Monthly Archives: January 2013

Our Origins

The story of the beginning of Stella Maris College- Malta is inextricably linked with the coming of the De La Salle Brothers or “Freres” to the shores of the Maltese islands. This story is in itself a relatively long and interesting one. However, for our purposes here, we need not enter into its details. Suffice it to say that the main and original thrust to come to the Maltese islands originated at the end of the 19th century. During the last quarter of the 19th century, governments in France were passing very anti-clerical laws. Many religious, like the Jesuits, had been expelled from France. The Brothers were not yet touched by these laws. But, the day was soon to arrive when the Brothers would suffer the same fate as other congregations. Brother Periel Etienne, Assistant to the Superior General, had been working for a while on plans to open a “Grand College” on Malta where exiled French Brothers could go to when they had to leave their home. Brother Periel Etienne had done quite a lot of homework through the support of old boys of Maltese origins in Tunis. His dream was to find a piece of land in the Sliema area on which to build his “Grand College”.

Stella Maris Volleyball Team

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Friday 30th November was a day pronounced by victory for the Stella Maris volleyball team. After enroling in the ‘MVA Inter-School Volleyball Tournament’ held at the Cottonera Sports Complex, the Stella Maris team battled against six other teams winning six out of seven games. This placed them first in the tournament to the satisfaction of their coach Ms Mathilde Micallef and assistant coach Mr Glenn La Rosa.

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Christmas Play 2012

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Stella Maris College Gzira Drama group put up its annual Christmas play called, “Once Upon a Christmas…”. This play immersed its viewers in a world of fantasy and mystery, meeting famous Disney characters all acted out by the school drama team. Students were enthusiastic and eager to make this play a success. Teachers helped out the students in all technical areas and this has created a unique Lassalian bond.The play was held at the De La Salle Hall on the 18th and 19th of December.

La Salle Retreat Centre, Mellieha, Malta

The recently refurbished La Salle Retreat Centre is situated in the beautiful valley of Santa Marija Estate, overlooking Mellieha Bay. It is ten minutes away from the renowned Sanctuary of Our Lady in Mellieha. The Centre has become a venue for many meetings, seminars, and retreats.

Anybody staying at or just visiting the La Salle Retreat Centre in Malta, will agree it is comfortable, well-kept and ideal for retreats. This spiritual gem has been achieved by Brothers in Malta refurbishing the Centre and by the friendly, prayerful and relaxed atmosphere created by Mr Sam Borg and his wife, Yvonne, who are the hosts at the Centre.

For the last two years it has been the chosen venue for our District to hold a summer course for Young Lasallians. It is also well used by the Lasallian schools in Malta for day and residential retreats. It is also a popular venue for other groups.

The Centre has a multipurpose hall seating over 80 people and is equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment. There is also a Conference Room, Boardrooms, Prayer Room, and a large garden for moments of quiet reading and meditation. Most of the 22 bed-rooms are en suite, with windows over-looking the beautiful bay of Mellieha. A well-equipped kitchen serves homely and healthy food.

Therefore, the Centre is the ideal place for groups to run courses and retreats suited to their own needs.

The De La Salle Brothers hope that the Centre will always be a place where those searching for God will find an opportunity, through prayer, silence, fellowship, discussion and the surrounding beauty, to listen to what the Lord is saving to them.

Contacts

Senior Management Team

 

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Assistant Head – Manuel Cilia

 

Assistant Head William Gatt

Assistant Head  – William Gatt

Assistant Head – Mr. Alex Camilleri

Form I Year Tutor: Lara May Mallia
Form I Assistant Year Tutor:

Form II Year Tutor:  Sarah Pillow
Form II Assistant Year Tutor:

Form III Year Tutor: Nadia Mercieca
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Form IV Year Tutor:  Lorna Friggieri
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Form V Year Tutor: Jonathan Camenzuli
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Who Are We?

If you picture the PTA as just a small crew of moms and dads who meet now and then to plan bazaars  or coffee mornings, you are in for a big surprise. The Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, is a dynamic and very influential organisation within Stella Maris College advocating on behalf of parents and teachers within the three schools namely St. Benild School, Junior School and Senior School.

The Stella Maris PTA Committee

(this document is still being updated)

Br. David Mizzi f.s.c.
School Director
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Br. Austin Gili f.s.c.
Brothers’ Director
Matthew Micallef
Chairperson
Matthew Micallef is an Old Stellmarian and works as an Administrative officer. He has two boys: one in Junior School, Jake, and one in Senior School, Zack. He is presently the Chairperson of the PTA.
Kiki Farrugia
Vice-Chairperson / Education Sub-Committee Co-ordinator
Ms. Kiki Farrugia is a Learning Support Assistant in Grade 5 Benjamin. She started working at Stella Maris College in 2003. In the PTA she represents the Junior School teachers.
Angela Formosa Melillo
Secretary
Angela Formosa Melillo is an experienced primary school teacher who teaches at the Convent of the Sacred Heart School Foundation and is also an old girl of the school. Her role on the Stella Maris PTA Committee is that of Honorary Secretary and she is also the secretary of the Parents’ Circle sub-Committee. Her son, Matthew, is in the Junior School. She is married to Oliver Formosa who is also a PTA Committee member.
Edward Pace Balzan
Vice-Secretary
Oliver Formosa
Treasurer
Oliver Formosa is a Customer Services Official at a local bank. He attended St. Paul’s Missionary College at Rabat. He is the Honorary Treasurer of the Stella Maris PTA Committee. His son, Matthew, is in the Junior School. He is married to Angela Formosa Melillo who is also a PTA Committee member. His hobbies include travelling and sports.
Kenneth Barbara
PRO
Mr. Noel Abela
Head of Junior School
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Frank Micallef
Head of Senior School
Evan Camilleri
Parents’ Circle Chairperson
Evan Camilleri is an I.T. professional and works in his own company. He has two sons in the Junior School, Luke and Matthew. In his little free time Evan likes to draw, read and write Science Fiction – especially Star Trek! Peace and Long Life.
Karen Gouder
Member
Karen Gouder works as a Materials Management & Logistics Principal. She has two boys, one is an old Stellamarian and the other one is in the senior school.
Dr. Pierre Ellul
Member
Mario Cini
Member

School Ethos

School Vision Statement

As a Lasallian school, Stella Maris is characterised by a highly professional school community, empowered to create a vibrant learning environment, which fosters spiritual, academic, cultural and interpersonal growth.

Mission Statement

At Stella Mans College we are a diverse community of teachers, brothers, LSAs, parents and students, which strives to create and nurture a holistic, inclusive, well ordered learning climate to provide a high-quality, values-based, academic preparation for life in the Lasallian tradition.

The mission is successful when we:

  • Understand and accept ourselves and others.
  • Develop our talents in service to society and the Church.
  • Think logically and critically and express ourselves effectively.
  • Know clearly what we believe and why we believe it.
  • Maintain physical fitness and mental health — avoiding excesses and abuses.
  • Possess social awareness and a sense of responsibility for the common good.
  • Are people of deep faith and prayer.

Stella Maris College is a good place to be in!