Saint Theresa College – Commitment to Excellence
Dr. Francis Fabri – College Principal
Saint Theresa College – Commitment to Excellence
This post contains links to educational sites and other resources which parents and students might find useful. Continue reading ‘RESOURCES BANK FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS’
Welcome back from the hot summer and into another exciting new year. The new scholastic year has arrived yet again accompanied by changes not only for your children (new teacher, new class), but also for the school administration. Allow me to introduce myself. Continue reading ‘Head’s Introductory Letter to Parents’
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Parents are urged to follow this link to view the College Well Being Policy. Here you will find all the information you need regarding this very important aspect of school life.
All the College Policies can be viewed at this link: St. Theresa College Policies
Year 5 students in Ms Sylvia’s class have been busy creating PowerPoints to share with their classmates. Click on the link to view them. Presentations have also been uploaded on iLearn so that pupils may access them from home.
Ms. Odette Portelli, a Kindergarten Assistant, decided to teach children about shapes by making delicious sandwiches. The slices of bread were cut up into shapes with special cutters and then made into healthy sandwiches. And because they came in all shapes and sizes the kids thought they were even more delicious!! To add to the fun the whole activity took place in the Nurture Room kitchen, where the kids could mess as much as they liked in a safe and hygienic environment.
On Monday 29th April, we had Merit Day at our school. Each year group teamed up to produce one performance. Everyone enjoyed the show and the children all did their very best to make the day truly memorable. The teachers’ professionalism could easily be seen in the way they had prepared their children, giving each and every child the chance to shine on stage.
On Friday 26th April the parents whose children are in Kinder 1 and Kinder 2 came to school to watch their children receive a certificate of merit. It was an opportunity for Kindergarten Assistants to show the parents what their children are learning at school. Every parent enjoyed the moment their children received certificates for their accomplishments.
Kidane’s journey from Africa to Malta was described by visuals and performances by a formidable team from the Jesuit Refugee Services (Malta) during an interactive presentation held recently in the school hall for Years 4, 5 and 6. It is the story of a refugee whose journey for freedom put him in great risks. Kidane had endured fear and perils of all sorts. The aim of the whole activity was to make our students conscious of what it means to be a refugee. An exhibition was also put up by the team, and a book narrating the story of Kidane was distributed free to all students.
Friday, 8th February was a special day for our children. They all came to school in their carnival costumes. The School Council organized activities in the Hall. The children danced and paraded on stage in their colourful costumes. Then they had a Samba routine. Everyone had fun and to end it all we drew the names of the raffle winners. The prizes were delicious prinjolata.
Ms. Stephania Gauci, a Year 2 teacher, decided to show children how to make milkshake with a difference. The week’s topic was fruit. After exposing children to the topic during different lessons, she decided to give them a treat. During the Mid-week activity she showed children how to make a healthy milkshake. The children brought their favourite fruits and the teacher pureed them. Then she added milk. The result was a delicious milkshake which all the children loved.
This year’s Christmas Concerts were fabulous. All the teachers worked hard to bring out their pupils’ many talents and present them in the best possible way on stage. The parents appreciated every item and applauded enthusiastically to both the teachers’ and the children’s efforts. All the presentations, from Kindergarten to Year 6 ,were all linked in one way or the other to the curriculum. In one of the Year 5 classes what started as a creative writing exercise ended up as a stage performance about a lazy Father Christmas and his reindeer who decided to go on strike! Some of the plays were entirely in English and this showed that children are quick to learn if they enjoy what they do. Whether it was a mini musical, a play, caroling or dancing, it was a celebration of the children’s holistic development – children who are self-confident and able to work together as a team.
Parents are urged to to follow these links: http://malti.skola.edu.mt and http://literacy.skola.edu.mt. At these Blogs you will find a wealth of useful information and resources which are currently being used in our schools. Children need to have constant reinforcement of what they are learning at school before they can assimilate the skills they are being exposed to. The parents’ role here is vital since the more practice children get the better the outcome.
The Mathematics Support Team organized a fun day for parents, students and teachers to give hands on practical ways of making numeracy fun. We use mathematics all the time and everywhere and parents were made aware of these situations to help them consolidate their children’s numeracy competences.
If parents wish to know more about how they can help their children with mathematics they can go to http://primarymaths.skola.edu.mt/ where they will find important information and resources.