On Friday, 12th April our school took part in the Inter-Schools Chess Tournament held at St Nicholas College Dingli.  During this competition, a total of 188 students formed 52 teams from 22 different schools around Malta.

Our school participated with three teams:  St Michael Magnus formed by Kyle Cassar, Isaac Sacco, Zack Silvio, and Kyle Sammut; St Michael Kasparov formed by Carl Thorne, Manuel Cutajar Lofaro, Thomas Ellul and Gianluca Aber; and St Michael Karpov formed by Wayne Vella, Thomas Cassar, Thomas Cassar, Stephen Edwards, and Nicolai Mangion.

Last year our teams placed second and fifth place, and this year we had another successful participation.  The team St Michael Magnus placed third place and brought another trophy at school.  St Michael Kasparov placed sixth while Karpov placed tenth place.  We deem this result as a very successful one, considering that 3 teams placed with the first 10 places out of 52 teams.

Besides the excellent result obtained our students showed their skills throughout the whole tournament.

We congratulate all the students who took part in this competition and the Malta Federation of Chess for the organisation of this activity.  We thank Mr Alex Farrugia for his commitment and dedication and for teaching Chess to our students.

On Tuesday 30th April at 7.00pm we shall be organising a meeting for the boys and parents who are in the process of choosing a secondary school for their children.  After the meeting there will be time to go around the school premises.

In the meantime, we invite you to watch this video: https://bit.ly/2XRTf9b

Further information can also be accessed through the following links:

– Website: https://www.stmichaelschool.edu.mt/

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelschoolmalta/

– YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SaintMichaelSchoolSantaVeneraMalta

It is our pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you all at school.

Thanks and peace to all.

“Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said.” (Matthew 28: 5-6)

Alleluia! He is risen! This is the most joyous feast of the year. Christ’s death and resurrection is the foundation of the Christian Faith.

The church is now filled with the spirit of Jesus and with His Light. It is no longer silent as we join our songs of praise with the choirs in heaven.  We are reminded of Christ’s promise “I will give you a joy which no one will take from you.” (John 16:22). Easter is the beginning of our new life with Christ. Although our Lenten Journey is complete don’t forget to create times of prayer in your daily lives where you can spend time with our Risen Lord.



Holy Saturday, Morning Reflections

Most families gather together after a funeral. It is a time to console one another, share memories of the deceased one, and offer one another support during the healing days ahead.

O Jesus, Son of God, You were born in a stable and died on the cross for our salvation.

Say to your heavenly Father at the hour of my death: “Father, forgive them.”

Say to your loving mother: “Behold your daughter, behold your son.”

Say to my soul: “This day you shall be with me in Paradise.”

“My God, my God, do not abandon me” in that hour.

“I thirst,” my God, yes, my soul thirsts for you, the fountain of living waters.

My life passes like a shadow. Yet a little while and “it is finished.”

So, my Savior, from this moment and for all eternity, “Into your hands, I commend my spirit.”

Lord Jesus, receive my soul. Amen.



Good Friday

Readings: Isaiah 52:13-53: 12; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; John 18:1-19, 42

Jesus stretches out His Hands between heaven and earth. The curtain in the Temple that separated the people from God is ripped in two. A new bridge has been established between God and us. The bridge is Jesus Who, now crucified, will never die again. He lives forever as our passageway to the living God! From His cross the Lord also gives us Mary to be the Mother of all believers. Through this last deed of Jesus we discover that the nature of the Church is to be a spiritual family. Mary helps to solidify in the spiritual family of the Church the values of humility, joy, interior peace, and simple piety.

The readings present us with the end of a stage of history. No longer must humanity be dragged by its fears, sit in unforgiven sins, and live at the mercy of the evil spirit. Now begins the era of the New Covenant of God with humanity marked by the Spirit of God. When Jesus gives up His Spirit, the Spirit doesn’t die but instead fills the Church. As Isaiah prophesies: “See, my servant shall prosper, he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.” (Isaiah 52:13)

In this year of the new creation make forgiveness and peace hallmarks of your life.

Let us pray: Lord, by the suffering of Christ your Son you have saved is all from the death we inherited from sinful Adam. By the law of nature we have borne the likeness of his manhood. May the sanctifying power of grace help us to put on the likeness of our Lord in heaven who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Wednesday, 20th March, a group of six Year 9 and 10 students went to Youth Agency to participate in the Young Parliamentarians.  They took part in four debates and competed with other schools.  Our students were well prepared and discussed various arguments about modern architecture, national feasts etc.  These students were given training by our teachers and by members of the Youth Agency on how to criticise and build opinions against or in favour from their own research.  The jury present made positive remarks to our students.  We would like to thank and congratulate our students for their participation, and we also thank Mr Ryan Galea, Ms Christine Meli and Ms Amanda Smith who co-ordinated this exercise.  Thanks also to the Youth Agency for the support it offers us.

During this term, our Year 9 and 10 students who participate in the Prince’s Trust Achieve worked on an Entrepreneurship programme.  Together they organised and prepared a hot dog and orange juice day to be sold during Sports Day.  In total, a number of 400 hotdogs were sold and a total of 130kg oranges were squeezed into orange juice.  We would like to thank the sponsors who helped us in this project, especially the Pg Group for donating the sausages, the Danish Bakery for providing the buns and Clive’s Fruit and Vegetables for donating the onions used for the hot dogs.  Thanks to this activity a profit of €1000 was made.  This shall be used to buy further resources for the PTI.  Many thanks to teachers Ms Rachel Aquilina, Ms Laura Cachia and LSEs Ms Domenique Vella and Ms Pamela Farrugia for their commitment and for helping our students.

Our Maltese teachers organised a cooking activity for our Year 7 students in connection with their reading ability and part of the LOFs.  The Year 7 students, together with their teachers prepared and baked the kwarezimal.  Together they analysed and discussed the ingredients and other general information about this traditional Lenten sweet.  The intention of this activity was for the students to make this recipe and understand better while tasting the ingredients in the process.  This helped them understand better the reading comprehension task they were assigned to do.

We would like to thank Ms Anne Marie Camilleri and Ms Francesca Scicluna for this initiative.



‘Using our Greenhouse to Grow and Donate’ – this is the project chosen by the Eco School Committee in connection with the project LEAF.  Besides this, the committee is working on soil analysis so that we can apply for the Green Flag.  ‘Grow 10’ donated plenty of seeds to our school, and during break time the students are gathering in the greenhouse to plant and water these seeds.  In the school garden we are also planting different agricultural products.

We thank our students for their commitment involving these projects and Mr Joseph Savona and Ms Vanessa Edwards for co-ordinating this project.


During the past weeks, our students had prayer sessions related to Lent and today Friday, 22nd March we celebrated together the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.  We had mass at school celebrated by Fr Carl Mario Sultana and animated by our Pastoral Care team.  Before mass, a group of students shared their experience of the prayer sessions which were related to the five gifts which poet Dun Karm Psaila mentions in the Maltese Anthem: wit, mercy, strength, union, and peace.  After mass, the headmaster urged the students to pray for all those who are suffering due to health problems or death experiences.  He encouraged everyone to care for each other and never cause suffering to one other.  The headmaster also congratulated our Year 11 students who terminated their studies at school and the student teachers who spent a term at our school.  He wished a Blessed Easter to everyone and thanked the Pastoral Care Team for their contribution in organising these activities at school.


Wednesday, 20th March, 2024 – A group of parents attended for the last session of the Parenting Skills Course we held at our school over the past six weeks.  We congratulate these parents for the commitment they showed by attending for this course.

We thank Ms Joyce Callus for the professional service she offers every year.

On Monday, 18th March a number of students together with their parents joined us for an evening of prayer and reflection in preparation for Easter. This celebration was based on the five wounds of Jesus.  The evening was characterised with readings from the Bible, features, prayers, experiences, confession sessions and adoration of the Holy Eucharist.  This celebration reached the climax when everyone gathered around the crucifix for a moment of adoration.  We would like to thank the Pastoral Team who prepared this celebration which will remain in our hearts forever.