Central West Gymnastics Competition

Monday, 3 August 2015

Ficino School was well represented at the Central West Gymnastics competition held at Tri Star Gym on Thursday 30 July. Our team, made up of girls from Years 3 to 6, all competed admirably and looked splendid in their new gymnastics uniform.  A special acknowledgement goes to the Year 3 and Year 6 teams for […]

Ficino Icicles Excel at the North Island Ski Racing Competition

Thursday, 25 June 2015

A group of our Ficino Icicles skiers competed in the first North Island Ski Racing competition at Snow Planet last Saturday 20th June. Three of our skiers attained a podium finish achieving 2nd in the Under 10 Girls, 3rd in the Under 12 Girls and 5th in the Under 10 Girls. Congratulations to the team […]

New Zealand History Comes Alive For Class 6

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The study of early New Zealand and the Treaty of Waitangi was bought to life for Class 6 students when they went on a two day trip to the Bay of Islands. As well as a guided tour of the Treaty of Waitangi grounds, which included seeing the Maori Waka, the students experienced an exceptional […]

ASB Presents “Get Wise” to Ficino School Students

Thursday, 4 June 2015

This week a representative from the ASB visited Ficino School to introduce their Get Wise programme. This is described as an innovative New Zealand financial literacy programme to help Kiwi children become clever with cash. The engaging presentation was well received by both students and teachers.

Class 1 Maori Studies

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

In History, Myth and Culture, Class 1 have been learning about what is special about New Zealand. Whaea Karen (Levi’s aunty) came to visit our class and share some Maori culture with us. She taught us a waiata called Haere Mai. We made pois so we could use them with the waiata. We have also been learning how to weave, […]

Global Economist, Catherine Austin Fitts Visits Ficino School

Thursday, 28 May 2015

On Monday 25 May, distinguished international speaker and global economist Ms Catherine Austin Fitts visited Ficino School. We were privileged to have such a notable international guest support our school. As well as visiting our school Ms Austin Fitts spoke at a presentation organised by the Ficino Educational Foundation. Ms Austin Fitts enjoyed her visit to […]

Spirit Play Performed by Class 2

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

On Wednesday 20 May the students of Class 2 presented an entertaining performance of a play about Spirit. The students’ enthusiasm was exceptional and their enjoyment in portraying their roles was appreciated by the audience which included friends and family. As well as presenting an entertaining play the students were able to convey the message […]

Planting for Future Generations

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Ficino School Class 5 students were excited to be a part of the conservation and preservation project being undertaken at the CUE Haven Reserve on the Kaipara Coast. The students planted a massive 100 trees which was a fantastic effort and a great start to the 2015 planting season. After a well-earned lunch break they […]

Farm and Camping Experience Broadens Horizons

Friday, 15 May 2015

The students of Class 3 relished the opportunity to camp at a family farm in Kumeu this term. Exploring the bush, walking on windswept Muriwai beach to see the Gannets and toasting marshmallows by the fire before heading off to sleep in tents were only a part of this amazing experience. The students had an […]