On April 12 @ 18:30, the Stella Maris College PTA will be organising a Lenten Evening followed by Lejla Maltija at Stella Maris College. Lejla Maltija will be animated by Mr. Ivan Grech of Winter Moods.
During Lent, people around the world come together in repentance, sacrifice, and response to the story of Christ with the desire to be changed not just for a season, but also for the rest of their lives. The evening will start with a talk for adults whilst the children will be entertained in a separate area. The talk will be followed by Holy Mass.
After Mass we will organise a ‘Lejla Maltija’ with food prepared by chef Renato Spiteri. Lejla Maltija will be animated by Mr. Ivan Grech of Winter Moods.
More information on the Event Page: Click here.
The cast and crew taking part in the “Why must he die?”. An article and photos to follow in the coming days.
Gozo Science Weekend for Stella Maris College students
A 28-strong group of Form 1 and 2 students from Stella Maris College, Gzira recently attended a hands-on Gozo Science Weekend. Students could experience various applications of science in everyday life and at the same time follow the scientific process in organised tasks. Team work was central as was the Lasallian spirit of community sharing and collaboration. Students and teachers were engaged in collaborative learning tasks in real-life situations.
The event was barely underway when the students’ first task was to carry out a survey amongst Gozo ferry passengers about the use of science in their lives. Upon arrival at base, students immediately focused on their Cooking Challenge where they prepared supper in the form of delicious pizzas, producing the dough from scratch. While the pizzas were baking at David’s Bakery, the students set up their pitfall traps in a field close by.
The following morning the group headed to the Arts School in Ghajnsielem where they were guests at Ms. Alda Bugeja’s weaving and looming workshop. There her passionate, hardworking adult students currently studying this craft shared their skills with teachers and students. Fabric testing took place adjacent to the workshop and students investigated flammability, strength and insulation. They also planted cotton seedlings.
After lunch, students were given the opportunity to milk a goat en route to producing the traditional Gozitan ġbejna. This process was outlined by the farmer in his workshop. This was followed by a visit to the shooting range in Zebbug and the salt pans in Ta’ Xwejni.
After attending Holy Mass in Marsalforn and then dinner, the group ventured on an orienteering session from Marsalforn and Ghasri. The lack of light pollution made the constellations intensely bright and the view from ta’ Gurdan Lighthouse, the final destination, prompted students and teachers to remember the Earth hour celebration in the form of a prayer of thanksgiving.
On the final day the young scientists presented one of the many tasks in a plenary session which brought to a close two whole days of scientific on site learning. The winning group was presented with book prizes and all the students were presented with a certificate of participation.
SMC Scouts together with their band were also present today in the Scouts Annual Parade in Valletta. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca took the salute on Palace Square, accompanied by the Chief Scout and Chief Guide.
The College welcomed Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino who recently gave a talk “An Overview of the Solar System” to students and parents. The extremely interesting talk turned into a discussion on various aspects of the solar system. A very interesting and informative evening was enjoyed by all.
During the talk parents and students took part in an entertaining quiz. Students were each presented with a book on Space. Br. David Mizzi presented a souvenir to Prof. Baldacchino to thank him for his exccellent lecture.
Recently Art students under the guidance of Art teacher Ms. Maria Baldacchino were awarded with certificates for their participation in the Carnival Poster competition.
The certificates were presented by the Head of School Mr. Frank Micallef during the school assembly.
Twenty one boys gathered at Cirkewwa Ferry to cross the channel to Gozo for a hike with a difference ….. A religious hike, starting with a walk from Rabat to Ta’ Pinu Church in Gharb. Along the way the boys were either talking socially, or admiring the nature around them or even taking photos of every motor cycle or luxurious car that passed along the way!
Application for Complementary Teacher in St. Benild School and Stella Maris College
The Director is inviting applications from teachers with a minimum of five (5) scholastic years teaching experience in the primary sector to perform duties as a Complementary Teacher at St. Benild School and Stella Maris College.
The boys in Grade 2 Miguel have prepared a picnic plate using paper plates and different food pictures. The end result was great ! This craft was related to our Macmillan theme…’Picnic Time’
Also linked to the same theme, “It’s pizza time in grade 2 Miguel”. The boys had great fun preparing their own pizzas and later on eating them on the turf during our ‘class picnic’
A lovely experience for the boys….. having a picnic on the turf and eating the pizzas which they prepared earlier on during the day.
Their happy faces were the highlight of the day !!!
Ms. Maria Farrugia
During Social Studies, the boys have been learning about World War II and how the Maltese were affected during this time. Consequently, as an educational visit related to our topic, we visited Lascaris War Rooms in Valletta, Malta at War in Vittoriosa and Fort Rinella.
Lascaris War Rooms
The boys had a chance to explore the underground complex of tunnels and chambers that housed the War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta was conducted during the Second World War. They were also given a very informative guided tour around these historical rooms.