More learning experiences at Vezzano
Wednesday 17th April was another day full of activities related to the eTwinning project. After breakfast the group headed towards the school where the students attended classes in Italian language. Early in the afternoon, after lunch the group boarded the coach and left for Monde Bondone where the students could enjoy themselves playing on the slopes of the mountain which are still full of snow. From there the group went to visit Toblino Castle where they could also see an exhibition about the wine that is produced in that particular region. The day came to an end with supper and some sports activities, mainly football.
On Friday 12th April, soon after the morning prayers and assembly, 49 Fifth Formers gathered at the school entrance all ready to board the coach that was waiting to drive them Porziuncola Retreat House in Bahar iċ-Ċagħaq, where they were to spend a week-end live-in together.
As soon as they arrived, the group spent some informal time chatting in the garden and then gathered in one of the conference halls for a presentation by Mr Tonio Caruana.
On Thursday 11th April, our school had the pleasure to welcome Prof. Joe Friggieri and renowned percussionist Renzo Spiteri who came to offer our Fourth Formers a cross-disciplinary artistic performance, and to provide them with a unique opportunity to experience live poetry and music.
During the one-hour programme, the students were able to appreciate a selection of ten poems from Friggieri’s repertoire, recited by the poet himself, to the accompaniment of original music purposely composed by Renzo Spiteri.
Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April were two more days of intensive Professional Development Training intended to help both teachers and LSA's in their respective work. The theme for these two days of training was: Summative Assessment - How to prepare a good and balanced Examination Paper, and this was also part of a continuous training programme provided for by the Secretariat for Catholic Education within the Secretariat for Catholic Education which is co-funded by the EU.
Easter Time, we celebrate the eternal life of Jesus Christ. (relight candle)
Luke 24: 1-5 - But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.
On Friday 22nd 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.