Ficino School Letter, Week 7, Term 2, 2018

Monday, 25 June 2018

A word from the Principal On Thursday this week, all children were invited to share music making with their peers at what we call ‘Class Concerts’, where the children gathered in the two syndicates. First up were the senior classes, Years 5 to 8, followed by the junior classes, Years 1 to 4.  The Hall […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 6, Term 2, 2018

Monday, 18 June 2018

A word from the Principal This week our Year One to Four students made their termly trip to the local Eden Village Rest Home where they delighted the residents with their singing, speech and piano playing.  Having the pleasure of being able to accompany them this week, it was great to see their natural confidence […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 5, Term 2, 2018

Monday, 11 June 2018

One of our focus areas for developing student learning this year is in encouraging Growth Mindsets.  Some of you will be familiar with Caorl Dweck’s work in this area.  In essence a growth mindset is one in which a child, or in fact anyone, believes that their intelligence is fluid and has the capacity to “develop […]

Year 3 Ficino School students enjoy school camp!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Year 3 Ficino School students excitedly gathered outside the Villa one cloudy Thursday morning – overnight bags were packed and there was lots of chatter.  It was time for the annual Year 3 camp out in Kumeu at the Auld’s farm! The adventure began in earnest on arrival at the farm as they set about […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 4, Term 2, 2018

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

A word from the Principal Class Two performed the annual Spirit Play to rapturous applause from their parents and the rest of the school. They spoke clearly and relished the opportunity to be on the stage in front of over a hundred spectators. This play, based on an ancient text called the Kena Upanishad, is all about […]