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Christmas Children’s Evening Mass


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The Parents Teacher Association would like to extend an invitation to all parents, guardians, teachers, families and their friends to join us in celebrating Christmas Eve.  The celebrations shall start with a traditional Christmas Eve Mass by Fr. Justin Schembri and animated by Mr. Ivan De Gabriele, Ms. Laura Zahra and Mr. David Dimech, followed by hot chocolate and mince pies on:

Date: 

 Wednesday 24th December 2013

Time: 

 20:00 (sharp!)

Venue: 

 Lasallian Hall – Stella Maris College

Entrance shall be through Junior Grounds where parking is available.

Fr. Justin is asking children to be familiar with the story of the film ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas (The Meaning of Christmas).  You can watch a short video on http://tinyurl.com/CharlieBrownMalta.

In the Spirit of Christmas children may generously donate a small gift which will be presented during Mass.  These will be later donated to the Missionary Sisters of Charity, better known as the Sisters of Mother Theresa.  It would be greatly appreciated if the gifts are wrapped.  Please ensure that all gifts donated are not broken or used.  Any money collected during the Mass will also be donated to the same organisation.

As per our tradition, it will be nice if everyone can bring any goodies on the day.  These will be shared after Mass together with the mince pies and hot chocolate provided by the PTA.

If you are coming and would like your son/daughter to participate (such as by saying bidding prayer) please contact Evan Camilleri. (first come, first served).

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Gozo Advent Hike


15 students together with 8 teachers from Stella Maris College, under the leadership of Assistant Headmaster Mr. Emanuel Cilia, caught the Gozo Ferry and walked together up to Nadur.
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After a one and a half hour walk, the students gathered in front of the church for a short reflection on Advent led by Mr Emanuel Cilia.  Afterwards the students took part in Mass with the locals at Nadur Parish Church which was a splendid opportunity to continue to reflect on how they can get ready for the birth of Jesus.
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The students also had time to eat a local Nadur pizza and played together at  the swings.  Along the way, while walking, the students recounted many stories and shared their thoughts with their friends and teachers.
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The students are all looking forward for the next activity!

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Awards Ceremony 2014


On Wednesday 19 November, the senior school held the annual Awards Ceremony. Students were awarded with academic and values awards.

Br. David, Director of the College

Br. David, Director of the College

The guest of honour of the evening was former student and dentist Dr. Kenneth Spiteri. Kenneth entered St. Benild’s School Pre-Grade class  in 1973 and finished his  secondary course in Stella Maris College in June 1985. Kenneth’s brothers Mark and Anthony were also former students of the College.

Guest of Honour and former student, Dentist Dr. Kenneth Spiteri

Guest of Honour and former student, Dentist Dr. Kenneth Spiteri

The evening was compered by Ms. Pearl Haber and Mr. Antoine Hili.

Comperes Mr. Antoine Hili and Ms. Pearl Haber

Comperes Mr. Antoine Hili and Ms. Pearl Haber

Head of School Mr. Frank Micallef and Dr. Kenneth Spiteri distributed book prizes, awarded to students who place first in a subject in a year.

Head of school Mr. Frank Micallef and Dr. Kenneth Spiteri presented the awards

Guest of Honour Dr. Kenneth Spiteri presenting an award

Merit certificates were awarded to students attaining high marks  in core and other subjects as well as to Top Readers. Special Values Certificates were also distributed to students in various categories:

Award for Altruism – awarded to students who are helping other students, especially peers with  varying education abilities and needs.

Award for Community Service – awarded to students for regular service to the school, year or class.

Head of school Mr. Frank Micallef presents an award to Nicholas Vella Rosso

Head of school Mr. Frank Micallef presents an award to Nicholas Vella Rosso

Award for Leadership -  Awarded to students who have taken the initiative in leading other students tackle issues arising in and out of class; these students have a positive influence on their peers.

Award for Diligence – awarded to students for class participation, good homeworks, good presentation of work, perseverance in studies, attention in class.

Award for Effort – awarded to students who are consistent in their efforts.

Form III Year Tutor Ms. Nadia Mercieca calling out Form III award winners

Form III Year Tutor Ms. Nadia Mercieca calling out Form III award winners

During the course of the evening students gave excellent renditions of music pieces and mimes.

“Macavity: the mystery cat” by T.S. Eliot,  interpreted by Cain Portelli  supported by Noah Cutajar, David Dimech and Kurt Bartolo

“Macavity: the mystery cat” by T.S. Eliot, interpreted by Cain Portelli supported by Noah Cutajar, David Dimech and Kurt Bartolo

“Galop” by Heinrich Wohlfahrt, was  interpreted by the Portelli brothers

The Portelli brothers giving an excellent rendition of Galop” by Heinrich Wohlfahrt

The Portelli brothers giving an excellent rendition of “Galop” by Heinrich Wohlfahrt

“A Whole New World” by Alan Menken was interpreted by Samuel Cutajar & Shaun Micallef, “Frozen” by Christophe Beck was interpreted by Paul, Michael and Samuel Cutajar.

Paul, Michael and Samuel Cutajar giving playing music from the film "Frozen"

Paul, Michael and Samuel Cutajar giving playing music from the film “Frozen”

Mime to the music of “He’s a Pirate”  by Hans Zimmer, was performed by Jamie Cardona and Nikolai Azzopardi, accompanied on piano by Dylan Odom.

Mime to the music of “He’s a Pirate”  by Hans Zimmer, performed by Jamie Cardona and Nikolai Azzopardi, accompanied on piano by Dylan Odom

Mime to the music of “He’s a Pirate” by Hans Zimmer, performed by Jamie Cardona and Nikolai Azzopardi, accompanied on piano by Dylan Odom

“Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, was interpreted by Glenn Farrugia,David Scerri and Joseph Izzo accompanied on piano by Sean Bonnici.

“Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, interpreted by Glenn Farrugia,David Scerri and Joseph Izzo accompanied on piano by Sean Bonnici

“Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, interpreted by Glenn Farrugia,David Scerri and Joseph Izzo accompanied on piano by Sean Bonnici

“Macavity: the mystery cat” by T.S. Eliot, was interpreted by Cain Portelli  supported by Noah Cutajar, David Dimech and Kurt Bartolo.

“Macavity: the mystery cat” by T.S. Eliot,  interpreted by Cain Portelli  supported by Noah Cutajar, David Dimech and Kurt Bartolo

“Macavity: the mystery cat” by T.S. Eliot, interpreted by Cain Portelli supported by Noah Cutajar, David Dimech and Kurt Bartolo

At the end of the ceremony Br. David presented Dr. Spiteri with a commemorative College tie as well as a copy of The Stelmarian and other publications relating to Stella Maris College.

Br. David presenting a memento to guest of honour Dr. Kenneth Spiteri

Br. David presenting a memento to guest of honour Dr. Kenneth Spiteri

A big thank you to all students, parents and all teachers for contributing to make the evening a success.

Youth Alive Foundation – Open Weekend at Dar Frate Jacoba


An open weekend is being organised by the Youth Alive Foundation at Dar Frate Jacoba in Marsascala between 6 and 8 December. More details in the poster below.

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ONE class. ONE form. ONE La Salle ! Form 3 Educational Activity


On Friday 14th November 2014, students in Form 3 had an Educational Visit with the theme “One class. One form. One La Salle”.
A group of students from Form 3 White before the zip line activity

A group of students from Form 3 White before the zip line activity

The goal of this visit was to strengthen the group dynamics of the students in each class as well as to broaden their knowledge about out capital city, Valletta, which forms part of their curriculum of Environmental Studies.
Ayrton Galea preparing for the zip line

Ayrton Galea preparing for the zip line

Students rotated between 4 stations – abseiling down the bastions of Valletta, zip lining next the breakwater in the Grand Harbour, a treasure hunt around the city and fun games at Hastings garden.
A student during the zip line

A student during the zip line

Students’ learning and social interaction were enhanced through this educational visit.
Karl Gatt going abseiling down a bastion in Valletta

Karl Gatt going abseiling down a bastion in Valletta

Remembrance Day at the College


On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Stella Maris College observed a minute’s silence to honour the war dead. All lessons, activities and games stopped and everyone paused to reflect during this poignant moment. Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Alex Camilleri, Mr. Glenn La Rosa, Ms. Carmen Cutajar and Ms. Lorna Friggieri, a special school morning assembly was organised.

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Ms. Carmen Cutajar, Assistant Head introduced the assembly with a prayer and  a few select words appropriate for the occasion.  Mr. Alex Camilleri, History teacher then outlined the history of Remembrance Day as well as the origin of the Poppy as the world renowned symbol of Remembrance Day.

 

Ms. Cutajar addressing the special assembly

Ms. Cutajar addressing the special assembly

The poem “In Flanders Fields”, by John McCrae, was then excellently read out by Andrew Debono Cauchi, Jamie Pace Bonello  and Gary Ghirxi.

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Later on during the day, at exactly 11:00am, a siren could be heard throughout the College and its environs, wailing poignantly in an atypically silent College, a silence that was ultimately deafening. Thanks to the efforts of Matthias Micallef and Joel Camilleri, Form I students, poppies were distributed to students and staff and an appreciable donation will be passed on to the Royal British Legion (Malta branch).

Joel Camilleri and Matthias Micallef will remember this day for many years to come

Joel Camilleri and Matthias Micallef will remember this day for many years to come

A big thank you to all teachers and students who made this occasion a memorable one. A special thank you to Nicholas Apap Bologna, Luca Vella and Omar Eloumi ably supervised by Mr. Donald Ciappara, without whose technical expertise this activity would not have been possible.

 

 

The Mission of Missionaries Assembly


Grade 5 Miguel held an assembly during Mission Week based on a speech Pope Francis I gave about the mission of missionaries.

The most important part of his speech was actually his opening statement: We are called to preach and proclaim the Gospel “courageously and in every situation.”

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Astronomy Activities


The  Astronomy evening on Sat. 1st Nov. 2014 18.30-21.00hrs. was a great success with over 50 participants.  Students and parents brought star Charts and Lunar Maps. One student Inaugurated his newly purchased telescope; All made a tour of the night sky assisted by senior members including Arch.Alexei Pace, Alex Pace and Br David.

1. For the forthcoming December observation kindly remember to bring a) Star chart, b) torch with red filter, c) Warm clothing including Bobble hat and gloves.

2. Reminder ASTRONOMY LECTURE on THURSDAY 6th November 2014 at 18.30hrs, title:  BEYOND THE SOLAR SYSTEM. All are welcome to attend.

Colour Day in Grade 1


In Grade 1 we celebrated Colour Day.  This day was linked to various curriculum topics being covered in class, particularly colours.

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