Notice from the Chairman – 20 June 2014

Board members would like to thank all those parents who attended the ‘Meet the Board’ social function on Monday evening. We greatly appreciated the opportunity to engage in conversation with you and to share some information. A summary of the history of strong voluntary support that the school has enjoyed since our foundation was presented and we outlined our aspirations and plans for the future growth and development of Ficino School. The Principal described the vital importance of the intermediate school years and three important offerings available to our senior students.

Your enthusiasm and support for Ficino School is greatly appreciated and it was a delight to meet socially with those that were able attend.

Lawrence Ames

Chairman, Board of Trustees



In order not to have queues of traffic running down View Road at the end of the day, please adhere to the following procedures:-

1.  Do not get out of your car for any length of time, e.g. to speak to other parents or the teacher whilst in the traffic queue.
2.  On Thursdays, please do not join the traffic queue until 3pm unless you are a parent of a child dismissed at 2.45pm for hockey practice.  If you arrive early you may park either behind the villa or on the street.
3.  There is no parking in the spaces around the fountain area, unless directed by a staff member.
4.   Please drive as far forward as possible when you get to the dismissal area (right up to the start of the angle parking) to allow a few children at a time to move to waiting cars.

Thank you for your cooperation.

School Tour – Thursday 26th June – 9.15am

If you know anyone who would be interested in having a look at the school, please let them know about our School Tour next Thursday 26th June at 9.15am. Bookings can be made either by email to or by phoning the office on 623 3385.  Thank you.

Farewell Assembly for Mrs Milne – Wednesday 2nd July at 8.30am

We will be holding a farewell assembly for Mrs Milne on Wednesday 2nd July at 8.30am.  All parents are warmly invited to attend.

Mrs McOnie’s Speech & Drama Students’ Presentation – Sun 22nd June – 3.15pm

On Sunday 22nd June at 3.15pm in the school hall, Mrs McOnie’s speech and drama students will be presenting a workshop/recital, showcasing some of the work they have been doing in Term One and Two. Ficino parents are very welcome to attend this event. Please reply to Mrs McOnie at if you would like to come to this recital.

Friends of Ficino Kids Movie Night – ‘Brave’  – Saturday 28th June at 4pm – 7pm

Please bring your beanbags, cushions and tartan rugs and snuggle in for a great night’s entertainment.
Children can come along in fancy dress if they wish… theme is “Scotland the Brave”.
Bring your coins for entry to the Witch’s Potion Shack, Sausage Sizzle, popcorn and much more.
Refreshments will be available for purchase by any thirsty mums and dads.
Email:  if you wish to attend, with names of attendees.

Get in quick as numbers are limited.  Please remember children are to be accompanied by an adult.

$5 entry fee

Ficino School Netball

Dodgers 6 Ficino Smurfs 3 Win
Smurfs 3 Ficino Dodgers 6 Loss
Ficino Ferns 8 Cornwall Park Black 3 Win
Ficino Blue 33 Kohia Terrace 6 Win


Ficino School Hockey

HOCKEY RESULT TABLE –  Saturday 7th June   
Ficino Tigers 2 Somerville King 4 Loss
Ficino Pumas 11 Diocesan Jellytips 1 Win
Ficino Jaguars 9 St Mary’s Ministicks 0 Win
Ficino Strikers 1 Grammar Fantails 3 Loss


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.