Tuesday, 6th December – A group of students from Year 8 and Year 10 participated in a competition entitled German Speaking Champions which was held at St Ignatius Secondary School, Handaq.

During this activity, our students had the opportunity to practice spoken German and learn new things.  They were awarded a certificate of participation and our school was given a resource pack which shall be used during the German lessons.  We congratulate these students and thank Mr Parascandalo for coordinating this activity.

Today our Year 7 and Year 8 students had the opportunity to meet Trevor Zahra,  the famous all time Maltese author who is popular with both children and adolescents.  Our students interviewed Mr Zahra by asking him questions they had prepared about his career and about the many books he wrote.  The school band animated this meeting, and we also had an exhibition of paintings by our Year 8 and Year 9 art students.  After the interview, Terence Camilleri, a Year 11 student presented a painting to Trevor Zahra entitled “L-Avventuri ta’ Trevor Żahra” as a token of thanks for this famous Maltese author.

Trevor Zahra autographed books for our students. We would like to thank the Maltese and Art teachers and the LSEs for their help and for making this visit possible.

   

 

As part of the preparation programme for post-secondary education, our year 11 students went for an organised visit to the Main Campus, MCAST in Paola.

Besides the meetings with the guidance teachers, our students had also the opportunity to visit the Institutes of Engineering and Transport, Information Technology, Business Management, Community Services and Applied Sciences.  We would like to thank the MCAST counsellor and guidance teachers for the opportunities they offer to our students.

 

Between Wednesday, 23th and Friday, 25th November our Year 7 students had their second live-in at Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan.

After a brief talk by Mr Camilleri our keen students left school enthusiastically on Wednesday afternoon to start their first live-in together.  After lunch, our Year 7 students left to Dingli for a hike.  It was an enjoyable afternoon together! Then back at Dar Ħanin they had dinner and watched the film Pinocchio together.

On Thursday, after mass celebration and breakfast the students had a discussion on the film they watched yesterday.  Then they split up in groups and had a session to get to know each other better.  The live-in proceeded with lunch and another hike, this time to Salib tal-Għolja in Siġġiewi.  In the evening they played football in the school ground and had a treasure hunt.

The last day of the live-in began with mass and breakfast.  Soon after, our students left for their last hike to Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq.  They ended the hike playing football at the Pembroke Museum.  In the afternoon they watched the classic film Matilda and after had time for evaluation.

At 6pm the parents started arriving. They gathered in the hall for a talk by Mr Farrugia, our Religion teacher who highlighted some important points about upbringing and discipline in youths.  Soon after the students joined their parents and together they watched photos taken during the live-in.  The live-in ended with a get together in the garden.

We would like to thank Mr Camilleri who co-ordinated this live-in and all the teachers and LSEs who generously commit their time to make these live-ins a memborable experience for our students.

Year 9 Economics students visited Consolidated Biscuits Ltd. They were given a tour around the factory where they saw the whole process of making soft and hard dough for different types of biscuits. They had time to ask questions regarding resources used and how the company incorporates sustainable development measures. We would like to thank Ms Marcelle Sapiano for the tour she gave to our students and professional service.

 

During this week Mr Savona is following  a course on Teaching Outside the Classroom and Inclusivity in Rovigo in the Veneto region, Italy.  Besides the theoretical part of this course, it also offers observations of lessons and experiences of agritourism in Carezza Bella.

Mr Savona was nominated from the EkoSchool team and from Nature Trust Malta.  We congratulate Mr Savona and wish him a wonderful experience.

  

 

Between Wednesday, 16th and Friday, 18th November our Year 7 students had their first live-in at Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan.

After a brief talk by Mr Camilleri our keen students left school enthusiastically on Wednesday afternoon to start their first live-in together.  After lunch, our Year 7 students left to Dingli for a hike.  It was an enjoyable afternoon together! Then back at Dar Ħanin they had dinner and watched the film Pinocchio together.

On Thursday, after mass celebration and breakfast the students had a discussion on the film they watched yesterday.  Then they split up in groups and had a session to get to know each other better.  The live-in proceeded with lunch and another hike, this time to Salib tal-Għolja in Siġġiewi.  In the evening they played football in the school ground and had a treasure hunt.

The last day of the live-in began with mass and breakfast.  Soon after, our students left for their last hike to Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq.  They ended the hike playing football at the Pembroke Museum.  In the afternoon they watched the classic film Matilda and after had time for evaluation.

At 6pm the parents started arriving. They gathered in the hall for a talk by Mr Farrugia, our Religion teacher who highlighted some important points about upbringing and discipline in youths.  Soon after the students joined their parents and together they watched photos taken during the live-in.  The live-in ended with a get together in the garden.

We would like to thank Mr Camilleri who co-ordinated this live-in and all the teachers and LSEs who generously commit their time to make these live-ins a memborable experience for our students.

         

The Year 8 students who are learning Italian prepared a Christmas card for their penfriend as part of the eTwinning project.  We thank Ms Sharon Abdilla for this initiative.