LEAF award-winning letter and planting of trees 22.05.15

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On Friday 22nd May, the Ekoskola students and staff gathered together with the parents in the gardening unit. Two students from the Ekoskola team read out the result of the LEAF jury award. After they found out that they received the LEAF award, the students were very satisfied and their smile on their faces was priceless. Afterwards, the students together with the parents present on the day went to the garden toplant two new trees, one was an avocado tree and the other was a fig tree. Two students and two parents planted such trees. This was an opportunity for the parents and the Ekoskola team to work together at our Centre.

Corporate Social Responsibility – Noah’s Ark – 23.05.15

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The Centre’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility activity was this year held on 23rd May 2015 at Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary. Members of the Centre’s team and its extended community spent the morning at the Sanctuary where they carried out voluntary work to help feed, clean and walk the rescued dogs that are being given shelter at this refuge. The Head of the Resource Centre together with the Centre’s Resource Worker and a number of staff members, parents and students all worked as a team towards this noble cause. In addition to the work carried out, a generous donation was also made on behalf of the Resource Centre and food and blankets that were collected from staff and parents also were also donated. The Centre values the benefits that interacting with animals can bring and works hard to provide Animal Therapy services to its students. This activity helped our team explore this area further while enhancing teamwork and carrying out helpful work in our community.

Waste Free BBQ – 22.05.15

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On Friday 22nd May 2015, the School Council together with the staff and the EkoSkola team organised a Waste-Free BBQ at our Centre. The team has worked very hard to improve their impact on the environment and therefore asked all those attending the BBQ to support them in this green initiative by replacing any disposable items with the following for the event:

• Cloth napkins (instead of paper napkins)

• Reusable drinking bottles and drinking cups (instead of one time use only bottles)

• Washable plate and small bowl (instead of plastic or paper ones)

• Reusable metal or plastic eating utensils – fork, knife and spoon (instead of disposables)

Similar to last year, this BBQ was organised instead of the token that the students were usually given on Celebration Day. Thus this activity, sponsored by the School Council, was free of charge for the students. Parents were invited to join and celebrate with their children this joyous occasion. Food included a starter of Maltese food, hot dog, potato salad, coleslaw, ice-cream and a soft drink.

Parents’ Meeting – 22.05.15

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A meeting for parents was held in our Resource Centre on Friday 22nd May, 2015. Mr Nicholas Agius, head of the Resource Centre updated the parents with the latest developments with regards to the building extension. Works related to the building extension are due to start in the coming days. The Foundation for Tomorrow Schools (FTS) and the Ministry for Education and Employment are taking all the necessary measures in order to safe guard the Health and Safety of all involved. FTS has identified a Health and Safety company, which will ensure that health and safety standards are respected to the full. Ms Martha Quattromani then addressed the parents in connection with the Customer Care Course being done with students.