Ficino School Letter, Week 8, Term 1, 2019

As we build up to the five performances of Twelfth Night next week, it is an opportune time for us as a school to reflect on the help we receive from our parent body and school community.  This allows us to offer such an enriched programme of activities for our students.

Athletics Day two weeks ago was a day full of healthy competition, mindful supporting and enjoyment.  The parent help on such a hot day facilitated a broad range of events.  Recently there have been a number of class trips and inter-school sports competitions which have been facilitated by the presence of parent helpers.  Our Year 5 & 6 cricket team recently won their two games at the Remuera Zone Competition and two weeks ago the Year 7 & 8 won their Inter-zone event.

The Friends of Ficino with a large group of helpers put on the Bollywood evening which raised around $5000.  This will go towards the 2020 Renaissance Trip and projects in the School.  These include shade options for the area behind the villa and development of some other areas which are still to be confirmed.  Thank you for making all this possible.

Here is something from one of our Preschool children to remind us all of the importance of a growth mindset:

I told Ms Banks that I couldn’t swing across the monkey bars.
And then I tried, and then I tried, and I got better at it.
I went right across the monkey bars for the first time.
Then I tried again, and I listened to my body.
My body said, try again, so I did.
Then I tried again but my arms were too weak.
So then I waited, and then they were ready.
Then I tried again.
And I did it.

Peter Crompton
Ficino School Principal


Year 1 – 6 Parent/Teacher Interviews – Monday 1 April
Dismissal times for Monday 1 April
Years 1 to 3  at 12.35pm
Years 4 to 6  at 12.45pm
Year 7 and 8 Continue at school with lessons as usual, finishing at 3.15pm


Please note there will be no FASC on Monday 1 April.


Year 7 & 8 Shakespeare Production – Wednesday 3 April – Saturday 6 April
Tickets for Twelfth Night are now on sale and available from the school office.
Please come in to purchase your tickets – cash or eftpos is accepted.


Year 7 & 8 Parent/Teacher Interviews – Monday 8 April and Tuesday 9 April
Parents would have received instructions for booking an interview with your child’s teacher.  Year 7 & 8 interviews will take place on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 April.


Year 1, 3, 5 & 6 Dance Assembly – Thursday 11 April


Athletics Awards – Friday 12 April



Last Day of Term One
Term One finishes after school on Friday 12 April.
Term Two starts on Tuesday 30 April.  Children must be in their winter uniform from this date.
Please note that Monday 29 April is a Teachers Only day so please do not send your child to school.


Preschool Parking
Please note there are 3 parking spaces reserved for preschool parents outside the Preschool – they are all marked with a curb sign and cones highlighting they are for Preschool parents only.
Please do not park in these when you are coming in for school drop off or pick up.
Thank you for your cooperation.


Ficino After School Care (FASC)
Click HERE to book for APRIL
Click HERE to book for MAY
Click HERE to book for JUNE

Please note:

There will still be the option to register your child on the day before 1.00pm.  Availability is limited.

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.  Thank you.