Ficino Preschool is open!

Friday, 14 October 2016

The Preschool was happy to open its doors and welcome its first children and their families on Wednesday 28 September. The Preschool hosted two official events in the weeks prior to opening. We were honored to have the Taumata Kaumātua (distinguished elders) Bob Hawke and Sarah Grey from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei provide their cultural service […]

Term 3 at Ficino School – it’s a wrap!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

What was on at Ficino School in Term Three? A new era at Ficino! Ficino Preschool welcomed its first students through the doors on Wednesday 28th September.  The site was earlier blessed by local kaumātua before being officially opened by local MP, Paul Goldsmith.  The Preschool is currently accepting applications – should you wish to […]

Dr Nicholas Kardaras on ‘digital heroin’ (in the New York Post)

Friday, 23 September 2016

The New York Post recently published an article by Dr Nicholas Kardaras on the dangers of too much screen time for children.  You will be aware that Ficino School made a conscious decision to provide its students with a technology-free education in their early years. It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies By Dr. […]

Ficino Preschool Open Morning – 24 August!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Ficino Preschool is opening for business shortly!  Before we do, we invite you to drop in and have a look around our bespoke building, meet our teachers and check out our amazing outdoor play spaces which include a running stream, a giant-sized sandpit and a mini musical “amphitheatre”!  There’ll also be some yummy treats from […]

New Ficino Preschool opens this year

Friday, 29 July 2016

This year marks a new milestone for Ficino School, as they prepare for the opening of their new early childhood facility. The new Preschool will offer a high quality, philosophically inspired education for children aged three to five years. Aligned to the teachings offered in its primary and intermediate school, the Preschool will take an integrated and holistic […]

Ficino School speech competitions

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

“I have a dream…”, “Now is the winter of our discontent…”, “When the dragon awoke…”. These powerful lines were performed variously by a number of Ficino School senior students, reciting familiar yet challenging verses from the likes of Martin Luther King, Shakespeare and the Beowulf poet. That these students remembered the lines was impressive, however […]

Year 6 Ficino students visit Waitangi

Friday, 24 June 2016

Year 6 children had the opportunity recently to steep themselves in New Zealand culture, seeing first hand some of the significant places relating to our country’s early days and visiting the pivotal birth place of The Treaty of Waitangi. The overnight excursion provided them with practical experiences to support their studies on New Zealand as […]

Ficino Running Club carrying the torch!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The Ficino School Running Club formed part of a worldwide peace chain when they took part in the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run on Friday 27 May.  Children had the opportunity to hold, and run with the Peace Torch in Mt Eden as it makes its way around the globe, eventually encompassing visits to over […]

Progress on Ficino Preschool build!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

There has been a lot of headway made on the Ficino Preschool build this year, and we’re excited to share the progress via our photo montage below! From the early days of earthworks and the laying of foundations to the erecting of the skeleton framework we were starting to see tangible evidence of the building […]

Sustainability and conservation in action at Ficino School!

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

We are lucky to live in a city like Auckland (and indeed New Zealand!) with easy access to a wide range of aquatic and ecological environments (and the corresponding creatures) on our doorstep.  Ficino School has always taught and practiced the importance of sustainability to ensure these remain for future generations to enjoy. Our Junior […]