The school has achieved another Gold Award in Dinja Waħda projects. Through participation in Dinja Waħda the school aims to educate children to nurture a love for their environment and to learn to respect wild life. Well done to all teachers, kindergarten educators, learning support assistants and students for participating. Special thanks to Ms Rodgers, assistant head, for coordinating all events.
The teachers commented about the fact that it is evident that in this school there is great teamwork and a very positive vibe.
The guests were treated with some local food to close the event. This was a very enriching experience for all the participants. Special thanks goes to all the teachers, kindergarten educators, learning support assistants, clerk, caretakers and senior management team for ensuring the success of this event. Special thanks to the college principal, Ms Mifsud, who joined us during this venture.
Today we kicked off the day thinking of all the people who are suffering from terminal illness and of the relatives who suffer so much in silence. A dress down day was organised to raise funds for Hospice Malta and also to support the less fortunate in the Philippines. Sr Ceilia Agius Vadala and Sr Annie Catania from the Sisters of St. Dorothy’s visited the school and shared their missionary experience in the Philippines. €648 were gathered on this special occasion. Heartfelt thanks to all 🙂
The Green Club, run by Ms Rodgers, Assistant head, are all hands on deck preparing to launch another campaign at school to promote waste reduction and separation of waste. Students paint used boxes which are given to every class to throw away paper in, thus encouraging waste separation and recycling.
The first National Readathon was organised by the National Literacy Agency and the President’s Trust under the patronage of Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. This initiative was also supported by the National Schools Support Service and Re/Max Malta.
Alexander Ceesay, from St Nicholas College, Mgarr Primary School, was the student who collected most money during this first edition of Qaritona out of the 22 participating schools. In honour of this, an apple tree was planted in the Secret Garden at Sant Anton Palace. The aim of this marathon was to raise funds for students with special needs related to blindness, while promoting a love for reading among students who participated in this readathon.
During this year’s school development plan, all members of staff debated the issue of teaching and learning in a set up where change is happening at such a fast rate.A SWOT analysis was done using a 21st century tool, mentimeter, where all members of staff submitted their feedback using their mobiles and results were displayed in real time for all to see.Workshops related to numeracy, literacy, new ways of teaching maths in a more conrete, practical and abstract way, together with reflection on the Learning Outcomes Framework followed.
Below are snapshots of a 10 week journey for students who had the opportunity to reading and writing through the game of football. The porgramme is coordinated by the National Literacy Agency in twinning with local Football nurseries, in this case, Mgarr United Football NurseryPractising reading skills with Walter Tull’s story and using some practical football techniques on the pitch! Now that was one great session with our learners from Mgarr.
Interesting characters do not only exist in stories and books. They exist in real life as well….these students from Mgarr are an example of this. Today’s session was all about personality…in a story as well as on the pitch! High five boys and girls!