Submitted by Ms Stephanie Azzopardi
December – an important month for us Christians… It reminds of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. During this month we remember the hardships Mary and Joseph had to face and the poor circumstances in which the Lord chose to be born. It is a time of reflection about the important things in life – not material ones, but spiritual ones.
Students are encouraged to prepare a special assembly in a run up for Christmas. This special assembly is spread over 9 days, hence it is called the novena. During these assemblies the students, under the direction of their teachers and LSAs, and with the help of Ms Borg Vella, assistant head, the students explore moral values and issues which remind us of love, peace and generosity.
This is also an opportunity for students to sing Christmas carols, to animate our morning assemblies and to enhance their self-esteem. Merry Christmas to all 🙂
On 12th December 2013 they year 1 students of Ms Marilyn (yr 1.1 teacher) and Ms Louise (yr 1.2 teacher) had fanstastic maths workshops which were organised with the help of the maths support teacher, Ms Joanne Vella.
Organising such maths workshops required a lot of preparation and co-ordination between the class teachers and the maths support teacher. It is very satisfying to see the results of great team work.
During the maths workshops, Ms Janice Vella Muscat (Yr 2.1 teacher), Ms Josephine (LSA), Ms Isabelle and Ms Morris (both maths support teachers) assisted the class teachers and their students. It is through such experiences that in our education system we work hard to instill a love towards maths.
The workshops included: sponge printing (to learn shapes), decorating the Christmas under 1 minute (to learn time), sorting caps according to colour (sequencing), sorting thinsel (to learn longer and shorter), helping Bee-Bot eat his chocolate treat (thinking skills, direction and counting) and matching number cards to value cards (number concepts).
Well done to all and keep up the good work 😉 Special thanks goes to our photographer Ryan Micallef, a year 5 student 🙂
More cards and cribs were submitted for the competition being organised by the school council. Below is a short video of cards and cribs submitted. Good luck to all. Results will be announced during the Christmas concert being held at school on 19th December 2013.