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A live interview with SDS during the TV Programme ‘Illum ma’ Steph’

Fil-programm ‘Illum ma’ Steph’ li xxandar b’mod dirett nhar it-Tlieta 12 t’ Ottubru 2021 fuq TVM, Fr Reuben Gauci koordinatur tal-SDS flimkien ma’ Silvana Cardona ħaddiema pastorali fl-SDS, tkellmu dwar il-ħidma tagħhom fl-iżvilupp spirtwali fl-iskejjel, b’mod partikulari f’dawk tal-Istat u Indipendenti. Il-preżentattriċi s-Sa Stephanie Spiteri staqsiet dwar il-koordinament mar-Religious Counsellors u s-servizz tagħhom fl-iskejjel, kif ukoll dwar prayer spaces li hija waħda mill-inzjattivi li jgħinu lit-tfal jikbru fl-ispirtwalità tagħhom personali u flimkien… Read more »

SDS at Plexus 2021

On the 9th of October, as Spiritual Development in Schools Team, we participated in the conference Plexus 2021. This is a conference organized by the Malta Catholic Youth Network, the diocesan commission for youths. Plexus is a term referring to a network of interlacing blood vessels or nerves in a body. Due to the pandemic restrictions, the event took place in six different locations and like the blood vessels and the nerves we were connected through Zoom… Read more »

Day of Prayer and Fasting for the People of Afghanistan

The Spirtual Development in Schools Team participated in the prayer marathon for the Afghan people, organized by the Archdiocese of Malta on the 16th of September at the Junior College chapel.

The hour of prayer included reflections, prayer spaces, time in silence and songs.

It was an enriching experience for the whole team that helped us to strengthen our relationships between us and in the church… Read more »

A relaxing welcome meeting for religious counsellors

On the 13th September, the Spiritual Development in Schools’ Team organized the welcome meeting for all Religious Counsellors in Primary, Middle and Secondary state schools in the scholastic year 2021-2022.

The meeting took place at the St John of the Cross Monastery in Ta’ Xbiex. During this evening, the Religious Counsellors’ had time to get to know more each other through games and ice-breakers, to discuss practical things, eating pizza and socializing… Read more »

Interested in practising meditation in 2021-2022?

One of the projects the SDS Team has been working on recently is the practice of Christian Meditation in Schools.

Christian Meditation helps one to get to know oneself and to relate with God, with others and with the world. In the world we are living in, and the busy lifestyle, it is necessary that one find space for a short time daily, in a quiet atmosphere and in stillness… Read more »

MissioTfal in Schools around Malta and Gozo

MissioTfal Co-ordinator within Missio Malta, Ms Nancy Camilleri aims to spread the Word of God through missionary animation delivered to them which helps them develop as true missionary witnesses in their local community, schools, and groups they attend. MissioTfal represents the Pontifical Holy Childhood, which is one of the pillars of the Pontifical Mission Society under the responsibility of the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

MissioTfal promotes missionary consciousness among children in school, groups and at home through missionary animation and formation… Read more »

Engaging online prayer spaces during Skolasajf 2021

Once again, as in previous years, the Spiritual Development in Schools (SDS) has been invited to offer the Prayer Spaces experience to children attending Skolasajf organised by FES.

This year the main theme for Skolasajf was ‘An I in every Winner’. This slogan aimed to punctuate the importance that every individual has his own individual talents which can make him successful in his chosen path… Read more »

Moments of empowerment and confidence in the mission of Religious Counsellors in State schools.

On the 1st of July 2021, a group of Religious Counsellors serving in Middle and Secondary state schools met together at the convent of the Discalced Carmelites, Ta’ Xbiex, to share their pastoral mission in the schools where they serve to evaluate this past year while looking ahead for the coming scholastic year. Some other Religious Counsellors met online during the meeting. They participated, communicated, and shared their experiences with the rest of the group… Read more »

One Church school, one State school, one main aim

This collaborative project was called Everyday Superheroes and saw its start during one of the phone calls to schools between Joseph Degabriele, a pastoral worker from SDS, and Graziella Vassallo Theuma, an assistant head in Żejtun Primary B school. Immediately after, Sarah Mallia, assistant head from the De la Salle Junior Section was approached to join the team.

After a series of brainstorming meetings, Everyday Superheroes started between the students and educators of year 4 in St Thomas More College Primary B Żejtun and De la Salle Junior Section… Read more »

A Weekly Inspirational Poster during 2020-2021 scholastic year

During this difficult scholastic year marked by Covid-19, the Middle School of St Benedict College shared these inspirational posters. The theme of the posters varies according to the time of year and are in Maltese and English. Thanks to St Benedict Middle School who shared them with us all.