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 […]

Ficino School’s young scientists

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Ever wondered about what makes rainbows or where the dinosaurs went or….? Curiosity about the world we live in is something that we never lose even as we get answers to our initial childhood questions. Ficino School’s science curriculum channels the awe and wonder we all possessed as young children into the chance to conduct […]

Ficino School Vignettes – Term 2 ’17: An egg-cellent experience!

Friday, 4 August 2017

For Years 1-4 our nature study programme is designed to encourage observation and put back a sense of wonder and awe into science. It begins simply with the senses and the elements and then develops into study of plants, animals and the harmony of the universe. A very practical approach is taken and there are […]

Ficino School Vignettes – Term 2 ’17: Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’

The first in this series of vignettes explores life at Ficino School in Term 2 2017 Communication – Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ Communication is at the heart of much that we all do, both in our schooling and in our wider lives.  It has been identified by employers as both an essential skill, and more recently, […]

What was going on at Ficino School in Term 1 2017?

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

As we near the end of Term 2, it’s a good chance to reflect on what the Ficino School students got up to in Term 1 2017! Academic performance There has been much in the news earlier this year about declining PISA scores which rank our country in English, Maths and Science against others in […]

Ficino School participates in ANZAC commemorations

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Courage.  It is a value that can be applied in a multitude of situations.  As ANZAC Day approaches, it provides us with the opportunity to consider this attribute alongside the impact of war and conflict and our values as a society.  It also allows us to explore how ANZAC Day has come to define our […]