On the morning of the 23rd July 2012 I woke up for the very satisfying experience of spending three whole days together with my fellow students on the island of Gozo. Everyone packed the last objects they needed for the live-in and left off for our school where we were going to meet.
After all the students got together at school, it was time to depart to Gozo. The headmaster gave us some instructions before we left, and after placing our bags into a van, we took off in three separate vans to Ċirkewwa. When we arrived in Gozo, we drove to the Għarb Museum Centre and left our bags there. We quickly changed into our bathing suits and went to our first destination – Xlendi. A huge portion of Timpana followed by ice cream, was our first lunch once we were back at Għarb. After some free time, which was basically characterised by groups of people who wanted to sleep, play games or listen to music, we went to Gozo Seminary Gymnasium where we played futsal and basketball. During this time some preferred going shopping, and afterwards we all went to Ħondoq ir-Rummien for a second swim and a barbeque. At about 22:30 we returned home to end our day. We prayed the rosary and went to sleep.
On the second day we woke up at 7:00. After an abundant breakfast we went to mass at Ta' Pinu. We then went to Mġarr ix-Xini and spent the rest of the morning there. At noon we were offered a generous plate of chicken and roast potatoes for lunch and ice cream for dessert. At 15:30 we spent some more time at the Gozo Seminary Gymnasium. Afterwards, we went to Ħondoq ir-Rummien once again because the sea at Marsalforn was rough; we had our had our Pizza Night by the seaside. Before going to sleep, the day was brought to an end with the Rosary and a relaxing stroll in Marsalforn.
The last day came so very quickly. When we woke up we were quite upset that our live-in was almost over already. But we tried to make the best of the last few hours on the Gozitan Island. After taking breakfast and listening to mass at Ta' Pinu Church, we went to ix-Xatt l-Aħmar and took a last swim before going back to Malta. When time was up, we ate our lunch back at the Museum, packed our clothes back into our bag, and left off. We went to Ċirkewwa and rode the ship back to Malta.
Now that I am back in Malta, I just wish that the live-in would start all over again. The Gozo live-in was something that I shall never forget and it will be kept in my memory for the rest of my life.
Thank you to all the teachers who helped to make this live-in such a great one.
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)