Category Archives: Administration

Il-Park tal-Inwadar

Nhar l-Erbgħa 6 ta’ Ġunju grupp ta’ 18-il student tas-sitt sena ġew mistiedna biex iżuru l-Park tal-Inwadar. Dan il-Park jinsab bjen il-ponta taż-Żonqor Wied il-Għajn u x-Xgħajra. L-istudenti marru dawra fuq il-baħar b’lanċa tat-turisti minn fejn setgħu jaraw b’mod differenti mis-soltu, l-attrazzjonijiet li fih dan il-Park fosthom it-Torri ta’ De Redin, il-fortizza ta’ San Leonardu, is-Swali, il-Ġolf l-Abjad, il-Ġolf tat-triq il-Wiesgħa, il-‘Gunposts’ tat-Tieni Gwerra Dinjija, l-għelieqi u l-ħitan tas-sejjieħ.

L-istudenti urew interess kbir matul id-dawra bil-lanċa. Wara, l-istudenti ħadu ritratt mal-Ministru Dr Jose Herrera, responsabbli mill-Ambjent.

Din l-opprtunita’ sabiħa kienet inizjattiva tal-Park Nazzjonali tal-Inwadar.

XjenzaManija Summer School

XjenzaManija Summer School

Applications 

Age group: minimum 8 years to 12 years 11 months by the 2nd of July 2018. Applications for children who are older or younger will not be accepted.

Period: 6 weeks from the 2nd of July to the 10th of August

Interested applicants are to apply as follows:

Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th May – Accepting ONLY applicants from Cottonera namely Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa. Maximum places 40 on a first come first served basis.

Thursday 31st May & Friday 1st June – Accepting applicants from all other remaining localities to fill in vacant places. Maximum places 20 on a first come first served basis.

Parent/guardian to bring their own ID CARD & BIRTH CERTIFICATE of children who will be attending. No applications will be accepted without these documents.

Payment:  Participants from Cottonera – €100 (subsidised)

Participants from other localities – €200

XjenzaManija Application Form

 

School Transport and Uniform

Preparations for the new scholastic year are well under way.

Transport application forms are now open. Please click the link below for detailed instructions. All children will get a printed copy of these instructions in due course. May we remind you that ALL children in Year 6 need to apply for transport to the Middle School.

Instructions to Apply for the School Transport

School uniforms for the new scholastic year will be available from Yorkie Clothing Industry Limited, the authorised supplier for school uniforms. The school uniform will be available at Zabbar Primary A on 29, 30 and 31 August from 09:00 to 13:30 and at the Office of the College Principal, Fortini on 3 September 2018. The uniform can also be purchased directly from Yorkie Mix n Match in San Gwann. The links below provide further details.

Uniformi tal-Iskola (Verżjoni bil-Malti)

School Uniform (English Version)

A Swarm of Bees

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, this afternoon our school had a close encounter with a swarm of bees, literally. And what an experience!

As we were leaving school today, thousands of bees flew into the yard, causing quite a scene. It happened so quickly that it took us some time to realise what was actually happening. The bees appeared out of nowhere, just like that! Click on this photo to get an idea of what it was like!

Of course our first priority was to ensure everyone’s safety. Once everyone was safe indoors, we started to take stock of the situation, trying to understand what was going on. Our first thought was that there was a beehive somewhere close, either in our school or close by. But, we check for such issues regularly, and a hive big enough to contain all the bees would have been hard to miss.

Apparently it is that time of year! It is the time when the queen bee abandons the old hive, leaving it for a new queen that has not even been born. She takes thousands of other bees with her, and together, they look for a place where they can build a new hive. And this is exactly what we experienced today – a swarm of bees looking for a place to build their new home.

Eventually the bees settled down on the boundary wall. After several phones calls, Mr Michael Zerafa, our science teacher, who is also a beekeeper came to the rescue. The bees were not in the least aggressive and we actually got pretty close to them, allowing us to take plenty of pictures. Mr Zerafa first sprayed the bees with water and then brushed them into a box, in which he had previously put some honey to attract the bees. The trick is to get the queen bee in there, and then the rest will follow. And it seems Mr Zerafa got it right! After some angry buzzing, the bees settled down again and they slowly but surely started making their way into the box. All 30, 000 of them!

We are now waiting for the last few to join the rest of the colony so that then the bees can be moved to safe place, where they can make their honey in peace.

The entire process will take hours but killing the bees was not an option. Over the past years, bees have been dying and scientists all over the world are extremely worried about this. If the bees die, we will have some serious problems on our hands and not having any honey will be the least of those problems. They are responsible for much of the food that we eat. They pollinate plants, so that the plants in turn produce the fruit and vegetables that we eat – from broccoli to almonds and pears. Without the bees doing all the work, we would simply have no fruit and vegetables. Some scientists even think that without bees, humans would not survive.

So, while the bees in school today might have been a scary sight, let us also be thankful that we still have bees!

A special thanks to Mr Zerafa for saving the bees and the day!

Dati Importanti

April – Ġunju 2018

6 ta’ April 2018 – Bidu tat-tielet term.

30 ta’ April 2018 –  It-tfal m’għandhomx skola.

1 ta’ Mejju 2018 – Festa Nazzjonali.  It-tfal m’għandhomx skola.

25 ta’ Mejju 2018 – L-iskola tispiċċa fil-11.00 ta’ filgħodu.

1 ta’ Ġunju 2018 – Jibdew in-nofstanhari. L-iskola tibda tispiċċa f’nofsinhar.

7 ta’ Ġunju 2018 – Festa Nazzjonali.  It-tfal m’għandhomx skola.

28 ta’ Ġunju 2018 – L-aħħar ġurnata tal-iskola.