One wintry day, young Martin, who was a Roman soldier, met a shivering beggar in the street. He cut his cape in two and giving half to the man. That night in a dream St. Martin saw Jesus wearing it and heard him say, “Martin is still only a soldier, but has covered me with this garment.” Very surprised by that dream, soon afterward Martin presented himself for baptism. Martin was renowned as a miracle worker, performing many cures and even raising a dead man. Once, for example, he healed St. Paulinus of Nola’s eye by touching it lightly with a fine paintbrush. Martin died on November 11, AD 397. He had a very good reputation and because of it he became one of the most admired saints of the Middle Ages.
The parish church of Baħrija is dedicated to Saint Martin and on his feast day, there is the tradition of the Borza – a small cloth bag which is full of nuts, fruit and some sweets. This bagi s given to all children who happily sing:
Ġewż, lewż, qastan tin
Kemm inħobbu ‘l San Martin!
The new School Council which came into effect as from Friday 23rd January 2015 is made up of these members:
|School Council President
||Ms. Davina Sammut Hili
||Mr. Stephen Miceli
||Ms. Anna Borg
||Ms. Maria Cauchi
||Ms. Theresa Muscat
||Ms. Daniela Camilleri
||Ms. Marlene Miceli
||Ms. Lucienne Piscopo
||Ms. Christine Cachia Enriquez
This Council stays into office till the end of December 2016. The first meeting is scheduled for Monday 2nd February 2015. We take this opportunity to heartily thank the teachers and parents who formed part of the previous School Council. Let us all work together to make our school a wonderful place for all our children to be safe, happy and learn in a more enjoyable environment.
Kif tafu fil-jiem li għaddew intbagħtet ċirkulari lil kull familja rigward l-elezzjonijiet tal-Kunsill Skolastiku. Inżommu f’moħħna li kull skola jeħtieġ li jkollha Kunsill Skolastiku b’rappreżentanti ta’ ġenituri u għalliema fi ħdan l-istess skola. Għalhekk filwaqt li nirringrazzjaw lil kull min ta’ sehmu fil-Kunsill Skolastiku nħeġġu lil dawk li huma lesti sabiex jidħlu għal din ir-responsabilta’ sabiex flimkien immexxu l-iskola Primarja tal-Furjana ‘l quddiem. Għal aktar informazzjoni rigward l-elezzjonijiet li ser isiru f’Jannar araw ftit id-dokumenti t’hawn taħt:
Kunsilli Skolastiċi – Flyer for parents – informazzjoni u dati relatati mal-elezzjonijiet u n-nominazzjonijiet
SCM – aktar informazzjoni bil-Malti dwar il-Kunsilli Skokastiċi
SCE – aktar informazzjoni bl-Ingliż dwar il-Kunsilli Skolastiċi
Regolamenti – regolamenti bil-Malti dwar il-votazzjoni u elezzjoni relatati mal-Kunsill Skolastiku
Regulations – regolamenti bl-Ingliż dwar il-votazzjoni u elezzjoni relatati mal-Kunsill Skolastiku
Ittra Għall-Genituri 2015-2016 – informazzjoni bil-Malti li ntbagħtet lil kull familja
Letter to Parents 2015-2016 – informazzjoni bl-Ingliż li ntbagħtet lil kull familja
Meeting on 9th December at 10.00
A meeting is going to be held at our school in order to promote giving our hair as a present to those children who lose their hair as a result of cancer treatment. Our pupils and their parents are all invited to attend. The meeting is going to be addressed by Ms. Gertrude Abela and Mr. Ian Miller.
Floriana residents and the general public are very welcome to attend.