Ficino School Letter, Week 4, Term 2, 2018

A word from the Principal

Class Two performed the annual Spirit Play to rapturous applause from their parents and the rest of the school. They spoke clearly and relished the opportunity to be on the stage in front of over a hundred spectators. This play, based on an ancient text called the Kena Upanishad, is all about power and its source. The gods of water, fire and wind arrogate their powers to themselves forgetting their link to the Source. Their egos’ grow big and their power consequently diminishes to almost impotency. They can’t even wash away, burn or blow away a simple straw. This story was a nice segway into our Friday morning assembly. We have been looking at what limits us from freely expressing the fullness and perfection of our human nature, and the Spirit Play helps to explain that. We watched a video clip of Mamoudou Gassama, the Malian man, who rescued a four year old boy hanging precariously from a four storey balcony, without any thought for himself or his own safety. This young Muslim man took thirty seconds to pull himself up from balcony to balcony to reach the child; a selfless feat of courage, strength and love.
Peter Crompton



Samosa Fundraiser
Friends of Ficino have organised another delicious Samosa drive.  Make sure you fill in the order form and return it with payment to the School Office by Wednesday 13 June.

Please circulate it widely among your friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues as these samosas are delicious!

Queens Birthday Weekend
A reminder that school is closed on Monday 4 June for Queens Birthday.  Classes resume on Tuesday 5 June.

Exam Week
A reminder that it is exam week for our senior students from Tuesday 5 – Friday 8 June.  Please ensure children are at school on time, and that everyone is mindful of the need to be quiet.

Ficino After School Care (FASC)
Please remember that all bookings for FASC need to be made through the school office either by email or by phone 6233385. If your child is booked in and no longer coming to after school care, please ring the office and cancel the booking.

Trial French Lesson
A new date for the trial French lesson is now available for interested students next Wednesday 6 June from 3.20 – 4.20pm.
If you are interested in enrolling your child, please email Maroussia  to book a place.

Website Calendar
Please note the School Calendar  of Events can be found on the website. There is also a permanent link to the calendar in this newsletter.