Monthly Archive for December, 2014

Christmas Message 2014

During every day of this term I continued to be inspired by the students and the members of the staff and all that they do together to make our school so special, unique and outstanding.  All the activities and achievements since September continued to highlight how impressive our students are and the energy, talent, enthusiasm and commitment they bring to our school and how dedicated is our staff.  Now this term is over and we are all looking forward to a much deserved holiday.

I believe that our role as a school is to guide and nurture the future generation in order to establish skills, to achieve health, respect, prosperity and fulfilment.  We should be passionate about our students being empowered to succeed.  As parents and staff, we should use all tools available for everyone to work together so as to promote student achievement and well-being.  As supporters of effective and innovative strategies that encourage teachers and parents to be reflective, we are to continuously examine our practice to provide quality teaching, support and learning for each student.  The ability to be innovative and creative is important to us.  We should enjoy being challenged and inspired by the students around us.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Stephen Miceli

Head of School.

This Wonderful Story Again!

At that time, the land where Mary and Joseph lived was part of the Roman Empire. The Roman Emperor Augustus wanted to have a list of all the people in the empire, to make sure they paid their taxes. He ordered everyone to return to the town where their families originally came from, and enter their names in a register there. Mary and Joseph travelled a long way from Nazareth to Bethlehem, because that is where Joseph’s family came from. Most people walked but some lucky people had a donkey to help carry the goods needed for the journey. Joseph and Mary travelled very slowly because Mary’s baby was due to be born

When they reached Bethlehem they had problems finding somewhere to stay. So many people had come to register their names in the census, that every house was full and every bed was taken in all of the Inns. The only shelter that they could was a stable or cave with the animals. In this poor place Mary gave birth to Jesus, the Son of God. In those days it was the custom to wrap newborn babies tightly in a long cloth called ’swaddling clothes’. Jesus’ bed was the manger that the animals ate their hay from.

In the hills and fields outside Bethlehem, shepherds looked after their sheep through the long night. As the new day began, suddenly an angel appeared before them and the glory of God shone around them. The shepherds were very, very scared, but the angel said, ”Don’t be afraid. I have good news for you and everyone. Today in Bethlehem a Saviour has been born for you. You will find the baby lying in a manger.” Then many more angels appeared, lighting up the sky. The shepherds heard them praising God singing: “Glory to God in highest, and peace to everyone on earth”. When the angels had gone the shepherds said to one another,  “Let’s go to Bethlehem to see what has happened”.  So the shepherds went to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph. The baby Jesus was lying in a manger as they had been told. When they saw him, they told everyone what the angel had said and everyone who heard the story were astonished. Then the shepherds returned to their sheep, praising God for sending his Son to be their Saviour.

Two Sweet Christmas Poems

Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner

Sat in the corner,

Eating his Christmas pie:

He put in his thumb,

And pulled out a plum,

And said, “What a good boy am I!”

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A Chubby Snowman

A chubby little snowman

had a carrot nose.

Along came a bunny,

and what do you suppose?

That hungry little bunny,

looking for some lunch,

Grabbed that snowman’s nose,

Nibble, nibble, crunch!

Advent – 4th Sunday

21st December – Advent 4

Getting Ready for Jesus

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THE MOTHER-TO-BE

Without any doubt, the most eager person who was awaiting the arrival of Jesus was his mother-to-be. Mary had been told by the angel that her son was to be a special person, so she knew that the birth of her baby was a very important historical event. This thought must have been in her mind and in her heart for the past nine months. Who knows what the future will be like. These are the thoughts that are shared by all mothers-to-be. Mary was no exception! Many prophets of the old testament had written wonderful things about this woman who was chosen and destined to become the mother of God. Then all started when she was visited by the angel.  She was soon to marry Joseph the carpenter. Then, all of a sudden, a special baby was on the way. This was a big turning point not just in the life of Mary but also in the story of humanity.

Attivita’ għat-Tfal