All students attending Wardija Resource Centre participated in the first SPORTS’ DAY for this scholastic year. Sports’ Day was held at Cottonera Sports Complex and as in past years, students had the opportunity to take part in various physical activities. These included Obstacle Race, Basketball, Bowling, Hit the Ball, Football, Cycling and Zumba. Parents/carers were also invited and they had the opportunity to take part and enjoy themselves together with our students.
On Monday 16th November, two students together with Dinja Waħda coordinator, a teacher representing all teachers who participated in Dinja Waħda activities and the Head of our Resource Centre were invited to attend to Dinja Waħda celebration. During the celebration our students received a Gold Award on behalf of the Centre. This year, our Centre will be participating in Dinja Waħda Project for the second scholastic year. Its aim is to promote environmental education. As a Centre, we are giving importance to the environment as we believe that our students can make a difference in making both our Centre and the local environment greener and cleaner.
Students at our Centre have embarked on another project under the Kreattiv scheme. Lampuki (metal work), Mr James Micallef Grimaud (Graffiti) and Ms Sue Mifsud (Pottery) have all teamed up as to offer an invaluable experience to our students in each and every artistic field. The project is still ongoing.
A Halloween Party was held at our Resource Centre on Thursday 29th October, 2015. Students and staff had the opportunity to dress up for Halloween and enjoy a party together.
As part of the Breast for Cancer Awareness Month our Resource Centre took part in mainly three activities. On Monday 26th October 2015, Ms Gertrude Abela President of Europa Donna delivered a talk about breast cancer awareness to our students and staff. Ms Denise Cauchi presented a cheque to Ms Abela as a contribution from the staff towards this entity.
On Tuesday 27th October, 2015 students and staff participated in Pink T Shirt Day by wearing pink to show support for this good cause.Pink Ribbons done by our students were also worn on the day. Pink Smoothie was prepared by our students as a fund raising activity towards the Marigold Foundation, and sold to both students and staff.
A meeting for parents was held at our Resource Centre in Hamrun. Mr Nick Agius and Ms Anna Bugeja, addressed the parents. Ms O Formosa and Ms T. Aquilina gave a talk about information meetings for parents throughout the year. 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 and staff offered to foster these plants for the summer holidays. On the day of the ceremony, the parents and staff returned the plants to the Centre. To show the Centre’s appreciation, a certificate was presented to all those who participated by Mr Neville Ebejer from PARKS. 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.
Show and Tell
Animal Awareness Week was held in our Resource Centre between the 12th and 16th October, 2015. Various activities were held for this occasion which included shows by the Police Dog Section, Exotic Birds and Exotic Animals, a visit to the Island Sanctuary and for the first time this year a Show and Tell Activity was held where parents and members of staff brought their pets to our Resource Centre and gave the students some information about their pets.
On Saturday 3rd October, three (3) PSCD representatives attended for the Ex-Plissit Sexuality seminar held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. The three (3) PSCD teachers namely, Mr. Samuel Cutajar, Mr. Christopher Grech and Mr. Danjel Brincat also delivered a short presentation outlining the objectives and outcomes following the 2-week Sexuality seminar held for the very first time at our centre in the third term of scholastic year 2014/2015.
The Centre boasts proud for being invited to promote and share good practice with other teaching staff present for this Ex-Plissit Seminar. The sexuality seminars at the Centre should be held once again throughout the second term of the current scholastic year, following very positive feedback from all stakeholders.
Christmas Crackers – Bħal kull sena qegħdin noffru Christmas Crackers li jidhru fir-ritratti hawn taħt. Dawn jistgħu jimtlew kif tixtiequ inthom. Għandkom ukoll l-possibiltà li tagħżlu l-kuluri li tridu. Jekk inthom interessati tordnaw tistgħu tagħmlu l-ordni tagħkom sa nhar il-Ġimgħa 23 t’Ottubru, 2015. Għal aktar informazzjoni ċemplu 21573989 u staqsu għal Ms Joanne Vella Dolci jew Ms Josette Spiteri.
A delegation consisting of eight Polish professionals visited our Resource Centre in order to review the Malta Special School Reform. This group included a Head Teacher, Assistant Head, Head of Boarding House, Teacher of Vocational Unit, Teacher of Secondary School, two Teachers of Primary School, and a Speech Therapist. Presentations were carried out from DM Attard YAERC staff who are in charge of the Work Exposure Team, Vocational Programme, PSCD Teachers, IT Teachers. The Speech Therapist gave a general overview of her work in Resource Centres. The Polish colleagues enjoyed the presentations very much and look forward to strengthen the collaboration between the two countries.