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The National Readathon Celebration Ceremony (Qaritona)

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.

School Development Planning… Embracing Change

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.

Bil-Qari u l-Kitba Niskorja…

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!

The dull weather certainly didn’t dampen these kids’ spirits! Discovering newspapers and magazines, practising heading techniques…here’s what our Mgarr team did today in our sixth session together.

Our seventh session with the Mgarr team: reading the game off and on the pitch!

Discovering more stories and books with our Mgarr team!

Our journey together draws to an end…and what a ride it’s been with these young stars! Ten incredible weeks…reading, practising, writing and most importantly…HAVING FUN!

Crowning of Our Lady

Mass was celebrated by the Parish Chaplain at Mgarr Parish Church. Parents joined in this celebration during which a small ceremony was held during which Mikele Andreozzi crowned the statue of Our Lady.

Celebrating eTwinning Day through Maltese Culture

For the celebration of eTwining Day, 9th May 2018, the Kinder 1.3 and 1.4 students prepared a short video clip celebrating Maltese Heritage thrugh the song of Ċeklem, Ċeklem Karozzin. The students wore red and white, these being the colours of the Maltese flag. They also prepare crafts of the Maltese flag and emblems depicting the eith point Maltese crosse. One of the KGEs, Ms Joanne Galea, impersonated a Maltese k night. eTwinning Day at school.

Credits to Ms Nagaat Bugeja and Ms Joanne Galea for coming up with the idea and helping students to prepare the props. Credits also to Ms Simone Gianino for capturing the photos and video.

Happy eTwinning Day 🙂

Marathon Walk at Buskett Gardens

Beating all odds today the Year 3, 4, 5, and 6 students walked along the Dingli cliffs to Buskett Gardens.  Beating strong winds, the students gave their utmost to reach their destination.

Although the weather was very challenging, the students and members of staff still managed the make the best of the day.Seeing happy faces on students was the most rewarding experience. Once at Buskett Gardens students finished their fieldwork which was prepared by their class teachers.

They also enjoyed their lunches surrounded by nature in a one of the few woodlands of our island.

The younger students from K2 to Year 2 walked along the woodlands and had hands on activities related to Dinja Waħda projects and science.

The older students had some time for orienteering and also enjoyed venturing around the woods and having a go at tree climbing.

Well done to all… Special thanks to the peripatetic teachers, Ms Rebecca Bonello, Ms Pauline Gingell, Ms Speranza Spiteri and the complementary teacher,  Ms Cora Calleja, for coming forward 🙂

Finally, special thanks to Ms Borg Vella, assistant head, for organising the smooth running of transport.

Sports Day at Kirkop for Primary Students

Sports Day was organised for all primary students by the Sports Promotion Unit and the PE teachers, Ms Rebecca Bonello and Ms Chanel Micallef Cassar. Students enjoyed a variety of events together with a shot a gymnastics. This event was truly well organised and children enjoyed every minute.Special thanks goes to Mr Joseph Tanti, from Sports Promotion Unit, for coordinating and ensuring the success of this event at a very short notice.