Monthly Archive for January, 2014

Shapes all around us!

During the month of January the children in Ms Audrey’s class, worked on creating original works of art using some basic shapes …circles, squares, triangles and oblongs.

The ability to accurately identify shapes is a foundational mathematics skill, and it is quite rewarding for children because their world is full of shapes.  Shapes all around us and by creating sweet animals with different shapes the little ones have learnt to look at things and identify their shapes.  Well done little ones!

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Pupils of the Month – January 2014

Well done, well done,

You deserve our praises!

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.

Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal!

The learners who were rewarded during January 2014 are:

YEAR 1  Teylon Camilleri

YEAR 2  Solange Micallef

YEAR 3  Jaswan Micallef

YEAR 4  Rico Bezzina Cascino

YEAR 5  Catriona Sheehan

YEAR 6  Shakira Bianchi

St Publius Parish Church

The first stone of St Publius Parish Church was laid on the 2nd of August 1733, in the presence of Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena. The church went through several changes and was enlarged several times as the population of Floriana grew bigger. The church was solemnly consecrated by Bishop Vincenzo Labini on the 28th of March 1792. The church was declared a parish by Bishop Caruana in 1844.

During World War II, on the 28th of April 1942, at around 8.15am, St Publius Church was severely damaged. Unfortunately sixteen people lost their lives. Works on the reconstruction started two years later. The main painting showing the martyrdom of St Publius is a work which was started by Antoine Favray and completed by his pupil Filippo Vincenzo Pace in 1773. The statue of St Publius is the work of sculptor Vincenzo Dimech and was done in 1811.

A sweet surprise …

This morning a very sweet surprise was in stock for us  …. we were surprised by a visit from Mr Kamaledin!  Mr Kamaledin is the father of two girls that used to attend SGPC Floriana Primary up to last scholastic year, before they changed schools as they moved house.  During scholastic year 2012-2013 we were approached by JRS Malta asking to film one of our students in school.  The children involved were all given permission to feature in the video by their respective parents/guardians.  It was a great pleasure for us to hear that Fatima and Reqed are doing well and we thought of sharing the filming with you too, enjoy!

Malta: Id-dar tiegħi

The Rose that Grew from Concrete

Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it’s dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.

Tupac Shakur