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OCTOBER 2011

VOLUME 2 ISSUE 03

THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE ONLINE WEEKLY GAZETTE CREATING AN INTERACTIVE COLLEGE COMMUNITY OF INFORMATION & DEVELOPEMENT


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE The Edwardian Gazette

In this Issue

Weekly Online College Journal

Chief Editor

Message from Headmaster

Mr G Bowery

St Edward’ the King

Headmaster

Important Notice

hm@stedwards.edu.mt

Connecting Classrooms St Edward's Day

Editing, Design, Production, Photography & Advertising

St Edward's Day Activities

Ms M L Fenech

Weekly Calendar

Marketing Executive marketing@stedwards.edu.mt

Quote of the Week

Front Cover Junior School Boys during

‘Excellence is not a skill.

St Edward’s Day Activities

It is an attitude.’ Ralph Marston

All Photographic material and other content is College property

ST EDWARD’S COLLEGE BIRGU (CITTA VITTORIOSA) BRG 9039 MALTA, EUROPE www.stedwards.edu.mt


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Message from Headmaster Dear Parents and Community Members It is the time of the year when the Malta Community Chest Fund and its team plan and work on the LIstrina events. The concept is to raise the notion of charitable contributions in the run up to the Christmas festivities. Again this year the school is taking part in the L-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank Charity Campaign. Each class has been given a Piggy Bank in which to place donations. We hope that each little piggy goes to market full of money for good causes. St Edward’s College is honoured to be selected as one of the few independent schools to host a visit in November of Mrs Abela, the wife of the President. Our aim is to have every money box filled and returned long before the live broadcast on TV of L-Istrina on Monday 26th December. Winter Fair * Sunday’s Winter Fair organized by SEPTA looks to be a good day out for all. There are attractions for all and lots of activities for children and adults. If you would like to say hello to me, you will find me in the basketball area, where anyone can enter the ‘Beat the Teacher’ competition at free-throws. Perhaps you might be up for the challenge yourself! Data Protection Please check the website for the Data Protection Permission to use photographs of pupils for publicity and promotion reasons. We need your permission to do so and your acknowledgement that these pictures cannot be used by a third party. The form should be downloaded, signed and returned to the class registration teacher. Thank you. Mr George Bowery Headmaster hm@stedwards.edu.mt

* SEPTA Fair has been postponed owing to bad weather.


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE St Edward the King Saint Edward was born 1003 as a prince in Oxford, England. When his father was unseated by Danish invasion. Edward and his brother were sent to Denmark to be quietly killed, but the officer in charge took pity on the boys, and sent them to Sweden, and from there they went to the King of Hungary to be raised and educated. Edward’s interests were in things religious. When grown, the brothers moved to Normandy and waited their chance to return to England.

In 1035 Edward and his brother Alfred tried to regain the crown of England, but they were turned back, Alfred was killed, and Edward returned to Normandy. He returned to England again in 1042, and was chosen king by acclamation, ascending the throne on 3 April. Edward gained a reputation as just and worthy of the kingship, and the people of England supported him. During his reign Edward repulsed invasion, helped restore the King of Scotland to his throne, remitted unjust taxes, and was noted for his generosity to the poor and strangers, and for his piety and love of God. He married to satisfy his people, but he and the queen remained chaste. He is reported to have had the power to heal by touch. He built many churches, including the famous Westminster Abbey. He died on 5 January 1066 of natural causes, his body stayed incorrupt. http://saintsoftheday108.blogspot.com/2010/03/march-18-saint-edward-king-of-england.html

Master of Discipline Please note new email address for the Master of Discipline Mr Jeremy DeMaria discipline@stedwards.edu.mt


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Important Notice


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Connecting Classrooms http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-connecting-classrooms.htm

Please follow link below for more information on Connecting Classrooms and participating Maltese Schools http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20110320/education/connecting-classrooms.355609


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Please follow link below for more information on Connecting Classrooms and participating Maltese Schools http://www.britishcouncil.org/malta-education-connecting-classrooms.htm


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Thursday

Last Thursday we celebrated the fea tions started with Mass for the Junio all the other sections of the school.

These were followed by sports activ our Old Boys in the best competitiv cus was on the football match. With boys managed to play a balanced ga

We cannot say the same for the Bas played on the Basketball Court. The The gap was narrowed in the second ers, with the final score being: 116-

Dr Cremona, an Old Boy and a mem lenged some of our boys in Tennis.

Students from different year groups games, boys from Yrs 1 and 2 were by their class teachers.

The ‘La Ferla Shield’ was presented Boys) in the presence of Dr Attard M lowing the presentation, members o the Staff room, where they were inv ments. Paul Ferrante Head of Sports sportsdept@stedwards.edu.mt


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vities. The College teams challenged ve spirit ever. Once again, the main foh the help of our Sixth Formers, our ame. The match ended in a tie: 8-8.

ketball match. Our boys were oute Old Boys were always on the lead. d half with the help of some guest play102.

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were involved in a variety of Inter-house e engaged in a number of fun games lead

d to Dr Cremona (the eldest of the Old Montalto from the OEs Association. Folof the Staff and the Old Boys gathered in vited by HM for canapĂŠs and refresh-


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THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE This Week at St Edward’s College

Monday 17 October Tuesday 18 October

08.40

Mass Yrs 6, 7& 8 Tuberculin Test

Wednesday 19 October Thursday 20 October

15.00

Board of Governor’s Monthly Meeting

15.45

Information Meeting for Yr 6 to Yr 10 Parents on DELF (New French Qualification)

Friday 21 October

BCG Vaccination

Saturday 22 October Sunday 23 October

Calendar Information The latest version of the Calendar is on our website. http://www.stedwards.edu.mt/page.asp?p=6102


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