President’s Award Ceremony – 17.10.14

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Il-Premju tal-President ghall-Kreattivita’ is one of a series of measures announced in previous years aimed at strengthening Malta’s cultural and creative sectors. This initiative forms part of a diverse portfolio of schemes and initiatives to maximise the potential of Malta’s creative growth, by encouraging further employment opportunities in the cultural sectors, cultural exchange whilst promoting inclusivity and active cultural participation.

Maria Regina College Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Education Resource Centre benefited from such Programme in 2014 with a project named ‘Feel the Vibe’. This project will entail the creation of a performance that encompasses music, theatre and singing. Based on our different abilities students’ preferred styles and through work with professionals in the respective areas, the students will have the chance to creatively explore ways of expressing themselves and together will build a series of short clips that will take the audience through the series of performances. Such performances will be open to the general public. Students will be assisted in producing musical instruments from recycled material.

Bulgarian Delegation – 13.10.14

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A delegation of five Bulgarian teachers visited our Resource Centre.  The main aim of this visit was to get more knowledge about educational settings for persons with different abilities.  The delegation was very impressed and interested in the activities organised by the Resource Centre – mainly they were given in-depth information about Community Based Activities (CBA), Independent Living Skills (ILS), Job Exposure and Vocational Preparation (VP) teams.  Our visitors paid special interest at the work carried out by our academic staff and praised them for their great efforts to ensure that every opportunity is given to our youngsters to succeed.  The Resource Centre staff presented some small gifts as a memento and appreciated the fact that overall our school community achievements are also appreciated by foreign visitors.

Animal Awareness Week 06.10.14 – 10.10.14

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Animal Awareness Week was held in our Resource Centre between the 6th and 10th October, 2014. Various activities were held for this occasion which included shows by the Police Horses, the Police Dog Section, Dog Trust, Exotic Birds and Exotic Animals.

1st Parents’ Meeting – 03.10.14

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The first meeting for parents was held at our Resource Centre on Friday 3rd October, 2014. Mr Nicholas Agius, Head of the Resource Centre,  introduced the first speaker, Mr Aldo Busuttil who addressed the parents about the general health and safety procedures vis-à-vis the building extension project. Views and concerns were aired by the parents present for the meeting.

A LEAF ceremony was afterwards held. Last scholastic year, a number of holm oak seeds were planted in small pots by the students at the Centre. A number of parents offered to foster these plants for the summer holidays. On the day of the ceremony, the parents returned the plants to the Centre. To show the Centre’s appreciation, a certificate was presented to all those who participated. This ceremony was prepared by the Ekoskola team and is part of the LEAF project which aims to safeguard and enhance awareness of trees. We are looking forward to involve more parents in future activities.

Kreattiv hampers were then presented to Mr Mario Testa, College Principal and to Ms Mervin Vella, Service Manager.

Mr Nicholas Agius gave a detailed explanation about this scholastic year objectives and other queries.

Mr Martin Debattista  Project Leader – Tablets and Mr Louis Vella Support Teacher from elearning addressed  the parents about the Pilot Project and presented tablets to  students.

2014 – 2015

We welcome you all to the new scholastic year

2014-2015

Activities 2013 – 2014

Activities 2013-2014 from yaerc on Vimeo.

This video is dedicated to all students, staff, parents/carers and to all those who in any way have contributed to make this scholastic year another success! Well done to all.

Water Games – 01.07.14

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Żgur li ma stajniex nagħlqu din is-sena skolastika b’attività isbaħ mill-water games li għamilna fl-aħħar ġurnata tal-istudenti 01/07/2014. L-istudenti kif ukoll l-istaff kienu ferm avventurużi u pparteċipaw bis-sħiħ f’dawn il-logħob, b’riżultat li kellna l-isbaħ festa tal-ilma li wieħed jista’ jimmaġina. Kellna 4 logħbiet organizzati, u fl-aħħar għalaqna b‘water fight bil-bżieżaq tal-ilma. It-tbissima fuq fomm l-istudenti, l-eċitament u l-atmosfera pożittiva li ħloqna ħallewlna togħma ħelwa li biha għalaqna din is-sena ta’ ħidma. Ir-ritratti jixhdu dan kollu!! Wara l-water games kull klassi organizzat festin ċkejken, fejn ilkoll sellimna lil xulxin u tajna l-awguri tagħna għal sajf tajjeb. Kienet tassew ġurnata memorabbli li żgur li kull parteċipant qatt mhu ser jinsa!

Kreattiv hamper

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As its name implies, this project consisted in bringing together 6 artistic and intrinsic flavours together in one portable pack. The artistic disciplines involved consisted in the making of salt in a traditional way, olive oil, sun dried tomatoes, honey, olive leaves tea, and carobs syrup. These products were produced both at our Resource Centre Vocational Units and at our partner’s workshops.

Such project was very important for our Resource Centre for two main reasons.

1.   It gave our students the opportunity to integrate with Wardija Community therefore creating more inclusive environment.

2.   Engaged in such artistic disciplines our students enhanced their employability skills which are of utmost importance for their future especially with regards to their vocational preparation.

Opening Doors – June 2014

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A group of students from our Resource Centre participated in a Drama Workshop organised by Opening Doors. Opening Doors is an autonomous, non-governmental, not-for-profit arts association operating at a national level in Malta for the promotion of and active involvement of adults with learning disabilities in the artistic and creative sector. For more info login to:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Opening-Doors-Association/186965594674169?sk=info

Home Economics Sessions – June 2014

Home Economics 2014 1 from yaerc on Vimeo.