News from the Schools

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 »

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 »

The Spiritual Dynamic in Schools Amid Restrictions

            In these last two months various spiritual activities were held in our schools both in Malta and Gozo. Spirituality is a broad concept and through these activities schools gives the meaning that everyone is in a journey and searching for fulfilment. Among the numerous activities organized there were celebration of mass, adoration of the blessed sacrament, patron feast days, prayer spaces, commemorations such as the liberation of Auschwitz, Lenten Talks, meditation practice and much more… Read more »

Students share the message of the Pope’s encyclical letter, ‘Fratelli tutti’

On Friday, 23rd October 2020, senior teacher Martin Azzopardi sdc, invited a group of students to embark on a school project studying the encyclical letter of Pope Francis, ‘Fratelli Tutti’ (All Brothers) and share its message with other students. Pope Francis issued the encyclical letter ‘Fratelli Tutti’ on October 3rd and he is addressing his message not only to Christians worldwide but to all humans of good will.

Teacher Martin said that “the aim of this school study project is to make our students reflect upon the Pope’s message in his encyclical letter ‘Fratelli Tutti’ and invite them to put the needs of the poor and marginalised at the centre of their lives”… Read more »

Ash Wednesday and Lent liturgical activities

Another interesting way of how kinder pupils learn about Ash Wednesday. Kinder 1’s at Laura Vicuna School, Gozo learnt about Ash Wednesday and Lent.

 

Ash Wednesday hands-on activity

 

Kinder 1’s learning about Ash Wednesday

 

Kinder 1’s activity

 

The primary students gathered in the church for Ash Wednesday Mass. Placing of ashes on the head – Laura Vicuna primary students in church   ——————————————————————— Stella Maris College, Gzira students receiving ashes as they enter the Lenten season Receiving ashes at school Lenten talk at Our Lady of Consecration (Girgenti) Read more » Lenten hike at Girgenti ———————————————————— During this time of Lent, Sacred Heart Minor Seminary Gozo is inviting everyone to return to God our Lord with all our heart through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.   …

Prayers, Adoration, Holy Mass and other Spiritual activities during January 2020

Students from the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary Gozo, held sessions with some ice-breaking activities and other activities to get to know each other better. They celebrated Mass and had lunch together as a whole group. Peace be with you
Celebrating Mass ___________________________________________________________ St Monica School Gzira celebrated Mass in honour of Mother Teresa Spinelli on Foundress Day.

Mass in honour of Mother Teresa Spinelli 

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Morning Prayers and Sessions for Stella Maris College Grade 6 students during their retreat Morning prayers 

Bible reflection 

Prayer notes

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Year 4, 5 & 6 pupils at Laura Vicuna School gathered to listen about the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God (26th January 2020)…

Pastoral visits in schools by the Archbishop and the Auxiliary Bishop during January 2020

On the 22nd January 2020, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna met with primary students at the Archbishop’s Seminary-Minor Seminary  
Students meeting the Archbishop 
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Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi visited Archbishop’s Seminary-Minor Seminary on the 23rd January 2020. He met with the students in the school hall where they had the opportunity to ask him questions

Students asking questions to Bishop Mons Galea-Curmi ————————————————————- His Excellency Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi visited St Monica School Birkirkara as part of the Pastoral Visit in Fleur-de-Lys Parish ————————————————————- Celebrating Mother Foundress/Teachers’ Day at St Monica School Birkirkara honoured by His Excellency Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi
SMSB’s Senior Management Team with the Auxiliary Bishop Read more »

Students commemorate the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation Camp Day

Read more »Auschwitz Liberation Camp Day is commemorated every year on January 27 and this year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Camp in Poland. Around 120 Auschwitz and Holocoaust survivors from all over the world are expected to attend to the Memorial at Auschwitz which will be held on Monday, 27th January 2020 thanks to the support of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation from New York City under the Leadership of Ronald S…

Blessings of Baby Jesus and Processions in schools

Moments from the Christmas Procession at The Archbishop’s Seminary – Minor Seminary. Special thanks to our year 6 staff and students and primary liturgy team for the animation of the procession.   Gozo College Rabat Primary – The  Happy School    Baby Jesus Procession Baby Jesus blessing at St George’s Basilica, Victoria, Gozo Blessing of Baby Jesus – Yr 5.1 St Venera Primary School Read more »

Students letting go of worries at SMC Secondary School, Verdala

In preparation for the New Year 2020 a member of Missio Malta, Mrs Nancy Camilleri was invited by teacher Martin Azzopardi sdc to hold Prayer Spaces with 14 and 15-year-old students at St Margaret College Secondary School, Verdala, Cospicua. These prayer spaces were meant to help students dish out and let go of their daily worries. Read more »

Teacher Martin Azzopardi said that “Life, and especially school, can be stressful…