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Teach Inspire Protect… Erasmus+ Multiplier Event

23rd May marked a very important day for our school during which Erasmus+ TIP (Teach Inspire Protect Project) was shared with early childhood educators and the local community. The participation of both educators and parents was very encouraging.

This multiplier event aimed to inform educators of how the emergent curriculum is being implemented at our school focusing on the importance of the use of outdoor spaces, risk taking, getting dirty and learning through play and with the use of loose parts.

During the morning session the Director for Curriculum, Mr Geatano Bugeja and the Head of College Network, Ms Josephine Mifsud joined us for the various workshops. Ms Tania Mangio, EO for early years kicked off the programme with a very interesting presentation about the benefits of the emergent curriculum and the importance of play and risk taking.

Ms Stefania Papadopol, Education Officer from Birdlife Malta, gave the audience a taster of the importance of keeping in contact with nature and organised workshops outside in the school garden to help all those present appreciate the benefits of nature, while helping to nurture a greater love and respect for the environment.

Presentations by the Head of School, Ms Antonella Ferrante and Ms Nagaat Bugeja, followed sharing good practice being implemented at St Nicholas College, Mgarr Primary School in line with the emergent curriculum, use of outdoor spaces, mud play and much more.

In the evening similar talks and workshops were held for parents. The Mayor of the Local Council, Mr Paul Vella, attended this session. Children were kept entertained by the Candy Rush Groups under the surveillance of Ms Sharon Scicluna, LSE.

An exhibition was prepared by Ms Rodgers and Ms Joanne Galea making use of photos taken by educators during various activities that been taking place at school since the beginning of this scholastic year using outdoor space.

 

School Development Planning

Educators had a very intensive day of workshops and discussions to prepare action plans for the coming scholastic year. Through reflection upon current practices, healthy debate, clarification of issues, discussion of challenges being currently faced by the school and the support and input of all the Mgarr staff, together with the input of HoD Maths, HoD Assessment for Learning, EO for curriculum, Digital Literacy Support teacher, Literacy Support Teacher, the Nuture class team and Peripatetic teachers, this was yet another successful day.

The Head of School would like to thank all these educators for their hard work, dedication and for taking this exercise very seriously.

Awturi Maltin Iżuru l-Iskola Tagħna

Trevor Żahra u Natalie Portelli, żewġ awturi Maltin laqgħu l-istedina li jiġu l-iskola tagħna. Bdejna l-programm billi rajna reċta qasira ta’ waħda mill-praspar ta’ Kunċett u Marinton, imtella’ minn Ms Eleanor Vella u Ms Cora Calleja.

Wara kien hemm ħin fejn l-istudenti staqsew xi mistoqsijiet lill-awturi. L-awturi għoġobhom isibu l-ħin biex jiffirmax xi kotba minn tat-tfal u l-għalliema stess.

Trevor Żaħra u Natalie Portelli ħallew messaġġ lill-istudenti u fl-istess ħin qassmu magħhom l-esperjenza tagħhom. Grazzi!

Marathon Walk 2019

This yearly appointment is an event I looked forward to! Seeing all students and members of staff doing their utmost to keep up with a 15km walk is no joke 🙂 However enjoying breath taking views makes this walk worthwhile! Making memories for students at one of the “windows” found on the Maltese Islands adds to the fun.The marathon walk offers an opportunity for all to relax and have fun while learning through activities prepared by teachers.

Selfie moments with members of staff and exploring the whereabouts of Ġebel Ċiantar are moments that I will cherish forever.

Students enjoying themselves, even though some were exhausted.

Some places of interest included the Dingli Radar, Maddalena Chapel and Buskett Gardens. Along the way I had to carry a number  bags to allow students to get a rest 🙂

Students also got a closer glimpse of Filfa and Fawwara Chapel. Thanks to all for making this another successful event. Special thanks to all those who donated money. A record of €1400 was collected to purchase resources for our students!!!

Sumbitted by Ms Ferrante, Head of School

 

Football Read/Write Programme

Learning more about newspapers with the Mgarr team. We then moved out outwards for a game of “Lions & Tigers” and a football match. 📰😁⚽️👍

Well done Jean Paul for reading book provided on out way to Dingli for the marathon walk 🙂

Earth Day

More than 193 countries celebrate Earth Day on 21st April holding various events to demonstrate support for the protection of the environment.

Last week, Ms Claire Agius was invited to join the Go Green Club of Mgarr Primary school in their manifestation. Below is a video edited by her kindself to help us raise awareness.

Today is #earthday ; in more than 193 countries, various events are held to demonstrate support for the protection of the environment. Last week I was invited to join the Go Green Club of Mgarr Primary school in their manifestation. Once again I congratulate these initiatives that require the support of the dedicated teachers and head of school.

Geplaatst door Clare Agius op Zondag 21 april 2019

Well done to Ms Rodgers, assistant head, Ms Joanne Galea, KE and the Green Club members for supporting the environment.

 

Say NO to Plastic!


The Green Club Members are on a mission to raise awareness about the harmful effects of single use plastic. Above is a clip of a song written purposely for this event by Ms Rodgers, assistant head, and Ms Joanne Galea, KGE.

The students went out in the streets of Mgarr to raise awareness about this issue.

Help us save the planet!!