Ficino School Principal talks about Mindfulness

Friday, 23 November 2018

You may have heard about mindfulness quite a lot in the news lately.  Nigel Latta has been in the media recently talking about his TV series ‘The Curious Mind’.  Commenting that “If there’s one thing I could do it would be to introduce mindfulness into every school in the country.” Mindfulness is essentially the power […]

Ficino School’s visit to Ambury Farm

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Ficino School students experienced several off-site learning adventures in Term 3.  The chance to support their classroom learning with real world experiences provides them with a valuable means to solidify and build on their knowledge. Situated on the shores of the Manukau Harbour, Ambury Regional Park is a working farm.  It provides opportunities for children […]

It takes a village – Ficino School’s Grandparents Day

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Ficino School recognises the important role that extended family have in the growing of happy, confident and well-adjusted children.  It hosted its ever-popular Grandparents Morning in Term 3.  All our students loved having the grandparents visit school, and it was heart-warming to see the interactions between them all. Our students particularly enjoyed the opportunity to […]

Ficino School’s athletic adventures

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Ficino School educates the whole child, with its curriculum ensuring the body, mind and spirit are developed.  Not only do our students take part in some form of physical education every day, they also compete at interschool sports competitions where they are often ‘punching’ well above their weight considering the size of Ficino school in […]

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 students experience “A Comedy of Errors”

Thursday, 12 April 2018

The return of another season of the popular Pop-Up Globe theatre enabled our lucky Year 6 – 8 classes to experience a professional production of one of Shakespeare’s earliest known works. Ficino School students are exposed to the works of the great masters of literature throughout their years at Ficino as part of the English […]

Term 4 vignettes – Ficino School graduating class of 2017

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

It is with pride that we farewell our Year 8 students, many of whom have been with Ficino School throughout their primary education.  It has been a privilege to see them turning into young adults and we wish them all the best as they start their journey into high school and beyond. They recently completed […]

Ficino students engineering and problem-solving race!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Two teams of our Year 7 & 8 students represented Ficino School at the EPro8 Challenge.  The challenge was born in Wellington in 2015 with events and participation spreading through the North Island this year. The teams were selected after students competed in practices challenges at school. The EPro8 Challenge is a competition – an […]

An afternoon with Shakespearean actor, John Callen

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

“Knock knock”, “Who’s there?”.  We’re all familiar with the format of the “Knock knock” joke, but not many of us would be aware that Shakespeare may have introduced the earliest version of the formula in his famous play ‘Macbeth’… Ficino School’s Year 7 & 8 students have recently finished performances of their latest Shakespeare play […]

Ficino students vote in 2017 General Election

Friday, 29 September 2017

The NZ elections have been a hot topic across the country recently, and things were no different for Year 7 & 8 students at Ficino School in Mt Eden.  Ficino School took part in the Electoral Commission’s ‘Have your Say’ campaign, which got them interested in the democratic processes of our country. Students initially researched […]