Ficino School Letter Week 8, Term 2, 2016

The highlight of this week was the Class 2 Spirit Play which took place on Friday morning. This script is adapted from the Kena Upanishad, one of the great spiritual texts from the East. It is a play about the gods of Fire, Water and Wind who became boastful forgetting that the ultimate source of their power is from Spirit, who sits unassuming amongst them. The upanishad describes Spirit as being the universal Good in all. The play is a reminder to us all, how easy it is to forget to see the Good in others and let our egos take over the show. At the end the gods bow down to Spirit and acknowledge that their false pride is caused by forgetting the Good which is in all.

Class 2 gave a wonderful performance. Their stage presence was excellent and their voices clear. They brought the story to life in front of a packed hall with over 120 parents and children in attendance. Well done, all who were involved.

The stage for the play was adorned with new curtains, and blackout blinds have now been fitted on the windows. Our thanks go to all parents through the agency of the Friends of Ficino which raised funds to purchase these.

Peter Crompton



Speech Finalists Assembly – Friday 1st July

Parents are invited to the Speech Assembly on Friday 1st July at 8.30am to hear the winning pieces in our Speech Competition.

End of Term Church Service – Friday 1st July at 2.15pm

Parents are invited to our end of term Church Service on Friday 1st July at 2.15pm at St Barnabas Church, Corner Bellevue and Mt Eden Roads.  Children may be collected directly from the church, or from school at the normal dismissal time.

Fundraising Samosas – Orders due back by Friday 1st July

Orders for samosas are due on Friday and will be ready for pickup next term at the end of Week 2 – Friday 5th August.

City Mission Winter Canned food Appeal – Collected Thursday Next Week

Thank you for all your generous contributions.  The City Mission will collect the boxes next week, so if your family would still like to contribute, please put your canned food donations in the box in your child’s classroom by Thursday 30th June.  Thank you for your support.