Our school participated in this event by holding a mini-sports day at our school. All pupils took part in sports activities which were planned and organised by the college PE Primary teachers. A big thank you to all the staff members who helped to make this day a success.
We welcome you to a new scholastic year at Msida Primary School. It’s been a busy summer for us and we also have had a busy first week at school. Through this blog we will be keeping you updated with what goes on in our school.
Our year 4 students took part in the inauguration of this project. Click on the link below to view a media report on the event.
The Lost Dolphin
By Rebecca Bartolo (Year 3.2)
Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Charlotte (Lottie to her friends). Lottie was nine years old and she knew how to swim perfectly. Lottie’s family was quite rich, because they had a pool, two horses and stables, a Lamborghini (her Dad’s), and an enormous house! Lottie’s younger sister was always happy no matter what happened, and her name was Ellie.
One day, (Ellie’s 6th birthday) Ellie asked her Mum and Dad if she and Lottie could go scuba diving together while they were sunbathing (they always go to the beach for Ellie’s birthday). Mum and Dad looked at each other until Mum said “Sure, but be very careful my pumpkins!” So off they went.
When they got to the other side of the beach, they waited for the person who told them what to do to come. While they were waiting, Lottie said “Ellie, do you think we’ll see any sharks, or Dolphins?!?!” “Of course! The water is so clean, we might even see a blue whale!” Ellie replied.
The man came and put their tanks on, told them every detail of what to do, and they went off. They could still talk, but not so clear. Ellie then said “Lottie! Lottie! Can you see that stingray in the seaweed?!” “Yep!” Lottie did the shortest answer she could.
After a few minutes, Lottie said “Ellie, do you feel a tingly feeling?” “Yes, and our equipment is disappearing …” Ellie replied, worriedly. Then, they transformed into mermaids! “Oh my gosh, Lottie!” Ellie said “We’re mermaids!” they chorused. “We must be the luckiest people on earth!” Lottie said.
They continued swimming until Ellie flicked her brown locks “I hear something, almost like…” “A dolphin crying?” Lottie suggested. “Yeah!” Ellie said. They sprinted forward and they saw a baby dolphin, crying while mumbling “I want my mommy” and “anybody, help”. Lottie said “hi, what’s your name cutie?” “I’m Shelly, you?” “Oh, I’m Charlotte, call me Lottie.” Lottie replied “And I’m Lottie’s younger sister, Ellie.” Ellie continued. “Thank you for coming, pretty mermaids. I’m lost, well, because a shark was chasing me and I was swimming away, now I’m lost” Shelly said, her eyes full of tears. “It’s ok, we’ll help you find your mommy, won’t we, Lottie?” Ellie said, “Of course!” Lottie replied.
Off they went to accomplish their mission when Lottie combed her blonde waves with her fingers, “Ok, Shelly, where about do you live? Coral Reef?” “Yeah, turn left at Coral Reef, then straight, and my house is the first house” Shelly replied, while her skin was glowing in the sunlight.
They followed Shelly’s instructions and finally, they were right in front of Shelly’s house. Ellie knocked, no reply, Lottie knocked, no reply, Shelly squeaked a little rhythm, and Shelly’s mum came bursting out! “MOMMY!” Shelly exclaimed. “Oh Shelly, I’ve been worrying about you!” Shelly’s mum said, her eyes full of joy.
“Well me and Ellie have to go, it’s been two hours since we’ve come, sorry but, anyway, have a terrific time!” Lottie said. She and Ellie transformed back how they were before. Everyone got what they wanted.
And oh, I forgot! They lived happily ever after…
This year the Crowning of Our Lady was organised in a slightly different way. This all classes from Kindergarten to Year 6 participated in this event. A short procession was held. A good number of parents participated in a spontaneous manner making this event a truly successful one.
Today children wrote a postcard to a friend telling them about their holiday in London. Then they designed their own stamp and a picture showing a place of interest in London overleaf.
As a school we held our annual SDP seminar on Tuesday, 24th May 2016. The first part of the day was devoted to sharing good practices about literacy and numeracy. Later we evaluated the work done according to the action plans included in the school development plan for 2015/2016. Afterwards, all staff members were allocated to working groups to discuss themes which will feature in the school development plan for 2016/2017.