On Thursday 5th July the school grounds accommodated its last social event for this scholastic year. Students, teachers and family members were invited to join in an evening of fun, singing and laughter. At 7:45pm guests started to gather in the school ground and at 8:00pm the Headmaster gave a welcoming speech. Mr Robert Aloisio then introduced the karaoke session which consisted of four songs in four different languages. These were sung according to how their country placed in the Euro 2012, that it is to say, England was up first followed by Germany, Italy and Spain. All the songs were sung by parents and members of staff. As the singers did their best to sing in tune, the audience cheered and sang along. The songs went down well with the audience, especially the ones in Maltese which followed the foreign ones. The singers were accompanied by the school band which consists of present and past students, and Mr Callus was in charge of the lights and sound. What was particularly striking was the friendly atmosphere - so much so that everyone seemed to be at ease even when asked to sing in front of everyone else.
When the amusing karaoke session was over, Mr Aloisio presented a number of slides which depicted members of staff in a humorous way. These slides had the audience in fits of laughter. After that, the Headmaster highlighted the main events that were held at our school over the past few months. It was clear that the members of staff, students and parents appreciate the work that has been carried out at school this year, as well as how much has been achieved. After a well-deserved round of applause, everyone was guided to a particular table where they were served food and drinks.
It was a wonderful experience for those present – students had the opportunity to meet up with their friends and teachers again, even though school ended a week ago, and the parents and family members could once again witness and share their enthusiasm.
We are deeply honoured to have the opportunity to lead St Michael School’s community as it enters its 66th year of service. Through the years we have developed a strong appreciation for the holistic approach to education and we try our best to provide an outstanding opportunity for youths to grow and develop as mature Christian citizens.
There are 999 other success principles
that I have found in my reading and experience,
but without self-discipline, none of them work.
So do what you should do,
when you should do it,
whether you feel like it or not.
Thomas Huxley (1825 – 1895)