […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 2, Term 2, 2018

Monday, 21 May 2018

On Wednesday this week, half of the School participated in our triennial visit to Tiritiri Matangi bird sanctuary.  This is always a special trip and this year was no exception.  Because of the later than expected timing, the birds were out in abundance and some of the rarer species more easily seen.  The guides, many […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 1, Term 2 2018

Monday, 14 May 2018

Welcome back to the new term and thank you for your patience regarding the timing of the holidays.  For the rest of this year and next year, they will align with the state school breaks.  Several of our teachers attended a School of Philosophy study programme last week, which lifted the level of engagement with […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 11 Term 1 2018

Monday, 7 May 2018

We come to the end of another fine term in the which the children (and teachers) have been stretched to develop their talents in myriad different dimensions.  I interviewed a prospective student this week and asked what his favourite subject at school was.  His rather dour answer was “We don’t do many subjects – just […]