In 1948, the World Health Organization held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7th April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is celebrated to create “awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO)”. Activities - related to that particular theme and the resources provided - continue beyond 7 April, that is, the designated day for celebrating the World Health Day.
All good things come to an end.
Today was the last official day for our fifth formers. For the last time they came to school wearing the school uniform, along with the ties and jackets some had to patiently bear until today!
Since this day coincides with the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, it has now become a tradition at our school to celebrate the end of five years of work by starting the day with a Eucharistic celebration.
At the beginning of this celebration, the Headmaster prayed for our fifth formers and wished each and every one of them success for the future. The Headmaster qualified what success means to us at St Michael; namely to become a person who is capable of loving, and be of service to others.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is currently organising the National Careers Convention to be held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta (main hall). The National Careers Convention is intended to provide information to school leavers and other sectors of the population regarding career prospects and opportunities. It will also provide the opportunity of meeting a wide cross-section of employers.
We really appreciate the great interest all the parents show in their child’s education and the positive comments they shared with the Administration Team and other members of the staff.
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future”, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)
Most of us agree that youth is the best time of his/her life. Some may criticise the way young people are living their youth nowadays. Others recall back their old days and wish they still are their children’s age. We constantly hear phrases such as “Young people are the future of the society”. That sure is a great responsibility to carry! But how are young people actually living the best days of their lives? What are their fears, the challenges they have to face? What is society expecting from young people? And how is it preparing them for the challenges ahead?
If one judges the outcome of an event by the number of people that attended, then the first-ever Science Expo and Sports Experience held at St. Michael School on the thirteenth of March was undoubtedly a success. At all times of the event, teachers, parents, and students alike toured the corridors and classrooms and enjoyed a variety of small expositions that ranged from different disciplines of sports practised by students to an array of scientific models and projects.
Some enjoyed looking at the universe and its different constellations through an enormous telescope set up by the Astonomical Society in the school grounds while others flocked the gym to see presentations about Badminton and Volleyball.