3-day course for MRC Heads

After a three day course organised by Maria Regina College Centre for Continuous Professional Development, held throughout Scholastic Year 2016/7 at the Hilltop Gardens in Naxxar, Dr Frank Fabri, Director General for Curriculum, Research, Innovation and Lifelong Learning presented the certificates to the participants. The course was organised by College Principal Mr Patrick Decelis and facilitated by Mr Kelly McSherry, Business Coach.  It revolved round the theme: Dynamic Professional Leadership and delved into the sharing of good practices, tackling challenging situations and giving feedback.

OLYMATHS 2017 AT WARDIJA

On Friday 28th April 2017, the Dun Manwel Attard YAE Resource Centre in Wardija together with the help of PE teacher Mr.Edmund Mifsud and Maths support teacher Ms.Josephine-Ann Borg, organized the OlyMaths 2017 event. This Olympic themed event linked both PE and Numeracy together. The students took part in four different sport disciplines while they recorded their own achievement. The four disciplines consisted of a 60m sprint, 1 minute run, bowling and Javelin ball throw. Also, the students took part in an Olympic themed quiz. At the end of the event, the students were rewarded with a certificate which displayed their own achievement. It was a truly great, active day for all students and staff!

ATQuadKids NATIONAL FINALS – YEAR 4 STUDENTS

The Athletic Project has been running throughout this scholastic year on National basis. During Phase 1 all  State schools Year 4 students have practising in 4 different athletic disciplines; a 60m Sprint, a 600m Long-Run, a Standing Broad Jump and a Throw. The group of Peripatetic PE Teachers at MRC have been working hard with their respective students and all students have been presented with a vibrant certificate indicating the personal best achievement in all four mentioned disciplines. During Phase 2 selected students from each school met for the ATQuadkids Intra-College Meet-up event that was held on Friday 20th January 2017.

On the 21st April, 125 qualifying finalists deriving from the 10 State Colleges in Malta & Gozo met at the Matthew Micallef St. John Athletic Stadium in Marsa for the 1st Edition of the ATQuadKids Finals. Our College has been represented by the following students who have been working very hard with their respective school teachers to improve their development in their field:

 

Luca Bezzina (Naxxar), Antonio Overend (Gharghur), Casey Crawley (SPB) & Rebecca Cutajar (Mellieha) in the 60mtr Flat Sprint.

Zak Aquilina (Mosta), Max Styles (SPB), Danica Conti (Mellieha) & Pheeby Portelli (Mellieha) in the 600mtr Long-run.

SJ Sammut (Gharghur), Nicholas Facciol (Naxxar) & Kristina Vella (Mellieha) in the 800g Javelin Training Ball

Illian Grima (Mellieha), Jacob Chemlouol (Naxxar) & Maria Mifsud (Gharghur) in the Standing Broad Jump.

Following a number of hot and sunny summer-like days we woke up to embrace a general cloudy overcast with the possibility of some showers! Following the initial mass-movement ice-breaker led by Ms. Analisa the adrenalin shot-up quickly the programme hit the road. Every student gave the maximum efforts on individual basis and also as a College-Team. The main key behind the Athletic Project has been to shift from the regular mass-participation in physical activity to a healthy competition. This gives our young talented and promising students the necessary cling to achieve their maximum abilities like warriors. In addition these young pioneers serve as role models to encourage their class colleagues to keep on working harder through their tasks and develop their personal healthy lifestyles through regular physical activity and regular healthy eating habits.

The following are the placements achieved by the MRC students:

Luca Bezzina, 1st Place in the 60mtr Flat Sprint – Boys,

Pheeby Portelli, 1st Place in the 600mtr Long-run – Girls,

SJ Sammut, 3rd Place in the Throw – Boys,

Kristina Vella 1st Place in the Throw – Girls,

Jacob Chemloul, 1st Place in the Jump – Boys and

Illian Grima 2nd Place in the Jump Boys.

Collectively our College-Team collected 24 points placing 1st to engrave the College name on the College Shield which will be enjoyed by our respective schools during the next scholastic year.

An appreciation goes to all Year 4 Class Teachers, SMT Members, the College Principal and Parents alike for their support whenever required. Mostly, a round of applause goes to the MRC PE Peripatetic Teachers, Ms. Yanika, Mr. Miguel, Mr. David, Mr. Kyle, Mr. Dario & Mr. Edmund for their regular assistance and even beyond with their holistic and broad performance throughout…WELL DONE!

“We are not seeking Champions. We want to support the development of talented Young Athletes to challenge their hurdle using maximum efforts like warriors”

Mr. Edmund Mifsud

MRC PE Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGEFEST 2017

For the second consecutive year, Maria Regina College organised its COLLEGEFEST on Thursday 4th May 2017.  All schools forming part of this college, hailing from  Mosta, Naxxar, Għargħur, Mellieħa and St Paul’s Bay sent their representatives to MRC Naxxar Middle School for a whole morning of activities revolving round the theme RESPECT. The activity had a concert style presentation at its beginning and end, giving the opportunity for all schools to present their talents. Then there were four stations where children spent half an hour in each, engaging in various activities like drama, dance, singing, drawing, physical exercise, science activities, robotics, Zumba amongst others. At noon everyone was invited to gather in the school pitch to form a human rainbow – in fact all children wore various colours of the rainbow.  Peter Paul of Tribali was present as well and conducted the students to perform music with him using handmade recyclable bongos and shakers. All MRC College schools contributed by giving a donation to Dr Klown and an MSSP missionary fund Project, represented by Peter Paul. The Principal of the College, Mr Patrick Decelis said that once again this activity was a huge success and seeing all the children having fun on such a beautiful day was a great satisfaction, apart from the fact that Collegefest is a true exercise in networking. The Hon Minister of Education, Mr Evarist Bartolo who was present, expressed his enthusiasm and gratitude on seeing all the students’ and teachers’ efforts for this Collegefest.

E-TWINNING PROJECT

A group of Year 10 foreign students attending Maria Regina College, Mosta Secondary School Zokrija, from the beginning of this scholastic year have been engaged in an eTwinning project titled “TAG ME IF YOU CAN”.  The aim of this eTwinning project is to integrate these foreign students within our school in a fun-filled activity.   Throughout these months, these students talked about games they used to play in their countries and carried them out.  Three of these games were selected and these students set up detailed rules for the games chosen.  On Friday, 28th April, these students visited Maria Regina Mosta Primary B School and presented these games to a group of Year 5 students.  The rules of these three games were explained by the foreign students themselves and then they engaged in play.  The students had a lovely and enjoyable time playing these games.  Their enthusiasm showed throughout and were eager to play these games even with their friends outside school.  Thanks to all those involved.  Project Coordinators Ms.S.Cuschieri & Ms.L.Aquilina

CPD AND TEAMBUILDING FOR MRC STAFF

MRC Centre for CPD organised a teambuilding activity which was held at the Wardija Young Adult Resource Centre on 19th April 2017.  Participants were all the College Administration Centre Staff and the Psycho-social team members.  A full programme was well prepared for this day by College Principal Mr Patrick Decelis.  It was made up of three parts – the first focused on Personal Learning Traits, featuring the Let me Learn Process which was facilitated by Dr Colin Calleja and Ms Graziella Vassallo Theuma.  Days before this event, all participants took an online assessment to understand the way they learn best.  During the session the results were discussed and these were further demonstrated during a specific task we all needed to carry out whilst being observed.  There were three working groups and the input we each gave in the working group, was observed and was shared in the plenary session.  The way we worked in our group corroborated with the results obtained in the online assessment.   This first part of the programme gave an insight to each of us about our uniqueness and strengths.

The second part of the programme focused on our culinary skills.  A few days prior to the activity all participants were divided into two groups, one group planned to prepare a starter and a dessert and group 2 had to prepare a main course.  It must be said that the result was truly scrumptious.  No details were spared!

Last but not least, a team building exercise whereby Mr Decelis, challenged us to create a chair, with materials provided, practically only cardboard.  It had to support him for at least 2 minutes.  Needless to say it was not easy…and only one of the three chairs created could stand the challenge without risking Mr Decelis’ safety!  One of the chairs collapsed even before Mr Decelis tried sitting on it!

It was a day to remember especially with the beautiful weather and the surrounding gardens.  Such activities should be organized regularly in order to strengthen our team and to grant us the chance to put aside our daily challenges.

Anna Maria Grech

MRC Youth Worker

 

Maria Regina College commemorates Commonwealth Day 13.03.2017

Malta Messengers for Peace in Schools –A Peace Building Commonwealth

For this year’s commemoration, students were encouraged to express themselves in various ways.  There were those who raised the Commonwealth flag whilst others were encouraged to read out messages for peace.  These messages were written on dove-shaped papers and displayed on boards around the schools.  This activity made students feel that they were contributing to encourage a good

LGBTIQ SEMINAR

Maria Regina College, in collaboration with the Department for Student services and the Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) organized a one-day seminar for the psychosocial team, guidance teachers and other personnel from the Department of Student Services. This was done to better understand and address any challenges particularly in view of legislation in this regard. Mr Decelis, the College Principal, thanked MGRM, for facilitating the seminar and emphasized the College’s commitment towards equality, understanding and quality education.

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