Little Artists at Work…

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The K1.2 students of Ms Joanne Galea have been discussing the importance of healthy eating. During a number of sessions the students spoke about fruit and vegetables. Not only are they colourful, but fruit and vegetables are very healthy for us human beings.Collage 02To help the students thing more positively about fruit and vegetables, Ms Joanne helped the students create a beautiful collage using orange and lemon printing, cabbage leaves and artichoke leaves.

Such activities help build students’ fine motor skills and socialising skills. Well done to our little artists 🙂

 

 

Maths Workshops for Parents of K1 and K2 students

Maths KinderOn 30th January 2015 a meeting for was held for the parents of the new kindergarten entrants. Following this meeting a maths work, by Ms Joanne Vella, Maths Support teacher, was held for all the parents of students in both kinder 1 and kinder 2. Parents enjoyed these sessions and showed a keen interest in the new methods being used in mathematics.

 

Hot dogs and Fruit Kebabs…

KebabThe Yr 6.1 students of Ms Raisa Cutajar had a go in preparing a snack, followed by a healthy dessert, during their mid-week activity. The students had the opportunity to learn about the importance of hygiene when handling food, while finding an alternative and healthier option for dessert. The students enjoyed their snack and enjoyed the time spent together socialise and having a go at cookery skills in the school kitchen. Well done to all 🙂

 

A Healthy Snack!

The school works hard to promote a healthy lifestyle. Students need to learn, from a very young age, the importance of living a healthy lifestyle by striking a balance between healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle.

Toast

The kindergarten students of Ms Joanne Galea and Ms Josianne Camilleri prepared a healthy snack at school. They made a delicious toast sandwich which was spread with some butter, a slice of ham and and slice of cheese.

Before enjoying their snack, the students made a collage of a toast sandwich, while learning the importance of preparing a healthy snack.

School Council Elections

School Council Elections were held on 23rd January 2015 across Malta and Gozo. This year the school had a very encouraging participation both for nominations and for votes.

Elections 2015

Six members of staff, and seven parents contested the elections. Moreover, 163 votes, out of the 210 issued (one per family) were returned to the school giving a 77.6% parent participation. Such a figure is very encouraging and reflects well on the parent participation at Mgarr Primary School.

The School Administration would like to thank all the members of staff and parents who contested the elections, and all those who voted. The school would also like to welcome the new members of the School Council, namely of Ms Rose Griscti (president), Ms Ferrante (secretary/treasurer), Ms Janice Vella Muscat, Ms Joanne Galea and Ms Marika Bezzina (teacher representatives), and Ms Angela Portelli, Ms Rose Schembri and Ms Janie Vassallo (parent representatives).

Votes were counted in the presence of the candidates who contested the elections. Special thanks goes to Ms Maria Borg Vella, assistant head, for helping out in the counting process and for the photography.

World Tree Day 2015

Tree Day

Ms Rodgers, Eko Skola co-ordinator and assistant head at our school, has embarked on a useful mission at our school on 16th January 2015. This being World Tree Day, the students were asked to participate in a school based drawing competition. The students who drew the best 6 drawings were awarded a book.

Later on, during the day, students from yr 4, 5 and 6, participated in a clean up campaign of the school gardens. The students did a fantastic job and 4 large garbage bags of waste were collected.

The younger classes participated in other activities to raise awareness about the importance of trees. Below one can see photos of the yr 1.2 student of Ms Marilyn Bugeja doing a bark rubbing activity. This activity was a follow up of a lesson during which students talked about trees, their shapes and the different leaves and trunks.Tree01

Below are the year 2.2, of Ms Maureen Borg, during an art lesson in preparation for the drawing competition held by Ms Rodgers for the students.

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Il-Ħwejjeġ…

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Xi ftit tal-ġimgħat ilu konna qegħdin nitkellmu dwar il-ħwejjeġ. Wara li tkellimna fuq it-tipi differenti ta’ ħwejjeġ, tkellimna ukoll dwar l-istaġuni differneti u meta jintlibsu ċerti ħwejjeġ. Fl-aħħar it-tfal għażlu xi ħaġa tal-ħwejjeġ u tkellmu fuqha.

Xogħol ta’ Ms Marilyn Bugeja, Yr 1.2

Show and Tell…

When introducing the topic “Animals”, the year 1.2 children were given some time to look for some information about their favourite animal. Then, they were asked to present their work to the other children. Such activities lend themselves perfectly to enhance oracy skills and the students’ self-esteem.

They were very creative and came up with some interesting facts!

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Dogs Trust visit Mgarr…

Our students had a fun, exciting and educational workshop to help them to learn more about caring for dogs, responsible dog ownership and how to stay safe around dogs.

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Above once can see Candy, a cute dog from Dogs Trust, while visiting the year 1 students.

Dogs Trust believes that by educating the dog owners of tomorrow we can help to reduce the number of abandoned, stray and unwanted dogs in the future, and also have a healthier and happier society.