Ficino School Letter, Week 6, Term 3, 2018

A word from the Deputy Principal

Thursday 6th September, the School Hall was filled with music playing all day – a treat for all there.  I noticed many faces of children in the audience totally entranced by the playing of their peers.

Our judges were Mrs Lauren White who teaches singing in the school and Mrs Olive Leddy who has a wealth of experience as a teacher and running music programmes in schools in Auckland.  Dr Sussex joined the judging panel for advanced piano entries.  The judges were extremely impressed that so many students at Ficino School are learning musical instruments – the best food for the brain, they said.  They were delighted with the quality of the entries, we had over 70 entries, and generosity and poise was most evident in the presentations.

All children received personal written comments from the judging panel and a housepoint was awarded to each entry together with extra housepoints for place-getters.

Thank you to all parents and families for your support in your child’s musical journey.

Margaret Brickland
Deputy Principal and Head of Music



Friends of Ficino Movie Night – Saturday 8 Sept
The movie night is fast approaching – tickets can be purchased on the door on Saturday night.

In addition to two great movies (one for the littlies and one for the older children), there is the opportunity to buy tickets in the raffle.  Two prizes are up for grabs – the first is a gourmet food hamper while the second is a selection of toys, crafts and games (the perfect prize for the upcoming school holidays perhaps…).


Years 1 and Preschool Epsom Campus Marae visit – Monday 10 Sept


Year 7 & 8 Renaissance trip departs – Wednesday 12 Sept


Good luck to our Renaissance group!!  We look forward to hearing all about your travels in a couple of weeks.


Year 2 Zoo Trip – Thursday 13 Sept


Champ of Champs Gymnastics – Thursday 13 Sept


Year 5 & 6 Speech Competition – Thursday 13 Sept



French and Spanish holiday programme – Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 October
Fun Languages for Little Linguists are running a fun, education programme in the school holidays for those parents who want to provide their child(ren) with something different these holidays.
Please contact Maroussia ( or 021 252 7435) for more information.

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.