Monthly Archives: February 2014

Astronomy Lecture

Mr. Tony Tanti delivered a talk, The Sun - Our Star to top Science and Physics students

Mr. Tony Tanti delivered a talk, The Sun – Our Star to Science and Physics students

The Sun – Our Star was the title of an Astronomy lecture held on Thursday 27 February in John Paul II Hall. The lecturer was Mr. Tony Tanti, PRO and past President of the  Malta Astronomy Association. After the lecture Br. David, Director, presented Mr. Tanti with a college memento.

Br. David presenting Mr. Tanti with a college souvenir

Br. David presenting Mr. Tanti with a college souvenir

Rainy days at St.Benild’s

On rainy days we cannot go out to play…but we still burn off our energy!

 

Grade 2 Educational excursion visiting cribs in Gozo

December 2013 :

An unforgettable experience for the grade 2 boys :

A day in Gozo to visit ‘Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem’ and other cribs.

Reading FUNdamentals at St. Benild’s

On Tuesday, 18th February all parents of children in Grade 2 were invited to attend to an interesting meeting, followed by two workshops related to Reading FUNdamentals. 

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Some Statistics on our Website!

Since our website went live – some two months ago we’re proud to say that we had over 11,000 hits.  While it is obviously that the majority comes from Malta we’re getting some hit from all over the world!

Tell your friend and share on social media our site so that we go viral!!!

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Learning to code in Grade 1

The Bee-Bot is an exciting robot designed for use by young children.  The colourful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!

This morning, the Grade 1 students were welcomed by two “friendly” bee-bots, Mr Bee-Bot and Ms Bee-Bot.  The students learnt how to programme the Bee-Bots and make them move on a special designed mat.  The students programmed the Bee-Bot to move forward, turn, stop, flash lights and make sounds.  The themed mat was designed to teach the students planning and spatial awareness.

The students will have the opportunity to programme the Bee-Bots on different themed mats in the coming weeks.  A little surprise is waiting for them next week!

Some quotations from famous people about coding:

Stephen Hawking – “Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.”

Bill Gates – “Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.”

Ms Romina

 

The Historical Development Of The Idea Of Gravitation

Forrm 3 Blue students Jan Manicolo and Luke Borg have created the following  Prezi presentation on the Historical Development of the Idea of Gravitation.

Thanks for Watching

Investigating Paper Absorption – Grade 3

As part of the science topic ‘materials’ tackled in Grade 3, the students had to identify which type of paper, out of three different types: tissue paper, kitchen roll paper and writing paper, would absorb most water. In order to observe which paper absorbs water faster, we put few drops of three different food colouring: red, green and blue into the small beakers which were already filled up with water.

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The boys were instructed to insert their paper in the respective beakers all at once and the rest of the boys looked carefully to notice and verify which paper absorbs the most.

The winning paper was the kitchen roll paper.

Ms Maria

 

Malta International Youth Games launched

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The Malta International Youth Games have been recently launched by organisers Stella Maris College.

The multi-sport event will be held between 11-15 September and is open to boys and girls aged between 11 and 16.  The event will feature ten sports namely American pool, BMX, bowling, chess, cross country running, cycling, futsal, table tennis, tug of war and wrestling.  Further details may be obtained from www.miygames.eu or www.facebook.com/miygames.

The first deadline for applications is Monday March 31, 2014.


Il-Malta International Youth Games se jsiru f’Settembru.

Il-Kullegg Stella Maris se jkun qieghed jorganizza l-ewwel edizzjoni tal-Malta International Youth Games bejn il-11 u l-15 ta’ Settembru li gej.  L-avveniment se jkun miftuh ghall-bniet u subien bejn –il 11 u s-16 –il sena.

B’kollox se jkun hemm total t’ghaxar dixxiplini li huma: American pool, BMX, bowling, chess, giri cross country, ciklizmu, futsal, lotta, table tennis u tug of war.
Aktar dettalji jistghu jinkisbu minn www.miygames.eu jew www.facebook.com/miygames.

L-ewwel applikazzjonijiet jaghlqu nhar it-Tnejn 31 ta’ Marzu, 2014.

Early Narrative Writing at St Benild’s!

We start off by doing some story telling about what we are going to write about.  This story telling serves as an anticipatory set to hook the children in.  It’s like a preview to a movie you don’t want to give away too much, just enough to grab your audience’s attention.  Our boys sit back and enjoy hearing their teacher sharing stories from her own daily life!

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