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 […]

Ficino Fiesta – Saturday 18 March – 1 more sleep to go!!

Friday, 17 March 2017

There really is something for everyone at the Ficino Fiesta.  With an Enchanted Garden for the littlies to the Funzone’s mammoth water slide, Jedi obstacle course and Titanic slide it’s going to be an extravaganza of FUN! There’s an entertainment schedule that includes Japanese drummers, Bollywood dancers, a jazz troupe and live musical performances. Our […]

What’s going on at Ficino School in March?

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

We have several upcoming events at the School for current and prospective parents, and the whole community. We hope to see you! Saturday 18 March       Ficino Fiesta  5 – 9pm The first of these, the Ficino Fiesta, is an extravaganza of food, live performances and fun for the whole family and community.  […]

What was on at Ficino School in Term Four 2016?

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

As we start the second month of 2017, here’s a chance to remember a few of Ficino School’s key activities in Term 4, 2016! Year 7 & 8 Renaissance trip The most memorable experience in their time at Ficino School, as recalled by students and alumni alike, is the biennial Renaissance trip. The 2016 trip took […]

Senior Ficino School students circumnavigate Shakespeare’s Globe!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Ficino School’s senior students have enjoyed a live performance of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at the Globe Theatre in London. The Year 7 & 8 History, Myth and Culture (HMC) syllabus provides students with the opportunity to both perform a Shakespeare play and take part in a Renaissance trip to the UK and Italy […]

Ficino School studies Maori culture

Friday, 14 October 2016

Ficino School’s History, Myth and Culture syllabus embraces the exploration of many diverse cultures, histories, myths and legends. New Zealand has a unique and rich culture of its own which our students are currently exploring.  Earlier this week, Ficino invited the Kahurangi Māori Dance Company to share several performances with our students.  These brought to […]

Ficino Preschool is open!

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 […]