On Thursday, 30th November our Year 10 students who learn Economics went for a visit to HSBC. The students were given general information about the history of money, the bank history and general information about the functions of a commercial bank and products offered by the bank. We would like to thank Ms Shana-Slone Sammut, Ms Maria Boot, Ms Clare Baldacchino and Mr Glenn Bugeja for the presentation. We also thank Ms Josianne Debono Tanti, our Economics teacher who organised this visit and Dr Alison Zammit Mintoff who accompanied the group.
On Tuesday, 28th November our Year 7 students had an outing at Esplora Interactive Science Centre. During this visit the students participated in an interactive show about the human digestive system, assisted to a number of experiments and they also had time to explore the exhibitions related to Science and Technology. We would like to thank Ms Alison Bahmuller, Ms Maria Caruana and Ms Teresa Farrugia for organising this outing and thank you also to the LSEs who accompanied the group.
On Wednesday, 22nd November a group of 32 Year 10 and Year 11 students together with Mr Aloisio, Mr Azzopardi and Mr Abela left Malta for an educational visit to Poland. During their stay, they shall be visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, The Rynek Underground Museum, Wieliczka Salt Mine, The Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, The Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy and other places of interest.
We wish them a lovely time full of enriching experiences.
As part of the preparation for post-secondary education of our Year 11 students, we have organised a visit at Junior College and at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary. During these visits, our students could understand better what these post-secondary institutions have to offer. They had a talk from the Head of School and the Guidance team. After, our students had the opportunity to visit the library, classes, gym and laboratories. This activity was truly appreciated by our Year 11 students.
Computer Studies students from Year 9 and Year 10 attended the 5th edition of the #MALTAPI. The students took part in various activities using code and robotics. The students had the opportunity to code robots and experiment with the brand-new Raspberry Pi 5 single board computer. They were also given a demonstration on the work that can be done using a laser cutter and engraver.
This morning Year 9 Economics students visited Daves Food Factory. They had a tour around the factory where they followed the production process of food produced by Daves Food Factory. The students had the time to ask questions related to the topics they are studying.
We would like to thank Ms. Amber Delia and Mr. Johannes Opperman and their dedicated staff for their time and explanation to our students.
The much awaited live-in for our Year 8 students kicked off on Tuesday, 14th November at 2.30pm soon after school. After the 7th lesson our students gathered in the school foyer were the coaches were waiting to take them to Mount St Joseph, Targa Gap.
Our students were eager to start this live-in and their enthusiasm filled the corridors of Mount St Joseph with laughter and happiness. The first activity was a hike in the nearby area and soon after they had an interesting session titled ‘Who Shall I Save?’. This topic is connected to the Live-in theme – Diversity and Social Inclusion. After dinner the watched the first part of the film Wonder and soon after they went to sleep.
On Monday, 13th November our Year 11 students had a very interesting meeting with Magistrate Joe Mifsud. Together they discussed the situation in Gaza and the Middle East. Before becoming part of the judiciary sector, Dr Mifsud had the opportunity to experience Isreal and the Gaza Strip as a journalist. He knew personalities like Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and others. After the meeting, a group of students continued discussing some points raised during the talk.
Meetings like this enrich the education given to students and help them be more aware of what is happening in the world by enabling them to grow up with valuable principals and help them learn to criticise intelligently the news and events happening around them.
We thank Mr Aloisio for his initiative to organise this meeting.
On Friday, 10th November the Year 7 Faith students had the opportunity to visit the Inquisitors Palace in Vittoriosa in connection with the Maltese syllabus were the ability of speech about cultural themes is concerned. The activity ‘Maltese in History’ was about the story of inquisition in Malta. Upon arriving at the Palace, the students had an introduction about Maltese traditions which form part of our cultural identity. After they had a detailed explanation about clothing worn by men and women in ancient days, and about different materials and their origin. They also learnt how cotton was given colour. The students learnt many traditional Maltese words linked with these traditions. They also had the opportunity to see closely different parts of clothing and put them on a mannequin. After a short break, the students had the opportunity to go inside the court of the Palace and act two cases which go back to the Inquisition period. It was indeed a beautiful educational experience for everyone. The students also went inside the torture chambers of the prison. Before leaving the Palace, our students were also given information leaflets to keep reading about this activity. We thank Ms Anne Marie Camilleri, one of our Maltese teachers and Mr Nathan Buttigieg our History teacher who organised this outing. Thanks also to Mr Ian Borg, LSE who accompanied the group. We would like to thank Heritage Malta and the Maltese Department from the Directorate of Programs of Teaching and Assessment for this opportunity. The other Year 7 classes shall be going on a similar activity in the coming days.
Wednesday 8th November – The group of Prince’s Trust Year 10 students, together with some other Year 9 and 10 Eco School students organised a cleanup at Golden Bay beach.
These students are working on sustainability with special concern for the environment. The Eco School students are working on the International project Globe. The waste collected shall be examined and compared with other clean-up statistics that took place around Europe.
We would like to thank Nature Trust for lending us the tools for this activity ,Ms Laura Cachia, Mr Nathan Buttigieg and Mr Joseph Savona who planned this activity and accompanied the group.