Webinars on Implementing Formative Assessment strategies in a Virtual Learning Environment

Maria Regina College Centre for Continuous Professional Development organised two webinars for primary educators: Implementing Formative Assessment strategies in a Virtual Learning Environment.  Online learning offers new learning opportunities; thus focus was on a pedagogical approach (embedding AfL) together with the use of technology. Attendees were invited to reflect upon their own practices and share the good practices. 

Thank you goes to Ms Jennifer Borg, AfL E.O., and Ms Odette Schembri, AfL HoD, for the delivery of this webinar.

End of year evaluative meeting for 1st year NQTs

An end of year evaluative online meeting was held yesterday with 1st year NQTs/NRTs.  It was a fruitful meeting where Mr Patrick Decelis, HCN thanked them for rising up to the occasion and did their very best to reach their students.  He invited them to make good use of the lessons learnt during the Covid period, whatever scenario we have when we go back. Discussions evolved round challenges they faced during their first year as educators and good practices were shared.

Yr 8 Virtual Orientation Visit at Mosta Secondary

On Friday 19th June, Maria Regina College organised a virtual Secondary School Orientation Visit, this time for all Year 8 students who next scholastic year will be attending Mosta Secondary school.

We had another 2 sessions as cohort was split into two groups due to the large number of students. Through the use of Microsoft TEAMS students were welcomed by a very short speech by Mr Decelis, HCN and Ms Azzopardi. Students also met Ms Borg, the Assistant head who will be in charge of Year9 next scholastic year. The administration team of the school prepared a virtual tour video for the students to see what the school can offer including foyer, offices, labs, library, special rooms and outdoor premises.

The programme included a quiz based on the video about the school and another video about the College, a video about how to make Smart Choices and a poll and discussion afterwards. Students were asked to write their wish for next scholastic year. All these wishes will later be displayed at MRC Mosta Secondary next Scholastic Year. Finally we had a question and answer session. All Questions and Answers will be compiled in a document and sent to all Yr 8 students. At the end of the session, all participating students joined in a Karaoke session to Stronger Together, the song inaugurated during the Covid Period which originated from MRC Naxxar Middle School.

A big thank you goes to Mr Decelis, EOs curriculum, the SLT at Mosta Secondary and Naxxar Middle School, guidance teachers, clerical staff for the coordination of this event. Last but not least a big thank you goes to all students who participated and to their parents for making this day another enjoyable experience to cherish.

To watch the virtual tour of Mosta Secondary school click on the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/544212922427389/videos/630777834197621/?v=630777834197621

Yr 8 Orientation visit to Mosta Secondary Zokrija

On Thursday 18th June, Maria Regina College organised a virtual Secondary School Orientation Visit for all Year 8 students who next scholastic year will be attending Mosta Secondary Zokrija school.

We had 2 sessions as we had to split the cohort into two groups due to the large number of students. Through the use of Microsoft TEAMS students were welcomed by a very short speech by Mr Decelis, HCN, Mr Vassallo, the Head of School, Ms Gatt, the Assistant Head who will be in charge of those students and Mr Schembri, one of the guidance teachers. The administration team of the school prepared a virtual tour video for the students to see what the school can offer including the various blocks, offices, labs, hall and outdoor sport premises.

The programme included a quiz based on the video about the school and another video about the College, a video about how to make Smart Choices and a poll and discussion afterwards. Students were asked to write their wish for next scholastic year. All these wishes will later be displayed at MRC Mosta Secondary Zokrija next Scholastic Year. Finally we had a question and answer session. All Questions and Answers will be compiled in a document and sent to all Yr 8 students. At the end of the session, all participating students joined in a Karaoke session to Stronger Together, the song inaugurated during the Covid Period which originated from MRC Naxxar Middle School.

A big thank you goes to Mr Decelis, EOs curriculum, the SLT at Mosta Secondary Zokrija and Naxxar Middle School, guidance teachers, clerical staff for the coordination of this event. Thank you goes also to Ms McNamara, Director General and Dr Fabri, the Permanent Secretary for finding the time to join us. Last but not least a big thank you goes to all students who participated and to their parents for making this day an enjoyable experience and another memory to cherish.

To watch the virtual tour of Mosta Secondary Zokrija click on the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/544212922427389/videos/261585011782816/?v=261585011782816

Virtual orientation visit for all Yr 6 students

On Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th June, Maria Regina College organised a virtual Middle School Orientation Visit for all Year 6 students coming from all Primary schools in the College.

On these days we had 2 sessions daily, as we had to split the cohort into four groups of more than a hundred students for each session. Through the use of Microsoft TEAMS students were welcomed by a very short speech by Mr Decelis, HCN and Ms Cilia, the Head of School at MRC Middle School. The guidance team prepared a virtual tour video for the students to see what the school can offer including the various blocks, offices, hall, indoor and outdoor sport premises. All guidance teachers were introduced during the video and they gave important tips to students. The programme included also two emoji Polls, a quiz based on the video about the school and another video about the College, a video about how to make Smart Choices and a discussion afterwards. Students were asked to write their wish for next scholastic year in a padlet activity. All these wishes will later be displayed at MRC Naxxar Middle School as from the first day of next Scholastic Year. Finally we had a question and answer session. All Questions and Answers will be compiled in a document and sent to all Yr 6 students. At the end of the session, all participating students joined in a Karaoke session to Stronger Together, the song inaugurated during the Covid Period which originated by MRC Naxxar Middle School.

Watch Middle school video tour by clicking on the link below

https://www.facebook.com/544212922427389/videos/647659412487120/

Stronger Together

Maria Regina College had to forfeit its Collegefest 2020 which was planned for April 2nd. During the last five years, MRC organised many activities round an annual theme like: Happy Together, Respect, Be Responsible, Be Positive and Stronger Together.  This is part of a plan to inculcate important universal values in all MRC community. I would like to thank all those who worked to prepare the Collegefest, the committee itself, the art teachers who prepared an art exhibition which never saw the light, all those who work at MRC Administration Centre. Do not worry. We will overcome.

Today we are glad to present to you an original song prepared for Collegefest 2020 about the theme: Stronger Together. Listen attentively to the lyrics by our teacher Mr Mark Cachia. Thanks to him, to the choir at MRC Naxxar Middle School, to all those who collaborated and to the Head of School. 

I encourage you to Like and Share our Facebook Page: Maria Regina College, Malta.  Like and share this song and then you can upload a video with your family singing part of this song.  Use #MRCStrongerTogether when you upload your video.  We will thus create positive vibes and feel that we are one community which, as our motto declares, is Creative, Innovative and Professional. 

Thanks to all.

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the Head of College Network MARIA REGINA COLLEGE. 

This is not a normal Easter, but not even the first one was!

Easter symbolizes the renewal of life. I wish you and your family the renewal of life, love and happiness.

We will overcome. We are STRONGER TOGETHER therefore please take care of yourselves and of each other.

A day at Naxxar Induction Hub

On Wednesday 11th March 2020, the MRC Head College Network, Mr Patrick Decelis, spent the day at Naxxar Induction Hub. During his visit he had a meeting with the minor staff and thanked them for their hard work and commitment. Class visits helped discuss matters with small groups of students and staff. He also had a meeting with the Senior Leadership Team together with the E.O.s Curriculum of the College. This revolved round the challenges faced by the school and the planning for next scholastic year.
It is clear that MRC Naxxar Induction Hub is working hard to include each and every student and help them acquire the skills needed to go to the mainstream.