Monthly Archive for February, 2015

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What is bullying?

Bullying behaviours are those behaviours which are repeated over time by an individual or a group and which are intentionally hurtful in a direct or indirect manner against a person who has difficulty defending himself or herself. Bullying behaviours can be manifested in many different ways and they are often driven by a preconception made about a particular individual or group, with the preconceived idea that there exists a difference in power. The differences which elicit the aforementioned preconceptions might be real or perceived differences. Bullying behaviour therefore is any form of aggressive behaviour that encroaches upon the rights of the victim(s) involved.

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Bird of the Month – The Short-Toed Eagle

The Short-Toed Eagle – Ajkla Bajda

The Short-toed Eagle, in Maltese Ajkla Bajda, is one of the largest birds of prey that visits the Maltese Islands. It can grow to about 68 cm in length with a 2 meter wingspan. They can be recognised by their mostly white feathers on their underside. The upper parts are greyish brown. The Short-toed Eagle is a very good flyer and spends a lot of time flying. It eats mostly reptiles, like snakes and lizards. They are very rare. Some can be seen in September and October in places like Buskett or Dwejra.

February it is!

February, when the days of winter seem endless
and no amount of wistful recollecting
can bring back any air of summer.

February is here, and this means that Spring is not far behind! Isn’t that some good news? February is the shortest month of the year. It has only 28 days in a common year and 29 when it is a leap year. Usually this month is associated with rain and cold weather.  However it is the last full month of Winter!

February brings along some important festivities such as that of the shipwreck of Saint Paul, Saint Valentine and Carnival. The 40 days of Lent also start during February. These days lead us to Easter.

February is a very important month at school as it is Half Yearly Examinations time. All students in the upper classes sit for these exams and that is why this month is also associated with revision and studying.  Well, let us all wish you good luck and hope that you all do well in the forthcoming exams.