Ficino School Letter, Week 1, Term 4, 2018

It was very pleasing to be able to award Prefect Badges to all our Year 8 students this year.They have all taken on leadership roles and demonstrated responsibility and commitment to these throughout the year.  On the recent Renaissance Trip, they grew in maturity and capacity to lead by example.  The five students awarded badges at this morning’s Assembly were Vedant Sheth, Eric Liang, Hashmita Singh, Mahdhiya Shaikh and Dharmesh Baldania.  Natalia Pretscherer was away from school today and will receive hers in due course.

It was delightful to sit down with the senior teachers and consider the qualities of each student and the reasons for awarding a Prefects Badge.  Whenever we steer our attention to the Goodness in someone, it is uplifting for all involved.  Our Assembly Prayer this term has a beautiful, gentle reminder for us to do this.  Two of the lines are “May our ears hear the Good, May our eyes see the Good”.  It continues with “May we serve Him with the whole strength of our body”.

This term we will have Service as the theme for our Philosophy lessons and some assemblies.  The world will be remembering the ultimate service given by soldiers in the First World War on Armistice Day, which this year is 100 years since the day the guns fell silent on the 11th November 2018.

Peter Crompton
Principal

 

Events

School Tour – Friday 26 October

Held from 9-10.15am, Ficino School will be hosting prospective parents at our 2nd to last tour of 2018.  It would be appreciated if you were able to direct any interested family, friends or colleagues to our registration page at www.ficino.school.nz/tours.

Notices

Labour Day
Ficino School will be closed on Monday 22 October.

Uniform Shop Hours
The School Uniform Shop is open before and after school every Wednesday.  Please come to reception in the Villa where we will be able to assist you further.
Ficino After School Care (FASC)
Parents are encourage to register for online bookings for October, November and December.  These bookings can be made at the following link:

Click HERE to book for OCTOBER
Click HERE to book for NOVEMBER
Click HERE to book for DECEMBER

Please remember that we need at last 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel a booking,  If your child is sick or on a school trip, you must cancel the booking online to avoid being charged.

Website Calendar

Please note the School Calendar  of Events can be found on the website.