Category Archives: School Project

Celebrating Diversity

As part of the school’s commitment to celebrate diversity, the PSCD, Art, Music and PE teachers at school organised a week-long event promoting tolerance and respect within a diverse culture.

During their Art sessions, the pupils explored cultural diversity through different art forms. They were shown works of art from around the globe going from Egypt to China and Japan, back to North America and Hawaii. They discussed how people’s different lifestyles and beliefs are recorded and shown in their artwork. Following these observations, the pupils explored particular cultures and produced their own creative works. These included Chinese lanterns and Ming vases, Japanese koi fish kites, Hawaiian Tiki masks, North American totem poles and Egyptian mummy cases. Another art session focused on the uniqueness of individuals by creating pop art hand prints and colourful portraits.  At the end of the celebration week, the students could enjoy their own artwork set up around the school premises.

Despite their inherent differences, pupils used plastic cups to create one pleasant tune following rhythmical patterns during their music session.

As part of the PE sessions, the pupils participated in games originating from different countries, including the English Quoits, the Limbo from Trinidad and our local Maltese Passju.

As a concluding exercise, each year group gathered in the school hall for a PSCD presentation summarising what happened during the previous days. The children learnt what diversity is all about and danced together to a dance-along song about the positivity of being different.

A special thank you goes to the peripatetic team at school for this fantastic experience – Ms Sherryanne Gauci (Art), Ms Sherlene Caruana Dolce (Music), Mr Kyle Cesare (PE), Ms Charmaine Cassar and  Ms Leonora Azzopardi (PSCD).

Waste Reduction Week 2017

As part of the European Week for Waste Reduction activities held all over Europe during the last week of November 2017, the PSCD, Art, Music and PE teachers at Zabbar Primary B organised a week-long event with the Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils promoting waste reduction and eco-friendly measures for a better world.

As a run up to the event, the pupils were asked to bring along recycled material to be used during the Art, PE and Music lessons. For the Arts lessons, each Year Group was assigned various recyclable material to work with on different topics such as creating villages with used boxes, creating super heroes out of empty cardboard tubes, making birdhouses with clean milk cartons and coming up with a painting on old newspaper collage. These projects were finalised during workshops with joined classes at the week-long activity.

With regards to Music, the children were asked to bring along empty plastic bottles which were decorated and filled with rice to be used as shakers. Another year group worked on rhythm using rhythm sticks out of wooden broomsticks. The younger group provided plastic spoons along with a small empty container which they filled with rice and assembled into a pair of maracas. All pupils learnt a song playing along their recycled instruments according to given rhythms in class. These sessions led to the music workshops during which they performed short slogans promoting recycling to given tunes and rhythms.

As part of the PE sessions, the pupils participated in a Treasure Hunt around the School premises where they had to look for recycled material following clues. The objects they looked for were plastic bottles, cereal boxes, yogurt cups, milk cartons and empty kitchen rolls. When each group found all the items, they discussed different ways to reuse or recycle the objects found.

Each year group gathered in the school hall for a PSCD presentation summarising what happened during the past days. The children were informed about the European initiative for Waste Reduction, this year focusing on the theme: Reuse and Repair – Give it a New Life. They were also given information and practical ways on the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle through the European campaign promotional material. Finally, the children could witness their participation thanks to the photos and videos taken during the past days.

At the end of the week-long event, the students could enjoy their own work being reused and set up in an Exhibition in one of the school corridors. During the following morning Assembly, the Whole School performed the song learnt using the Kodály method to celebrate their effort in promoting a Sustainable Environment.

A special thank you goes to the peripatetic team at school for this fantastic experience – Ms Sherryanne Gauci (Art), Ms Sherlene Caruana Dolce (Music), Mr Kyle Cesare (PE), Ms Charmaine Cassar and  Ms Leonora Azzopardi (PSCD).

14 School Days till Christmas

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama

There are 14 school days left till we break up for the Christmas holidays and this year we decided to make each day count. Here’s what we will be up to, but we are keeping some secrets…

1 December – Say something positive to everyone you meet today.

4 December – Let’s think of our 4-legged friends. Bring some food for animals in shelters.

5 December – Learn to sing a Christmas Carol. Together!

6 December – Learn about a Christmas tradition from a different country.

7 December – Crazy Christmas. Wear something Christmassy and funky!

11 December – Learn how to say Merry Christmas in 5 foreign languages.

12 December – #NOIandiamoOLTRE. A message of hope…

14 December – Let’s wish the school neighbours a Happy Christmas…

15 December – Find ways to make people smile today.

18 December – Try the art of positive gossiping.

19 December – Write a wish for someone…

20 December – Bring some food for the poor…

21 December – Christmas Film Day

22 December – Give a few hugs!

Students will be getting more details as we go along.

Ho, ho, ho!

Summer Challenge 2017

With summer 2017 round the corner, everyone is looking forward to a well deserved break. But let’s be honest, the excitement of being on holiday soon wears off and children will quickly start complaining that they have nothing to do and that they are bored.

So this year we are proposing a Summer Challenge for all of our students in Year 3, 4 and 5 with some interesting and challenging tasks that will help the children develop further. We are sorry to disappoint some parents – these tasks are not more of the same stuff that children have done at school throughout the year. In many ways, they are much more important.

As parents, we encourage you to take an active role in this Summer Challenge and support the children to accomplish the tasks. In some cases the children will need some help and guidance, but the whole point of the challenge is that the children engage in these activities and become accountable for their own learning.

The children will be receiving printed instructions about this challenge but they will need your help to check out the full details here!

Have fun and enjoy your holidays!

World Happiness Day 2017

On Monday 20 March, we celebrated World Happiness Day. This special day was founded by the United Nations in 2012 and since then, thousands of happiness initiatives all over the world have emerged to celebrate and promote its values.

There are over 7,300,000,000 people on this planet. Each one of us has the right to happiness but not everyone knows what happiness is. The Day of Happiness aims to address the challenges faced by humankind in the ultimate quest to achieve happiness for all. Happiness is a fundamental human right, and happiness for all is a fundamental human goal.

So this year, we decided to join in the fun, celebrate happiness and tell everyone about it. And what a special day it was. You could feel the happiness in the air! Children came to school dressed in bright coloured tops, and for the first time in years, we took a whole school photo – that’s over 500 of us!

Teachers held special activities in class with the ultimate aim of spreading cheer and happiness all around – from discussions to random acts of kindness that brightened up everyone’s day!

Let’s make every day a happy day till the next International Day of Happiness in 2018!