Monthly Archives: December 2015

Last day of Christmas term

Friday 18 December was the last day of the Christmas term. The day started off with a Christmas concert. The choir, led by Italian and Music teacher Ms. Raquela Dalli sang beautiful carols. The members of the choir were Aaron Doda, Ashton Ohaka, Matthias Borg, Gabriel Galea (Form 1), Glenn Farrugia (Form 3) and Cain Portelli (Form 4).

Choir members: Aaron Doda, Ashton Ohaka, Matthias Borg, Gabriel Galea (Form 1), Glenn Farrugia (Form 3) and Cain Portelli (Form 4)

Choir members: Aaron Doda, Ashton Ohaka, Matthias Borg, Gabriel Galea (Form 1), Glenn Farrugia (Form 3) and Cain Portelli (Form 4)

The musicians, all members of the music club co-ordinated by Ms. Rihan Borg, were Luca Farrugia (piano), Bernard Curmi (violin), Damian Schembri (Guitar), Zach Abela (Percussions), – All Form I students.

Bernard Curmi (violin) and Luca Farrugia (piano), Damian Schembri (Guitar), Zach Abela (Percussions)

Bernard Curmi (violin) and Luca Farrugia (piano), Damian Schembri (Guitar), Zach Abela (Percussions)

Ms. Rihan Borg and Ms. Dalli are the organisers of the choir and music club

Ms. Rihan Borg and Ms. Dalli are the organisers of the choir and music club

Andrew Miller gave an excellent rendition of Bach’s Toccata on the piano.

Andrew Miller exhibiting his amazing piano skills

Andrew Miller exhibiting his amazing piano skills

Mass for the whole school was celebrated by Fr. Peter Paul Cachia.

Fr. Peter Paul gave a delivered a beautiful sermon

La Salle Hall was the venue for the Holy Mass

Fr. Peter Paul intreacted directly with the congregation

Fr. Peter Paul interacted directly with the congregation

Various parties were then held in the different sections.

Massimo Magri showing their DJ skills at the end of term Christmas party

Massimo Magri and Nathan Pace showing their DJ skills at the end of term Christmas party

Award Evening – one reaps what one sows

The Award Evening in the Senior School took place on 18 November. The guest of honour was Br. Austin Gili fsc.

 The comperes for the evening were Ms. Rebecca Cachia and Mr. Alberto Sciberras, both teachers from the Design & Technology Department.

Comperes Mr. Alberto Sciberras and Ms. Rebecca Cachia

Comperes Mr. Alberto Sciberras and Ms. Rebecca Cachia

 The evening started off with the College song, Memor et Fidelis (Mindful and True) sung by Ms. Raquela Dalli accompanied on the piano by Mr. Conrad Briffa, both teachers at the College.

Ms. Racquela Dalli accompanied on the piano by Mr. Conrad Briffa

Ms. Racquela Dalli accompanied on the piano by Mr. Conrad Briffa

The Director of the College, Br. David Mizzi fsc then gave his address, which was followed by musical performances. “Writings on the Wall” by Sam Smith, theme song of Spectre, the James Bond movie was interpreted by Glenn Farrugia.

Glenn Farrugia interpreting the OO7 movie theme song

Glenn Farrugia interpreting the OO7 movie theme song

 Andrew Debono Cauchi on flute and Dylan Odom on piano interpreted “The Nutcracker Suite” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Both academic as well as value awards were then presented to Form I & Form II students by Br. Austin and Br. David, assisted by the the teacher librarian Ms. Silvana Griscti.

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Academic prizes and certificates  are awarded according to the following criteria:

  1. The final mark in any subject obtained by a student is a simple addition of the November assessment mark, the Mid-Yearly and Annual examination marks and coursework.
  2. Students with the highest total in a subject will be given a book prize. Joint first will be awarded for students who obtain the same marks.
  3. Any student who obtains 75% in Mathematics, English Language, Maltese, and any other two subjects, will receive a Merit Certificate.

Value Awards (one award per class with some exceptions) are from the following:

Award for Altruism – awarded to students who are helping other students, especially peers with  varying education abilities and needs.

Award for Community Service – awarded to students for regular service to the school, year or class.

Award for Leadership –  Awarded to students who have taken the initiative in leading other students tackle issues arising in and out of class; these students have a positive influence on their peers.

Award for Diligence – awarded to students for class participation, good homeworks, good presentation of work, perseverance in studies, attention in class.

Award for Effort – awarded to students who are consistent in their efforts.

The presentation was then followed by a musical performance “See you again” by Wiz Khalifa, theme song from the movie Fast and Furious 7, interpreted by Cain Portelli, accompanied by David Dimech. Then the audience were regaled with a stage performance, A soliloquy from “Macbeth”, by William Shakespeare. Interpreted by Jamie Cardona, accompanied by Samuel Camilleri Brancaleone and Andrew Debono Cauchi.

Cain Portelli and Andrew Debono Cauchi

The soliloquy was received very well by the audience

Awards were then presented to Form III & Form IV students.

Noah Cutajar acknowledges the applause he got after receiving an award

Noah Cutajar acknowledges the applause he got after receiving an award

  Br. Austin Gili fsc then gave his address that was a true eye opener and ended with some quotes that will linger in our minds forever.

Br. Austin Gili, the guest of honour addressing guests

Br. Austin Gili, the guest of honour addressing guests

The evening was concluded with the singing of the national anthem, beautifully sung by Ms. Raquela Dalli accompanied on the piano by Mr. Conrad Briffa. Special thanks to Ms. Marionne Borg teacher librarian and senior school secretary. Ms. Annette Attard as well as the Year Tutors, Assitant Year Tutors and Class Tutors for the help and support.

Grade 5 community work on Wednesday 16th December 2015

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The Grade 5 boys together with their teachers and LSAs went down to Sliema and sang a repertoire of Christmas carols in Maltese and English to the delight of the shoppers who stopped to listen and also very gladly donated generously towards Puttinu Cares. We collected €250 in the hour that we spent there.

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Cyber Crime Unit Officers address Form II students

Malta Police Cyber Crime Unit officers recently gave a talk to  Form II students regarding the use and misuse of internet, social media and internet safety.   PC 569 Salvatore Salamone aided by PC 83 Wayne Bonello gave a very interesting and informative talk regarding the internet and social media.

Malta Police Cyber Crime Unit PC 569 Salvatore Salamone addressing the Form II students

Malta Police Cyber Crime Unit PC 569 Salvatore Salamone addressing the Form II students

PC Salamone outlined correct use of the internet. He also gave crucial tips on internet safety.

Malta Police Cyber Crime Unit PC 569 Salvatore Salamone addressing the Form II students

PC 569 Salvatore Salamone illustrated the talk with a an effective and informative Power Point presentation

Students found the talk extremely interesting and they were given the opportunity to ask questions. The interest could be felt as even after the talk was concluded students were invited to speak personally to the police officers.

PC Bonello and PC Salamone answering questions after the talk

PC Bonello and PC Salamone answering questions after the talk

  As a token of appreciation, the police officers were presented with a college memento by the Form II Year Tutor Mr. Manrico Bugeja.

Form II Year Tutor Mr. Manrico Bugeja presenting PC 83 Wayne Bonello with a College memento

Form II Year Tutor Mr. Manrico Bugeja presenting PC 83 Wayne Bonello with a College memento

PC Salamone and PC Bonello later presented the College with a publication about Internet Safety which was later distributed to Form I and Form II students.

Students’ Council – Public Talk: CHOGM topics

On the 11th of December, the Student Council will be organising a public talk on ‘2015 – the topics of the CHOGM’

The discussion will take place during mid-day break, 12:15pm in St. Joseph Hall (Form III Section).

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