Ficino School Letter Week 9, Term 3, 2018

Monday, 1 October 2018

Message from the Deputy Principal At Assembly this morning we presented the awards for the Hockey and Netball teams.  The praise from the managers for the children in the teams, their spirit, their support of each other and their growth was heartening to hear.   In all cases the managers would have liked to award every […]

Ficino School Letter Week 8, Term 3, 2018

Monday, 24 September 2018

It was an absolute delight to have so many Grandparents visit the school yesterday.  Refreshments were served by a generous group of parents and enthusiastic Year 5 students.  The children thoroughly enjoyed showing their grandparents their work, their classrooms and other parts of the school. There is something about the quality of listening in a […]

Ficino School Letter Week 7, Term 3, 2018

Monday, 17 September 2018

Message from the Deputy Principal Year 7 and 8 students have arrived in Rome and hopefully are sleeping well before they begin their first adventure of this wonderful Renaissance Tour – an exploration of Ancient Rome – the Colosseum and Forum, and a trip out to Hadrian’s Villa. The rest of the school have their […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 6, Term 3, 2018

Monday, 10 September 2018

A word from the Deputy Principal Thursday 6th September, the School Hall was filled with music playing all day – a treat for all there.  I noticed many faces of children in the audience totally entranced by the playing of their peers. Our judges were Mrs Lauren White who teaches singing in the school and […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 5, Term 3, 2018

Monday, 3 September 2018

Events Music Competition 2018 – Thursday 6 September Children from Year 3 upwards are invited to perform an item of music with voice or instrument in the Music Competition.  With over 70 entries, we are looking forward to the performances.  Don’t forget to send your children with their instruments and music!   Year 3 Cake […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 4, Term 3, 2018

Monday, 27 August 2018

Finally the weather has settled enough for our annual cross-country race to take place this afternoon.  Cross-country is one of those endurance events that children either love or hate.  In either case it is character building.  Like many other events at Ficino, we expect all students to participate and set aside their fears or misgivings, […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 3, Term 3, 2018

Monday, 20 August 2018

We are currently undergoing a review of our marketing messages and it is always a difficult task to encapsulate a Ficino education in a soundbite. There are so many interweaving facets.  The conclusion of our marketing consultant, who has spent some time in the classrooms this week, is that you have to experience it to really get […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 2, Term 3, 2018

Monday, 13 August 2018

It is always delightful to catch up with students who have graduated from Ficino School and this week I met two of them. Their pleasure at being back at Ficino was obvious, and their ability to converse freely and intelligently about what they are doing reinforced the excellent work that is underway here. Both were […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 1, Term 3, 2018

Monday, 6 August 2018

Welcome back to Term 3.  It is always delightful to see the children at the first assembly of the term, looking smart, and gently waking up to the regular routines and new opportunities a new term provides. On Thursday mornings this term, students from Years Two to Six will have an opportunity to meet with […]

Ficino School Letter, Week 9, Term 2, 2018

Monday, 9 July 2018

The school term finished on a resounding note with a full house for our final assembly.  The winners from each class in our annual Speech Competition delivered their pieces with increasing crescendo and profundity.  The confidence of the students was quite incredible and the power of words that have stood the test of time being […]