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FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2017-2018

 

Wara tliet xhur ta’ futbol waqt il-brejks ta’ nofsinhar, fejn ħadu sehem madwar 300 student, il-lig tal-futbol ġie fit-tmiem tiegħu b’ħames finali eċċitanti għal kull form bejn il-5 u t-8 ta’ Frar 2018.

Il-finali tal-Form 1 kienet bejn 1WA u 1GA fejn il-1WA ħarġu rebbieħa bl-iskor ta’ 5-3.  1WA kien magħmul minn Matthias Bonnici (c), Isaac Azzopardi, Owen Saliba, Giuzeppe Formosa u Simon Mizzi.

Il-finali tal-Form 2 kienet aktar eċċitanti bejn 2WA u 2GA fejn il-logħba intemmet 1-1 u wara l-għoti tal-penalties it-2WA ħarġu rebbieħa bl-iskor ta’ 3-2.  It-tim ta’ 2WA kien magħmul minn Zach Camilleri (c), Nathan Axiaq, Albert-Lauren Aguis, Shaun Portelli u Nathan Refalo.

 

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Il-final tal-form 3 kienet bejn 3YA u 3WC fejn wara logħba akkanita l-iskor intemm 1-1.  Wara l-għoti tal-penalties rebaħ it-tim ta’ 3YA bl-iskor ta’ 3-2.  It-tim ta’ 3YA kien magħmul minn Malcolm Azzopardi (c), Jake Buttigieg, Kurt Mifsud, Justin Attard, Glenn Said.

Il-final tal-form 4 kienet bejn 4WD u 4WB fejn il-logħba intemmet bl-iskor ta’ 3-1 favur it-tim tal-4WD.  It-team tal-4WD kien magħmul minn Francesco Caruana (c), Mark Dingli, Luke Cardona, Joseph Mario Grech u Adam Borg.

L-aħħar finali għal dan l-istaġun, kienet il-finali tal-Form 5 bejn il-Form 5WA u 5GA.  Wara logħba missielta sal-aħħar minuta, it-tim tal-5WA ħareġ rebbieħ bl-iskor ta’ 3-1. (skorers Etienne Xiberras, Daniel Cassar, Joseph Mizzi u Emerson Zammit).  It-tim tal-5WA kien magħmul minn Etienne Xiberras (C), Daniel Cassar, Kyle Attard, Joseph Mizzi, Darren Saliba u Matthew John Grech.  Dan kien l-aħħar lig għal tal-Form 5 fl-iskola tagħna.  Nawgurawlhom aktar suċċessi fil-futur.

 

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Parents must be involved in child's education, Pope Francis says

by Elise Harris

Vatican City, Jan 5, 2018 / 08:14 am (EWTN News/CNA)

 

On Friday Pope Francis said education is a family matter, and rather than contradicting one another, parents and teachers must collaborate openly and constructively to form children in core values which enable them to face modern challenges. 

Speaking of the relationship between education and the family, the Pope said “everyone knows that this relationship has been in crisis for some time, and in certain cases is completely broken.”

At one point there was a mutual reinforcement between the instructions given by teachers and those given by the parents, however, “today the situation has changed.”

“But we cannot be nostalgic for the past,” Pope Francis said. Rather, we must make careful note of the changes that have affected both the family and schools, and renew our commitment “for a constructive collaboration for the good of children and young people.”

If this synergy no longer occurs in a “natural way,” he said it must be promoted with a planning approach, and if necessary with the contribution of experts in the educational field. 

To do this, he stressed the need for “a new 'complicity' between teachers and parents. Above all to renounce thinking like opposing fronts, blaming each other.” 

On the contrary, parents and teachers must put themselves in the shoes of the other, “understanding the objective difficulties that one and the other encounter today in education, thus creating greater solidarity.”

Pope Francis spoke to members of the Italian Association of Catholic Teachers at the conclusion of their national congress, which took place Jan. 3-5 in Rome. 

He has stressed the importance of the relationship between parents and their children's teachers before, using examples from his own past experience to drive the point home.

In his speech Friday, Francis also touched on the importance of building a culture of encounter from a young age and spoke of the need for a more solid education in ecology. 

He encouraged those present to strive to build a culture of encounter in “an even more extensive and incisive way” than has been done in the past. 

This “cultural challenge” is the basis for primary education, when children are still young, he said, explaining that Christian teachers, whether they are in Catholic or state-run schools, “are called to stimulate in the students an openness to the other as a face, as a person, as a brother and sister to know and respect with their story, with their merits and defects, their richness and limits.” 

Francis said this also means forming youth who are open to an interested in the reality around them, who are capable of tenderness and free from the “widespread prejudice” which insists that to be worth something, “you must be competitive, aggressive, harsh toward others, especially toward those who are different,  a stranger or whoever in any way is seen as an obstacle to their own affirmation.”

Unfortunately, this is “the air” that children often breathe, he said, adding that the remedy is to make it so that they can breathe “a different air which is healthier, more human.” 

To accomplish this, the relationship between teachers and parents “is very important,” he said.

Pope Francis also pointed to what he sees as the need for a greater ecological education, which he said doesn't consist of just a few notions that are taught in the classroom, but instead means educating students in a lifestyle based on care for creation and the common home.

He stressed the need for “a lifestyle that is not schizophrenic,” such as that lived by those who care about animals going extinct but ignore the problems faced by the elderly, or those who defend the Amazon forest but neglect workers' right to a just salary.

“The ecology in which to educate must be integral,” he said, adding that all education “must point to the sense of responsibility: not to transmit slogans that others should implement, but to rouse the taste of experiencing an ecological ethic starting from everyday choices and actions.”

Francis also touched on the importance of making and being part of associations, saying they are a value that shouldn't be underestimated, but must rather be continually cultivated. 

“I urge you to renew your will to be and make associations in the memory of the inspiring principles, in reading the signs of the times and with a gaze open to the social and cultural horizon,” he said, and told participants not to be afraid of the challenges and even conflicts that can often arise in lay associations. 

Rather than being hidden, these differences must be confronted “with an evangelic style in search of the true good of the association,” he said, explaining that to be an association “is a value and a responsibility, which right now is entrusted to you.”

Pope Francis closed his speech thanking the participants for their presence and their work, and asked for their prayers. 

 

Article retrived from: http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/Vatican.php?id=16759

 

 

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Mr. Joseph Farrugia, father of Seminary Rector Fr. Richard Nazzareno Farrugia and of teacher Mr. Alex G Farrugia. We extend our most sincere condolences to Fr. Richard, Mr. Alex and all the family.

We encourage staff members and students to attend the funeral which will be held at the Xagħra Basilica, on Monday 12th February 2018. Prayers will start at 3.30 pm and mass will follow at 4.00 pm. Students are asked to attend in their winter uniform.

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Il-funeral ta' Joseph Farrugia, missier l-għalliem Mr. Alexander G. Farrugia u missier ir-Rettur Fr. Richard N. Farrugia, ser isir nhar it-Tnejn, 12 ta' Frar fil-Bażilika tax-Xagħra. Fit-3:30pm jibda l-Għasar u fl-4.00pm tibda il-Quddiesa. L-iskola tagħna tagħti l-kondoljanzi lill-familja Farrugia.

L-staff u l-istudenti tas-Seminarju huma mħeġġa jattendu għall-funeral. L-istudenti għandhom jiġu bl-uniformi tax-xitwa.

 

 

 

 

Earlier on this December, Design and Technology teachers from the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary School were invited to attend a one day seminar on 3D printing at the Intercomp headquarters in Marsa. Our teachers were given specific hands-on training on the XYZware CAD software and the ‘XYZ da Vinci miniMaker’ 3D printer. 

Towards the end of the seminar the company presented a 3D printer to each school attending the seminar. Our school would like to thank Intercomp for this initiative, as it will provide all Design and Technology students with the opportunity to learn about and experience 3D printing in school. This new 3D printer will surely aid in delivering subject content regarding computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) techniques. 

 

Seminar in 3D printing

Article retrieved from: https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20171217/business-news/Seminar-in-3D-printing.665872

Published on Sunday, December 17, 2017, 00:01

Intercomp has recently been appointed distributor in Malta of one of the leading 3D printer brands in the global market, XYZprinting, which forms part of the New Kinpo Group. XYZprinting products range from small 3D printers for home use up to industrial UV Laser 3D printer models. A one-day training session was recently organised by Intercomp with the scope of introducing and bringing this technology closer to Maltese students. Teachers of design and technology from 10 randomly-selected Church schools were invited to this session in order to gain first-hand experience of this 3D technology.

The training was conducted by a representative from XYZprinting, who came over to Malta purposely for the event. The training session covered in depth step-by-step procedures on how to deliver an engaging STEAM-based lesson, using child-centric 3D software and 3D printers along the way. XYZprinting provides a complete action-ready solution for every classroom environment. Students can build 3D models and 3D prints to assist their approach and ability to solve problems in the classroom.

At the end of the training session, a 3D printer was presented to every teacher for use in their respective schools. With the help of these 3D printers, students can build 3D models and 3D prints to assist their approach and ability to solve problems in the classroom. Designing and printing 3D models reinforces lessons in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics that are already being taught in classrooms.

School curriculums can easily be enhanced by bringing 3D printing into the classroom. Providing students with the tools to learn the STEAM fundamentals will help them in future studies and prepare them for a career in related fields.

 

 

Seminar in 3D printing

Article retrieved from: http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-12-14/company-news/Seminar-in-3D-printing-6736182613

Published on Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:55

Intercomp has recently been appointed distributors in Malta for one of the leading 3D printer brands in the  global market, XYZprinting, which forms part of the New Kinpo Group. XYZprinting products range from small 3D printers for home use up to industrial UV Laser 3D printer models.

A one day training session was recently organized by Intercomp with the scope to introduce and bring this technology closer to Maltese students. Teachers of Design and Technology from ten randomly selected church schools were invited to this session in order to gain first-hand experience of this 3D technology. The training was conducted by a representative from XYZprinting, who came over to Malta purposely for the event.

The training session covered in depth step-by-step procedures on how to deliver an engaging STEAM-based lesson, using child-centric 3D software and 3D printers along the way. XYZprinting provides a complete action-ready solution for every classroom environment. Students can build 3D models and 3D prints to assist their approach and ability to solve problems in the classroom. At the end of the training session, a 3D printer was presented to every teacher for use in their respective schools.

With the help of these 3D printers students can look forward to building 3D models and 3D prints to assist their approach and ability to solve problems in the classroom. Designing and printing 3D models reinforces lessons in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics that are already being taught in the classroom. School curriculums can easily be enhanced by bringing 3D printing into the classroom. Providing students with the tools to learn the STEAM fundamentals will help them in future studies, and prepare them for a career in related fields.

 

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