Message from the Principal – 23 May 2014

Earlier this week on Monday evening, a meeting with all the parents of Year 7 and 8 students was held, to provide details of the Renaissance Trip. The trip takes place once every two years and is a perfect rounding off of the education provided at Ficino. This is what Mr Hudson says in his letter to the Year 7 and 8 parents about the trip.

“I am also pleased to announce that we are about begin our preparation for the Renaissance Trip, including various enquiries into the literature, art and architecture of the Renaissance and Ancient times. The Renaissance was a remarkable time of intellectual foment and discovery in the broadest sense. As Kenneth Clarke said in his wonderful series of documentaries about Civilisation, the Renaissance was a time where human beings were remarkably confident in their own innate capacity and nobility. The aim is to ready the students to meet the masterworks and minds of the Renaissance and the Ancient world, and hopefully come away inspired by their greatness.”

The potency and maturation this experience provides for the students is astonishing. They come back with a much greater sense of their own strength and capacity as human beings, and a sense of independence and enquiry into the real nature of things. The growth that takes place culminates on the trip, but this is built on a foundation of all their years at Ficino and particularly the work in History, Scripture and English in the terms immediately prior. We hope to give all parents the opportunity to hear more about the trip in due course.

Peter Crompton


Ficino School Running Club – Friday Mornings at 7am – Years 5 – 8

Want to get fit for sport?  Need some motivation to do exercise?  Or just want something to do on a Friday morning?
We are starting a school Running Club on Friday mornings for children from Year 5 – 8 as well as parents and staff.  The first run will be on Friday 30th May.

To register your interest or to ask any questions please email Mrs Watkins or Mrs Leathley

We look forward to running with you on a Friday in the near future.

Ficino School Netball

Dodgers Royal Oak Win
Smurfs 8 Royal 6 Win
Ficino Ferns 8 Good Shepherd 18 Loss
Ficino Blue 8 Lorenz 18 Loss

Ficino School Hockey

HOCKEY RESULT TABLE –  Saturday 17th May   
Ficino Tigers 1 Grammar Hoihos 1 Draw
Ficino Tigers 3 Grammar Kiwis 1 Win
Ficino Pumas 4 Meadowbank 4 Draw
Ficino Jaguars 2 Grammar Korimako 0 Win
Ficino Strikers 9 Sommerville Watts 0 Win

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.