Building a sense of altruism amongst our students help develop functional social skills. With this in mind , our centre participates in any way possible to reach this target. Pink October -Throughout the month of October, activities were held to raise awareness and funds towards the fight against breast cancer. Activities included, dress up in pink, car wash day, selling of artefacts produced by the students, selling of hair products, applying pink nail polish and an informative meeting for parents. Amongst donations and activities, a sum of 187 Euros was collected, which will be duly forwarded to Pink October Campaign.
Team work, active participation, fun and socialising are few of the skills targeted during our sports day. This bi-annual appointment outside our centre’s doors, opens an opportunity for our students to participate during this event. Like others before it, this year’s sports day, held at Cottonera Sports Complex,was once again a successful learning experience.
Another year, another week marked with activities related with animal awareness. Our students were given the opportunity to come in touch with several types of animals that were hosted at our centre. Nothing beats hands-on learning and the interest and excitement shown by our students once they could personally handle the animals was in itself a confirmation of this.
On Thursday 12th October, three students together with Dinja Waħda coordinator, a member of staff and the Assistant Head were invited to attend the Dinja Waħda ceremony. During the celebration our students received two awards – Silver for Action for Biodiversity and Gold for Connecting with Nature.
This year, our Centre will be participating in Dinja Waħda Project once again. Its aim is to promote environmental education. As a Centre, we are giving importance to the local environment as we believe that we can make a difference.
On Wednesday 31st May, 2017 the School Council together with the staff and the EkoSkola Team organised a Waste-Free BBQ at our Resource Centre. The day started off with Holy Mass, with the participation of students, staff and parents. A Pottery Session for parents was held after Mass,followed by a treasure hunt for parents, staff and students. Similar to last year, this BBQ was organised as a present for the achievements our students gained throughout this scholastic year. Food included a starter, chicken burger, potatoes, cheese sausage, bread, mini fruit kebab and water. May Lottery was held at the end of the BBQ. 1st Prize: A Hamper Red October was won by Amber Ulhaq, 2nd Prize: An Electric Kettle donated by JB Stores was won by Leanne Chircop, 3rd Prize: A Bottle of Champagne was won by Chris Grech and a Flower Pot donated by Green Supplies Ltd was won by A Coleiro. It was an enjoyable day thanks to all involved.
The Hon Minister of Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo and the Hon Dr Justine Caruana, Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of People with Disability and Active Ageing visited our Resource Centre today, together with members of HSBC and Achieve Program to commemorate the work carried out by the team of elderly and our students, for the Supporting Others in the Community Achieve objective. Students from Maria Regina College Middle School Naxxar also joined us on this occasion in planting herbs and also got involved in a penalty shoot out with players from Xewkija Tigers