News from the Schools

What does Christmas mean to you?

An interview with Fr Reuben Micallef, parish priest of Pembroke Parish and religious counsellor of SCC Pembroke Primary School

During the first two weeks of Advent, Fr Reuben Micallef parish priest of Pembroke parish met with children in all kinder, early and primary classes attending St Clare College Pembroke Primary School. During his interaction with different class years, the children could follow age-appropriate action songs, activities and resources found on sds.mt website… Read more »

Online Christmas Holy Mass at SMC Secondary School Verdala

On Tuesday, 21st December 2021 St. Margaret College Secondary School Verdala, Cospicua, celebrated an online Christmas Holy Mass for the whole school following the Covid19 health restrictions. The Holy Mass was celebrated by the school religious counsellor, Fr Carmelo Spiteri ocd with the help and assistance of the School Religion Team. During his homily, Fr Carmelo insisted on the best gift that Christmas can give the peace and joy of Baby Jesus who unites us together in one family… Read more »

Special Assemblies during November and December 2021

Various classes in different primary State schools from all colleges had the opportunity to participate in special assemblies. During these special assemblies, students prepared and presented PowerPoint presentations to their peers, participated in hands-on activities, did action songs, created artwork and involved themselves in other spiritual and educational activities.

Thanks to all the schools who provide these spaces for the students and also to share them with us all… Read more »

“Making others aware of God’s infinite love for humanity makes me a good Christian missionary” Rihanna

On Monday, 25th October 2020, a group of Form 4 (Year 10) students at St. Margaret College Secondary School Verdala, Cospicua reflected upon Pope Francis’s message for Mission Sunday 2021 and committed themselves to support the Missio Malta missionary fund campaign in aid if disabled children in Cambodia. This project was coordinated by Senior Religion teacher Martin Azzopardi sdc, who also invited his RE programme students to reflect upon the missionary call of every Christian in today’s life… 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 »

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 2020

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.   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)…