As in previous scholastic years, our school is taking part once again in Dinja Waħda, a project organised by Birdlife Malta in collabroation with BOV. This project aims to give students the love of nature and the care for the environment. For several years our school attained a gold award for effort in promoting and taking part in this project. We hope that this year’s participation continues to build on the past years’ successful attainment.
From Monday 12th till Friday 16th April 2010 a Healthy Lifestyle Week was organised at school. This event was meant to make students, teachers and parents aware of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Different talks by the Home Economics Department dealt with healthy eating and healthy lunches. Wasteserv Malta gave talks about the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Carmen Tedeco gave a lecture to interested parents about how to prepare varied and healthy school lunches. Here are some pictures of these talks.
As part of Healthy Fun Week our students took part in a walk to San Anton Gardens which are a short distance from our school. Through this activity, students learned about the importance of physical exercise – in this case, walking – and admired the beauty of these gardens in central Malta. On-site and follow-up activities were also organised by the respective teachers. These photos show Year 6 students at San Anton Gardens as well as pictures drawn by Year 1 students.
On Thursday and Friday 25th and 26th March 2010 students and teachers visited the Holy Week exhibition hosted at St. Gabriel Band Club in Balzan. The exhibition included scenes from the Passion of Christ including the Last Supper and the Agony in the Garden of Olives. There were also statuettes showing Christ during his moments of suffering. It was a fruitful and educational experience for all those who visited the exhibition. Guides accompanied the students throughout the exhibition explaining each item. In these photos Year 1 students and members of the SMT are admiring the interesting exhibits.
In the school garden we set up a compost bin. Students from Kindergarten up to Year 7 and even staff members were encouraged to bring along from home vegetable and fruit scraps to make compost at school. In three weeks’ time the bin was filled to the brim. Now we just have to turn and poke the materials inside the bin so that in a few months time we would have some good compost.