Monthly Archives: December 2014

Cooking in Grade 1 Arnold

Whether its something as simple as jelly, or something that entails measuring and mixing various ingredients the boys enjoy our cooking sessions. They get to learn about different ingredients, their scents, textures and tastes.  They also get to use various utensils when they each get their turn at contributing to the cooking session.  We’ve prepared jelly, decorated cupcakes, cooked pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies and also made a lovely Christmas log.  What’s next on the list?

Mission Week at St Benild School

During the last week of October, each class took turns to organise fun games during break time.  The boys paid a small fee to partcipate during these games.  The money collected was donated to the missions.

Gold Award in Dinja Wahda Activities

St. Benild school was awarded the Gold Award for Dinja Waħda projects and activities carried out during Green Week 2014.

Well done to all the staff and children for their dedication and efforts. 

Film Club at St James Cavalier Activity

On the 4th December 2014, Stella Maris College  Film Club members attended an event at St James Cavalier to mark the 75th anniversary of Batman. The presentation was given by Mr Ryan Scicluna and Mr Luke Brincat who are in charge of the Graphic Novels Library Malta.
Stella Maris College Film Club group at St. James Cavalier

Stella Maris College Film Club group at St. James Cavalier

The students took part in a discussion on Batman’s identity, history, his enemies and his origins. The students were then asked to use the characteristics of the Dark Knight and through writing and drawing, create a Maltese Batman. Finally, the students watched the screening of the documentary- Legends of the Knight which focuses on how the character of Batman inspires people from around the world to fight through their obstacles and difficulties in life.
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The winner of the Maltese Batman competition Karl Zammit 1W.

The winner of the Maltese Batman competition Karl Zammit of Form I White.

The winner of the competition to create the Maltese Batman was Karl Zammit of  Form I White, who created the Maltese Sausage Man.
Other works and drawings of students may be downloaded from the Students’ Showcase. 

St James Cavalier Activity students’ drawings

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Sausage Man drawing

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).

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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