Monthly Archives: January 2014

Lasallian Day @ SMC

The Lasallian day on the 29 January 2013 focused on interpersonal skills. We started the session with a brief reflection and meditation on being aware of the pain of others. Afterwards the staff was divided into three groups, each group facilitated by an external  leader who worked on skills such as empathy and probing, skills which are cardinal in the teaching profession in the work with the students and in our everyday relationships. The group facilitators were Dr Christiane Sullivan, Ms Maud Muscat and Ms Ruth Falzon. At noon the staff reunited for the annual photo.

Mr Tyrone Grima

Assistant Headmaster

Stella Maris wins the Gold Award in Dinja Wahda Programme!

The ‘Dinja Wahda’ award ceremony was held to mark the scholastic year 2012-2013. Throughout the year ‘Stella Maris College Gzira’ followed the ‘Dinja Wahda’ programme as it has always done in the past.

dinja wahda ceremony


RELEM Young Lasallians in Malta: a New Step Forward

An article by Br. Joel PALUD first published by

The De La Salle Retreat Centre in Mellieha (Malta) hosted a gathering of the Young Lasallians of RELEM from August 13-19, for a formation session that included sharing and relaxation.


European Robotics Week & SMC Grade 6 Students

The European Robotics Week was held in Malta between the 25th of November to the 29th November 2013. During this highly educational event, various Robotics related activities were held across Europe for the general public and especially students, highlighting the growing importance of Robotics in a wide variety of application areas. This event was locally coordinated by IMS Ltd with the support of the eLearning Centre and aimed at inspiring educators and motivating students to pursue careers in STEM+ICT related fields, i.e. science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing.

A group of students from Stella Maris College Junior School visited STC Training Centre in Pembroke and participated in an active hands on workshop. The students worked in groups of four and programmed a robot to walk in a particular path. One could easily feel the enthusiasm within the groups to perform as best as they could. They measured the distances between obstacles and noted down the measurements. Everything was then translated into code using a special software.


Grade 4 Miguel Assembly – St Martin’s Feast

As the weekly theme was Tradizzjonijiet Maltin and the feast of St Martin coincided in the same week, the 4M team decided to amalgamate the two occasions and present a Special Assembly to the school portraying both elements in correlation to one another.

St Martin 1

Science Activity – Materials

One of the activities linked with the topic of materials in Grade 3, was making use of clay in a creative way. The kids came up with a lot of different designs to decorate their pitch pot.


Dinja Wahda Project

Our school is committed to environmental education. Therefore, as educators, we participate in the ‘Dinja Wahda’ project.

dinja wahda1

Beginners Enjoy Table Tennis at St Benild’s

This year St Benild’s School has introduced the training of Table Tennis for students in Grade 1 and Grade 2.

Group 2


Cake Sale

Ms. Marisa Abela (Assistant Head) and Ms Sara Vassallo helping out at one of the stalls.

Ms. Marisa Abela (Assistant Head) and Ms Sara Vassallo helping out at one of the stalls.

The Students’ Council organised a cake sale during break time. As with other fund raising initiatives, all proceeds will go towards the purchase of a defibrillator and musical instruments for the school.

Eating fruit and vegetables

We all emphasise the importance of encouraging children to eat fruit and vegetables, but getting them to actually do so can be a challenge.  Linked to an English lesson about Healthy Food and Charlie & Lola’s “I will never, not ever eat a tomato”, we decided to have some fun with food.