Message from the Principal – 16 May 2014

This week in our Friday assembly, we heard our first sports reports for the year. Our two Sports Captains read out the hockey and netball results and commended the ‘players of the day’ and ‘most improved’. It is pleasing to see a successful start to both disciplines, which will be in no small measure, a result of the coaching and parental help. This bodes well for the season ahead.

Our assembly story was about perseverance and determination. Akiba, who lived in Palestine was a shepherd and didn’t learn to read until he was nearly forty. When he tried, it was all too hard, and he was ready to give up. However the following day, he was shepherding beside a waterfall and on seeing how the water was creating a groove in a rock by being hit by water day after day, he suddenly realised that he would be able to read but it was just a matter of perseverance.  Akiba, after learning to read at forty eventually became one of the foremost authorities on the Torah (the Jewish Law). The children were quick to get the message that if something is proving difficult, self-belief and perseverance will surmount almost any obstacle.

Peter Crompton


Class Two & Three & New Parents Lunch – Friday 23rd May – 12.30pm

A finger food lunch for all parents of children in Classes Two and Three and any new parents in the school will be held on Friday 23rd May in the school villa, from 12.30pm. Please could any further reply slips be returned to school on Monday 19th May.  Thank you.

Ficino School Netball

Dodgers 4 Newton Central 3 Win
Smurfs Loss
Ficino Ferns 11 Cornwall Park 2 Win
Ficino Blue 24 ANI 7 Win

Ficino School Hockey

HOCKEY RESULT TABLE –  Saturday 10th May   
Ficino Tigers



Mt Eden Purple

Mt Eden Black






Ficino Pumas &

Ficino Jaguars

3 Meadowbank Magic 1 Win



Ficino Strikers 8 St Marys 0 Win Tula

Ficino After School Care (FASC)

 Please remember that all bookings for FASC need to be made through the school office either by email or by phone 6233385. Thank you.

Assemblies on Friday

 All parents are invited to attend the school assembly on Fridays. See the calendar for Commendation and Good Works assemblies.

Uniform Shop – Open on Tuesdays

 The School Uniform shop will be open on Tuesdays from 2.30 until 3.15.