On Friday 22nd February, 2019 a group of about 50 Form 5 students started their last live-in experience together at Porziuncola House, Bahar iċ-Ċagħaq. This morning they had a session of physical exercises ‘Activate your Confidence’ by a group called Pathways Method.
After lunch they went for a walk along the Victoria Lines, in Għargħur. They played football at Għargħur and soon after they went back to Porziuncola for dinner and ended their first day by watching the film ‘Scent of a Woman’.
On Saturday after breakfast, the live-in continued with discussions in groups about the film the students watched on Friday night. Next was the turn of a number of old boys who attended the live-in to share their post-secondary experiences and to talk about their present profession. Mass concelebrated by Fr Andrew Galea O.F.M. Conv., also an ex student, followed. After mass Keith Cutajar, another old boy from our school, presently an expert in Digital Forensics shared his experience about the nature of the delicate and responsible work he undertakes.
After a delicious lunch, the group set out for a walk along the seashore from Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq to St Georges Bay. As soon as they arrived in Pembroke were football was scheduled, a windy storm broke up and the group had to go back to Porziuncola were they spent the evening chatting and playing boardgames.
On Sunday the live-in came to an end. Inspite of the bad weather that struck the Maltese islands a very good number of parents accepted our invitation and attended for the last part of the live-in. It is always a beautiful experience to see the Porziuncola chapel full of parents and our eldest students participating together to celebrate Holy Mass. After Mass we shared an emotional moment were parents and students were invited to pass on a message to each other and to the members of staff. Messages were sincere and heartfelt. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of staff who dedicated and continue to dedicate their time for the students. Thanks also to the parents for their co-operation and trust towards the school. Last but not least we thank the students for taking part actively in this live-in.