My Journey – Northern College Cluster meeting

Another important Northern College Cluster (MRC, SCC, SNC) meeting. Discussion with DG Stephen Cachia regarding My Journey. Counsellors, Career Advisors, Youth workers joined the three Heads of College Network  and finalised a plan about meetings for all parents and Yr 8 students. These meetings will be held in September 2018.

 

 

Dissemination Seminar

An Erasmus+ Project which consisted of a training course for Maria Regina College Heads of School called Clear Leadership was held in Gouda, Netherlands earlier this year. A dissemination Seminar was held on July 25th at the Hilltop Gardens in Naxxar, whereby most of Maria Regina College Heads of schools together with the College Principal, Mr Patrick Decelis, spoke about the significance of the training and the positive effect it had on their leadership role.  Dr Frank Fabri, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Education and Employment, applauded the initiative taken by Mr Decelis for making good use of Erasmus+ funds in view of bettering the educational services in Malta.  Mr Yvor Broer, the trainer who delivered the course in Gouda, flew to Malta for the event and gave an overview on the systemic approach to Leadership.  All educational leaders were invited to participate in this Seminar. In fact it was very well attended with representatives from other colleges and other professionals from the educational field, including Directors and members of the psychosocial team.

Students’ paintings donated to Mater Dei Hospital

On the occasion of World Ocean’s Day, the Maria Regina College Learning Support Centre students produced marine-themed paintings, which were then presented to the Outpatients Department of Mater Dei Hospital The Learning Support Centre Co-Ordinator together with the staff and students at Learning Support Centre, Naxxar would like to convey their thanks to Arts Council Malta, Prince’s Trust International Achieve Programme Malta, HSBC (Funds International), Mr. Patrick Decelis, the College Principal and Mater Dei Hospital, Malta for their ongoing support through this initiative.

Curtailing Absenteeism

The Maria Regina College Committee which was set up to tackle Absenteeism, met recently to continue to discuss the subject and drawn an Action Plan about curtailing absenteeism in the middle and Secondary Schools of Maria Regina College.

 

CLEAR LEADERSHIP

CLEAR LEADERSHIP

Professional Development for Maria Regina College Leaders

A successful Erasmus+ project took the Heads of Maria Regina College and their College Principal Mr Patrick Decelis to Gouda in the Netherlands for an interesting one-week Professional Development course regarding Clear Leadership.

The intensive week was packed with hands-on activities and group discussions delving into detail about systemic leadership and deep reflections on one’s own leadership skills, especially when facing dilemmas, relationships, communication and power.

One particular session focused mainly on the process of meaning-making when certain challenging instances occur and the power of questions. Bridge-building questions, questions connected to the core task and tools for facilitating dialogue in groups all led to enlightening inputs on how to focus more throughout the day-to-day leadership endeavours.

Reflecting on one’s personal leadership style and developing it further led to systemic coaching and ways how to develop individuals under one’s remit. Thus another session concentrated on working with teams and understanding the phases in team development.

Discussions were enriched with situations endemic to Malta but also with comparisons to Greece and Finland since other participants came from these two countries.

A dissemination seminar will be held on Wednesday 25th July 2018 between 12 midday and 17hrs. Mr Yvor Broer, course lecturer, has accepted the invitation to give a short presentation.  Course participants will also discuss their experiences.

All educational leaders are invited to attend free of charge.  To book please send an email to mariaregina.college@ilearn.edu.mt. More information about venue and programme will follow.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Maria Regina College and its Collegefest will feature in the next edition of 

Animal Diaries. 

You can follow this discussion about Responsibility on TVM next Saturday 2nd June 2018 at 6.45pm.  This will have a repeat on Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 8am.

MATHS VENTURE – MOSTA SECONDARY

Congratulations to our students Clyde Grech and Leon Pisani of year 9 who won the Maths Venture 2018 which was held in Citadella Gozo. Our school, Maria Regina College Mosta Secondary (Lily of the Valley) was teamed up with St Monica school and placed first from 15 teams. Well done!