Ficino School Letter, Week 3, Term 1, 2019

Monday, 25 February 2019

The quotation above is very relevant to our Assembly discussion this morning.  We were looking at our third School Value, Respect All. Respect is an interesting word and we broke it down into its two constituent parts ‘re’ and ‘spect’.  The second part comes from the Latin word ‘spectere’ which essentially means to look. From […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 2, Term 1, 2019

Monday, 18 February 2019

Today we come to the conclusion of our first full week for 2019. We have more new students in the school this year than ever before in my tenure as Principal.  They will have been finding their feet and adjusting to the new environment of Ficino School.  From what I have seen they have been […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 1, Term 1, 2019

Monday, 11 February 2019

A word from the Principal It is always wonderful to see the school full of children again after our staff preparation days.  They bring it all to life, and meeting them in their simplicity and open-mindedness is refreshing. Our School Assembly this morning was about ‘Treasures’.  There is a concept in the Maori tradition of […]