The Fifth Form Graduation ceremony was held in La Salle Hall. The evening commenced with Holy Mass celebrated by former student Fr. Ivan Scicluna.
Date: 28th June 2014
Time: 09:30 Registration; Games 10:00 – 13:00 hrs
Over the past months a group of Form 1 students have been working on a publication entitled Gozo Legends. This is an A4 40-page full colour publication that narrates egends from al of Gozo towns, villages and hamlets. Its also includes artistic impressions by the students themselves.
The lecture, organised by the Malta Astronomy Association, “Islands of Astronomy” by Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino & Dr. Alex Gatt was held today in John Paul II Hall.
Mr. Alexei Pace introduced the speakers. Following a highly informative delivery by Prof. Baldacchino, an interesting discussion was set in motion by Dr. Alex Gatt. This was the last in a series of lectures on Astronomy that were regularly organised throughout the year on the initiative of College Director, Br. David Mizzi, a long-time Astronomy enthusiast.
Buoyed by their recent success during the National Table Tennis Festival organised by the Kunsill Malti Ghall-Isport our students once again rose to the occasion and ended up among the medal winners, this time at the annual Table Tennis Championships organised by the Malta Students Sports Federation (MSSF) at the Malta International Table Tennis Centre in Tarxien.
Ayrton Galea and Joel Schembri took part in the U/13 category with the latter ending up as runner up.
Meanwhile, in the U/15 category Miguel Montebello clinched gold after beating school mate Daniel Musu, who hence had to settle for silver.
The team was led by Mr. Jivko Jetchev and Ms. Anna Jetcheva.
Members of our athletics team continued to impress at the annual Athletic Meeting held by the Malta Students Sports Federation (MSSF) at St. Aloysius College on Wednesday May 21.
Gary Ghirxi stole the limelight after winning the gold medal in both the U/14 100m. and 200m. clocking 11.88sec. and 24.6sec. respectively. As expected, Edward Bezzina also clinched gold in the U/15 Shot Put event following a throw of 11.49m. Michele Lucia also dashed in first place in the U/13 100m. sprint in 10.03sec. to notch the gold medal.
Various students managed to win a silver medal, amongst them three U/13 students. In the shot put event Gary Lee Vella finished second after a throw of 10.43m while Ayrton Galea finished second in the high jump event after a jump of 1.25m. Meanwhile, Nicku Gauci leaped 4.30m. to place second in the long jump event. In the U/14 category, Luca Falzon finished second in the 400m. in 1.02:5 while Jake Mangion placed second in the shot put following a throw of 9.55m.
Bronze medals were also won by Gianluca Sciberras (U/12 long jump) following a jump of 3.91m. and Kurt Cassar (U/15 Discus) after throwing a distance of 22.05m. The U/13 relay team, comprising Michele Lucia, Julian Vella, Kieron Azzopardi and Wayne Seracino, also won bronze after clocking in 55.59sec.
Other members of TEAM SMC included Julian Barbara, Rylan Luke Bellizzi, Clyde Briffa, Omar Elouni, Perth Grech, Kyle Mercieca, Niguel Puli, Kyle Sciberras Balbi, Andreas Vella, Julian Vella and Andrei Zarb.
The team was led by Mr. Jivko Jetchev and Ms. Anna Jetcheva.
On the initiative of the College Senior School teacher librarians, Ms. Marionne Borg and Ms. Silvana Griscti, a spelling competition was organised for Form I students. The final was held today, 27th May between Matthew Scerri of Form I Red and Kyle Agius of Form I White.
The final was held in John Paul II Hall which was packed with Form I students and teachers.
The Spelling Bee Competition winner was Matthew Scerri. Well done to the runner-up Kyle Agius and to all who participated!
Many times during our lives we find ourselves remembering words or experiences which are very dear to us. We look at photos because they remind us of special moments. We remember special people who leave a mark in our lives by reminiscing their words and actions.
This year the Grade 3 & Grade 4 classes at Stella Maris Junior School decided to take some time to ponder on the Life of our Founder in preparation for Founder’s Day. The result of this reflection and research was an interesting and varied exhibition put up with the help of both students and parents.
The exhibition consisted mainly of De La Salle’s words and projects, which could be found on charts, board games, collages, models, figurines, puzzles and letters to the Founder.
Our school outing at crafts village was scheduled for Monday 5th May and thankfully it was a wonderful and sunny day. At 9 a.m. the bus came to pick us up from school and off we went to an incredible outing.
After about half an hour we arrived at Ta’ Qali and went straight to Bristow Pottery. An employee explained to us how to do certain shapes with clay. Soon after he gave us a block of clay and left us free to create any shape we wanted. With my share of clay, I decided to do a bowl which I intend to give my mum on mother’s day. My classmates’ creations varied from Bugs Bunny, SpongeBob, plate of spaghetti, tea cup and many more. On all of our creations we engraved our names and off for baking they went. It was time to leave from Bristow Potteries for another adventure.
Before going to our next venue we were given a packed lunch. While eating I noticed various shops and many tourists roaming around.
Our next visit was to Phoenician Glass Blowing. They showed us around and explained to us that their productions are all handmade. Then they chose 6 students to do glass blowing. They gave them a metal pipe, at the far edge of the pipe they put some melted glass and the students started blowing to do different shapes. The temperature of the ovens which melt the glass varies between 500 and 1000 Degrees Celsius. There they also gave us a small glass souvenier in the shape of a sweet.
It was really fun being at crafts village and seeing how things are made but unfortunately time flies and we had to leave. I have to admit I really had fun on this outing.
Grade 5 Arnold