Ficino School Letter Week 7, Term 1, 2017

The build up to the Ficino Fiesta has become more and more evident as this week has progressed.  There have been articles of clothing, books and other items being dropped off; advertising flyers have been sent around; a wood-fired pizza oven and a huge paella pan have arrived. So many parents and families have been helping out in the preparation for this event, and what has been most amazing is the way the preparations are being done.  We talk a lot about mindfulness in the School, and the term has a very broad meaning these days.  The calm, smiling faces of the parent body, the obvious respect for allowing the children’s education to continue unhindered, and the focused and purposeful activity can only be described as Mindfulness in Action.  As a School, we are so grateful for the enthusiasm, care, and the huge time commitment and the organisational skill that goes into this major fundraising event by a great number of parents.  Thank you all.

We look forward to building on the success of last year and hope to see you all there.

Peter Crompton



Ficino Fiesta – Saturday 18th March – 5pm – 9pm

See you at the Fiesta tomorrow!
A reminder to consider our neighbours and park respectfully.  Thank you.

Ficino Information Evening – Wednesday 22 March – 6 – 7pm

Our first information evening for prospective parents will be held on Wednesday 2nd March from 6pm – 7pm.  If you know anyone who would prefer to come and hear about the school in the evening, rather than on the weekend, please let them know about our Information Evening.  Thank you.

Open Morning – Saturday 25th March – 9.30 – noon

A reminder that we are having an Open Morning at school for prospective parents on Saturday 25th March.  Thank you to all parents whose children are able to come to school on Saturday and help to make the morning a success.

Athletics Day – Friday 31st March – Mt Smart Stadium

Please check the list for things that the children need to bring.  It is important that all children have a school polar fleece as it can be cold if a southerly wind is blowing.  The uniform shop is open on Wednesday mornings from 8.10 until 8.30, and on Wednesday afternoons from 2.30 until 3.15, if you need to purchase anything.  Children should come to school in their PE uniform.

Please bring:-

  • lunch and snacks for morning and afternoon tea
  • school hat and sunscreen
  • plenty of water for the day
  • school polar fleece
  • rain coat
  • any personal medical needs

Children should be collected from the stadium directly.