Chinese Ambassador Visits the China Lab Corner Projects 2014 at St Margaret College Boys Secondary

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Students from Zabbar B Finalists in a European Competition

Students in Year 6 at St Margaret College, Zabbar Primary B, recently participated in a comic strip competition about “Democracy and human rights at school”. This competition is being organised under the pilot project scheme “Human Rights and Democracy in Action” supported by the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

The competition aims to give students a chance to express their views of democracy and human rights as they see it in their daily lives at school. Out of the various entries submitted for this competition, 3 (three) were short-listed at school level and submitted to the organising body. Out of these 3, 2 have now been short-listed at a European level and the general public is invited to vote for the best entry through the web portal –

http://pjp-eu.coe.int/en/web/charter-edc-hre-pilot-projects/comics-competition

The portal can also be accessed through the school’s website – smc.zabbarb.skola.edu.mt.

The winning projects will receive media visibility and on-line exposure on the Internet sites of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the partners in many networks. The ten top entries will be celebrated as a contribution to citizenship and human rights education and will serve as inspiration for one or several short-films or animations which will be commissioned afterwards.

The entries from Malta are entry number 22 and 49 by ​Kaya Marie Ellul and Jake Degiorgio respectively. Voting is open till 5 March 2014. Please vote and help by sharing this.

Verdala students successful in China competition

On Friday, 15th June 2012 the Director of the China Cultural Centre Mr Gu Hongxing rewarded Luke Gambin, a student attending St Margaret College Boys’ Secondary, Verdala with a beautiful gold painting frame of the Great Wall of China following his  participation in the Fourth China Art Competition. The award ceremony was held at the China Cultural Centre, Valletta in the presence of Ms. Anna Maria Gilson, Service Manager Projects and Initiatives, H.E. Mr Cai Jinbiao, China Ambassador for Malta and Dr. Tonio Borg, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The theme chosen for this Fourth China Art Competition was: A Better Future for Sino-Maltese Relations.

Co-ordinated  by  Science teacher Mr Martin Azzopardi , a large number of students from the school participated in this competition.

Zejtun student wins international competition

After winning the national competition “Young Reporters for the Environment”, Grace Ann Muscat from St Margaret College Girls’ Secondary, Zejtun has now won the international award for best video in the 11-14 category in this competition.  Grace Ann was awarded 1st prize for the video entitled “Heaven at Chadwick Lake”.

Young Reporters for the Environment is an international programme aimed at encouraging secondary and post-secondary students to analyse local environmental issues and propose solutions through investigative reporting and photo/video journalism.

Every year, schools all over the world take part in the programme on a voluntary basis, with entries consisting of photos, videos and articles. The best entries are selected by a national jury and sent abroad to compete with foreign schools.

The main aim of the programme, run by the Denmark-based Foundation for Environmental Education and represented locally by Nature Trust (Malta), is to engage youths in resolving environmental problems and issues in their respective country

This year’s International YRE and Litter less competitions saw more than 100 submissions from 19 countries. Members of the jury included Petr Danis, FEE’s Executive Board, and the external judges: Ming Kuok Lim from UNESCO; Khairoon Abbas from UNEP; Chanell Daniels from EEA; Torvald Jacobsson from IIIEE; Ron Lewis from The Times newspaper and Maureen Jones of Wrigley for Litter Less.

In some categories there were so many good entries that the judges decided to also award a 2nd and/or 3rd place. In other categories only 1st place was awarded.

Sincere congratulations to Grace Ann and her school for winning such a prestigious international event.

http://www.youngreporters.org/Service+menu/News/Announcing+the+best+young+environmental+journalists

Cospicua Primary exhibition at Maritime Museum

You are invited to visit Art Encounters, an exhibition of children’s artistic, literary and musical works at the Malta Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa.
Art Encounters is a Kreattiv project initiated by St Margaret College Cospicua Primary in collaboration with Heritage Malta, the Malta Writing Programme, Dione Borg and Sarah Spiteri. The Malta Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa was identified as the main source of inspiration for the project, a launching pad for an artistic journey that saw pupils exploring the museum and its many artefacts through art, literature and music. At the end of this journey, the work produced, together with documentation of the processes involved, is being exhibited in the original context, coming full circle to add a new dimension to the experience.

This exhibition is our bid to share this extraordinary experience with you.
This exhibition which is housed at the ground floor of the Malta Maritime Museum will be open till 6th June 2012.

Job shadowing experience for all Form 4 students

All Form 4 students attending St Margaret College Boys’ Secondary, Verdala and St Margaret College Girls’ Secondary, Cospicua were recently awarded a certificate after participating in a one week job shadowing experience. During this week, students attended a place of work which was of interest to them. This important learning activity for our students is organised through the hard work and strong dedication of the guidance teachers of the schools together with the College trainee career advisor and supported by the school counsellor and school SMT.  During July, the other secondary school in our college, St Margaret College Girls’ Secondary, Zejtun will also organise a similar activity. In this way, all Form 4 students in our college will have participated in this learning experience.

 

 

Prime Minister visits Zejtun Girls’ Secondary

The Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi and the Minister of Education Hon. Dolores Cristina visited St Margaret College Girls’ Secondary, Zejtun on Monday 19th May, 2012.   During the visit they met staff and students  and toured various areas of the school. Dr. Gonzi thanked the Head of School Ms Anna Spiteri and her staff for their commitment and dedication in creating a positive and vibrant school climate.

National awards for College students

Two students from our college have won awards in the national competition “Young Reporters for the Environment.”  Hertian Vassallo, a student attending St Margaret College Boys’ Secondary, Verdala, Cospicua won the best article in the 14-18 category while Grace Ann Muscat from St Margaret College Girls’ Secondary, Zejtun won the award for best video in the 11-14 category.

Young Reporters for the Environment is an international programme aimed at encouraging secondary and post-secondary students to analyse local environmental issues and propose solutions through investigative reporting and photo/video journalism.

Every year, schools all over the world take part in the programme on a voluntary basis, with entries consisting of photos, videos and articles. The best entries are selected by a national jury and sent abroad to compete with foreign schools.

The main aim of the programme, run by the Denmark-based Foundation for Environmental Education and represented locally by Nature Trust (Malta), is to engage youths in resolving environmental problems and issues in their respective country.

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120513/education/Students-views-on-the-environment.419616

College teacher wins Librarian of the Year Award

Ms Michelle Vella, school librarian at St Margaret College Girls’ Secondary, Cospicua has won the School Librarian of the Year Award for this year. This award is organised on a national level by the School Libraray Service which forms part of the Student Services Department of the Directorate for Educational Services.

Sincere congratulations to Ms Vella for her exemplary work and service.

Il-Ġrajja tal-Gungla fl-Iskola Sekondarja tal-Bniet taż-Żejtun

Il-ġimgħa l-oħra l-iskola Sekondarja tal-Bniet taż-Żejtun ċelebrat Jum iċ-Ċelebrazzjoni sabiex jingħata rikonnixximent lil fierxa wiesgħa ta’ studenti tal-iskola. Matul dawn il-ġranet,  studenti u għalliema preżentaw id-dramm mużikali il-Ġrajja tal-Ġungla. Prosit tassew għal ġimgħa tassew sabiħa f’din l-iskola.