Anisha Ramlaul, Headmistress of St James School in Durban came to the school on Saturday and Monday. She spoke about her school in Durban which caters for mostly black children from the lower socio-economic levels. Miss Ramlaul strongly believes that it is from this sector of society that the future leaders of South Africa will come, and that too many of them are growing up poorly educated. St James, Durban aims to redress that. What was most stimulating about her vision was the size of it. It was not limited to a successful school but extended to service to the nation of South Africa and beyond. Just prior to her talk, we located a world map to show the children and she looked at the continent of Africa and said, wouldn’t it be wonderful to see St James Schools spread over the whole continent.
Miss Ramlaul told the children a story about a small river high in the mountains that was searching for its home in the ocean and how it knew that it was part of something greater. It had to journey through all sorts of obstacles such as high mountains and deep ravines but it never gave up. To the children she said that they are like the river – they start small and if they are determined they all have the capacity to become something great like the mighty ocean. This requires determination and memory of the truly limitless nature of a human being. This tied in well with our story of Shackleton’s incredible story of survival in the Southern Ocean, which is one of the finest examples of courage, determination and resilience.
Blazers – To be worn to and from school every day
During the winter terms the children need to wear their blazers every day to and from school.
Girls Blouses – All sizes now available
We have received a new delivery of the girls’ blouses and all sizes are now available from the school uniform shop.
Ficino After School Care (FASC)
Please remember that all bookings for FASC need to be made through the school office either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 6233385. Thank you.
Uniform Shop – Open on Tuesdays
The School Uniform shop will be open on Tuesdays from 2.30 until 3.15.
Assemblies on Friday
All parents are invited to attend the school assembly on Fridays. See the calendar for Good Works and Commendations assemblies.
Ficino School Netball
|NETBALL RESULT TABLE|
|Lightning Ball||6||Three Kings Panthers||0||Win||Alicia|
|Ficino Ferns||1||Epsom Gems||16||Loss||Alice|
|Year 7||18||St Kentigern D||4||Win|
Ficino School Hockey
|HOCKEY RESULT TABLE - Saturday 11th May|
|Ficino Strikers||1||Balmoral Boomers||1||Draw||John||Marcus|
|Ficino Eagles||0||MRP Greyhounds||9||Loss||Julia||Bradley|
|Ficino Pumas||3||Mt Eden Rhinos||4||Loss||Andrew|
|Ficino Jaguars||1||Grammar Wekas||1||Draw||Dharmesh||Casey|
|Mt Eden Purple