Monthly Archives: November 2016

SMC student places 3rd in International Competition

Michael Muscat, a student in Form 2 Red recently took part in an International Karate Kobodo Martial Arts Competition held in Russia. Michael managed to attain 3rd place in the competition.

As a token of appreciation recognition of his outstanding achievement, the Head of school, Mr.Daren Scerri, presented Michael with a certificate and book prize during a special assembly.

Mr. Scerri presenting the award to Michael Muscat


SMC Chess Instructor wins Senior Malta Chess Open Competition

228 players attended the open chess tournament. 16 players took part in the Senior Tournament. Mr. Ron Sammut, the College’s chess instructor, who gained 4.5 points also topped the Malta Senior rankings.

Ron Sammut - Malta Open Seniors Chess Champion 2016

Ron Sammut – Malta Open Seniors Chess Champion 2016

The Imperial Hotel in Sliema hosted both events which were played between November 13 -19. Special thanks and congratulations go to Clarence Psaila who organised the event and managed to attract world class players with rankings of up to 2500 from every corner of the world.

World Chess Championships 2016

Following hard on the Malta Chess Open is the World Championship battle between Sergey Karjakin of Russia and the current world champion Sven Magnus Carlsen of Norway. The event is taking place in New York between 11 and 20 November.

Sven Magnus Carlsen World Chess Champion

Sven Magnus Carlsen World Chess Champion

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster, and the current World Chess Champion. Carlsen was a chess prodigy. He became a Grandmaster in 2004, at the age of 13 years.


Vacancy in the Senior School

Stella Maris College is seeking the services of a supply / graduate teacher of Physics / Science  or Mathematics for the scholastic year 2016 – 2017.

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Form 4 Educational Activity

Students in Form 4 enjoyed a Maths activity on a sunny day in Mdina last Friday 4th November. Each group of six students was accompanied by a teacher, where they roamed around the streets of Mdina to work out mathematical problems related to important landmarks in the Silent City. The Maths Trail was followed by a visit to Mdina Experience and Knights of Malta, as well as to the Mdina Dungeons.


                     Groups of students working out mathematical problems




Ms. Lorna Friggieri – Form IV Year Tutor







Form 3 Educational Visit

Students in Form 3 had the opportunity to engage in a unique treasure hunt in Valletta, our capital city and a UNESCO heritage site. This was an original and fun way of exploring the capital’s historical treasures as well as a great event that enabled the students to work together in different teams. In fact, successful completion of the event depended on teamwork, keen observation and creativity.

Students from Form 3B and Form 3R in Palace Square

Students also visited the Palace Armoury and the National Library of Malta, where they had a guided tour by an expert in the field who helped the students understand better the wealth of knowledge these sites had to offer.

At the Palace Armoury

At the Palace Armoury


Ms. Nadia Mercieca – Form III Year Tutor

Grade 5 Miguel

October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, and to rejoice this celebration, 5 Miguel organized a special assembly.

The boys were each given a speaking part to which together, they took us through a journey on what the Holy Rosary is all about. They focused on Our Lady of the Rosary, Her three most famous apparitions (to St Dominic, St Bernadette and the children of Fatima), together with how the rosary beads are composed and used, and what the daily focus of the prayers is.

A fun fact the boys shared is the following: October is considered another month for the Holy Rosary because on the 7 October, Pope St Pius V made the official date to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. This day was introduced in 1571 to celebrate the victory of the Christians in the Battle of Lepanto.

The 5 Miguel boys did an excellent job performing this special assembly, and both the administration and teaching team are proud of them. To end the assembly, the boys invited the whole school to sing along to “Ave Maria, Gratia Plena”, creating a peaceful ambience.

Grade 5 Miguel Team

Photo to be uploaded soon!

Why are rules important? – Grade 6 Miguel

Why are rules important? Why indeed! The Grade 6 Miguel boys brainstormed this question during one of our PSD lessons last week, and as you can see in the photos, they came up with very valid reasons why rules are important.



Ms Pat