Ficino School Letter, Week 5, Term 3, 2018


Music Competition 2018 – Thursday 6 September
Children from Year 3 upwards are invited to perform an item of music with voice or instrument in the Music Competition.  With over 70 entries, we are looking forward to the performances.  Don’t forget to send your children with their instruments and music!


Year 3 Cake Stall – 3- 3.45pm Friday 7 September
Let your children support our Year 3 students as they fundraise for their nativity play.


School Assembly – Friday 7 September
Parents are invited to attend the Music and Cross-Country assembly on Friday.  The assembly starts at 8.30am.


Movie Night double feature – Peter Rabbit (all Years) and Hidden Figures (Yr 6-8) – Saturday 8 September
Friends of Ficino are holding another fun movie night in the School hall.  Doors open at 5.15 and the event finishes at 7.30pm.

Parental supervision is essential – get your child(ren)’s name on the list early by prepaying at reception.


Years 1 and Preschool Epsom Campus Marae visit – Monday 10 Sept
Year One have been invited to go with the Ficino Preschool children to visit the Tutahi Tonu Marae at the University of Auckland Epsom Campus. Last term they were looking at New Zealand in our History, Myth and Culture lessons and this trip will help to further enhance their understanding of New Zealand culture.


Champ of Champs gymnastics – Thursday 13 September
A team of Years 3 – 6 students will be representing Ficino School on 13 September.  Please return the online Permission Form by Friday 7 September.


Year 2 Auckland Zoo visit – Thursday 13 September
Year 2 students will be travelling to the zoo by bus to gain further understanding of topics they have been studying during their Nature Studies lessons.  Please return the online Permission Form by Thursday 6 September.



Samosa Delivery – Friday 7 September
Thank you for placing your orders for Samosas recently.  These will be delivered to your child at the end of school on Friday.


Yummy Apple Stickers
Don’t forget to send your stickers in.  The collection closes on Friday 7 September.


Back gate on View Road
The back access gate will be closed between 10am and 1.30pm, starting from Monday 27 August.


We are currently trialing some new procedures for dismissal to improve safety.  Please follow any instructions given by the Caretaker or teachers on duty.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Once procedures have been finalised, we will advise you of any changes to current practice.


Uniform Shop Hours
The School Uniform Shop is open before and after school every Wednesday.  Please come to reception in the Villa where we will be able to assist you further.


Ficino After School Care (FASC)
The new online booking system for Ficino After School Care (FASC) has worked well.  Bookings for September, October and November can be made on the following link:

Click HERE to book for SEPTEMBER
Click HERE to book for OCTOBER
Click HERE to book for NOVEMBER

Please remember that we need at last 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel a booking,  If your child is sick or on a school trip, you must cancel the booking online to avoid being charged.

Website Calendar

Please note the School Calendar of Events can be found on the website.