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


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The children of Year 4.1 had an activity related to science at Buskett. Even though it was windy they managed to work together as a team to come up with the answers. They had to observe the weathe, plant life, the trees, the leaves, animals around us, and finally how they can help protect the environment.

Submitted by Ms Angelique Attard, Yr 4.1

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.

Marathon Walk

The school organised a Marathon Walk to raise funds for the purchase of literacy and numeracy resources for the students. The parents were very generous and a greatly appreciated donation was given to the school. 11 families donated more than €20. The highest amount collected was that of €32.60. A book will be given to all these families show our appreciation.


The students walked across the countryside of Mgarr, leaving from the school, walking to Bingemma and up to Lippijja. From there the students walked back to the school covering approximately 5.4km.

During the walk the students were given water break and lunch breaks. The students had leaflets prepared. The aim of these leaflets was for the students to appreciate all that can be found around them in this beautiful village of Mgarr.


Students also had the the opportunity to see a wind turbine, walk past a pig farm and a cemetry, see a number of green houses, olives trees and numerous fields. The fields were growing tomatoes, broad beans, marrows, onions, strawberries and artichokes.


Well done to all the students and members for staff for the effort put into this walk and heartfelt thanks to the parents helpers who made this a successful event.

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.