Ficino School Letter Week 10, Term 2, 2017

Mr Crompton is away at a conference of the Heads of our World-Wide Family of Schools which takes place at Lucca, Italy. As there are some results to share, I have decided to send a newsletter this last week of term.

May all the children have a well-deserved rest during the three weeks’ holiday, such that they come back to school refreshed and keen for the third term.

Margaret Brickland
Deputy Principal


NIPS Ski Time Trial Results

Last Sunday Ficino Skiers had their trials at Snow Planet for the North Island Primary School Championships.

The team representing Ficino School at NIPS will be announced on Friday 4 August, at the Assembly at the end of the first week of Term 3.

Ski Assembly – Friday 4 August – 8.30am

All parents are invited to the Ski Assembly on Friday 4th August when the NIPS Ski Team will be announced.

Parent/Teacher Interviews – Monday 14 August – from 1.15pm

Children will need to be collected from school at 12.45pm, after lunch.  There will be no after school care on that day.  An email to parents will be sent out on the first day of next term with further information about booking interviews.

First Day of Term 3 – Monday 31 July

A reminder that we have a 3 week holiday break and the new school term begins on Monday 31st July.

Speech Competition Results

We were very fortunate to have Alexandra Birchfield in as our guest judge for the Speech Competition this year. She is an ex-student, a past winner of the Speech Cup, and a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (one of the foremost acting schools in the UK) where she completed a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts in performance. Alexandra is currently studying for a post-graduate degree in linguistics at Victoria University. I am pleased to say she was delighted with the standard of the speech she heard, she thoroughly enjoyed listening to the participants.

Many thanks to all those who took part. Many thanks also to all the parents teachers who helped prepare and guide all the pupils in this event.

Hamish Hudson 

French Classes at Ficino – Free Trial Lesson next term

Mondays 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Advanced class
Wednesdays 3.15pm – 4.15pm – Beginners
Both classes are held in the school library
Please contact Maroussia on 021 251 7435 or email to register your interest in a free trial lesson.