Marathon Walk 2014

On Tuesday 29th April 2014 the school embarked on a Marathon Walk. The children had been given sponsor sheets with the aim of collecting funds for the school council.

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This Marathon Walk was linked to Science Fieldwork which was co-ordinated by the science teacher, Ms Charmaine Mifsud, together with the class teachers.

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Year 3 to year 6 students were stopped at Dingli, near the football pitch. From there they walked approximately 4km to Buskett. On arriving at Buskett the students were given a 30 minute break, followed by a 45 minute field work session. Students learnt about various leaves, temperature readings in the shade and in the sun light, insects and other interesting things related to Science and Technology. The students then walked back to Dingli, following a shorter route. The students covered another 3.7km in 45 minutes.

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The Kinder 1 to Year 2 students were dropped at Buskett. They had their fieldwork which was adapted by the class teachers according to their age. Ms Portelli and Ms Schembri joined us in the venture to give an extra helping hand.

Well done to the students and members of staff for making this yet another successful event. The school takes the opportunity to thank all parents for this noble cause.

UEFA Art Competition

UEFA Judging00On Friday 25th April 2014, a judge from the Malta Football Association visited our school to judge the display of the children’s art work with the theme “Respect in Sport”. Our students drew different works of art which were displayed on two school notice boards by Ms Rodgers and Ms Said.

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The judge was accompanied by Mr Mark Attard, head of media department, the national coach and 3 players of the Maltese National team (U17) and their sport pyschologist.

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All the visitors were impressed with the art work presented by our students. We now await judgement. So good luck to our students. The coach commented about the fact that in our school team work is evident.

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The players and the coach met our year 4 students who were doing a PE lesson with Mr Steve Borg, who happens to be a player of the Valletta Football Team. (We take this opportunity to congratulate him and his team on winning the National Championship). The coach and players joined the students and played together for a short while. The students had the opportunity to ask, the players and coach, some questions about their career in football.

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The visitors signed our visitors book. We would like to thank the UEFA and MFA for this opportunity.

All photographs were taken by Mr Joe Borg, the official MFA photographer.

WasteServ and Batterina…

On 10th April 2014 Batterina, the WasteServ mascot visited our school. The aim was to make our students aware of the harm done to the environment when batteries are not disposed of in battery bins.


Representatives from WasteServ visited the year 4, 5 and 6 classes and presented workshops and information to our students about the importance of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. This event was organised in liaison with the Mgarr Local Council and WasteServ.

Let’s work together for a cleaner and healthier environment 🙂

The Skeleton…


Educating our children about the anatomy of the human body is important. Children should learn, from an early stage, how the body functions and what is needed to keep our body healthy.

During one of their lessons, Ms Marilyn of year 1.1 helped the students become aware of some of the major bones in our body. Not only is the skeleton an essential part of the human body because it helps to keep us upright, but it also is an amazing set of bones and joints which helps us move the way we do.



Learning through play is one of our school’s philosophies. Ms Marilyn Bugeja of year 1.1 thought of helping her students learn directions by playing a game in the school yard. Not only were the students learning their directions, but the teacher also linked this activity to numeracy.

Well done 😉

World Book Day

This week we are celebrating Library Week, and today, 9th April 2014, happened to be World Book Day. Reading is an essential part of every individual’s personal development.


To kick start the day, our year 2.1 students prepared a special assembly commemorating world book day. During the assembly the students explained the different genres of books one may come across including fairytales, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, poetry and legends.

The students sang a song to complement their special assembly. Well done and thank you 😉

 At about 10:30am all the students and members of staff stopped from their school work and spent 15 minutes reading to commerate this special day – World Book Day!

Ambaxxaturi tal-Qari…


4th April 2014 was a special day for our school. Special guests visited our school as “reading ambassadors”. The aim of this event was to promote reading. The school officially launched its first issue of the school magazine, Mit-Tfal… Għat-Tfal…

Ganni and Corazon, together with the Permanent secretary, Mr Joseph Caruana, Ms Coleiro, Mr David Muscat and Mr Sammut, the college principal, visited our school with a very important mission in mind – that of promoting reading.

The event kicked off with a brief introduction of the student council members and school council members who were introduced to our distinct guests. The students took the opportunity to present the first copy of the school magazine to the permanent secretary. Mr Caruana presented Corazon and Ganni with an official certification acknowledging them as reading ambassadors.

The guests were ushered to the year 1 and year 2 classes for reading sessions to begin. Meanwhile the permanent secretary, Mr Joseph Caruana, was kind enough to visit all the classrooms and have a chat with our members of staff and students.


A special guest, Mikiel (Agenda’s reading mascot) visited our classrooms. The students were head over heals when Mikiel entered their classrooms. The school takes this opportunity to thank Agenda Book Shop for the books donated to the school.

When the reading session was over, the year 3, 4, and 6 students gathered in the hall for a forum during which questions were asked to our ambassadors and the permanent secretary. Before the forum began, the year 2 students sang a song about reading.

Before leaving the school, Ganni and Corazon sang a song to our students and they also spared some time to sign autographs.

Special thanks goes to our distinct guests Mr Joseph Caurana, Ganni, Corazon, the college principal, Mr David Muscat (EO Malti) for organising this event and Mr Zammit who took photos of this event.

And finally a special thanks goes to all the members of staff who helped in the smooth running of the event.

Enjoy reading 😉


The Malta National Aquarium…Educational Outing

Aqua02On Monday 17th March 2014 the two Year 5 classes visited the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra. It was an extraordinary experience walking around the passageways of this virtual underwater environment whilst admiring the various species of fish and other marine life so skilfully gathered in this one place. The children could hardly contain their excitement as they pointed towards one creature or another, some familiar by name or by sight, others totally exotic. What a wonderful way to learn to appreciate what nature has to offer!



Dr Simone Micallef, Yr 5.1