Notices – 15 August 2014

August 17th, 2014

Speed in the School Grounds When Exiting

The School has had communication from the Council regarding the speed at which some cars are coming out of the school grounds and crossing the footpath, both in the morning and at the end of the day, and the risk that this poses to pedestrians who may be walking past our gate.

Accordingly here are two reminders:

  • the speed limit within the school grounds is 5km/hr
  • drive slowly and watch carefully for pedestrians when leaving the driveway onto the Esplanade Road footpath.  The red cones will remain in the gateway until after dismissal to facilitate this.

Geographon Shootout – Parents v Senior Students – Wednesday 20th August – 8.30am
Parents and senior students will be competing against each other in a Geographon Shootout. All parents are invited to attend this fun event. Any outstanding Geographon sponsorship would be gratefully received next week. Thank you for your support.

The Story of Theseus Performed by Class 4 – Thursday 21st August – 11am and 4pm
Noble characters, wise advice, brave deeds, sword fights and gruesome monsters!  All this in Class Four’s presentation of The Story of Theseus. Two performances on Thursday 21st August – 11am and 4pm. All welcome.

Ski Team Announcement Assembly – Friday 22nd August – 8.30am
One of the instructors will be coming to announce the teams that will be competing in the North Island Skiing Championships at Mt Ruapehu from 25th to 29th August.  All parents are welcome.

Term Dates for 2015
The school term dates for 2015 are set out below for your information.

Term 1 Start Monday 2nd February Finish Thursday 2nd April
Term 2 Start Monday 20th April Finish Friday 3rd July
Term 3 Start Monday 27th July Finish Friday 25th September
Term 4 Start Tuesday 13th October Finish Friday 11th December

 

Storylines Festival Week – Children’s Writers and Illustrators – 23rd – 31st August
There are lots of writers, illustrators, storytellers and performers ready to share the excitement of books and reading with children, their families and communities.  There are two family days as follows:-

Saturday 30th August at the Vodafone Events Centre, Maukau, 10am – 3pm
Sunday 31st August at the Aotea Centre, Central Auckland, 10am – 3pm

Details about the programme, workshops, competitions and the family days can be found at http://www.storylines.org.nz/Events/Storylines+Festival+2014.html

 

Ficino School Netball

 NETBALL RESULT TABLE  
  SCORE OPP STATUS
Dodgers   No game    
Smurfs 6 Royal Oak 3 Win
Ficino Ferns 10 Maungawhau 4 Win
Ficino Blue 17 Remuera Intermediate 11 Win

 

Ficino School Hockey

HOCKEY RESULT TABLE -  Saturday 7th June    
  SCORE OPP STATUS
Ficino Tigers 0

0

University Slam

Somerville Grinders

4

5

Loss

Loss

Ficino Pumas 5 Ficino Jaguars 6 Loss
Ficino Jaguars 6 Ficino Pumas 5 Win
Ficino Strikers 0 St Mary’s 2 Loss

 

Ficino After School Care (FASC)
Please remember that all bookings for FASC need to be made through the school office either by email office@ficino.school.nz 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.

Message from the Principal – 8 August 2014

August 11th, 2014

Yesterday Ficino School hosted a visit from Year 6, 7 and 8 students from Kadimah School in central Auckland. They arrived to join our senior students for an excellent talk on online safety and digital citizenship. The talk was given by Brett Lee, who was a Queensland Police officer for 22 years working predominantly in the field of child exploitation. In his last five years of service, he was a specialist in undercover internet child exploitation investigations. He explained to the students that he has spent more time online as a 13 year old girl than any real 13 year old ever has.

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The talk was excellent ranging over such areas as digital footprint, personal details and photographs and the importance of parents in keeping yourself safe; but the overriding message was that the internet is a great facility if used properly and safely and the key to that is to compare your actions to those you would do in the physical world. For example, he explained to the students, would you give out your personal details to a stranger who approached you in the street? We hope to be able to offer an information evening for all parents in this increasingly important area of internet safety. In the meantime you might be interested in this clip from Australian television of which a slightly abridged version was shown to the senior students.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPk3pGCKOmw&safe=active . The Kadimah School students were lively company and after the talk, they stayed on and enjoyed a Ficino School lunch.

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Peter Crompton

 

Notices

Parent/Teacher Interviews – Monday 11th August – From 1.15pm
The Parent/Teacher interviews are taking place on the afternoon of Monday 11th August from 1.15pm. Please be reminded that all children will need to be collected at 12.45pm on Monday 11th August, and that there will be no After School Care on this day.

Cross Country Runs – Wednesday 13th August – Tahaki Reserve – from 1pm
There have been a few changes to the route this year, due to council restrictions. The children need to bring their PE uniforms including polar fleeces, raincoat, drink bottle and any medication which may be needed. If we have heavy rain on the day, the event will take place on the following Wednesday 20th August.

Photolife School Photos – Friday 15th August
The prepaid class and portrait photo envelopes have gone home with the children this week. Could these please be completed and returned with the money to class teachers or the school office by Monday 11th August. Sibling portraits will be taken following completion of all individual portrait photos. Pre-paid sibling envelopes must be completed before photo day. These envelopes are available from the school office.

Sports teams photos are scheduled first, at approximately 9.00am, so please could all parents make sure that all children in hockey, netball and ski teams bring their full team uniform to school. Please could coaches and managers be available (if possible) for the photos. Music ensemble children should also bring their instruments. Children will need to wear their blazers please.

Storylines Festival Week – Children’s Writers and Illustrators -23rd – 31st August
There are lots of writers, illustrators, storytellers and performers ready to share the excitement of books and reading with children, their families and communities. There are two family days as follows:-
Saturday 30th August at the Vodafone Events Centre, Maukau, 10am – 3pm
Sunday 31st August at the Aotea Centre, Central Auckland, 10am – 3pm

Details about the programme, workshops, competitions and the family days can be found at http://www.storylines.org.nz/Events/Storylines+Festival+2014.html

Ficino School Netball
NETBALL RESULT TABLE

 
  SCORE OPP STATUS
Dodgers 0 Royal Oak 8 Loss
Smurfs   Good Shepherd    
Ficino Ferns 1 Gladstone All Stars 13 Loss
Ficino Blue 15 Holy Cross 25 Loss

 

Ficino School Hockey

HOCKEY RESULT TABLE -  Saturday 7th June    
  SCORE OPP STATUS
Ficino Tigers 3

0

Grammar Hoihos

Sommerville Stainton

0

2

Win

Loss

Ficino Pumas 4 Meadowbank Magic 0 Win
Ficino Jaguars 9 Grammar Korimako 0 Win
Ficino Strikers 1 St Mary’s Primary 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 office@ficino.school.nz 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

Message from the Principal – 1 August 2014

August 4th, 2014

As the first week of the term draws to a close, it has been a pleasure to see the bright faces of the children returning rested from the holidays. We had a visitor on Wednesday, who commented to the staff, that he paid particular attention to the conversations the children were having with their parents as he arrived at dismissal time. He described the bright enthusiasm for learning he overheard being related and said he could feel the joy in the atmosphere. We welcome five new students to the school this term and they seem so far to have joined that atmosphere easily and happily.

Our assembly today looked at the Commonwealth Games, and it was particularly opportune to talk to the students about what that common wealth is that we all share as nations. As the British Empire slowly shrank throughout the first half of the twentieth century, it left behind common systems of government and law. Systems that were built on Christian principles and freedom of speech. You may have heard of the Queen’s Baton Relay. This takes place in the months leading up to the Games. The Queen places a message in a baton, which then circulates the globe visiting all seventy-one countries taking part. The batons are designed in such a way that they often acknowledge or offer a gift to each country as they pass through. We listened to a message from the Queen describing those characteristics of goodness that unite the Commonwealth countries together. This and images of the baton’s journey can be viewed on this link.

http://www.glasgow2014.com/news/videos/commonwealth-day-%E2%80%93-message-her-majesty-queen

In the light of all the conflict taking place around the world, organisations that hold nations together with a common purpose are highly relevant and worthy of support.

 

Peter Crompton

 

Notices

Geographon – Tuesday 5th August
The Geographon will take place on Tuesday next week. It proved to be an excellent fundraiser two years ago and was much enjoyed by the students, particularly the competition against a team of parents which takes place in Week 4. Please continue to collect sponsors over the weekend.

Class 1 and New Entrants Parents Evening – Tuesday 5th August – 6pm – 7.30pm
Mrs Garrett and Mrs Laird will be holding a Class One and New Entrants Parents Evening on Tuesday 5th August from 6pm to 7.30pm in Classroom One. This will be a good opportunity to meet with the new teachers and hear about events for Term Three.

Year 4 & 5 & New Parents Lunch – Friday 8th August – 12.30pm
A finger food lunch for all parents of children in Classes Four and Five and any new parents in the school will be held on Friday 8th August in the school villa, from 12.30pm. A notice has been sent home with the children this week. Please could you return the reply slip by Tuesday 5th August. Thank you.

 

Parent/Teacher Interviews – Monday 11th August – From 1.15pm
The Parent/Teacher interviews are taking place on the afternoon of Monday 11th August from 1.15pm. Appointments with teachers from all classes can be made by coming in and filling in the sign-up sheets at the school office. Year 7 and 8 parents will be able to make appointments to see both Mr Hudson and Mrs Roscoe. Please be reminded that all children will need to be collected at 12.45pm on Monday 11th April, and that there will be no After School Care on this day.

Cross Country Runs -Wednesday 13th August
A big thank you to all those who volunteered for this event. Without the generosity of your time these events could not go ahead, so it is very much appreciated. We have had so many volunteers this year that if you have not been contacted, you will not be required this time.  Please continue to encourage your children to train and we hope to see you on Wednesday 13th August.

 

Photolife School Photos – Friday 15th August

The prepaid class and portrait photo envelopes have gone home with the children this week. Could these please be completed and returned with the money to class teachers or the school office by Monday 11th August. Sibling portraits will be taken following completion of all individual portrait photos. Pre-paid sibling envelopes must be completed before photo day. These envelopes are available from the school office.

Sports teams photos are scheduled first, at approximately 9.00am, so please could all parents make sure that all children in hockey, netball and ski teams bring their full team uniform to school. Please could coaches and managers be available (if possible) for the photos. Music ensemble children should also bring their instruments. Children will need to wear their blazers please.

Fundraising Samosas – Orders due back Monday 4th August
Please return all samosa orders to the office or class teachers on Monday next week. Orders will be delivered to classrooms on Friday 8th August.

School Staffroom
Just a reminder that the school staffroom is for the use of staff only.  If you would like to have a cup of tea or coffee while you are helping at school, you are very welcome to use the villa kitchen. Thank you.

Ficino School Ski Club Report
Last week, saw the second year of the mountain training days. Everyone arrived Wednesday night and the weather defiantly was on our side for the first day. Sun shine for most of the day and then the weather changed at around 3pm.
Day two started with low visibility and raining, then at 11am the weather changed and it turned out to be a cracker of a day.
The last night saw the skiers take to the dance floor. It went off with a bang and was great to see all the athletes and parents joining in.
We saw many improvements in the athletes while skiing the different terrains on the mountain. It shows how much determination the athletes have to take snowplanet training and convert that into mountain time.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year for awesome training days and great weather.

Josh Edwards
Ficino Ski Coach

Ficino School Netball

NETBALL RESULT TABLE

 
  SCORE OPP STATUS
Dodgers   No game    
Smurfs 5   3 Win
Ficino Ferns 6   5 Win
Ficino Blue 16   16 Draw

 

Ficino School Hockey

HOCKEY RESULT TABLE -  Saturday 7th June    
  SCORE OPP STATUS
Ficino Tigers 2

1

Somerville Archibald

Mt Eden Black

1

1

Win

Draw

Ficino Pumas 7 St Mary’s Ministicks 0 Win
Ficino Jaguars 6 Somerville Torkington 2 Win
Ficino Strikers   No game        

 

Ficino After School Care (FASC)
Please remember that all bookings for FASC need to be made through the school office either by email office@ficino.school.nz 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.

Watch our Year 8 Student Tristan Pang’s TV feature on Seven Sharp http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/tristan-pm-video-6029894

July 29th, 2014

Tristan Pang features on TV’s Seven Sharp

Ficino School Year 8 student and Head Boy, Tristan Pang, features on TV’s current event programme Seven Sharp. The interview gave an insight into Tristan’s life, his many achievements and is very inspirational and enjoyable to watch.

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Message from the Principal – 4 July 2014

July 25th, 2014

It was good to see so many of the parent body at our Final Assembly this morning. The quality of the winners of our annual Speech Competition was astounding; I am pleased the children had such a good audience to deliver them to. What was most striking was the students’ confidence on the stage. It all began with Class One delivering a choral rendition of a prayer from one of the Upanishads of ancient India. It was bright, clear and full of spirit. We were then entertained with psalms, English poetry, an extract from the Anglo Saxon poem Beowulf, Shakespeare’s Henry V and the grand finale of Queen Elizabeth’s rousing speech to the English troops at Tilbury before they faced the Spanish Armada.

I wish you all a splendid break and look forward to seeing you again in the new term.

 

Peter Crompton

 

Notices
Speech Competition Results

Class Place Name
1 1st All winners on the day.  Year One spoke with great articulation, faced the audience with courage and uttered their speech with unity of purpose and conviction.
2 1st Sebastian Connon
  2nd Erana Johnson
  3rd Chyna Bentley
3 1st Anushka Ram
  2nd Bruno Tebbutt
  3rd Emily Hall
4 1st equal Mia Fraser
  1st equal Brooke Chandler
  3rd Nicholas Clarke
5 1st Pearl Tucker
  2nd Vishwas Iyer
  3rd William Wildash
6 1st equal Sage Macdonald
  1st equal Jonathan Leather
  3rd Charlie Alston
7 1st George McCullough
  2nd Susan Ahn
  3rd Tyriq Mohan
8 1st Isha Singh
  2nd Annabel Rutherford-Levien
  3rd Mia Donovan

 

Many thanks to all parents, staff and pupils for their efforts.  A special thanks to Mr James Crompton for accepting the invitation as our guest judge.

 

View Road Security Gate
From next term, the security gates on the View Road driveway will be locked after the school day and reopened in the morning, therefore access out of school hours will be through the main gate on Esplanade Road.

 

Children’s Movie Night
Thank you to all those who were able to attend the Kids movie night.  The evening raised $939, a pretty impressive total.  We were able to keep expenses to an absolute minimum as we had loads of things left over from the Fair (juice, ice cream, sausages and loads of lollies) and kind donations of school families (cones, bread, sauce and nibbles in the back room). The children looked fabulous in their costumes and we hope to have photos for you next term. Remember if you have any good ideas for movies or events let your class coordinator know and we will see what we can do.  Enjoy the July holidays!

Friends of Ficino

Geographon – Tuesday 5th August
A notice has gone home with the students this week regarding the Geographon which will be held in Week 2 next term. The students enjoyed the challenge of learning to improve their geographical knowledge when we held this before the 2012 Renaissance Trip and we look forward to this event again. The sponsorship money can be returned in Week 1 next term. Thank you for your support.

 

Class 1 and New Entrants Parents Evening  – Tuesday 5th August – 6pm – 7.30pm
Mrs Garrett and Mrs Laird will be holding a Class One and New Entrants Parents Evening on Tuesday 5th August from 6pm to 7.30pm in classroom one. This will be a good opportunity to meet with the new teachers and hear about events for the new term.

 

Ficino School Netball

NETBALL RESULT TABLE

 
  SCORE OPP
Dodgers 1 Good Shepherd (2) 8
Smurfs 7 Good Shepherd (1) 0
Ficino Ferns 2 Maungawhau Aqua 3
Ficino Blue 9 SPZ Y8 26

 

 

Ficino School Hockey

HOCKEY RESULT TABLE -  Saturday 7th June    
  SCORE OPP STATUS
Ficino Tigers 0

0

Mt Eden Black

Grammar Hoihos

7

1

Loss

Loss

Ficino Pumas 5 St Mary’s Ministicks 1 Win
Ficino Jaguars 3 Somerville Towns 5 Loss
Ficino Strikers 2 Southern Kings 2 Draw

 

If your child is interested in attending the hockey skills programme during the holidays, go to http://www.akhockey.org.nz/News/Events-Calendar/build-skills-hockey-holiday-programme-1176 for more information.

There is no netball for three weeks but there are hockey games on the last weekend of the holidays.

Auckland Marathon – Children Aged 7 and Up
The children brought home information letters this week, but if you would like another copy, please find this attached.

Ficino After School Care (FASC)
Please remember that all bookings for FASC need to be made through the school office either by email office@ficino.school.nz 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 3.15pm

Message from the Principal – 27 June 2014

June 29th, 2014

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet with the Principals from our sister schools in Australia; John Colet School in Sydney and Erasmus School in Melbourne. These two schools both have the same basic foundation and follow a similar philosophy to Ficino School. At our meetings, we discussed and confirmed the important factors that make our school what it is. Themes that arose were: ‘The Pause’ and the importance of Mindfulness, which is at the heart of everything we do, the purpose of handwriting and the value of attention in producing beautiful work, our school values which can be simply expressed as truthfulness, obedience, respect, responsibility and resilience, and meditation amongst other things.

I was also fortunate to attend the ISNZ Conference over the weekend just passed. This was an excellent event opened by the Minister of Education Hon Hekia Parata. She had the daunting task of following an earlier address by the Chief Executive of ISNZ Deborah James, who pulled no punches in reminding the assembled company and the Minister what a huge contribution the private school sector makes to education in this country. Not only do we lead innovation, provide the Government with a net fiscal return, but also raise the national levels of achievement of New Zealand on the world stage. In 2012, private schools in New Zealand, when compared with all non-government sectors worldwide, ranked second in the world in Reading, second in the world in Science and third in the world in Maths.

 

Peter Crompton

 

Notices
Friends of Ficino Children’s Movie Night – Saturday 28th June at 4pm
Door sales are still available.  We would love to see you there.   Please bring cash for tickets, refreshments and the witches potion shack!

Free Introductory Philosophy Classes for Parents
If you would like to understand more fully the philosophical foundation from which Ficino School arose, you would be welcome to attend a nine week introductory course in Mindfulness, Spirituality and Philosophy next term, free of charge. Please contact the office for details.

Mufti Day This Week – Westpac Helicopter Fundraiser
Thank you for your gold coin contributions for this worthy cause.  A total of $265 was raised for the Westpac Helicopters.

Ficino School Netball

There was no Year 1 – 6 netball this week.

  NETBALL RESULT TABLE

SCORE OPP STATUS
Ficino Blue 29 St Heliers Saints 6 Win

 

Ficino School Hockey

HOCKEY RESULT TABLE -  Saturday 7th June
SCORE OPP STATUS
Ficino Tigers 10 Grammar KiwisSomerville King 24 LossLoss
Ficino Pumas 5 Grammar Korimako 0 Win
Ficino Jaguars 6 Diocesan Jellytips 0 Win
Ficino Strikers 9 St Cuths Astrosand 0 Win

 

Build Skills Hockey Holiday Programme
Auckland Hockey is running a holiday programme during the July school holidays for all ages and abilities from Year 1 through to Year 10.   Monday 7th July, Tuesday 8th July, Wednesday 9th July – 9am – 3pm. Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga – $60 per player per day. To register, go to www.akhockey.org.nz or email coaching@akhockey.org.nz

Ficino After School Care (FASC)
Please remember that all bookings for FASC need to be made through the school office either by email office@ficino.school.nz 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.

French, Spanish, German or Mandarin Holiday Programme for 5-11 year olds 14-18 July
The after school French Club teacher has let us know about a language holiday programme for children.  If you are interested, please email maroussia@lcfclubs.co.nz or phone 021 251 7435.  Further information on this and other holiday programmes can be found in our brochure holder in the villa ramp area.

Ficino Skiers/Snowboarders Compete in Snow Planet Race Event

June 23rd, 2014

Last Saturday saw 10 Ficino skiers and boarders enter in a Snow planet Giant Shalom race event. There were around 120 competitors from all over Auckland and most have been involved with the snow planet 365 race program. Considering most of the Ficino children have not raced or had experience in this type of event they did really well. Brooke Chandler managed to win the under 10 girls event against girls who have been in intensive race programs for the past 3 years.  Past pupil Mathew Hall also got third in his Snowboarding event, not bad considering he only started snow boarding last year!

Brooke Skiing

This weekend is the Northern Snow Circuits race event, which will see around 170 competitors come from around New Zealand.  Good luck to all our skiers and snow boarders.

Notice from the Chairman – 20 June 2014

June 22nd, 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

 

Notices

Traffic
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 office@ficino.school.nz 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 duchesne@xtra.co.nz 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: friends@ficino.school.nz  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

 NETBALL RESULT TABLE
SCORE OPP STATUS
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
SCORE OPP STATUS
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 office@ficino.school.nz 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.

Message from the Principal – 6 June 2014

June 15th, 2014

The Principal is in a Conference this week with visiting Heads from our sister schools in Australia.

 

Notices

Meet The Board Evening – Monday 16 June 2014 – 6.30 – 8pm
Thank you for all your replies.  The Board look forward to welcoming you on Monday evening.

Class 2 Play about Spirit from the Kena Upanishad – Wed 18th June – 10am
The gods grew very boastful about winning a great victory and were having a feast to celebrate. A mysterious person entered the festivities and they sent Fire and Wind to find out who he was. They could not discover who he was.In the end Wisdom showed them that it is only through Spirit that they could do anything.
Time:     10.00am
When:    Wednesday 18th June
Where:   School Hall

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 duchesne@xtra.co.nz if you would like to come to this recital.

 Ficino School Netball

 NETBALL RESULT TABLE
  SCORE OPP STATUS
Dodgers 2 Newton Central 5 Loss
Smurfs 6 Royal Oak 2 Win
Ficino Ferns 12 Maungawhau Violet 2 Win
Ficino Blue 13 Baradene 3 Win

 

Ficino School Hockey

HOCKEY RESULT TABLE -  Saturday 7th June    
  SCORE OPP STATUS
Ficino Tigers 3

2

Mt Eden Purple

Mt Roskill Eden

1

3

Win

Loss

Ficino Pumas 4 Somerville Town 0 Win
Ficino Jaguars 8 Somerville Torkington 2 Win
Ficino Strikers 0 St Cuthberts 2 Loss

 

 

Ficino After School Care (FASC)
Please remember that all bookings for FASC need to be made through the school office either by email office@ficino.school.nz 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.

Message from the Principal – 6 June 2014

June 8th, 2014

In our assembly on Friday, we heard about the Ficino School logo, which is modelled on the Florentine Fleur-de-lys. This emblem has been adopted extensively by many different cultures since ancient times. The Egyptians saw it as a symbol of the life force and ever since it has had a spiritual significance. The three flowers depicted in the symbol have traditionally represented the Trinity which is evident in many religious faiths in some form. Alternatively they stood for Faith, Wisdom and Chivalry. The cord around the base of the petals signifies the one Divine Substance which unites us all. Baden Powell picked up on this aspect when he chose the symbol for the Scout movement in which it has been used worldwide. When Ficino School was founded extensive research took place in selecting and designing our current logo. In addition to it symbolising the unity of mankind and of everything, is the obvious connection to our patron, Marsilio Ficino, who himself lived in Florence at the time of the Italian Renaissance. Other descriptions suggest an alternative name of the Fleur-de-lys as being Fleur-de-luce or flower of light, representing the inner light of consciousness.

Earlier in the week our Year 8 students presented a brilliantly constructed model of the human digestive system. All the students had to understand and be able to explain all of the main parts, as their teacher chose the three presenters’ names out of a hat on the morning of the assembly!

Towards the end of next week, Ficino School will host two Heads and three Board members from our sister schools in Australia. They are over for a biennial conference for the Australasian members of our world-wide family of schools.

 

Peter Crompton

 

Notices
Dental Van at School on Monday & Tuesday 9th & 10th June
The mobile dental van will be at school checking the children’s teeth next week.

Meet The Board Evening – Monday 16 June 2014 – 6.30 – 8pm
The Board would be delighted to have as many parents attending this event as possible – please note the date in your diary. An invitation will have arrived in the mail this week. Please return your reply slips either to the class teacher or the school office by Thursday 12th June. Thank you.

Class 2 Play about Spirit from the Kena Upanishad – Wed 18th June – 10am
The gods grew very boastful about winning a great victory and were having a feast to celebrate. A mysterious person entered the festivities and they sent Fire and Wind to find out who he was. They could not discover who he was.
In the end Wisdom showed them that it is only through Spirit that they could do anything.
Time:     10.00am
When:    Wednesday 18th June
Where:   School Hall

 Ficino School Netball

 NETBALL RESULT TABLE
  SCORE OPP STATUS
Dodgers 7 Good Shepherd 7 Draw
Smurfs 9 Newton Central Rookies 2 Win
Ficino Ferns 12 Gladstone Allstars 4 win
Ficino Blue 25 Baradene 14 Win

 

Ficino School Hockey
There were no hockey games played over Queen’s Birthday weekend.

Ficino After School Care (FASC)
Please remember that all bookings for FASC need to be made through the school office either by email office@ficino.school.nz 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