Ficino School Letter, Week 3, Term 2, 2019

Monday, 20 May 2019

This week we started our Clubs at Lunchtime programme.  Students from Year Four to Year Eight selected clubs on Monday morning ready to start on Tuesday.  The clubs are run by a variety of leaders which makes the programme so interesting and rewarding.  The Chess Club is led by former New Zealand Chess Champion, Paul […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 2, Term 2, 2019

Monday, 13 May 2019

This week Year 5 to 8 children visited Eden Rest Home and Village for the first of our four recitals to the residents there.  Our recital included singing items, piano and flute solos, the string and recorder ensembles together with recitation pieces and two short excerpts from the senior production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.  Our […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 1, Term 2, 2019

Friday, 3 May 2019

The children have arrived back at school and brought the autumn sunshine with them.  We have a roll of 132 students this term and expect this to grow by 7 or 8 next term when we open our New Entrant classroom. In our assembly on Tuesday morning, we remembered the ANZACs and learned how traditions […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 10, Term 1, 2019

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

In this final week of the term we had three magnificent assemblies.  On Wednesday, we welcomed guest speaker Nuptul Rinpoche, who is abbot of a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. Nuptul spoke to the children about his childhood experiences growing up in a monastery from the age of seven.  […]