On Wednesday 20th September we welcomed back our academic staff after the summer holidays. After a short prayer, the Superior General shared his message with all the staff. He quoted the Greek philosopher Plutarch – “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled” and “The city before self”. The school first and foremost, the student, colleagues before oneself…
Soon after the school Director introduced the new staff members. The Headmaster reminded what Pope Francis said to the teachers – “I urge you to love the most ‘difficult’ students, those who do not want to study, those who find themselves in difficult situations, the disabled persons, and foreigners. In a society which strives to find a point of reference, it is a must for youths to find this reference at school. Your aim is to build an educational relation with each student, so that he may feel welcomed and loved”. The headmaster also quoted, “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle…Be kind. Always”.
After lunch break, Mr Camilleri gave out information about new students with different conditions. Mr Aquilina spoke about the Assessment Policy and Mr Tabone about the work planned by the Pastoral Team for this scholastic year. He also shared some points about the Erasmus and e-Twinning projects.
We thank all the staff members for their dedication towards the school and we wish them a fruitful year full of positive experiences.