It was our great pleasure to welcome last year’s Head Boy, Tristan Pang, back to school to speak to our Year 4 – 8 students at Friday morning assembly. Tristan is a profoundly gifted student, who went straight from Ficino School to Auckland University where he has just completed a Stage 2 Maths paper, attaining […]
13 year old Tristan Pang, former Head Boy of Ficino School, interviewed Principal Peter Crompton on his weekly radio programme, Youth Voices, broadcast on Planet FM 104.6 (Auckland) earlier this year. Listen to the interview here (part 1) and here (part 2).
Combining good music, fine wines, fabulous food (varied and plentiful) and art, with a few bargains to be had, Ficino School’s first Art and Jazz Evening proved to be a very enjoyable and successful night. There were some marvellous art and other items donated by both the school and business communities. This generosity and energetic […]
Ficino School students in Classes 3 to 8 spent a exciting day at Tiri Tiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf this week. Everyone enjoyed their experience in this natural haven for our native birds and marine life. As well the educational presentation run by the Rangers on the island, there was time to explore the […]
A Ficino School project received an award of Highly Commended at the annual NIWA Auckland Science and Technology Fair. This event lets our senior students test their scientific and technological investigation methods and produce projects which adhere to strict scientific guidelines. Ficino School students prepared their projects initially for the school Science Fair in July […]
The Ficino School team of Year 3 girls had a great time competing at the Champion of Champions Gymnastics competition held at Tri Star Gym on Thursday 10 September. The competition required of the girls to complete floor, beam and vault routines. Everyone completed well, with the best result being an achievement of 10th overall […]
The annual Grandparents Morning Tea at Ficino School was once again a very successful and enjoyable morning. Grandparents were welcomed with a beautiful morning tea prepared by our amazing parent helpers. Students helped to guide and serve our guests before they were seated for a presentation from our Principal, Mr Crompton and Chairman of the […]
Even a very wet and windy morning on Tuesday 1 September didn’t deter our team of Year 5 and 6 representatives from competing at the Remuera Zone Cross Country. All our competitors finished in the top of their age groups and enjoyed the challenging and muddy track. Great fun was had by all.
The Ficino School Ski Team again proved to be strong competitors at the North Island Primary School Champs held at Whakapapa this year from Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August. Although the weeks skiing events got off to a slow start due to poor weather our team was rearing to go once competition started. […]
Ficino School was well represented at the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (NZAGC) 40TH Anniversary Conference held in Hamilton. We had a number of students on the concert programme. As well as wonderful musical performances on the flute, harp and piano there was a dramatic presentation of Shakespeare’s work. After these excellent performances the […]